"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:
PLEASE READ: Due to crazy demand, we have sold out of the olive drab faux fur and real fur hood attachments for the Classic M51 fishtail parka. Black M51 hoods are still available and in stock. Any orders placed now for the Olive Drab M51 fishtail parka will be for the outer shell and detachable liner, but not the detachable fur trimmed hood. The parka still has the plain green hood which is permanently attached and forms part of the outer shell (as shown in photo's below). The price has been reduced from £125 to £95 to reflect this. Hoods will be available again early next year for £30 faux fur hood and £80 real fur hood. You will be able to buy the hood separately when they become available again. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but the demand for these parka's has took us a little by surprise.
Using all original materials (cotton sateen), 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.
SOLD OUT OF THE OLIVE DRAB HOOD ATTACHMENTS!!! Will not be available until early next year. 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.
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, for only£125 (£95 Without Fur Hood Attachment) this really is a damn good M-51 !!!! Take a look and see for yourself.
Payment Buttons For Olive Drab Classic M51 Parka
Tracked & Insured Delivery£10
Tracked & Insured Delivery £20
Tracked & Insured Delivery£30
Payment Buttons For Black Classic M51 Parka
Tracked & Insured Delivery£10
Tracked & Insured Delivery£20
Tracked & Insured Delivery£30
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 to wrist 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 34 inches, you want a 40" chest parka.
Length, Collar to
end of fishtail
Arm, Shoulder seam
to end of cuff
Please Note: The Women's Size costs more because they are Custom Tailored To Order So Please Allow 1 Week From Date Of Sale For Dispatch. 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
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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."