20 Dec 2016

Outfit | All-Conditions Outerwear, Parka London

 Jacket + Tote Bag c/o Parka London | Jumper c/o NN07 | Chinos by Whistles Men | Socks by CHUP | Sneakers by Common Projects | Hat by Penfield
Knitwear by NN07

It’s been about a year since I started working together with Manchester-based photographer Jake Millers, and as the projects move on I can definitely our work improving each time. We’ve started to get comfortable with each other, and I think that's starting to show through.

So when I was approached by Parka London a brand I first came across at Jacket Required I instantly had Jake in mind. They were really open with the brief, and I was confident we could create something that not only fitted nicely with the brand's timeless values, but also feels true to my own personal style.

We took the Maron Jacket + Samson Tote Bag to some new locations on the outskirts of Manchester City Centre. The jacket is inspired by the original U.S Navy Deck jacket of the 1940s featuring a traditional boxy and slightly cropped fit, with reinforced stress-points, detachable faux-fur collar, four large front utility pockets; all being constructed from a durable, water-resistant poly-cotton navy fabric. 

Same for the Tote, which has quickly become my most-used bag; with loads of space inside, enough to pack for a couple of overnights, again being made from a lightweight, water resistant material. I kept the rest of my outfit pretty muted, with the classic fit chinos by Whistles and wool knit by Swedish brand NN07. 

Location-wise I think it's spot on, we both though the limited colour pallet worked perfect with Parka's collection. What do you think?

Shop the range and find out more about Parka London here.

This post is in collaboration with Parka London. Thank you for taking the time to support the brands + businesses that make this blog happen.


  1. Nice socks, Mat!

  2. Ohhh that fleece lining! Also loving the sock / CP interaction <3
    Alexander @ Mr Essentialist

  3. Maria Fallon18:52

    This outfit is amazing, that jacket is divine!

    Maria xxx

  4. Thanks Marie! It's nice to hear from you again.

  5. Keeping things toasty


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