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Fishtail Parka

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Fishtail Parka jackets were worn by Mods, and were long oversized coats with a hood with fur around it. The back came down in a V shape giving the name fishtail nd it was decorated with various things like targets and keyholes.


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Fishtail Parkas Last post by Hooper68
24 May 2009

Do You Remember Fishtail Parka?

Do You Remember Fishtail Parka?

  • Anonymous user
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    does any 1 still wear the snorkel parka
    • Anonymous user
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      I wear a alpha explorer parka love it
  • Anonymous user
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    i got two black and a blue regatta snorkel parka both with orange lining always in mine
  • Anonymous user
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    Actually now you mention it, mine was a 'Lord Anthony'.
  • Anonymous user
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    Most of us kids in school had snorkel coats, mine was navy with a bright orange nylon lining. No-one I knew owned a branded one, just the generic 12 quid down the market jobs. We were reminded in school assembly to take the hoods down when crossing the road!
    • Anonymous user
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      I remember the snorkel parka, mind was navy and orange lining One kid nearly got knocked over so all the kids with snorkel coats had to go to the hall to be told not to wear hoods crossing road
  • Anonymous user
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    didnt have a snorkel parka , but one of the green canvas ones with red lining and fur hood
  • Anonymous user
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    Does anyone have any memories to tell of the 80's, nylon snorkel parka's? They always had an orange lining, and the best colour was navy blue outer, however green, brown, black, pale blue and grey were other colours. I have quite a few in my own collection, and they are still a warm comfortable coat to wear, especially now that parka's have made a come back. What makes did you own? Lord Anthony, Brutus or other make, they were all nearly made in Hong Kong, Korea or some in England.
    • Anonymous user
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      i had a blue with orange lining. Remember all kids with them being told to go to the hall with our coats and being told the danger of wearing hoods crossing road We also got told off if we wore hoods round school indoors