January 16, 2024

Chesterfield is a knee-length overcoat with a distinctive velvet collar, introduced in the United Kingdom around the 1840s. Its prominence is often attributed to its namesake, George Stanhope, the 6th Earl of Chesterfield.

Chesterfield’s characteristics include:

  • absence of waist seams or front darts;
  • short, notch lapel;
  • velvet collar;
  • straight side pockets.

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