PREMIUM REAL FUR PARKA COLLECTION - 2018
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Fur Parkas with large pockets are super cool right now and, when it comes to fabrics, look out for quality cottons in navy, burnt orange, cream and, of course, khaki.
Go for an oversized silhouette if you fancy something more fashiony; Thalia Furs have a great A-line cut style that will really dress up your day-to-day denim look in a feminine way.
With temperatures set to drop more and more over the next few winters, the thick fur linings are about to be your best friend. Premium fox fur lining comes as standard with our parkas, which will quite literally be like walking round in your duvet – an investment we can’t fault.
Whether you like the rugged and outdoorsy look or consider the wilderness-meets-disco type, Fur Parka with its utilitarian roots has become the essential outerwear piece you can dress up or down this coming winter.
Our love of fur parka knows no bounds. Practical, stylish and a real go-with-all, it’s the outerwear staple you need to invest in.
A history of Parka
Few pieces of clothing have undergone such a thorough transformation as the parka. Originally made from caribou or seal by the Canadian Inuits, this age-old outerwear staple began to evolve from its original fabrication with the development of the fishtail parka in 1950s America.
Facing severely cold Korean winters, the US Army invented the now renowned M-1947 (M48) and M-1951 (M51) fishtail parkas. Both crafted from wind-resistant olive drab-coloured cotton sateen (though the M51 was also made from nylon), they featured a large front pouch pocket, an upper sleeve patch for a box of cigarettes and a long skirt (or fishtail) that you could sit on. Finally, a removable wool-pile liner (attached beneath) formed the hood.
As with so many menswear staples, the parka became a civilian hit just a number of years after it first appeared on the battlefield. From the 1960s onwards, it was synonymous with British mod culture – arguably because its fishtail kept your backside dry on a Vespa.
While the parka has never really fallen from favour since the mod era, its enduring appeal could be attributed to its function rather than its – up until recent years – lacklustre form. Nor has its relatively lowly status on the scale of stylish outerwear been helped by menswear’s switch of focus to refined, tailored pieces over the past few years. Bulky, shapeless and comparatively nondescript, the parka found itself in the furthest recesses of the stylish wardrobe, hidden behind overcoats, pea coats, trench coats and macs.
Now, though, spurred on by womenswear brands’ immensely successful appropriation of the parka, Thalia Furs designers are re-inventing the military staple, giving it an all-new, much smarter lease of life in the process.
The Tailored Thalia Fur’s Parka
Thalia Furs is about to lead the field in the autumn/winter 2018 collections with a formidable three-button zip-fronted lilac or khaki green version with slanted front pockets for easy hand access and a fully detachable fur lining that runs from the hood to the hem. As if that wasn’t enough, the detachable fur lining is designed to be worn as a gilet. This hybrid of winter utility and classic sartorial detailing is as smart and sophisticated as the fur parka gets. Each piece can be worn on its own without any indication that they are half of a pair.
Why not opt for a more luxurious way to fend off the elements on your walk to work this coming winter, while its versatility provides an alternative fashion statement that will easily transform you from street-chic to smartly tailored or even evening chic.
How to wear Fur Parka
Don’t hesitate to throw Thalia Fur’s parka over an evening wear. And if you’re wearing a dress, make it a mini. Just because you have a furry hood doesn’t mean you have to pull it up. Try a contrasting knit hat to play up the sporty vibe.
It’s true, all parkas usually come with a hood but what is a hooded parka without a full fur trimming? Style your fur lined parka with a denim jacket, jeans and a sexy pair of boots.
For a coat category that defies the trends of time a fur parka should be your go-to. Couture parkas have been all over the runway and luckily they’re hitting the high street too. Stay classic with khaki green or amp things up with camo or a coloured fur lining and hood.
Blame Alexa if you like, but the parka is now a timeless classic that’s always ripe for re-invention. But what’s in store right now? Check out our e-shop for fur parkas that will take you from park to party.
Finding the right one, is a bit like finding a boyfriend: get it right and you’ll love it for as long it lasts.