Patrol Jacket, front and back 1900

The back view of the patrol jacket reveals a wealth of decoration in the form of slim black braid based around flat black mohair lace, which is of a wavy pattern, not shamrock as one would expect. The astrakan fur covers the collar, cuffs, front edges and the hem. It also makes inroads into the cuff decoration and on the hips. The whole design is based on the pre 1855 pelisse apart from the overall length which brings it below the waist. There was no no waist-belt worn when in this order of dress, thus no sword or sabretache.

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