The Swedish Vindrock M59 Parka
Your host finds himself in the most joyous of positions - the proud owner of a newly acquired outstanding vintage coat.
Read on and prepare to be dazzled at the sight of the finest field coat known to man . . . .
sufferers readers will be well aware that I’m rather keen on the Cold War period and may remember that outstanding period when I actually Lived My Life as a Cold War Spy and a love of walking outdoors not to mention a weakness for coats and clothing - well combine all three and . . .
You have the Swedish Military Cold Weather Field Coat - The Vindrock M59 !
Did you ever see anybody looking more content and warm on a freezing winter morning by the coast in Lincolnshire ?
I sit here next to a warm radiator writing this, fortified by a recently consumed cooked breakfast, immersed in the Cold War with Smiley’s People by John le Carre playing in the form of a talking book and my new coat on the floor beside me complete with Rangefinder camera ready for the off - it’s all very pleasant.
A review of the coat:
This is the genuine vintage article, not a bandit eBay copy, I believe it dates circa 1968 to 1974 and has Swedish Army Infantry badges to collar.
It has a substantial ‘wool’ lining, detachable, which is akin to another coat in its own right - I’ve never worn a coat that’s warmer !
Coats are special, the right coat for the right occasion is crucial. Coats and jackets are something I’m dreadfully picky about, I know exactly what I’m looking for and nothing else will do.
My black Pea Coat for example took me two years of searching to find just the right one.
So folks, that’s the latest instalment in my little world.
It’s time to get out, have a wander about a pray the avalanche of snow predicted arrives here in Lincolnshire, best check I’m ready to go out
Walking boots? Check !
Gloves? Check !
Sugar free lozenges ? Check !
Rangefinder camera ? Check !
Vindrock M59 ? Most definitely check !
Smug as a bug in rugly yours,