08 November 2009

having a dress up moment IV


my Elizabeth & James Cape

Shall be a caban overcoat and cape, of dark blue beaver or pilot cloth, lined throughout with dark blue flannel; skirt to extend four inches below the knee; cape to be ten inches shorter; double breasted, with pockets in side seam, and buttons arranged as for frock coat; the cape to be made so that it can be removed at pleasure, and provided with an extra cloth collar to detach, so as to from a separate garment.(1864 United States Navy)


  1. I want that coat sooooooo badly! I love the description of, in my opinion, the perfect coat by the US Navy, 1964.



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