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. This one even comes with a button in lining for the hood, completing the whole garment! 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, basically perfect. I've replaced the main zipper with an exact matching 1950s Canadian Lightning zipper, through the original stitching holes, only a true expert would be able to tell you it had been replaced.
- Tagged a size 5
- 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"