The Society of Cool
Hi guys, i've just been looking around on the forum for a bit now and i'm looking for some help/opinions on buying a parka.
What I'm stuck on is what kind of parka I want to buy, as most the traditional m-51's either wouldn't fit me(since im a small guy) and i'd need to see some first instead of buying it online and changing my mind. So first, I was wondering if you guys could let me know of any shops in Glasgow that sell parkas (or mod gear in general) for reasonable prices, not PG price tags or anything haha
Secondly I was wondering if you know of any more up-to-date modern/stylish parkas that are out there too. As since i'm 18, so a reasonably young mod, I dont have the mindset of the traditional over the suit parka haha :P the only one i've really found are the merc london one with the tartan hood, and then the cheap topman one, which in my opinion isnt nice at all...but even though Im looking for a more modern styled parka im not wanting it to be too 'perfect' if you know what I mean as i'd still want to put badges and stuff on it.
Anyway, even if you guys cant help me i'd appreciate any feedback, i've already got some help off you lot just from reading some of your posts on other threads. but anyway, Cheers:)
I personally wouldn't buy a parka , I'd go for a nice pea coat or something similar, they're much smarter than a parka
Yes, it´s totally at odds with our aesthetics. But we´re so used to the sight that this is no longer obvious to us.
try dees of trongate they have merc parkas and also got m65s think they might also do the art gallery parka
How tall are you stan?
The Art Gallery parka is definitely worth a look as mentioned above, same shape/look as the M-65 but the sizes are much smaller, the originals are waaaay to big for me but a size small AG parka fits just right, plus if you sign up for their news letters they always have discount codes flying about.
does dees actually have their own website? ive been trying to find it since you mentioned the newsletter and codes
no dees dont have a web site just the shop in trongate
I acquired my parka from an old friend of my dad's, unworn because he sold his scooters soon after. They aren't very stylish I suppose, but I know mines awfully warm in the chillier weather, and they keep your clothes nice in bad weather too. As mentioned, the art gallery one is nice, but also to keep your eyes peeled in second hand shops and so on, and if you find one's that's good apart from a few patches or something you can just put badges over them. Mine's huge on me but for what it is I think that's okay.
Didn't Pretty Green have a parka design? Ah, seems they have a few [link], and you might have to go to the Philippines to sell a kidney on the black market to afford one (I know I'd have to). They do seem to have a boutique in Glasgow, though, and from what I've read on-line, their sizing seems to run a bit on the slightly-small side.
Honestly, I think the only places to score a parka are the army surplus and stores during the spring and summer, when they're typically on sale --only get one with a removable lining and removable hood, though. You might also want to either completely ditch the hood, OR remove or replace the "fur trim" (in my experiences, the "fur trim" on the hoods are always a shabby faux fur that's never sewn on very well --even if the craftsmanship if the rest of the coat is top notch). If you're handy with sewing, you can always make adjustments on the coat itself to make it look better.
I, too, second the suggestions that a pea coat is a sharper-looking alternative (even if it will, by proxy, add you to the entries on StuffWhitePeopleLike.com [link]). Either way, if you're in need of some badges to festoon your coat with, might I suggest this Etsy shop [link]?
he he Platignum's were decent too , lady Penelope's butler had one.
Yeah and he was an ex con and a safe cracker ,so what does that tell you.ha ha ha
Hush now, Tommy is a brill album and the film is... Alright, less than brill, but every major hospital stay I've had for physical ailments led hospital drugs, which allegedly (according to my nurses) led to me singing te score to Tommy. Clearly it was a very formative film on my life that whilst in a morphine-addled daze, I might forget my own surname, but I will manage to remember every word to "Pinball Wizard" and "Cousin Kevin".