Vintage 1980s M-65 US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - XL Oversized Front
Vintage 1980s M-65 US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - XL Oversized Back
Vintage 1980s M-65 US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - XL Oversized Inside
Vintage 1980s M-65 US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - XL Oversized Hood
Vintage 1980s M-65 US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - XL Oversized Hood
Vintage 1980s M-65 US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - XL Oversized Tag
Vintage 1980s M-65 US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - XL Oversized Tag
Vintage 1980s M-65 US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - XL Oversized Tag
Vintage 1980s M-65 US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - XL Oversized Zip
Vintage 1980s M-65 US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - XL Oversized Shell Tag

Vintage 1980s M-65 US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - XL Oversized

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The fishtail parka was first used by the United States Army in 1950 during the Korean War. Designed primarily for infantry, they were oversized as they were designed to be worn over battle dress and other layers. The 4 main styles: the EX-48, M-48, M-51 and the M-65. The M stands for military and the number for the year it was standardised. The name fishtail comes from the fish tail extension at the back designed to be tied around the soldier's legs for extra insulation and could also be folded up and popper secured.

This is a vintage US Army M-65 Extreme Cold Weather Parka complete with detachable quilted liner and snorkel hood and a heavy duty Scovill front zipper. The parka shell label dates this to 1984, the hood is dated to 1983 and the detachable liner tag has faded beyond legibility but compared to others in our archive, was likely produced around the 1980s additionally. Made in the USA.

CONDITION:
Used and in good vintage condition with general signs of wear. The shell, liner and hood aren't the original matching set but all parts are the correct matching size and fit. Steamed and ready for a new owner.


COLOUR: Olive Green OG-107.


FABRIC: Outershell: 80% Cotton 20% Nylon; Liner: 100% Nylon Quilted; Hood: Cotton Shell with Wool Lining and Faux Fur Trim.


FEATURES:

- Heavy duty Scovill front zipper
- Popper front storm flap
- Fishtail rear hem
- Waist and hem drawcords
- Button part elasticated cuffs
- 2 lower popper flap entry hand warmer pockets
- Button detachable liner
- Button detachable faux fur trim hood

SIZE: The jacket is labelled size XL (US Sizing) and is built with a very generous fit and a 60" full external chest measurement, as it was designed to be worn over full army kit - this allows it to fit up to an XXL or larger depending on your desired fit.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check measurements against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned on a flat surface:

SIZE

CHEST

SLEEVE 

SHOULDER

LENGTH

XL

30in 76.5cm

26in  66cm

25.5in  65cm 

41in   104cm

Size help & how we measure - vintage garments.

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