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A balmacaan is a loose full overcoat with raglan sleeves originally made of rough woolen cloth. It is named after an estate near Inverness Scotland and is a single-breasted coat often a raincoat. To decrease risk of water penetrating the coat the number of seams is reduced by bringing the sleeve to the collar rather than to the shoulder as usual. A balmacaan has raglan sleeves and a Prussian collar and is usually made of tweed or gabardine.