M-1859 USMC Dress Uniform for Colonel Shown. (Price of the coat DOES NOT include the Epaulets or sash.)
As described in the 1859 USMC Regulations, all officers (except the commandant) for Full Dress were to wear a double breasted dark blue frockcoat with 8 large Marine buttons in a row, equally spaced, and with a full black cotton lining and natural cotton sleeve lining. Our coat is made using our Deluxe dark blue 16 oz wool as standard. Our 20oz field service wool can be substituted for a cost reduction of $65.00. The collar is dark blue and has scarlet edge piping with two loops of 1/2" gold lace and features the open "V" at the throat. Sleeve "slash" is dark blue and piped in scarlet. Length of slash is sized according to the amount of gold lace squares used for the rank of the officer. Field Grade Officer's have four Squares, Captain's three, Lieutenant's two Squares. Back pockets are hidden in the folds of the skirt under pointed flaps with scarlet edge piping. A total of 6 large Marine buttons are on the back of the coat.
All Marine Officers except the Commandant wore the Crimson Sash. Our reproduction model 1854 US Marine buttons are supplied with this uniform. Either the sky blue wool trousers in winter, or the White Duck trousers in Summer would be worn with this coat. Made in the USA!
All coats shown here are custom made. Because custom orders are not returnable, please go to the measurements page and submit your measurements when you order. Click Here to see/ order Epaulettes
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