Redingtone Coat – The Story
The women’s and girl’s redingote (Coat Redingote Girls – Red) was an 18th-century or early 19th century long coat or greatcoat, derived from the country garment with a wide, flat collar called a frock. In French and several other languages, redingote is the usual term for a fitted frock coat. The form a men’s redingote took could be of the tightly fitting frock coat style or the more voluminous, loose “great coat" style, replete with overlapping capes or collars, such as a “garrick" redingote, depending on fashion throughout its popularity.
The double-breasted styled frock coat is sometimes called a Prince Albert after Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria.
Earlier terminology also used redingote (or redingotte, redingot), derived from a French alteration of the English “riding coat"
Because the classic Redingote is double breasted it provides a double front wrap at the front. This ensures an extra level of warmth for your young ones, especially from the front.
Flannel Wool is one of the softest woven of wool fabrics, and is of various fineness. This Winter Coat Redingote Girls – Red is brushed to create extra softness. The brushing is a mechanical process wherein a fine metal brush rubs the fabric to raise fine fibres from the loosely spun yarns to form a nap on both sides.
The drape of this Redingote winter flannel coat is magnificent and the cloth will hold its shape beautifully. The coats drape, weight and fluidity lend perfectly to the overall cut of the garment. This, combined with the smoothness and warmth of touch, reinforces its luxurious appearance.