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"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:

Once again thanks very much

Jennie in Farnham, Surrey

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The US Army M-65 and M-51 Fishtail Parka Sizing Guide

Please Read ALL of this page BEFORE ordering or contacting us with sizing questions...

It amazes us how many customers order a mod parka who do not know how they are meant to look and be worn. Mod parka's are meant to be worn oversized and baggy and not fitted like High Street copies.

The baggy design allows for layering underneath the parka. The width of the sleeves on proper mod parka's are wider than usual. This is correct and how mod parka's are supposed to look. If necessary, please do some research because returns are costly for all concerned and waste everyone's time!!

OK, first things first, these things come up BIG !!....If you are thinking that because you wear XL in UK T-shirts that you need an XL parka, you are very very wrong :)...

For example; The most commonly sold size in M-65 fishtail parka, for the average guy of say 5ft 10- 6ft and around the 40-42 chest region, is Small.

Yes I know, don't be upset ! But unless you want a parka you can put your family in, trust me on this. Luckily the M-65's are regular in their sizing, all sizes ARE the same.

Whereas, with the M-51 you can forget what the label says !! Sizing is NOT standard !!
Basically, you can line up and measure 10 Medium Labeled M-51's and have 10 completely different size parkas !!..

So beware of anyone selling M-51 as labeled sizing i.e. Med or Large without giving you the exact measurements !!

So In Conclusion...its actually very easy !!

If you want an M-1951, visit the M-51 page here and u can order online via our custom sizing service or submit your enquiry. You simply send us your height, chest and waist and find the right parka for you, all details etc on the page...see here....M-1951 Fishtail Parka

After that is pretty simple, you will see a size chart for each style of parka, M-65 or Classic M-1951 and 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 measure from ur 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. For arm length you want an extra 2-3 inches for movement, i.e. riding your scooter.

The M-1965 Fishtail Parka Size Chart...

Size Chest Length, Collar to
end of Fishtail
Arm, Shoulder seam to end of cuff
M65 Womans MINI 40"(101.7cm) 36" (91.4cm) 23" (58.4cm)
M65 X Small 46" (117cm) 40" (101.7cm) 25" (63.5cm)
M65 Small 50" (127cm) 40" (101.7cm) 25" (63.5cm)
M65 Medium 56" (142cm) 42" (106.7cm) 26" (66.1cm)
M65 Large 58" (147cm) 42" (106.7cm) 27" (68.6cm)
M65 X Large 60" (152cm) 43" (109.2cm) 27" (68.6cm)

The Classic M-1951 Fishtail parka Size Chart...
Size Chest Length, Collar to
end of Fishtail
Arm, Shoulder seam
to end of cuff
Womens MINI Parka 40" (101.7cm) 36" (91.4cm) 23" (58.4cm)
X Small 46" (117cm) 40" (101.7cm) 24" (61cm)
Small 50" (127cm) 40" (101.7cm) 24" (61cm)
Medium 56" (142cm) 42" (106.7cm) 25" (63.5cm)
Large 58" (147cm) 42" (106.7cm) 25" (63.5cm)




Basically, if you are slight built you are looking at MINI or XS, if you are average height and build, your looking at a small and if you're pretty stocky your looking at a Medium. If you really are a monster of a man or eat way too many pies, you want a large or XL :)) Simple :))...

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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

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"Absolutely Fantastic"

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."


Henrik Meyer