Men's Packable Parka Putty (Made by Mackintosh)

£247.50 £495

For SS22, The Workers Club has continued to collaborate with the outerwear specialist and heritage brand Mackintosh to create an exclusive capsule collection. Focussed on functional outerwear and layering pieces. The pieces have been made by Mackintosh's talented craftspeople in the brand's state-of-the-art outerwear factory in England.

There is arguably no piece of outerwear that’s had more of an impact on contemporary culture than the fishtail Parka. First made popular in the aftermath of the Korean War, when thousands of surplus pieces entered the wardrobes of the average civilian, they were then embraced by Mods who blessed them with a cool status. Today, they’re a certified classic that looks great on everyone and can be worn in a variety of ways.

Exclusively made for us by our friends Mackintosh, our Packable Parka is made from a stunning Putty nylon fabric we’ve sourced from Olmetex in Italy, which is one of the world’s leading producers of technical fabrics, and it’s impressively water and wind resistant whilst at the same time being breathable. The seams have all been heat-sealed by hand, which results in an impenetrable coat that can take on the harshest of storms.

In terms of the design, the Packable Parka has received a few updates this season. The most subtle one is the use of a waxed cotton drawstring that’s finished with an old-school Hangman’s knot (it’s the small details that count, in our opinion). Elsewhere, there are two large angled pockets on the waist, an oversized fixed hood with a peak to keep out rain, and a fishtail hem which keeps your seat protected. Overall, this lightweight Parka has a generous, oversized fit which allows you to wear multiple layers beneath and will provide maximum protection in serious downpours. Easily folded and packed away into the fixed pouch on the inside, it’s a great piece for travel.

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