Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Quadrophenia, the iconic British film based on The Who’s album of the same name. With rumours of a retrospective documentary in the works, the mod look is sure to find new fans and followers as images of Phil ‘Jimmy’ Daniels and his fishtail parka see a revival.
Those wanting to channel the aesthetic themselves won’t find a better brand to look to than FishtailParkas.com, who specialise in sourcing exclusive and original styles to mods around the world. Fishtail Parkas has worked with Oasis, Kate Moss, VOGUE and Vespa, so if you’re on the hunt for a reproduction of the iconic M-1948 (with a Mulberry silk lining, no less) or an incredibly rare unissued M-1965, you’re in expert hands.
Established in 2004, Fishtail Parkas grew organically – founder Mike had been collecting for 20 years, and he found more and more that people were looking for help in sourcing authentic vintage and classic parkas. Fishtail Parkas has become the ultimate way to share that knowledge and expertise for this iconic piece of fashion and mod history.
At FishtailParkas.com you’ll find comprehensive guides to parka styles and details on the rarest models available, as well as Tootal vintage silk scarves and unissued OG507 fatigue shirts produced by the U.S. Army after the Vietnam War. When it comes to sizing, Fishtail Parka advice is spot on and speedy despatch and delivery are a priority.