Stonetail M-1948 Fishtail Parka
This is a beautiful reproduction of the ultimate mod parka, the M-1948 fishtail parka. We've gone all out here to reproduce the M-1948 fishtail parka and no expense has been spared. Unfortunately, reproducing the M48 parka has cost a small fortune so the retail price isn't as low as we would have liked. However, our aim as always been to produce the best quality mod parka out there and not the cheapest :)
Normally in most cases, a reproduction is a poor imitation of the original. However here, we would go so far as to say these are actually better than an original. Why?.... because the outer shell material is identical, but also Teflon treated. Zippers and buttons etc all identical. Plus these are brand new M48 parka's and not old and tatty. The real difference is in the quilted detachable liner. We've made this very warm, but light to wear. Each liner uses approximately 7 metres of Mulberry silk.......pure luxury. The original liners were heavy wool based. They are just too big and bulky to wear and puff the appearance out of the parka.
Exclusive To Us | Stonetail M48 Parka cannot be purchased anywhere else.
The M-1948 parka is the ultimate mod parka and the holy grail in our world. Even back in the 1960's they were rare and the most desirable parka for the coolest of mods.
Ladies and Gentleman we present the
Stonetail M-1948 Fishtail Parka.......
Faux Fur Hood Option
Raccoon Fur Hood Option
Wolverine Fur Hood Option
Mulberry Quilted Silk Detachable Liner
Price And Hood Options
There are 3 hood trim options to choose from:
Faux Fur £345 - A very nice faux fur trim as shown in photo's above.
Raccoon Fur £425 - For those who prefer real fur that looks the part.
Wolverine Fur £545 - Limited Availability | Not shown on the payment buttons. Please contact us if you require this fur hood option. Wolverine fur feels a little like wire compared to the softness of raccoon fur. We stay true to original M48's by using a thin strip which does not give the big fur look. The Wolverine fur option is for the purists and collectors out there after the true M48 parka look.
As per original M48 parka's. Wolverine fur was used by the U.S. Army when producing these fishtail parka's back in 1948/49. The fur is rare and very expensive. A single pelt can cost from £400 to £800. Frost will not form on wolverine fur, hence it's desirability and the reason why wolverine fur was used by the U.S. Army.
Stonetail M-1948 Parka Specification
We have had the cotton sateen material specially made for us and then Teflon coated. The material is spot on and identical to original M48 parka's.
The buttons have been reproduced so that they are identical to M48 parka's.
Double cuff fastening as per original M48 parka's.
Inner wool-lined and outer faux fur lined for extra warmth.
Brass zips directly sourced from Talon so that they are true to the originals.
M48 Detachable Quilted Liner | Mulberry Silk
We have based the detachable liner on a rare Japanese quilted silk M48 liner that was produced in 1950. It is a thing of beauty. The U.S. occupied Japan after WW2, hence parka coats were produced in Japan to help with the Korean War. The detachable silk liners are a thing of beauty and ooze quality.
Exactly reproduced with our brand Stonetail shown.
||UK Delivery £8
||EU Delivery £20
||WW Delivery £60
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We've based these M48 parka's on normal sizing so if you are normally a large on the High Street then size large should be ordered. You take your chest measurement and then add on 15 to 20 cm's to find the correct sized parka. Specific measurements shown below.
|Size (In Cm's)
||Length, Collar to
end of fishtail
|Arm, Shoulder seam
to end of cuff