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Just got my first one and was wondering if it is too big?
Basically, it doesn't look anywhere near as big as Jimmy's in Quadrophenia but is bigger than I usually wear for a coat/jacket.
There is plenty of room at the sides and front and I have been told that is the way it should fit. Is that correct?
Sorry for the silly question but thought I would ask!
I look the dog's bollox in my parka,that's good enough for me :)))
a parka is a cape to wear over your clothes whilst travelling from one place to another on a scooter .
the days when the working class but still upwordly mobile relied totally on a scooter to get around are long gone
minis and anglias anyone ?
and thats 40 years ago in itself
then again what with the price of petrol these days [ and that wont fall ] maybe the scooter will make a huge comeback ?
as for parkas
you can also thank the likes of mr gallagher for making the garment very fashionable again
anyhow ive got genuine military parkas that are labelled medium yet are still roomy even tho i take an xl in ordinary clobber and ive got more fashionable parkas that are labelled as what they are ...xl
if it doesnt feel or look right on ya take it back !
My parker was far to big for me, but a tight parker was no good for scrapping in,the bigger and floppy the better, don't forget you wore suits etc underneath
I agree with what most said. A parka don't fit, i think it must be quite large. I am 38-40 chest but my m-51 is a Medium it's really huge, but that's the way i like it.
I do like the way you have fitting smart clothes under and the contrast with the parka which is military and "too big for me".
Anyway, it is the perfect thing to ride a scooter! Just like Jezz said Love it and treasure it!
The parka was designed to wear over a suit and so it needs to be roomy. I still have mmine fro 79 and even now its HUGE!
I like Parka's long and dropping, Enough so It aint tight when Im sitting on it on me scooter. My Parka comes down to my knees, Near enough anyway And about an inch too big on the shoulder.