"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:
STOCK UPDATE 7th November 2016: Plenty of great condition used M51's in stock in sizes Medium, Large & XL. Sorry we are sold out of smalls. We also have plenty of unissued M51 parka's available in Large and XL sizes. Remember no one else, re-trims the hoods with new fur, replaces elastic in cuffs, new buttons where needed, plus all necessary repairs :)
"The parka looks stunning."
"I just wanted to let you know that I'm more than happy with my M51 Parka.
The parka looks stunning. It feel so good to ride my vespa in my beautiful parka.
Thank you so much for the very good service and the excellent advice.
Can't live anymore without my M51 Parka!!!
I'll recommend you.
Hope we can catch up anytime for a beer.
The M-1951 parka is the first choice for those wanting the original vintage mod parka. Produced in 1951 by the US Army, this was " the " fishtail parka the original mods wore in 1960's britain. Today, 60+ years later, they are one of the most rare and sought after fashion icons.
And for those seeking to treat themselves to one, then you are in the right place. There are quite a few reasons why we are the worlds Number One, but the most important reason is that we are truly passionate about what we do and we work hard to get it right first time.
When looking to spend on such a coat, you want to know you will get the best quality and best fit for you and that's what we do best. Unlike many of the "jonny come lately's" who have jumped on the parka band wagon, we know enough about M-51's to know how to sell them so you get exactly what you want and our standards for quality and customer service are known the world over.
Every parka we handle undergoes a complete inspection and restoration process to ensure it is ready to wear and appreciate in value. Before being classed as ready to go, every M-51 is professionally cleaned and inspected and undergoes a complete restoration of repairs, replacing zips, poppers, cuffs, buttons or indeed anything that needs doing to make it up to our standards.
And our standards for what is ready to go is simple. If I would not wear it, I will not sell it. Hence why Film Stars, Rock Stars, TV and Magazines come to us and everyone gets the same level of top end service.
The end result is that every parka is in the best possible condition for 60+ years old and each parka comes complete with a fully restored original M-51 liner and we even re-trim the M-51 hoods with fresh new real fur.
We remove the wire from the hood when we re-fur it so the hood will hang correctly :)
And of course ALL are Guaranteed 100% Original M-1951 US Military Issue by the Worlds leading collector and dealer, fishtailparkas.com. Most importantly, our "custom" order system means you are not taking a " chance " of getting the right fit, its mean you will get it. Bottom line, you can line up 10 medium labeled M-51's and have 10 different sizes....so we actually bother to measure exactly the right parka for you !!
And if we don't have the right size for you on the day, its simple, we will let you know, and give you two options: to simply wait or take a full refund..No Risk What So Ever !!!
You now have two choices, what we call our "Ready To Wear" M-1951. In simple terms, a worn but fully restored original M-1951 in all round excellent condition as described above.
Or for those of you wanting something truly special we do have a very limited selection of truly un-issued M-1951 Fishtail Parkas in immaculate never worn, never issued collectors condition.
For those wondering what the term "un-issued " mean, its original US MIL stock that was not issued for military service and is checked by us to be MINT NEW condition.
All 3 parts are un-issued. Un-issued Shell, Un-issued Liner and Un-issued Hood which has been fully re-trimmed with real fur.
These are truly MINT collectors condition pieces and for those wanting something truly special ....these are for you. Your two options are shown below.....:)
Order Online Now...To order online simply hit the buy now button on your chosen option and as you go through the checkout process, you have the option to add message to seller. Be sure to add your exact height, chest and waist measurements here. That way you can be sure of getting the correct size parka for you. For full information, read our sizing guide here...
Option One..." Ready To Wear "...See examples below....
A 100% Original, Professionally Cleaned & Restored,
with M-51 Parka Shell, M-51 Liner and Fully Re trimmed M-51 Real Fur Hood
" Ready To Wear " M1951 Fishtail ParkaOnly £395!!
US Army Issue M-1951
Professionally Cleaned and Fully Restored
Fully Re-trimmed M-51 Real Fur
Ready To Wear !
Tracked & Insured Worldwide
Due to weight and value, tracked and Fully Insured Delivery is as follows:
UK £8, EU £20 USA Worldwide £50
Option Two..."MINT Unissued"....
Please Note:Un-issued are only available in Large & X Large sizes.
A 100% Original Un-issued Collectors Condition M-1951 !!
Un-issued Liner, Un-issued and Fully Re-Trimmed Hood,
Only A Handful In The World In Truly MINT Never Worn Condition...!!
* 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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"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."