Advertisement for the Scotch House Clothing Stores
Printer: A. T. Roberts, Son & Co.
Medium: Print on paper
By the late 19th century,many different styles of gentlemen's overcoat were available:the Paletot,a short coat that could be worn as a jacket when indoors; the Inverness,a combined coat and cloak; the Ulster, made of a heavy woollen material and worn with a belt and the Chesterfield, as featured on this advertisement and perhaps the most popular style. It was worn long to the knee and was not shaped at the waist. Overcoats were usually black or grey - muted tones in keeping with the rest of a Victorian gentleman's wardrobe.