South Union Mills - Double Breasted Men's Paletot - Black wool paletot
Paletots were extremely popular in the mid 19th century. In the 1840s one observer noted "Paletots, yet more paletots, more paletots still! They have become more fashionable for every class, for every hour of the day, for every occasion." The difference in a sack coat and a paletot is that the paletot fits the body more closely, similar to a frock coat.