Buzz Rickson's M-51 Fish Tail Parka Wool Liner Size S
The Japanese brand Buzz Rickson's are today counted among the few high-end reproduction manufacturers of military and casual garments in the world! They strive to make true replicas by carefully researching and analyzing original vintage garments, taking great care to duplicate the material while paying close attention to technique and quality with the goal to bring back old forgotten techniques and machines needed to make garments of outstanding quality without compromises.
This wool liner gives you superb cold resistance! It is of course perfectly matched with Buzz Rickson's M-51 Parka, attached with the buttons on the parka. Your parka will become warmer and heavier but your ability to move around is still alright as the liner is cleverly designed.
Please note that the jacket is pictured here but not included.
The name Fish Tail comes from the split back that looks like the tail of a fish. The design allows the garment to be fastened around each leg for added warmth.
The M-51 Parka, also known as the "Fish Tail Parka" was originally issued for the US Army during the Korean war 1950-53. The name refers to the year it became standard issue (1951) and it became the standard issue cold weather parka. The previous cold weather parka known as the "N-3B" was a lot heavier and not optimal for the Korean weather, and that became the birth of the iconic M-51 Fish Tail Parka.
- Buzz Rickson's M-51 Fish Tail Parka Wool Liner Size S - 60% wool 40 % cotton - Made in Japan - Serial number BR4681
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.