Tailcoat with Cummerbund
- Tailcoat with Cummerbund, 2-piece
- With tailcoat
- With cummerbund
A man in a tailcoat has always had the most impressive look for festive occasions. Real gentlemen only wear them after 6 p.m. and they are subject to strict rules of etiquette. A white, backless vest with lapels used to be required wear for a tailcoat, but that changed during the British rule of India. India's colonial rulers adopted the native custom of wearing a sash, called "kamarband," around the hips. And by the end of the 19th century, it was socially acceptable to wear a cummerbund instead of a vest with a tailcoat in England as well.
Of course our tailcoat with cummerbund costume does not fasten at the front – tailcoats are always worn open. This black tailcoat has vertical darts and a double row of covered buttons to make broad shoulders look even broader. A total of three inner pockets provide room for theater tickets and the like, and there is a breast pocket for your pocket handkerchief (white, please). Of course our tailcoat has tails! The black satin cummerbund is pleated and fastens at the back with a hook and loop strip. The perfect costume for a suave Roaring 20s millionaire look or Fred Astaire wannabes.