Our network partner, Pretty Legit, gave a shoutout to one of our most favorite vintage finds: the marching band jacket. A structured vintage coat, whether it's a military jacket or other kind of wild costumery, always gets us going. What we like most about Pretty Legit's shoutout, to a fashionista wearing the marching band jacket, are the tails on this particular coat. If this tailoring is what you seek, picking up a vintage version is easy enough. Every tuxedo store in town should have this style of coat, and it shouldn't cost you more than $150 (especially if you can sneak yourself into a boy's version!). If it's the structure and lapel details that get you going, check out our spread of some options, below. Either way, a structured, tight-fitting wool coat is always a smart wardrobe staple, as our educated network partner, Pretty Legit, points out.
n. A coat traditionally worn by men for white tie dress, for very formal evening occasions. A tailcoat is usually waist length in the front and sides, and has two long tails reaching to the knees in back. Womens' version has a shorter tail and is not necessarily worn to formal occasions.
Go formal in this Rag & Bone Tailcoat, $545.