Originally created as the join between the two hoses at the groin, the codpiece eventually became an ornate piece of male dress in the 16th century.
The frock coat is a collared man’s coat worn through the eighteenth to the twentieth century. It rose to prominence mainly in the nineteenth century, especially Victorian England. It is characterized as a knee-length overcoat, buttoned down to the waist, that drapes over the lower half of the body like a skirt.
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