During the 18th century each officer went to his own tailor for clothing. Therefore there was no regulation officer's lace. The same gold lace on an officer's coat could be found on civilian clothing. For example in The Proceedings of the Old Bailey in 1753 there was an ordinary's account in which a man "was indicted for that he . . . did break and enter . . . [then stole] one Cloth Coat with Gold Lace".
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 27 August, 2019.