The fishtail Parka was first used in 1951 by the United States Army as weather protection in the Korean War and later became a cult-clothing item for scooter-riding British Mods in the 1960s. This version is based on the loose-fitting M-65, which features a longer back and adapts well to variations in temperature.
The jacket fabric -OJJ- is made in Japan and is a knitted nylon/polyester micro-fibre, which is finished exclusively in Italy by Ten c. This jersey will, with time, mould itself almost imperceptibly to your body and will acquire, with use, a unique individual patina, each jacket reflecting its own personal history and that of its user. It will become Your Jacket.
Based on a late 1950s US military parka from Paul Harvey۪s archive, The Parka by Ten c maintains generous proportions without being tent-like in the same way as the archive piece. The most notable change to the design has been the refining of the hood, which has been reduced in size and wired for structure and adjustability; the hood in itself has been based on a German designed parka hood and its shape can be modeled by hand to maximise protection.
This coat features an adjustable fishtail design, adjustable waistline, adjustable cuffs, 2 bellow hip pockets, and zip/popper fastening. The hood can be filled out with the matching Ten c wool liner, and the matching Ten c body liner fits neatly within the proportions of the parka so as the overall shape of the piece is not compromised. The Parka can be worn over various layers and serves well as a total garment for use throughout all weather conditions.
- Front Zip Placket with Press Stud Closure
- Two Front Pockets
- Drawstring Waist and Hem
- Fishtail Detail
- Adjustable cuffs
- Wire Rimmed Opposable Hood the can be Detached.
Interchangeable Sheepskin and Down Liner Available and Sold Separately.
Generous sizing. Please take one size down.
Fabric Composition: 60% Polyester, 40% Nylon. Lining 100% Cotton.
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