What is a Tailcoat?
A tailcoat is a knee-length coat characterized by a rear section of the skirt. This is known as the tails.
The tailcoat originates from clothes that were cut for convenient horse riding in the Early Modern era.
- It is very occasionally seen at funerals but is more often used as daywear at weddings, especially when worn with a black matching waistcoat
- Tailcoats are usually paired with striped grey pleated trousers.
- Tailcoats can even be worn with plain or houndstooth trousers.