About Red Tail Coat
Whether you are a ringmaster, a steampunk enthusiast, or someone who likes a bright pop of color, a red tail coat should be part of your outerwear ensemble. Based on the classic tail coat design worn by gentlemen in the 19th and early 20th century and today only seen at formal weddings, a red tail coat features a long set of tails on the back hemline of the jacket. A classic red tail coat typically has a contrasting black lapel as well as black buttons on the sleeves and torso. Americans tend to associate this bright garment with the ringmaster at a circus, but it pops up in a number of other cultural zones. It makes a great steampunk piece for a vintage Victorian ensemble with a modern twist. A jacket like this comes in handy for Halloween, masquerades, and carnivals. Shop the large inventory of themed clothing on eBay, and explore the possibilities.