"Well done to all at Fishtail Parkas!"

"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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Returns Policy...

All goods must be returned in the same new condition has they were dispatched. No refunds will be issued for goods returned that are deemed to be in a poor condition. If we are unable to sell the returned item(s) then we will not issue a refund. Any tags should be left intact and the goods should not be worn out. We have had several parka coats returned recently absolutely stinking of smoke. This is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Goods smelling of smoke are no longer in new condition and cannot be sold. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR ITEMS RETURNED SMELLING OF SMOKE.

We advise all customers to clearly read our size guide before ordering to make sure you get the right size and avoid the hassle and cost of returns.

To Check Our Size Guide, Please Read Here.....

However, if you are not happy with your purchase, we will happily accept a return less cost of postage anytime within 7 days from the day of confirmed delivery to yourself. This is in line with all your statutory rights contained within the long distance selling act and your right to cancel "cooling off period".

* All Products Listed With Free UK Postage - The free UK postage offer applies if the item / garment is kept by the purchaser. If the item is returned for a refund then a refund will be issued less the postage expense we incurred when initially dispatching the product. Please understand we cannot be out of pocket for a customer simply deciding that they do not like the product they purchased, or they did not read the sizing guidelines correctly and the product does not fit. We do not charge restocking fees or any of that nonsense like some businesses. Only the charges we have incurred. THE FREE UK POSTAGE OFFER IS ONLY VALID FOR ONE SPECIFIC ITEM PER CUSTOMER. IF YOU REQUIRE AN EXCHANGE FOR WHATEVER REASON THEN THE POSTAGE FEE FOR EXCHANGING MUST BE MET BY THE CUSTOMER.


UK Returns & Exchanges: All returns and exchanges must be received back to us within 7 days from the date you initially received the item(s). This is from the date the item(s) was / were signed for when received from the mail provider.

EU Returns & Exchanges: All returns and exchanges must be received back to us within 14 days from the date you initially received the item(s). This is from the date the item(s) was / were signed for when received from the mail provider.

WW Returns & Exchanges: All returns and exchanges must be received back to us within 21 days from the date you initially received the item(s). This is from the date the item(s) was / were signed for when received from the mail provider.


Customers will be invoiced the postal fees for resending items due to exchange requests. The costs are as follows:

UK Delivery Cost
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NOTE: When returning a parka, make sure you include a copy of your paypal receipt, a note stating the reason for return or exhange and the email you paid with. Any returns sent without these relevant details CANNOT be tracked or dealt with.

PLEASE READ: Disclaimer.

Please note that ALL of our products are ex US Army and hence, whether issued or not, all have their imperfections. These parkas/shirts/jackets were mass produced for the US Military, and not for fashion and do not come up to modern day standards of manufacturing.

Simply put, as to be honest, one too many plonkers seem to expect high street manufacturing quality from 40+ year old US Military kit and it's getting silly. If you want a high street parka, go to rackhams, H&M or any other High Street shop retailing knock off fishtails. If you want a genuine US Military Issue fishtail parka then accept its 40 years old and will be imperfect.

Common issues with ALL parkas. Zips are always offset slightly to the left. This is not a fault. Slight imperfections and differences in colour of shells and hoods is common on all M-65 models. Same with hood liner on M-51.

Stitching on hoods, shells and buttons etc is nearly always imperfect whether issued or unissued. Standard or real fur.

Notes on real fur hoods. Again, fur pelts do not come in perfect strips. There will be colour variations, differences in fur thickness and colour will occur. Again, this is REAL fur, not synthetic and is hence again, imperfect.

Also please NOTE: We do not manufacture these items. They were made by the US Military and we will not accept any returns on such minor issues as a few loose threads on a 40 year old ex army garment.

Beyond that, a genuine problem with your parka, simply email us and we will take it from there.
Thank you....

* If an item is purchased, it is understood that the buyer agrees to our Returns Policy.
Please read accordingly prior to making a purchase. Thank you.

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"Magnificent Parka"

"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."

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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