Originally Posted by wetnose
Actually doesn't appear to be a peacoat. The lapels are turned back on each other then buttoned. Ghastly fit.
One can do that with most DB coats if one so desires. Not saying it's a good idea, but it's possible and that's still a peacoat.
Actually, if you want an example, try 1800's military uniforms.
For an example, some bits from the movie glory, where the guy playing Col. Shaw wears his jacket both ways throughout the film.
Of course, the confederates killed him for that sartorial sin*, so be warned.
*note: said killing might have actually been for the "leading a charge up the battlements of a fort" thing. This message inserted by the Historical Sticklers Society.