"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:
One of our most popular products is the M-65 hood fully re-trimmed with real fur. The M-65 Fishtail Mod Parka takes on a whole new life and look with a professionally fitted real fur hood.
Please Note: Due to customer demand, we have decided to offer a parka hood re-trimming service again. Therefore, please send us your existing parka hood to be re-trimmed with real fur. Please note the wire is removed during the re-trimming process as it makes the process easier and the hood sits better on the shoulders without the wire.
The real fur we use to re-trim our hoods is raccoon fur. We only use brand new pristine raccoon fur of the highest quality. The fur is full, long and dense and completely transforms a parka coat.
Fur Hood Re-trimming Process
The fur for each hood comes from the same fur plate to ensure consistency with fur quality and different shades of colours.
Raccoon fur is often black tipped at the ends.
An animal is not one consistent colour throughout it's body hair so please do not expect us to work miracles :)
The M65 hoods are very big and require a lot of fur, 42 inches in length to be precise. Therefore, it is almost always necessary for there to be one join when producing the fur strip. However, this is not noticeable due to the expertise of our seamstress who cuts the fur in a specific way.
The fur strip is cut from the pelt and the edge of the pelt is then stitched into place as per the synthetic strip which was removed. Please see the two photo's 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 email@example.com
The edge of the pelt neatly cut and stitched into place.
The same hood not folded back to reveal the edge of the pelt.
Above the exact same hood as worn on the head.
Another M65 raccoon fur hood. As you see the colours can vary.
With some modern hoods the edge of the pelt is concealed underneath material because a company will manufacture the hood from scratch with this in mind. As the parka hoods we sell are military issue, it is not possible to do so. Also, these military issue parka hoods would take a full day just to unpick due to the amount of stitching.
Which option is best for you?
If you already have an M-65 parka and want a real fur hood, then simply choose the re-trimming service option below.
M-65 Standard Hood
M-65 Real Fur Hood
Turn Around Time. When simply buying a real fur or faux fur hood, expect 2-3 days from payment being made for your hood to arrive on UK Orders, 7-10 days on EU orders and 10-21 Days on Worldwide.
Note:ALL hoods are unwired during the re-furring process, this both makes the job less timely and hence more cost effective for you and also ensures the hood hangs and looks better.
Ordering Your Hood
Parka Hood Re-trimming Service £85 (Free UK Delivery)
Send Us Your Existing Parka Hood
Simply select your correct delivery option
and hit the Buy Now Button
M-65 Real Fur Hoods £95 (Free UK Delivery)
Buy An M-65 Real Fur Hood
Simply select your correct delivery option and hit the Buy Now Button
New In Stock | M-51 Replica Hoods Faux Fur or Real Fur Options
These parka hoods are stunning replica's of the M51 parka hood. They are sold with our Classic M51 replica parka, but can also be purchased separately for only £30 + Postage & Packing for the faux fur option, or £95 with free UK Delivery for the real fur option. These hoods can be attached to authentic M51 parka's and we also have customers who attach the hoods to their M65 parka's. The faux fur is very nice and it is the correct wolf / coyote colouring. You cannot go wrong at the low price of only £30!!
New In Stock | Authentic M-65 Faux Fur Hoods £40 + P&P
We remove the nasty cheap looking white wire like synthetic fur and replace it with our very own faux fur which is much nicer. The wire is also removed so that the hood sits better on the shoulders.
Prices Shown On Payment Button Are Inclusive Of Tracked & Insured Delivery:
* If an item with 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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"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."