Essentially I’m not anti-parka. I am fully in favour of unusual or distinctive parkas. My favourite example is the brown one Liam Gallagher wears on the front cover of Be Here Now. I also have a navy blue one of my own. I dislike the slightly uniform style of the army green parkas with patches.
However, there is a tension here and I’d love to know what people think. Parkas were only worn back in the day to protect the more fancy clothes underneath. Yet now some have become the fancy thing in themselves while the outfit underneath can lack style.
So how much effort is it right to put into a parka?
I personally won’t get upset about it. For me, it’s the overall outfit that matters and if it’s done in an artful way, maximum points.