Denham Presents The Limited Recut Parka

Denham will be launching next week, on Wednesday, October 18, their Recut Parka. The Denham Recut Parka has been made from repurposed military tents from the Second World War. This jacket is produced in extremely limited quantities, so you’ll have to be quick if you want to get your hands on one of these exclusive pieces!

Details of the Denham Recut Parka

Denham repurposed the tents, from the original ripstop fabric to the seams and toggles, to create the limited parkas working around the tents’ seams, windows, doors and flaps. Each Denham Recut Parka has a completely unique colour pending the original tent’s exposure to sunlight and other wear-and-tear.

The parka’s silhouette was inspired by the classic M-1951 fishtail military parka. The US army originally designed this jacket with an olive-coloured shell made from wind-resistant cotton sateen. It had slit front pockets, sleeve pockets and a hooded liner. Later it was re-designed in a way that was cheaper to manufacture in mass-produced quantities.

The Denham Recut Parka features a removable, down-filled liner for additional warmth on chilly days. Thus, it’s a three-in-one garment: wear with or without the liner, or wear the liner on its own. It also has a detachable hood, which is made from a vintage parachute camouflage fabric.

The ripstop fabric of the former tents was produced with a special technique that reinforced nylon with interwoven thick threads. The unique crosshatch pattern increased strength and durability, making the fabric resistant to tearing and ripping, a coveted quality for military tents that would endure exposure to harsh elements.

Watch the teaser of the Denham Recut Parka here;

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.