"I gave you a pretty tough challenge and you came up trumps!I called with the order on Thursday pm requesting delivery for Tuesday am - just to make it interesting you had to also complete the real fur switch!!
Well you completed your mission perfectly as the coat arrived about 9.30 am on Tuesday.
Top job & a top PARKA - I couldn't have asked for more!"
Nigel Dibbo UK
"Fantastic looking piece of kit"
"Just a quick email to say a big Thankyou for getting the parka here so quickly for a birthday present, after chatting on the phone. Fantastic looking piece of kit and a brilliant service from you.! Well done and thanks again, he's going to be well chuffed."
All the best, Rob Holgate UK
Received my M-1951 Parka today.It fits perfectly for my requirements, i.e. to wear it over my business suit, to commute to work on my Scoot, just as we discussed and you promised.
It was more than I wanted to pay originally, but for a piece of history, born around the same time as me, it is worth every penny, and indeed more, (which I never ever admit)
Putting it on transports me to a different time and place, the fondly remembered past, recapturing some of my happy adolescent memories.
My wife will kill me for spending our hard earned, but , I can tell you, it is worth it. "Brilliant"
Duncan Moffat UK
"Hi Fishtail Parkas"
Just to let you know I received my parka just before lunch.
I am absolutely thrilled to bits with it....its all your advert said it would be.
I've made a comment on my Facebook wall about how pleased I am
I have a brand new Vespa LX50 in red with the full chrome kit fitted so the parka is gonna look really ace against the red (o:
Using all original materials (cotton twill / poplin), buttons and working from exact original patterns and using an original M-65 liner as well as following the M-65 sizing, this is a truly excellent M-1951 parka which will not be costing you an arm and a leg :) ...and does not have all the sizing problems and issues of original M-1951's..
Also, we can also offer "women's" and smaller sizing, thank goodness I hear you say !! :)...
Size guide below...and....please BE SURE to read it before ordering....:)...
So, for all of you who want that classic M-1951 look without the hefty price tag, we are very proud to offer you, the Classic M-1951 Fishtail Mod Parka....
Classic M-1951 Review: This parka is as warm as the M-65, and as stylish as the original M-51 and follows the same style as the iconic parka's worn in Quadrophenia.
And on a personal note I will say, as someone who has handled and seen more original parka kit than any man alive, this really is a very good M-1951...and for the money, you won't beat it:)
The Classic M51 now comes complete with a faux fur hood attachment that can be worn or removed as the wearer chooses. The wool-lined faux fur hood attachment buttons into the permanently attached hood which forms part of the outer shell.
Due to customer demand, we now offer the option of upgrading the faux fur hood with real fur. Please see the payment buttons below if you wish to order a real fur hood upgrade. Images of the parka with a real fur hood are shown below.
Choose Width Of Fur Trim
As standard the fur trim width is 1 inch. You can if you wish choose 2, or even a 3 inch strip of fur for your hood. We understand that big fur is currently very fashionable and that some customers would prefer their hood to have what we term 'massive fur' :) The photo below from memory is a 1.5 inch fur trim so you get the idea of just how big a 3 inch width of fur would look. The prices on the payment buttons are automatically set for a 1 inch fur strip. You would need to add £50 per inch of extra fur. Please email us if you would like a 2, or 3 inch fur strip at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see our Hood Website Page for full details prior to ordering.
A Gold / Black US Army badge is sent with each parka so that the wearer can choose whether or not they wish to have the badge stitched onto the parka :)
Are we the only ones who like this parka ?
The Who Used This EXACT Fishtail Parka for their USA / UK Quadrophenia Tour...
Bottom Line, From only £125 this really is a damn good M-51 !!!! Take a look and see for yourself.
Real Fur Hood Option
Faux Fur Hood Option
Payment Buttons For Olive Drab Classic M51 Parka
Tracked & Insured Delivery£8
Tracked & Insured Delivery £20
Tracked & Insured Delivery£30
Payment Buttons For Black Classic M51 Parka
Tracked & Insured Delivery£8
Tracked & Insured Delivery£20
Tracked & Insured Delivery£30
Image Of Our Classic M-51 Parka Hood Re-trimmed With Real Fur. As you can see, the fur colouring may vary, but 90% of the time the fur is as per this photo.
Told Ya :).......pretty damn good or what ?......Keep Looking....
If you read all the size chart below you will be able to easily choose the right size for you.
How ??....easy, I recommend a tape measure and taking your measurements first, i.e. Chest, measure around under your arms, arm length from shoulder seam to the end of the cuff, and for length, simply check length of parka then run the tape measure from your neck line down....
Then, check your measurements against the size chart and you can find your best fit...
For chest size, you want 6-8 inches spare..so if your chest measures exactly 42 inches, you want a 50" size small parka.
Length, Collar to
end of fishtail
Arm, Shoulder seam
to end of cuff
Please Note: For our smallest cutdown, the women's / mini version, please visit the Women's / Mini Parka page. Thank You...
Classic M-1951 Fishtail Parka Remake From Original Patterns & Materials
Model: M-1951 Classic
Product ID: M-1951 Classic
5 based on 38 reviews
From £125 New
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"I received today this magnificent parka, the size is good and I am very impressed it is really in very good state .I still thank you for your great follow-up.Your Web site is great I learnt more has knowing the MODS and their stories."
Merci encore et bonne continuation a vous
Fabien Granados, France
Just got the parka. It’s absolutely fantastic, the wolf trim looks great and I can’t wait to go for a ride on the vespa!"
Alex Milton UK
"Fast and Reliable Service"
"Thanks for a fast and reliable service. My parka (with wolf fur hood) arrived safe and sound and looks great. Also, your recommendations on sizing were spot on - the small is definitely large enough! I can't wait for the cold weather to arrive.
David Thackery, Australia
"Thrilled, Spectacular, Awesome"
"Thank you for all your help with finding me an original M-1951 Parka. The package arrived today much sooner than expected (only took three days to cross the pond). When I opened the box, I was thrilled. As describe, the parka and liner were in near un issued condition. In fact, they were spectacular! The Wolf fur on the detachable hood is awesome and really adds character to the parka. Please tell your refurbished they did one heck of a job. Finally, the advice you gave me regarding sizing was spot on and the parka fits exactly as desired."
Scott, Connecticut, USA
"I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy the parka. Size is perfect. The condition of it is excellent - new and old at the same time.
I have practically not left the house without it since I received it in December. It is both smart and practical (the weather in Denmark have been very snowy and cold) and I really enjoy the hood with fur (my first parka came without fur and hood liner). Definetely my best x-mas present in years."