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Canadian Army 1953 X51 Parka Shell
Canadian Army 1953 X51 Parka Shell
Canadian Army 1953 X51 Parka Shell
Canadian Army 1953 X51 Parka Shell
Canadian Army 1953 X51 Parka Shell
Canadian Army 1953 X51 Parka Shell
Canadian Army 1953 X51 Parka Shell
Canadian Army 1953 X51 Parka Shell
Canadian Army 1953 X51 Parka Shell
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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.

This example is just the outer nylon shell, but still has 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.

Condition

This is in amazing shape. There are a couple of tiny nicks to the nylon, but otherwise she's perfect!

Size

  • Tagged a size 2, height 5'3" to 5'6", chest 37 to 39
  • Fits a modern medium/large
  • Pit to pit: 26"
  • Shoulder to shoulder: 23"
  • Shoulder to cuff: 24"
  • Collar to hem: 36"