This reversible parka was designed based on a pile liner military jacket motif. It is made from a high-quality Slub Yarn Poplin (Cotton 100%) on one side and Alpaca and Wool Pile (Wool 80% Alpaca 20%) in the other side to create completely contrasting textures. Both are standard fabrics used for vintage military wear, but the blend of the two creates a new refreshing style.
Although the parka was inspired by military wear, the new design puts a unique spin on the classic model.
This alpaca-wool fabric has a tactile, medium-length pile that is exceptionally soft and strokable. Alpaca wool pile offer outstanding temperature regulation, moisture absorbency, support and are exceptionally smooth. The pile fabric offers you luxurious and natural body support for extra unique comfort.
The cut is longer than a jacket for extra warmth, and the full zipper fastens up to the top.
The US military adopted the parka-style overcoat in the mid-twentieth century as the optimum choice for pilots and foot soldiers stationed in cold climates. Both a great insulator and a practical storage option for food, medical supplies, ammunition, etc., the parka-style overcoat was the best bet for keeping warm despite the harsh elements the soldiers were facing.
Stevenson Overall manufactures entirely in Japan on antique machinery. It produces incredibly durable and characterful garments featuring some unique construction details.
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