Here are a few coat styles to help you make your choice.

TYPES OF COATS

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TUXEDO

The word generally used to refer to all men's formal wear refers to a suit-length coat with satin lapels available in single- or double-breasted styles.

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FULL DRESS TAILS

Also known as the tailcoat, this version is short in front and long in back, and is worn for very formal occasions.

CUTAWAY

The Cutaway is a formal daytime tailcoat with very smooth lines. It is often referred to as a "morning coat".

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DINNER JACKET

The Dinner Jacket is a white or ivory coat worn with black formal trousers. While styling may vary depending on the designer, a traditional Dinner Jacket will have a shawl collar.

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In 1886, the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) began wearing a black jacket instead of the formal tail coat. An American guest of the Prince, James Brown Potter, brought the look to the United States. He wore his jacket to the Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo Falls, New York. Soon the new style became known as "The Tuxedo".

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