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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."

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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"


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"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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M1965 Fishtail Parkas: M65 Parka, M1965 Parka

The Classic M65 Fishtail Parka: US Army Parka, Fishtail Parka

Our Faux Fur Option From £140. Real Fur Option £240

When looking for a genuine US Army fishtail parka without the M-51 price tag, the M-65 parka with prices starting at only £140 is the one for you. All our M-65's are in new condition, original and come with ALL 3 parts, Parka Shell, Parka Liner and Parka hood.

As no one really wants the nasty white synthetic fur, we now automatically re-trim the hoods with our own faux fur. Please see our photo's. The payment buttons have been adjusted accordingly.

100% genuine US MIL issue extreme cold weather fishtail parka. The M-65 parka comes complete with removable fur ruff hood and winter lining.


The M-1965 is an excellent Fishtail Parka, its both warmer and lighter than the M-1951 and will last you for years. The only criticised aspect of the M-65 parka from a "mod" point of view, was the white synthetic fur on the hood. For looks, its simply not the best....and over time, mattes up terrible.

The very first models of M-65 had wolf fur hoods like the M-51 however, due to cost these were dropped almost immediately in favor of the cheaper white synthetic fur.

Therefore, as mod is indeed all about the originality and the right look, we also offer the M-65 with custom re-trimmed real fur hoods to give the M-65 back its vintage look. The M-65 with Real Fur hood is indeed the very best thing next to an original M-1951 and from only £240, its a steal!!

Please note that M65 hoods are known for being big. They were designed to be worn over an helmet and therefore, you could literally fit two heads inside the hood. Some folks like the hugh hoods, whereas some prefer a hood that is more wearable. If you are of the latter, then an M51 parka is probably more suited for you.


We use pristine brand new raccoon fur to trim our parka hoods which is of the highest quality. The hoods look incredible and really transform the parka.

Please see our Hood Website Page for full details prior to ordering.

Therefore your options are....

M-65 Fishtail Parka with Faux Fur Hood

Price from £140 +Delivery UK, EU+Worldwide

M-65 Fishtail Parka with Real Fur Hood.

Price from £240 +Delivery UK, EU+Worldwide
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Please make sure you have fully checked our sizing guide before placing your order

Make sure you buy the right size by checking here !!!

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M65 / M1965 Fishtail Parka Sizing Guide

If you read 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.


Size Chest Length, Collar to end of fishtail Arm, Shoulder seam to end of cuff
M65 X Small 46" (117cm) 40" (102cm) 25" (63.5cm)
M65 Small 50" (127cm) 40" (102cm) 25" (63.5cm)
M65 Medium 56" (142cm) 42" (107cm) 26" (66cm)
M65 Large 58" (147cm) 42" (107cm) 27" (68.5cm)
M65 X Large 60" (152.5cm) 43" (109cm) 27" (68.5cm)

100% genuine US MIL issue extreme cold weather fishtail parka. The M-65 parka comes complete with removable fur ruff hood and winter lining.

to select the correct button for UK, EU or Worldwide Orders....

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Tracked and Insured Delivery £20

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Postage Costs | £40 WW postage is for United States and Austrailia. If you reside in Asia, Indonesia etc then the postage cost may be higher. We will contact you requesting any additional postage owed.

Order Processing times are as follows: Normally orders are dispatched the very same day as an order is received. Occasionally, orders can take 2 to 3 days if we are waiting for a batch of real fur hoods to arrive. Once dispatched, we use DPD Next Day delivery for all UK Mainland orders.

Those interested in the history of these parkas should see:

Article©: M1965 Fishtail Parka, birth of a modern classic..
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Original M-1965 Fishtail Mod Parka Available with Real Fur Hood Upgrade And Custom Women's Sizing.
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Manufactured by: US MILITARY
Model: M-1965 ECW Parka
Product ID: M-1965
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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."

Merci encore et bonne continuation a vous

Fabien Granados, France

"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