Hello all , earlier today I was wondering how frock coats came about and I stumbled upon this web site www.gentlemensemporium.com . While I was there I was looking at their selection of puff ties ,so I then tried to research them on the internet but could not find anything about them as to how they developed etc .etc. Does anyone know they came about. br> All the best , Frank After Thought 7/20/12 Wow I 'm surprised that no one has responded to this thread. I would really like to know more about this form of apparel since I cant find out anything about it on the internet.