A paletot is a French topcoat etymologically derived from the Middle English word paltok, meaning a kind of jacket.[1] It is a semi-fitted to fitted coat with peaked lapels, a flat back and no belt. Its double-breasted 6×2 button arrangement has top buttons placed wider, and they are not buttoned.[2]

A paletot is often made of flannel or tweed in charcoal or navy blue.[3]

See also


  1. "Definition of PALETOT".
  2. "A Man's Guide to Overcoats". December 11, 2012.
  3. "Paletot – The Double Breasted Overcoat". November 8, 2010.

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