- Jul 9, 2009
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Is it all about the amount taken in at the waist? Are 'darted' and 'sack' as features opposite, or unrelated?
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^^ I dont think it is possible for holymadness to reach even greater heights. He is already at the Everest
What the Victorians knew as the sack coat first appeared in France at the end of the 1840's and quickly spread to England and America, becoming very popular in the East by the mid-1850's. Intended for extremely informal occasions, sack coats soon became working and business wear for skilled workers and clerks. By the end of the 1850's the U.S. Army had adopted a military version of the sack coat as fatigue wear. By the 1870's civilian sacks were being worn as general purpose outdoors and working jackets by many people out west.
Very informative- thank you. So does that mean that most RTW suits are sack suits?
If you mean are most modern jackets are modeled are after the BB #1, without front cuts or darts, then no. They are now rare.
I like his grumpiness...
Of course, Vox is correct that contemporary RTW sack suits are fairly rare, but there are a number of shops that cater to those who like sack suits. A small sample of RTW sack suits can be seen at O'Connells: http://shop.oconnellsclothing.com/suits.php