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Winter warmer: 1980s Field Jacket by Karhu

Winter warmer: 1980s Field Jacket by Karhu
Winter warmer: 1980s Field Jacket by Karhu

Want to know how Scandinavians kept warm in the 1980s? They slipped on something like this Field Jacket by Karhu.

Winter warmer: 1980s Field Jacket by Karhu
Winter warmer: 1980s Field Jacket by Karhu

 

The fact that it is still being sold decades on tells you everything you want to know about the durability of this particular winter coat. This is a coat for the long haul.

Unmistakably of its decade, the jacket first landed in Finland in the early 1980s as a multi functional coat for the colder months and over 30 years on, it is still here for much the same purpose.

Winter warmer: 1980s Field Jacket by Karhu
Winter warmer: 1980s Field Jacket by Karhu

 

The look sells itself if you are a fan of the decade, but to be fair, this is a coat that still catches the eye in the right way regardless of your love of the 1980s.

The colours are very much of that period, but the jacket is pretty much in keeping with a lot of winter clobber you still see on the racks today – and for considerably more money than this Karhu coat. Yes, I am talking about a value offering in light of its heritage.

This is a padded coat with two front button pockets. a hood with drawstring fastening, plus velcro fastening at the cuffs to make sure the elements are well and truly kept out. £95 is the price if you want one.

Find out more at the Karhu website

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