Britain first adopted its iconic Redcoat uniform in 1660, and they continued to wear them well into the 19th century. The redcoats were designed to make the soldiers more visible on the smoky battlefield so generals could identify and organize their soldiers more efficiently.


The downside of these bright red coats is it also made them more visible to the enemy as well. The bright red coat earned the soldiers many nicknames during the American Revolution, including “lobsters” and “bloody backs.”


In the United States, "Redcoat" is associated in cultural memory with the British soldiers who fought against the colonists during the American Revolutionary War.


This high-quality red British Revolutionary War "Lobsterback" Uniform Jacket with blue facings and whitetails can be used for historical school events, play, or simply a fun day of pretending to be a British "Regular" or " one of the King's men" during the 18th Century. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this kids’ Revolutionary War uniform coat is built to last.


All colonial military jackets come with detachable buttons that attach with hitch pin clips; this helps prolong the life of the coat during washes and allows for effortless button customization. 


Pair with our wide selection of colonial military clothing parts and accessories to create your very own personalized colonial uniform.