British/French dragoon coat 1740-1761
Justeaucorps or coat of a pattern used by both British and French dragoons, and by many other armies as well for both foot and dragoons. Faithfully reconstructed from period regulations and primary sources and images, and also from an original extant specimen of the Royal North British Dragoons (Scots Greys) preserved in the National War Museum of Scotland (see photos). This type of coat is made of fine wool broadcloth and fully lined with twill serge, trimmed with large white embroidered buttonholes on both fronts and at pocket flaps and cuff flaps, pewter domed buttons. The British (like Prussian and Austrian, German, Danish, etc.) coats sported buttons on both sides of the front, at the outer ends of the buttonholes, while the French ones had only on the right side for actually fastening the coat across the breast.
An NCO-sergeant version, with silver braid and finer wool cloth can also be made.
This coat is available in standard sizes, or made to measure.
standard size chart
small medium large xlarge EU sizes 46-48 50-52 54-56 58-60 UK sizes 36"-38" 40"-42" 44" 46"