Planning my winter coat – The fishtail parker

I know it’s a rather warm day to be considering a winter coat but planning your wardrobe is essential to a fashion industry insider. have recently discovered a wonderful new outerwear brand, Parker London. Their AW13 collection has drawn upon what to me is an all time classic silhouette, the fishtail parka. This design is steeped in history, more famously known for the Mod movement (from modernist)  a subculture that originated in London, England, in the late 1950s and peaked in the early to mid-1960s.

Significant elements of the mod subculture include fashion (often tailor-made suits); music, including African American Soul, Jamaican ska, British beat music, and R&B; and motor scooters.

I wish was there to witness such a wealth of style.

Parka London (also offer a mens collection) have managed to execute an updated range of coats that work into a current wardrobe without you feeling you are wearing a museum piece but are acknowledging a modern day classic. Long live the fishtail parka.

P.S.  came across a version for cats, who just happens to look a little like our cat, Marv! Although H would agree Marv is more handsome.




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