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The Woolrich Parka – a modern classic

Woolrich’s flagship piece: The ‘Arctic Parka’ was developed in 1972 for workers on an Alaskan pipeline who were exposed to icy temperatures around the clock. The Woolrich Parka proved its functionality under these tough conditions. Today its iconic design and ultra modern high-tech fabric make it a stylish and weatherproof companion for cold winter days – in urban as well as Arctic environments.

Woolrich can now look back on almost 200 years’ experience in manufacturing functional clothing, which makes the label one of the oldest manufacturers of outerwear in the world. It all began in 1830 when English immigrant John Rich founded a wool-spinning mill in Pennsylvania to equip the workers from the surrounding factories with robust workwear. Since it began working with Italian designers in the 1990s, the American business has developed from making practical workwear into a popular lifestyle label whose history makes it one of the leading experts in outerwear that is as functional as it is cool. The Woolrich ‘Arctic Parka’ is the key piece in the Woolrich collection: A classic parka, now made from wind and water repellent high-tech material, with practical hand-warmer pockets and fine coyote fur trim on the hood. The extra warm lining made of high-quality duck down keeps out temperatures of down to -20 degrees Celsius. It is an absolute must-have for urban winters too.

The parka, which actually originated in the Arctic, found its way into the fashion world through the US Army. Other countries’ armies then started to use the warm and practical jacket. Since the 1960s, various youth cultures have made it so popular that it now enjoys a secure place in every winter wardrobe – for men and women alike. The classic army green is now no longer compulsory since the range of colours has become as varied as the other fashionable details. The classic Woolrich Parka maintains its iconic look in other colours. Woolrich also demonstrates its experience with functional outerwear in contemporary style with other models: Down jackets in winter, foldable anoraks with sometimes unusual prints, a classic coat with lightweight Thermore padding for spring and autumn or lightweight jackets made of innovative materials such as neoprene – men’s jackets from Woolrich are always reliable companions, whatever the weather. Give your outfit a contemporary finishing touch and enjoy a variety of possible combinations for modern casual looks. Find your Woolrich Parka and other men’s models from the latest collection in our online store!