A US army khaki green M-1951 fishtail parka, dated 12th March 1951. Noted flaws - distressed condition with several marks throughout, pin prick holes at the left chest, some white glue-y marks at the right chest, frayed around the hem (the seam is intact though), frayed holes at the back right and front right, missing the original fur hood trim, machine repair at the lower front left, various small frays throughout, yellowing to the wool liner hood and collar area, various small holes to the liner - please see photos. Freshly laundered, original military parka, heavyweight, removable wool liner, weighs almost 3kg, attached hood, drawstring waist and hood, original Conmar zipper runs smoothly, two fold-over hand pockets, button down epaulettes, buttonholes around the hood for attaching a new trim should you wish, full stamp inside the hood, perfect as a not-too-precious but original example.
Measurements taken lying flat -
Pit to pit - (shell) 26” (56” doubled), (liner) 24” (48” doubled)
Shoulders - 23”
Arms - 23.5”
Length - (front) 35”, (back) 40”
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