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The American Revolution pitted a group of 13 small colonies against the world’s biggest superpower, an entire empire with manpower, supplies, and strategy. What were the colonists to do in the face of such a force? The Continental Army was small and new, but the French Army was sizable, skilled, and well versed in the tactics used by the British. The French Army played a crucial role in the Revolutionary War, helping the colonists win their independence from British rule.
Better prepared, more skilled, and wonderfully organized, the French Army was a huge help to the newly formed Continental Army of America. France’s soldiers arrived wearing uniforms, following set battle plans — and the colonists learned quickly from their leadership. With the aid of France’s military, the American colonists saw and achieved victories they might not have otherwise succeeded in. It was easy to spot the French soldiers on the battlefield thanks to their iconic uniforms. Each soldier wore a short-tailed coat with lapels. Most commonly, these coats were navy blue, trimmed with gold and adorned only with buttons. French soldiers wore these coats over waistcoats and breeches no matter the battlefield conditions.
An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes collection of quality costume clothing, this American Revolution French military coat is authentic to the 1700s and the attire worn by the French soldiers fighting on American soil during the Revolutionary War. You’ll look just like the enemy when you don this historically accurate costume set. To capture the French military uniform accurately, this costume includes a Revolutionary War military coat with gold braid trim and a contrasting red velvet breast yoke. You’ll look the part of a French soldier in the Revolutionary War with this costume jacket straight out of the 18th century.
Of course, every French general wartime costume needs a few accessories, too. No French soldier during the 18th century took to America’s battlefields without his tricorner hat, tall black boot spats, colonial wig, and military sword. If you’d like to enhance your French military uniform with our Heritage Costume accessories (which are not included with the purchase of this costume), you can pair this costume outfit with these options from our wide selection of added details to create your very own personalized costume.
This high-quality American Revolution French military coat can be used for a period ball, historical reenactment, masquerade, or simply a fun day of pretending to be a French soldier fighting for the colonists’ independence during the 18th century Revolutionary War era. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this Revolutionary War military coat is built to last.
Not included, but a must for any American Revolutionary war officer: a colonial wig, men's colonial socks, colonial shoe buckles, white dress gloves, and colonial tricorner hat.
Our American Revolution Uniforms section has many styles and colors from witch to choose. This allows you to create you very own personal colonial uniform outfit.
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