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"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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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

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Raccoon Fur Hood Option

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Wolverine Fur Hood Option

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Mulberry Quilted Silk Detachable Liner

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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.

Choose Size & Hood Option
UK Delivery £8
Choose Size & Hood Option
EU Delivery £20
Choose Size & Hood Option
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) Chest Length, Collar to
end of fishtail
Arm, Shoulder seam
to end of cuff
Small 107 100 64
Medium 117 102 65
Large 127 104 66
X Large 137 106 67

* 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."

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