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
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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