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The Royal Air Force Cold Weather M1951 Parka

Sale price$2,690.00 USD

Step into the world of aviation history with The Royal Air Force Cold Weather M1951 Parka. This extraordinary piece of outerwear is a testament to the unparalleled craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into its original creation, with its Ventile shell and real fur hood trim.

Originally crafted for "flight line" service personnel for use during Arctic conditions, this authentic 1951 Pattern RAF Ventile Parka in size 3 is considered a truly rare find.

Made in the 1970s, with a green-coloured Ventile cotton material that is renowned for its exceptional windproof and waterproof qualities, ensuring both comfort and warmth even in the most extremely cold temperatures.

Every detail of this parka has been carefully considered. The front fastens with a 'NZ' branded zipper, featuring a nickel-plated puller that adds a touch of sophistication. To enhance its windproof capabilities, the coat is also equipped with a double flap that buttons over the zip, providing an extra layer of insulation. An integral waist belt is located to the centre of the parka and features a metal buckle of the same style, a common attribute of Ventile smocks, parkas and flying suits during the 1950s and 1960s.

An angled flapped pocket adds a touch of functionality to the parka, allowing the wearer to keep essentials close at hand. The real fur hood trim adds a luxurious touch, elevating the parka's aesthetic and making it a true statement piece.

A white drawstring is fitted to the bottom hem to allow the coat to be pulled in tight at the bottom. The hood features a similar drawstring which has a wooden stopper, shaped in an amazingly large snorkel style. The hood can be fastened tight using the wooden toggle to keep extra warm. A pen pocket is located to the left sleeve and is similar to those used on American flying jackets, first seen in WW2.

The interior of the parka features a cream blanket lining between the outer Ventile fabric and the cotton lining, which is stitched to the inside of the cream-coloured wool. Part of the interior of the hood features a soft, brown coloured fur collar, with a convenient hanging loop below. The original label is still attached and bears the RAF stores number of ‘22C/1301246’, the marked size ‘7’. and the department broad arrow marking.

This parka is not just a piece of outerwear, it is a symbol of bravery, resilience, and timeless style. Embrace the spirit of adventure and honour the legacy of the Royal Air Force.

Features

Condition: Excellent unworn condition

Colour: Olive Green

Fabric/Material: Nylon and Cotton/ Hood: Fur 

Size 

Pit to Pit: 28" 

Inner Front Seams: 22½"

Outer Sleeve: 25½"

Shoulder to Shoulder: 21"

Nape to Hem: 43"

PROVENANCE [ REVIVAL ROOM ]

Preserving much-treasured items of clothing, each piece within this exclusive collection has been cherry picked by our Director, Mr. Cordeaux.

These iconic and exceedingly rare finds have often been rediscovered among his many travels. Simply left untouched to maintain the original flair and design, to be cherished like a unique collectable.

Explore this exclusive edit and awaken a true sense of nostalgia. Apparel that has a story to tell, and a journey to continue.

DISCLAIMER [ REVIVAL ROOM ]

The Revival Room features vintage pieces, which have been carefully handpicked for their rarity, uniqueness and authenticity.  

Please be advised that all vintage garments within The Revival Room will usually show a few signs of wear or slight fading due to the age of the piece.

Where best possible, knowledge of the item and the overall condition will be stated within the product description.

Due to being crafted by different makers and being produced during different eras, sizes of each garment will vary. However, individual size information is provided for a more accurate guide.These measures have been taken in house, specifically for each garment.

If you have any further questions on the piece or any further sizing queries, please feel free to get in touch via email and we will do our best to assist you further.

We believe that these one-of-a-kind and unique pieces should be cherished as part of a collector's wardrobe.

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Step into the world of aviation history with The Royal Air Force Cold Weather M1951 Parka. This extraordinary piece of outerwear is a testament to the unparalleled craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into its original creation, with its Ventile shell and real fur hood trim.

Originally crafted for "flight line" service personnel for use during Arctic conditions, this authentic 1951 Pattern RAF Ventile Parka in size 3 is considered a truly rare find.

Made in the 1970s, with a green-coloured Ventile cotton material that is renowned for its exceptional windproof and waterproof qualities, ensuring both comfort and warmth even in the most extremely cold temperatures.

Every detail of this parka has been carefully considered. The front fastens with a 'NZ' branded zipper, featuring a nickel-plated puller that adds a touch of sophistication. To enhance its windproof capabilities, the coat is also equipped with a double flap that buttons over the zip, providing an extra layer of insulation. An integral waist belt is located to the centre of the parka and features a metal buckle of the same style, a common attribute of Ventile smocks, parkas and flying suits during the 1950s and 1960s.

An angled flapped pocket adds a touch of functionality to the parka, allowing the wearer to keep essentials close at hand. The real fur hood trim adds a luxurious touch, elevating the parka's aesthetic and making it a true statement piece.

A white drawstring is fitted to the bottom hem to allow the coat to be pulled in tight at the bottom. The hood features a similar drawstring which has a wooden stopper, shaped in an amazingly large snorkel style. The hood can be fastened tight using the wooden toggle to keep extra warm. A pen pocket is located to the left sleeve and is similar to those used on American flying jackets, first seen in WW2.

The interior of the parka features a cream blanket lining between the outer Ventile fabric and the cotton lining, which is stitched to the inside of the cream-coloured wool. Part of the interior of the hood features a soft, brown coloured fur collar, with a convenient hanging loop below. The original label is still attached and bears the RAF stores number of ‘22C/1301246’, the marked size ‘7’. and the department broad arrow marking.

This parka is not just a piece of outerwear, it is a symbol of bravery, resilience, and timeless style. Embrace the spirit of adventure and honour the legacy of the Royal Air Force.

Features

Condition: Excellent unworn condition

Colour: Olive Green

Fabric/Material: Nylon and Cotton/ Hood: Fur 

Size 

Pit to Pit: 28" 

Inner Front Seams: 22½"

Outer Sleeve: 25½"

Shoulder to Shoulder: 21"

Nape to Hem: 43"

The Royal Air Force Cold Weather M1951 Parka
The Royal Air Force Cold Weather M1951 Parka Sale price$2,690.00 USD