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The Perfect Green Army Parka……only a dream….

Last year on a long holiday in Paris, I visited the Montreuil flea market with 2 great friends, Dee and Charlotte, we had a great adventure, digging our way through the piles of vintage clothes being sold for a song… other dear friend Jeff had recommended this market for that very reason…..I was in the midst of trying to find the perfect vintage Burberry trench coat, which I found for 40 euros….but my 2 friends were a year ahead of me and found 2 perfect green army parkas, there were so many weights to choose from, lined, unlined, quilted, detachable lining, hood or no hood… get the picture, I was so blissed out with my trench and a few other treasures, I didn’t even consider it…..but now that we are in the midst of a freezing cold winter, and as I am recovering from a bad cold…all I want is a big army coat that will allow me to wear a small jacket underneath too…..this layering dream gets more elaborate every time I try and find one…..looking at my inspiration archives I saw these, they really capture all the moods of a great parka…..I quite adore the Comme des Garcons parka/blanket coat….now that would be the coziest thing to wear……

Photos: Twin Magazine, issue 1, Dan Martensen, Fudge Magazine, vol.80, Ishida Shohei, Fudge vol.75, Ishida Shohei, Purple Magazine Number 13, Angela Hill


  1. Charlotte wrote:

    Oh memories of that morning at the market!!
    I think we only managed to find our gold with your guidance, plus the croissants and espresso’s from Au Fer du Cheval of course…

    Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 7:57 am | Permalink
  2. Ana-Cecilia wrote:

    Awwwww!! let’s do it again, soon!! better book that eurostar early!!!xxxx

    Friday, June 25, 2010 at 12:09 am | Permalink
  3. gill wrote:

    Oh, I feel your pain with the olive parka. I’m still regretting not buying an APC one I tried on a gazillion times in London.
    Detachable fleecy lining is essential.
    I’m sure we’ll find ours when they’ve fallen out of trend – which will be the perfect time to wear them.

    Monday, July 12, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Permalink
  4. Deidra wrote:

    Oh AC, I do think of that day every time I wear it! But charlotte landed gold with the fleecy lining, Im sure she will be teasing me with it all through winter!x

    Monday, July 26, 2010 at 3:01 am | Permalink

    A.C. you know i am drooling over the perfect green army parka… and you know my fave is the comme…oh-my-god.., so good to see it off the runway too xxxx

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 11:15 am | Permalink
  6. Ana-Cecilia wrote:

    yesss! Georgie! it’s a blanket and a parka….pure perfection!!!xx

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Permalink
  7. Ana-Cecilia wrote:

    We will always have Paris adventures!!!xxxx And yours looked so great, I almost posted the picture we took at the market!

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

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