Mirengard coats, named for the city from which they originated, were first created as general-purpose raincoats. Their most distinguishing feature were the thick shoulder guards, designed to help keep water away from the body. Because the coat was designed for those who would be working often, they were made of tough leather, with bone or simple wooden buttons. Over time, they were gradually altered until, in the time of The Clocksmith, they became exclusively worn by women. To reflect this,the tailoring of the coat has changed to accommodate the dresses currently in fashion. Although they can still sometimes be seen made of their original sturdy leather, most are made of a specially treated wool.
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