dark blue pre-War Überrock was a frock coat worn by
German officers through about 1910 when it started to be phased-out by
the field-gray Waffenrock.
As stated, the coat material was dunkelblau (dark
blue) in color, and the jacket was noticeably longer in length than
conventional tunics, with the hem reaching to just above the knee.
The sleeves were of the plain style similar to the Feldgraue
Bluse M1915, devoid of decorative cuffs but usually trimmed
with red piping. A double row of six gilt buttons ran down the front to
just above the belt line. The collar was typically red for infantry
officers and displayed no Kragenlitzen, or collar
braiding. Officers often sat for studio portraits during the pre-War
era wearing the Überrock.
The absence of ribbon bars and medals can make positive identification
of the officer problematic.