M51 Parka

By: www.itsamodthing.com  15/03/2011
Keywords: mod clothing, M51 fishtail parka, m51 parka,

M51 / M1951 Genuine Authentic Military Issue From £349!!
Professionally Cleaned & Restored!!
Genuine M51 Mohair / Silk Liner!!
Fully Re-trimmed Real Wolf Fur M51 Hood!!
Tracked & Insured Delivery!!

The original fishtail parka!! These are the original fishtail parkas as worn by the Mods. If you want the very best then an M51 parka is for you. The mohair frieze / silk liner is much heavier than its successor, the M65 fishtail parka and produced using finer materials. M51 fishtail parkas are becoming increasingly rare and hard to find. We only sell M51's that pass our inspection tests. Hoods are fully retrimmed, minor repairs professionally undertaken to ensure our customers receive a fishtail parka they can be proud to wear!!

The Korean War and ultimately the US Army are responsible for producing the infamous M-1948 (M48) and M-1951 (M51) fishtail parka’s.  The no expense spared parkas were made using the finest materials in order to combat the severe Korean winters.  It is no wonder that the British Mod movement adopted these stunning war coats to protect their expensive mohair suits when riding around on their Italian scooters.

The Fishtail parka has fast become the most iconic fashion accessory of the present era.  How a mass produced war coat that was made by the US Military has achieved such cult status is all most entirely due to the mod youth subculture movement of the 1960’s. 

Mods saw the fishtail parka as perfect attire for protecting their expensive mohair suits when riding their Italian scooters.  These days they are a fashion statement and are worn by celebrities, musicians and models alike.

Due to their popularity and decreased availability, rarer fishtail parkas such as the M1948 (M48) or M1951 (M51) models are commanding handsome sums when sold.  The later produced M1965 (M65) fishtail parka is more commonplace and was produced using cheaper materials than its predecessors. Therefore, an M65 fishtail parka can be brought at a much cheaper price.

Many companies have attempted to imitate the fishtail parka by producing their own versions.  Even famous High Street brands have jumped on the bandwagon and have produced their own modern day fishtail parka.  For the person wanting that vintage look and originality, genuine authentic US Military fishtail parkas are the obvious choice.  After all, why buy imitations when you can buy the original.  Also, genuine US Military fishtail parkas were produced using the finest materials.  Let’s face it, Topshop or River Island would not be willing to pay such high production costs when the name of the game is profit.

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