Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow
Philip Winchester in Crusoe
The garment started as a slender, knee-length coat with short sleeves to offset the elaborate cuffs of shirts and doublets. But by the end of the century, when it acquired a nipped-in waist, full-length sleeves, and a massive cuffs of its own, it became the foundation of everyday menswear.
Heath Ledger in Casanova
French, circa 1750
Dandies adorned their justaucorps with embroidery, straps, braids, and the hottest new feature - slash pockets.
Don Luis de la Cerda, Duke of Medinacelli
Napoleon's Fist Consul uniform
The horizontal pockets were placed just out of reach, near the hem of the coat: and as if to offset their inconvenience, they were decorated with buttons topped by a neat row of totally useless buttonholes.
Ralph Finnes, The Duchess
Source: Let There Be Clothes by Lynn Schnurnberger