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. These are great coats for a great price. Our SUM reproduction mid 19th century paletot is patterned from several originals from the period. Our reproduction is made with 100% woolen cloth, hand finished button holes, your choice of buttons and a polished cotton lining. Our coats feature 3 functioning exterior pockets.