Vintage M-65 80s US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - S Oversized Front
Vintage M-65 80s US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - S Oversized Back
Vintage M-65 80s US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - S Oversized Inside
Vintage M-65 80s US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - S Oversized Hood
Vintage M-65 80s US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - S Oversized Hood
Vintage M-65 80s US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - S Oversized Tag
Vintage M-65 80s US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - S Oversized Liner
Vintage M-65 80s US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - S Oversized Hood
Vintage M-65 80s US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - S Oversized Hood
Vintage M-65 80s US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Parka - S Oversized Zip

Vintage 1980s M-65 US Army Extreme Cold Weather Fishtail Military Parka - S 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 1983, the detachable liner is dated 1979 and the detachable hood from 1979 as well. Made in the USA.

CONDITION:
Used and in very good vintage condition with minimal signs of wear. The shell, liner and hood aren't the original matching set but all parts are the correct matching size and fit. Freshly laundered 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 S (US Sizing) and is built with a very generous fit and a 52" full external chest measurement, as it was designed to be worn over full army kit - this allows it to fit up to a M / L 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

S

26in 66cm

24in  61cm

24in  61cm 

41in   104cm

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