From Marni comes this impeccably detailed twill parka for the spring. Each feature is done with the utmost care with the end result being a timeless hooded parka that you’ll be using for years to come. Oh, it’s Italian made from a brand that’s had a longstanding tradition so expect it to last as well. Take note of the elasticated cuffs, drawstring detail as well as the contrast lining.
From New York’s Thom Browne comes the Jersey Parka. It’s made from, you guessed it, jersey fabric but has the construction of a hooded parka. It features a button front closure and stripped left sleeve, while the iconic Thom Browne stripe can be seen going down the front closure for added detail.
With the winter weather finally here, it’s time to pull out the snorkels and parkas for that added layer of protection. The folks at Alpha Industries sent one of their N-3B Slim Fit parkas over to us to try out and we have to say we’re glad they did. It features a flight nylon outer shell with contrasting nylon lining and polyfill for a thicker layer between you and the elements. The slim fit cut coupled with the longer length give way to added insulation and a effortless look.
Dutch brand Denham and musician James Lavelle have teamed up for the Advisor Parka for Spring 2012. It’s a modern take on the classic M65 Fishtail Parka — old-school shell with new-age fabrics. The parka features a indigo rubberized nylon body made from Italy, and fitted with hand-painted details. It’s lined with seersucker, has plenty of pockets for easy storage and a hint of sweater material from the Canadian army. With the parka also comes headphones released in association with audio label Frends.
Heritage Research has released their Sierra Nevada Ventile Parka for Fall 2011, one that takes inspiration from a 1952 photo printed in A LIFE magazine of Jack Kennedy in the Sierra Nevada mountain range wearing a classic 1950′s military mountaineering parka. It’s got all the proper details like a navy weatherproof Ventile shell, adjustable hood with removable shearling sheepskin lining, military RiRi zip under a double front placket nickel popper closure stormflap and much more. The authentic pivot sleeves allow for climbing while the four front angled hand warmer pockets will give protection when you need it most. The light tan Ventile and wool blanket lining looks tremendous and does a splended job insulating as well.
We’ve always been fans of Alpha Industries and military-worn outerwear. the N-3B is one of our favorite parkas on the market and this collaborative effort with uniform experiment adds some minute details to a classic jacket. Beyond the ribbed cuffs, everything has stayed the same as the co-branded parka looks to preserve as much of the authentic design and construction as possible. This N-3B will drop on October 29th through select uniform experiment retailers.
We’re used to seeing anniversary celebrations take place on the regular in this space but they’re usually in the three to five year range. Brands loving celebrating their annual birthdays and use it as a marketing tool ever too often. We’ve rarely been able to witness a brand hit anything beyond ten years and to see a retail shop hit twenty is downright remarkable. They’ve been blessing Stockholm with the finest since the early 90s and their collaborative effort with Stone Island may be one of their best releases to date.
This parka features a broken-in design and features a waterproof shell and an orange detachable wool lining. The engineered hood has inserts in stretch jersey at the sides and drawstring while there are two windproof pockets on the front and two diagonal pockets on the chest with jersey inlay.
Part of the Modern Classics by Ben Sherman line, this British-style parka features a shell made from traditional waxed 100% cotton fabric from Millerain. It’s also detailed with corduroy trimmings and is fitted with a hood that’s lined with soft plaid cotton, as is the body. For added insulation, there’s a zip closure as well as a leather buckle at the neck.
DQM has teamed up with Seattle’s Crescent Down Works for this amazing remake of their Montagne Parka. The shell is made from Martexin Original Wax cotton and is lined with the Crescent Down Works’ signature streak free nylon. Look for zipper and leather enforced button closure plus additional leather detailing on the drawstring hood. The jacket will be available in two colorways — black/orange and tan/navy — through DQM’s online shop come October 3rd but can be grabbed now at The Vans DQM General Store.
A.P.C. takes the classic fishtail parka and adds a removable lining for added versatility while maintaining the piece’s timeless appeal and detailing. There’s a drawstring hood and hem which makes it more adjustable and the Wool/Ramie/Nylon shell makes it proper for any weather.