Stonetail M-1948 Fishtail Parka

£345.00
Stock Number
Stonetail M-1948 Fishtail Parka
In stock
Description

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 with no expense spared. Our aim to simply produce the iconic M-1948 fishtail parka in exact detail by keeping true to the quality and small details that made the M48 parka so sought after back in the late 1950's / 1960's.

Original M48 parka's were produced to be worn over full military kit and are massive. Even a size small has a 58 / 60 inch chest measurement. Over the years we received many requests from customers wanting an M-1948 fishtail parka, but they were just too small to ever wear one without looking like they were wearing a tent. Therefore, we decided to produce the M48 parka in wearable sizes.

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.

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 The fur used by the U.S. Military on original M-1948 fishtail parka coats. Wolverine fur feels a little like wire compared to the softness of raccoon fur. 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. Frost will not form on wolverine fur, hence it's desirability and the reason why wolverine fur was used by the U.S. Army.

Details

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 with no expense spared. Our aim to simply produce the iconic M-1948 fishtail parka in exact detail by keeping true to the quality and small details that made the M48 parka so sought after back in the late 1950's / 1960's.

Original M48 parka's were produced to be worn over full military kit and are massive. Even a size small has a 58 / 60 inch chest measurement. Over the years we received many requests from customers wanting an M-1948 fishtail parka, but they were just too small to ever wear one without looking like they were wearing a tent. Therefore, we decided to produce the M48 parka in wearable sizes.

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.

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 The fur used by the U.S. Military on original M-1948 fishtail parka coats. Wolverine fur feels a little like wire compared to the softness of raccoon fur. 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. Frost will not form on wolverine fur, hence it's desirability and the reason why wolverine fur was used by the U.S. Army.

Specification

Stonetail M-1948 Parka Specification

Material
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.

Buttons
The buttons have been reproduced so that they are identical to M48 parka's.

Cuffs
Double cuff fastening as per original M48 parka's.

Pockets
Inner wool-lined and outer faux fur lined for extra warmth.

Zips
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.

Labels
Exactly reproduced with our brand Stonetail shown.

Size Guide

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
Delivery

The majority of orders are dispatched within 2 - 3 days. Please allow up to 7 working days for customised orders.

Delivery Times UK, EU, and Worldwide

OK few notes on delivery times etc, as stated clearly we aim to dispatch the majority of all orders within 2 to 3 days of receipt of payment. Specific customisation work may mean that the order can take up to 7 days prior to dispatch. Please contact us if you should need to discuss.

UK Mainland | Our courier is Interlink Express / DPD who provide a Next Day delivery service for all UK Mainland orders. You will receive a dispatch text message, or email with a one hour delivery window notification.

UK Off Shore | We use Royal Mail Special Next Day delivery for all Off Shore orders.

EU Orders | are sent via Interlink / DPD and should arrive with you within 2 to 4 days once the order is dispatched. You will receive a dispatch email from Interlink / DPD with tracking information.

WW Orders | are sent via UPS and only take 2 to 5 days for USA, Austrailia etc. The service is fully tracked. We no longer send WW orders via Royal Mail as they kept losing packages.

Returns

All goods must be returned in the same new condition has they were dispatched. No refunds will be issued for goods returned that are deemed to be in a poor condition. If we are unable to sell the returned item(s) then we will not issue a refund. Any tags should be left intact and the goods should not be worn out. We have had several parka coats returned recently absolutely stinking of smoke. This is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Goods smelling of smoke are no longer in new condition and cannot be sold. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR ITEMS RETURNED SMELLING OF SMOKE.

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
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