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1970s winter classic: Woolwich Arctic Parka

1970s winter classic: Woolwich Arctic Parka
1970s winter classic: Woolwich Arctic Parka

It is an investment piece, but if you do invest, the Woolwich Arctic Parka will keep you warm for many winters to come.

1970s winter classic: Woolwich Arctic Parka
1970s winter classic: Woolwich Arctic Parka

 

Back in 1972, someone needed a particularly warm winter coat. Specifically, I am talking about the Alaskan pipeline workers, who needed something to keep them warm in temperatures that dropped below 40 degrees. They didn’t just need a warm coat, they needed a coat to stop them freezing. That coat was the Woolwich Arctic Parka.

1970s winter classic: Woolwich Arctic Parka
1970s winter classic: Woolwich Arctic Parka

 

It has been consistently popular ever since, not just for people working in ridiculously cold weather, but for anyone who wants to keep warm when the temperatures drop. Whether that’s to go on a night out, the school run or the walk to work.

1970s winter classic: Woolwich Arctic Parka
1970s winter classic: Woolwich Arctic Parka

 

It still has a hint of the 1970s about it, but it’s also quite a timeless look too. Which is why this is a coat you can buy, wear in the winter, stick in the loft or storage, then get it out again the winter after. So a big investment first time out, but a coat that pays for itself over the years.

1970s winter classic: Woolwich Arctic Parka
1970s winter classic: Woolwich Arctic Parka

 

The latest versions are out now, available in classic colours of dark green and navy blue, as well as later additions, such as the black, the lighter blue and a bolder yellow finish.

1970s winter classic: Woolwich Arctic Parka
1970s winter classic: Woolwich Arctic Parka

 

All are faithful to the original design, with a design to keep out the rain, wind and snow, which is helped by a Teflon coating and duck down insulation. There’s also a detachable trim on the hood, a throat strap, zip closure with storm flap, two chest flap pockets, two buttoned flap pockets and a drawstring on both the hood and hem.

As I said, a pricey option from £685, but a coat that will keep you warm for years.

Find out more at the End Clothing website

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