This dark blue women’s fishtail parka is designed in a quilted lacquer fabric. The clash between classic fishtail parka shape and fabric make this piece a true funky item in your wardrobe. This womens fishtail parka has a relaxed cut. The straight shape of this coat makes it easy to wear. With your comfort in mind, there are two side pockets. The heavy two way rose gold metal zipper is set on black. These special features give this hand made quilted womens jacket a tough look. If fitted is more the shape you are looking for this quilted parka has a drawstring in the waist so you can shape it according to your mood.
This fishtail parka gets its name because of the dropped hemline at the back which has the shape of a fish tail. Fold up the fishtail extension between your legs to create warmth. The extraordinary fabric turns this classic army fishtail parka into a quirky coat. It for sure makes your stand out from the crowd!
We produce this coat made to order in our own atelier in Amsterdam. We use deadstock fabric to create this item.
How to style this blue women’s fishtail parka
This handmade dark blue fishtail jacket in quilted lacquer fabric is an eccentric looking coat! It turns your plain outfit into a funky look and feel in an instant. It is easy to wear over almost anything. This coat will go of course with favorite jeans or any trouser shoe or sneaker. Also combing this tough looking coat over a light and airy chiffon skirt turns your look into a quirky fashionable outfit. This dark blue women’s fishtail parka will be your eye-catcher in wardrobe!
History of the fishtail parka
The fishtail parka was first used by the United States Army in 1950 during the Korean War. The name fishtail comes from the fish tail extension at the back that could be folded up between the legs, much like a Knochensack, and fixed using snap connectors to add wind-proofing. The fishtail was fixed at the front for warmth or folded away at the back to improve freedom of movement when needed. This design was primarily for combat army forces such as infantry. In the 1960s UK, the fishtail parka became a symbol of the mod subculture. Because of their practicality, cheapness and availability from military surplus shops.