Parka

Like many wardrobe items nowadays, the parka jacket was once part of a military uniform – comfortable and functional. Comfortable and functional, they were developed in the early 1950s for U.S. Air Force and Marines.  But in fact, the origin of this jacket is much more ancient – the nomadic people of the northern Russia used it for warm long jackets. In their language, parka means “animal skin”.

[adsense300gray]Modern parkas are much more diverse than their predecessors. They may be for the winter – intended to protect from the cold, or autumn, in classic camouflage or bright colors. Winter or autumn, they all have some things in common straight leg, pockets and hood. 

Over the years the humble parka has become an iconic coat that is functional, fashionable and pretty cool. Here are some of our favourites, as we’re in the jacket season.

 

Topman Mustard Lightweight Parka Coat

[icon_text color=”gray” type=”icon_tab”]$140[/icon_text] [icon_text color=”blue” type=”icon_shop”]Buy[/icon_text]

Tommy Hilfiger Nixon Parka

[icon_text color=”gray” type=”icon_tab”]$340[/icon_text] [icon_text color=”blue” type=”icon_shop”]Buy[/icon_text]

Ralf Lauren Uitlity Hooded Parka

[icon_text color=”gray” type=”icon_tab”]$210[/icon_text] [icon_text color=”blue” type=”icon_shop”]Buy[/icon_text]

Monitaly Mountain Olive Ripstop Cotton Parka

[icon_text color=”gray” type=”icon_tab”]$930[/icon_text] [icon_text color=”blue” type=”icon_shop”]Buy[/icon_text]

Monitaly Hooded Wool Camo Green Parka

[icon_text color=”gray” type=”icon_tab”]$745[/icon_text] [icon_text color=”blue” type=”icon_shop”]Buy[/icon_text]

J.Crew Penfield Kasson Hooded Mountain Parka

[icon_text color=”gray” type=”icon_tab”]$260[/icon_text] [icon_text color=”blue” type=”icon_shop”]Buy[/icon_text]

Gant Rugger Down Parka

[icon_text color=”gray” type=”icon_tab”]$425[/icon_text] [icon_text color=”blue” type=”icon_shop”]Buy[/icon_text]

Coach Thompson Snorkel Parka

[icon_text color=”gray” type=”icon_tab”]$1,400[/icon_text] [icon_text color=”blue” type=”icon_shop”]Buy[/icon_text]

Barbour Heritage Whitby Waterproof Parka

[icon_text color=”gray” type=”icon_tab”]$400[/icon_text] [icon_text color=”blue” type=”icon_shop”]Buy[/icon_text]

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