The US fishtail parka was introduced in 1951 and issued to troops serving in the Korean war. It was designed to protect against freezing conditions. In the 1960s, British Mods made these brought these parkas to the fashion forefront, You were not a proper mod unless you sported a fishtail parka. It was more recently brought back into fashion by the likes of Liam Gallagher and Kate Moss. There is only a very limited supply of these unworn genuine articles left in circulation. These parkas come up large as they were designed to fit over bulky army gear, Measurements are; Front armpit-to-armpit: S=27″, M=28″, L=30″. Armpit-to-cuff: S=22″, M=22″, L=23″. Front Overall length: S=36″, M=36″, L=37″. Back Overall length: S=43″, M=43″, L=44″. Weight: S=1.8kg, M=1.85kg, L=1.9kg.
- New Original USA Military Fishtail Parka.
- For sizing please see description below.