The morning suit (also called a “Stresemann”) is executed in different variations: double-breasted or single-breasted, closing with two or three buttons. Its characteristic feature is the combination with striped trousers of dark or light grey. It looks sophisticated with a light waistcoat and a dark velvet collar. Indispensable for a gentleman to wear with this suit is a black overcoat which nowadays can be worn single-breasted and fully buttoned.
Formal Facts: the German word for overcoat is paletot (pronounced PAL-i-toh), a French term also used by the British.