The right coat can change a whole outfit. Nearly every 18th century man would have worn a coat over his waistcoat to be properly dressed. This is appropriate for any middle and upper middle class impression in the later part of the 18th century. The collar and cuffs on the sleeves add a level of refinement, taking it a step up in class from our other 1770s civilian coat. Made of a medium weight wool, this can be worn for the majority of the year.