Rev War Domestic Regimental Coat Washington 1776 For Sale

the common image of the revolutionary war soldier is of a minuteman in civilian garb, the truth is that by September 1777, the American Army was almost fully outfitted in regimental coats, having received from France "cloathing for 30,000 men." Pa. Gazette, 9 Sep. 1777. By September of 1778, one year later, the army had received another 20,000 regimental coats made in France.These coats wore out after a year's use, and no more such shipments from were received from the French. Those who did not receive French coats, or whose wore out,often recieved a regimental coat made in America, and hence the name 'Domestic Regimental." Domestic Regimentals were made in the context of 13 separate colonies plus Congress, the army,the navy, and the privateersall competing against each other for the limited supply of fabric, labor, and cash,so many corners were cut, including using whatever grades of wool were available,cotton rather than wool linings, absence of pockets, and sewn down lapels and cuffs.

This Domestic Regimental is made of light weight blue wool so you don't fry in the heat. It has a white cotton lining.It has aredwool facingon the functional collar. Lapels arefaced withred wool, and are functional so they can be customized with buttonholes or sewn down. Cuffs are faced inred wool and non functional.It does not havepockets.Tail attachments are hand sewn. Twosets of hooks and eyes close the front, also hand sewn.It does not come with buttons so you cancustomize it for your unit. Check our store fora 28 button set.We'll put thebuttonson for an extra $20.00; ask for thatand we'll send you a paypal request for the extra.

Sizes available are MEN'S chest size 40, 42, 44,46, 48, 50and 52. Sleeve lengths are 31, 32, 33, 34, 36 FROM THE NAPE OF THE NECK.Chest measurement is measured at the armpits and all the way around the chest at thelevel of the nipples. Sleeve length is measured from the CENTER OF THE BACK OF THE NECK to the shoulder, and then DOWN THE ARM as it hangs straight down to the wrist. FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS!SEE THE DIAGRAM! DO NOT MEASURE ANOTHER GARMENT! If your coat does not fit and we have to remake it, then we ask that you pay shipping for the remake.Normal delivery time add faux pockets for an extra $20.00; we'll send you a paypal money request for that after we receive your order. Different colors and pocketswillextend thethe delivery time.If you need a coat by a date certain, tell us you need it two weeks before your date when you order, and we'll try our best. Also, if you give us some screwy measurements, we'll askyou to remeasure. Generally, a 42/44 chest has about a 33 inch sleeve, a 46/48 chest is 34, a 50/52 inch chest has about a 35-36 inch sleeve.If you ask for a wierd size, like 52/30, we'll ask you to remeasure til you get it right,because human males don'tcome in that size. Don't guess! Follow the Instructions! See the Diagram! You can usually get your sleeve length from a dress shirt; they are sized by neck and sleeve length, ie neck 16 /12, sleeve 34.

If you are female,then please use the same sleeve measurement, and measure your chestat your bust. Also, please measure from the nape of your neck to the small of your back.We need these both to make a coat that won't be too large,too small, or too long.

Please see out other ads or search on "overalls" if you need the pants!

Please visit ourstore should you need other items to complete your kit,such as knee breeches, tricorn hats, cartridge boxes, and the like. Each of these itemshas aguide as to its suggested use, ie American, Loyalist, and/or British Army.We have specially chosenthese items from many others like it based onprice, serviceability, and almost 20 years of field experience. Happy to combine shipping, and we DO take international orders.

Our items were what the american and british soldiers were wearing on National Geographic Channel's "The Real George Washington."Click here:

Our items are alsoused in theIMAX feature Film "We the People"

You can also see many of our items in use here: www.lobsterbacksociety.com.

Our products are currently being used in the feature fil "You are not Alone," filming in Virginia.

Here is some ofthe response we've received:

A delightful item - fits perfectly and good quality. Good delivery time as well.

Elmer was great at helping us get several jackets.

GOOD ITEM HIGHLY RECCOMENDED SELLER AAAAAAAA+++++++++++++

Excellent item and the perfect fit! Great job on the lining and the sewing! Thx

Sir, you make an Outstanding Regimental coat!

Great item, quality construction; delivered on time as promised; THANKS!

Excellent item and the perfect fit! Great job on the lining and the sewing! Thx

I have bought another of these coats from you and use it all the time. It is so good, I send all that need a regimental to you to be supplied!

I handed out the Regimentals to the appropriate people. Everyone tried them on and was greatly satisfied. Job well done! HUZZAH!



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