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A Paletot is a French men's 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]


  1. ^ "Definition of PALETOT". Retrieved 4/6/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "A Man’s Guide to Overcoats". December 11, 2012. Retrieved 4/6/2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help); Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Paletot – The Double Breasted Overcoat". November 8, 2010. Retrieved 4/6/2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)