This was a frock coat during the century which was generally cut looser and shorter than dress coats and had flat, turned-down collar. These were considered country wear after 1730 and became formal wear after 1770 as well.
striped silk taffeta lightweight summer coat and attached waistcoat, French. The two front sections of the vest are sewn directly to the armholes of the coat, so there is no back to the vest, just the coat itself.
court suit, in purple velvet w/ white satin waistcoat. Both coat & waistcoat lavishly embroidered w/ naturalistic flowers: Lily of the vally, narcissus, & forget-me-nots. Sir John Stanley of Alderley, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber for George III.