An extreme rarity, and an absolute beast of the parka. This 1951 parka was developed for the Canadian army, and clearly takes heavy influence from the contemporary American m47 and m48 parkas. It's made of a solid outer nylon shell, with removable quilted liner. So many details I can't even begin to start, taped buttons throughout, contrast colour cuff straps and button plackets, the 'tail' is still in place, and amazing lined pockets. These really are rare, so I don't know too much about the history, but such a great design piece that belongs in an archive.
This is in amazing shape. As with any Canadian nylon, there are a few places were the seams have popped, and I've made a single repair to the inside where the liner buttons in. There is a little pulling to the nylon around the skirt as pictures.. These are all very minor and superficial issues, she's an absolute beauty.
- No size tags
- Fits anything from a medium to XL depending upon desired fit
- Pit to pit 26"
- Shoulder to shoulder 22"
- Shoulder to cuff 25:
- Collar to hem 38"