It’s the most obvious symbol of the movement, but the fishtail isn’t that common anymore. So I’m looking at the death of the Mod parka.
It launched fairly recently, with The Who x Pretty Green Collection likely worth a second look now it has all dropped into the sale.
It isn’t an original or a copy of an original. But the Uniqlo Fishtail Parka has been popular in the past and should be again.
To some it’s a functional bit of army surplus that will forever be associated with the original mod scene. To one company in Japan, the fishtail parka is a template for a premium coat – the Nanamica Fishtail Coat.
There are plenty of places to pick up an authentic Mod parka – and a few variations to consider.
Just when you thought Pretty Green couldn't shock anymore with its pricing, it pulls out a gobsmacking new one – asking £500 for a replica Quadrophenia parka.
Ignore the price, you were never going to buy one anyway. But admire the sheer pointlessness of the work put into creating the Real McCoys M-1951 parka. Out of Japan of course. Well, it just has to be. The company has reproduced the thick fabric used in 1951 to produce […]
I was sent the latest ASOS magazine the other day and whilst browsing it this very afternoon, noticed the ASOS fishtail parka in the women's range. Here's the wording:'Sourced from as far afield as Canada, this voluminous fishtail parka – with its button-out lining, draw-string hem details and hood – […]