Christian Dada’s Zoo Morikawa at his SS 13 exhibition - clothes were suspended in blocks of ice, resulting in some great photos!
Mod coats earned their name during the 1960’s Mod subculture, when fishtail parkas were donned by fashionable young men in order to keep their clothing immaculate whilst scootering around the streets of London. Nowadays, mod coats are a fashion statement in and of themselves, and nowhere is that more evident than in Japan; fashionable parkas are available from many brands at varying price points. Below you’ll find our favourites, sorted from least to most expensive.
As a proponent of the idea that you get what you pay for, I am a bit conflicted over this coat. Even though it’s the cheapest on the list, I would argue that it’s easily one of the best looking, with its smooth wool and synthetic blend fabric, exaggerated fishtail, and wrap-around fur collar. For those of you on a budget, this is a solid choice.
For the grungier among you, this Buffalo Bobs Noir parka in distressed cotton could be just what you’ve been waiting for. This model has knit inserts under the arms for flexibility and ventilation and built-in knit handwarmers.
This is a re-issue from last year, but there’s not much that could have been done to improve this military-style coat. A unique funnel hood creates a great sense of structure and volume around the neck. The epaulets and chest pockets give it an almost “armoured” feeling.
For those of you looking for a vegan-friendly option, Japanese high-fashion designer Christian Dada delivers with this heavily customizable jacket. The faux fur, liner, and sleeves are all removable, which means you can look like a badass all year round. The stiff cotton shell strikes a great balance between streetwear and dark romanticism.
Better known for their fur-hooded parkas, Attachment forewent the hood entirely this year with the release of their high-collar mod coat. The result is a look that is both edgy and wearable … except in the rain.
Schorl showed no restraint in terms of materials with the release of this fantastic parka. The outer shell is constructed of dobby nylon, contrasted against the shiny goatskin sleeves. The large coyote fur ruff provides a dramatic touch, and the removable sheepskin lining allows you to adjust the coat for varying temperatures. Finishing things off with their signature silver 925 hardware, this is a coat that exudes luxury.
There are many other mods coats out there, but for us this is the crème de la crème and we hope that every fashion-conscious man will find something to love here. Which one is your favourite? Did we leave something out? Let us know!