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Wants & Desires | U.S. Army Field Parka

Dec 23rd, 2008 | Categories: Style, Wants & Desires | by Michael Williams

Where would one ever realistically wear this coat? I’m sure there are some real world applications, but I would be content with simply owning it. Doesn’t really make much sense, but I like the concept and that’s all that matters. The coats pictured are from Japan (natch), but the Southern California based Vintage Trends has some good military deadstock should you want to take your coat ownership game to the next level.

m51parka

Comments: 12

12 Comments to “Wants & Desires | U.S. Army Field Parka”

  1. r
    on Dec 23rd, 2008
    @ 4:08 PM

    short of moving to Japan, my vote is for the M1943 Field Jacket, for warmth/style: in stock regardless of season on ebay.

  2. c'mon
    on Dec 23rd, 2008
    @ 4:16 PM

    the m1951?
    every damn day of my hoth level canadian capital regiion winter actually. (with liner and wireframe hood).

    Sure doesn’t look that nice and fresh though.

  3. c'mon
    on Dec 23rd, 2008
    @ 4:22 PM

    that exact parka is heavily associated with the 1960s Mod movement from england by the way.

  4. silva
    on Dec 23rd, 2008
    @ 4:46 PM

    i have one and it’s awesome. don’t forget the matching pants.

  5. wayne pate
    on Dec 23rd, 2008
    @ 9:12 PM

    Vintage Trend! Yeah! Always get my mechanics pants from them for the summer. Rolled up with the wingtips or the chuck’s!

  6. andrew
    on Dec 24th, 2008
    @ 11:10 AM

    as said above, thats mod rock! quadrophenia style, red slim suit with a field parka over it.

    fyi you can get us military m51 originals from Canal St Army Navy Surplus in nyc, the little vintage shop.
    But cut/size dictates price. a slim small with fur hood was $300.
    I got my barbour there for $150, so note the prices.

  7. dada
    on Dec 25th, 2008
    @ 4:38 PM

    if i’m not mistaken, that is the exact pattern used by patrik ervell for his parka: http://www.patrikervell.com/img/ss08/25.jpg

  8. THEGCODES
    on Dec 28th, 2008
    @ 12:39 PM

    Hey Andrew Where exactly is the surplus store located at on Canal, as you know so many stores rather jewelry, electronics or bootlegg stores, lol!

  9. william
    on Dec 29th, 2008
    @ 7:48 AM

    My jacket’s gonna be cut slim and checked
    Maybe a touch of seersucker with an open neck
    I ride a G.S. scooter with my hair cut neat
    I wear my wartime coat in the wind and sleet.

    (Sea and Sand, The Who, Quadrophenia 1973)

  10. jenel
    on Dec 30th, 2008
    @ 4:10 PM

    Wow! I need something like this since I bike to work!

  11. pants
    on Jan 7th, 2009
    @ 10:26 AM

    rag & bone makes a pretty nice parka too..

  12. Michael Williams
    on Jan 7th, 2009
    @ 10:50 AM

    Here’s that Rag & Bone version.

    http://acontinuouslean.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/00280m.jpg

    http://acontinuouslean.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/r150-mod-parka-black.jpg

    ACL