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Author Topic: Tails - what is your opinion?  (Read 1047 times)
Susannah
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« on: February 20, 2014, 06:44:25 pm »

Ok - I am thinking of getting some tails which would look good with my vintage jodphurs but also could be used as dress tails as if I was an orchestral musician.

The question is do I go for double breasted equestrians tails, or single breasted morning suit ? It would be good to just have one which would do both.

But I can't decide which way to do it? I have found cheap green morning suit, which would probably look quite nice on lady - not being black. (Though it is a mans) or a black dark navy double breasted equestrian - meant for a lady.

What do you reckon?

Susannah
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Argus Fairbrass
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 07:54:18 pm »

They're both great, and I believe both can come in single or double breasted styles, but they do different jobs. Morning (Newmarket) coats, as the name suggests were traditionally day wear like frock coats. The cutaway tails were evening wear, or became so during the later C19th anyway.

I guess the compromise would be the cutaway daywear coat of the Beau Brummel era (if you can acquire one).

If you're in the mood for a long dry read about all this, these guys often deliver that in spades. Cheesy

http://www.cutterandtailor.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=3350
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 12:03:41 am »

Ok - I am thinking of getting some tails which would look good with my vintage jodphurs but also could be used as dress tails as if I was an orchestral musician.

The question is do I go for double breasted equestrians tails, or single breasted morning suit ? It would be good to just have one which would do both.

But I can't decide which way to do it? I have found cheap green morning suit, which would probably look quite nice on lady - not being black. (Though it is a mans) or a black dark navy double breasted equestrian - meant for a lady.

What do you reckon?

Susannah

The double-breasted dressage tail coat looks wonderful, but especially when seated.

For standing around drinking champaign or Pimm's, I think a single breasted morning coat is nicer.
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Susannah
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 12:09:38 am »

I actually went for the single breasted in the end as it was cheaper. It also finished sooner on e bay. I didn't know how the bidding might take off for the double breasted one so decided to hedge my bets on the green one. At least green will be a nice change from the usual black and grey that these affairs are usual made up in.

Not quite decided on quite how I shall elaborate it yet, or if I should elaborate the waist Coat only . I need to dwell on all that a little longer
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 04:18:49 am »

I tend to go for frock coats instead of tails for various reasons. Besides, I prefer the tail I was born with Er, shut yer yap, MW.
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 01:49:19 am »

Obviously, you should get the other one too! And post pictures?
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Susannah
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2014, 09:49:32 am »

When I have some more money I will. I have spent far too much at the moment - got too carried away with making costumes.
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Kimchi
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2014, 04:07:47 am »

Oh as an Equestrain, I vote the equestrian tails! and throw a top hat in!

ahh so much you could do with the points and matching handkerchief too!

but that is just my opinion and I really might be biased.

sorry didn't read the thread I got so excited but the above argument with the points and handkerchief is a good one, how ever having looked in to  shadbelly's I know they are very pricy and I fully understand your decision.
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