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The Classic M51 Parka Gets Filled Up on Down Thanks to Beams Plus

Japan is keeping the American Dream™ alive, thanks to brands like Beams Plus. Their obsession with Ivy fashion being visible in almost every garment they do, the nod to U.S. form and function can be seen in Beams+ latest M51 Down Parka. You’d not pause when seeing this style on UVA’s college campus on the shoulders of upperclassmen trudging through the snow to class. Well, you might, since the military never manufactured these in a loosely textured nylon black shell.

As the name implies, the parka is inspired by the M51 jacket, a U.S. military cold and wet weather jacket from the Korean War. It’s gonna keep you warm, thanks to the down insulation, on a winter’s day. With a storm flap to cover the zipper and a fishtail-buttoned hem, this long jacket will keep your torso dry and your butt warm. Two flap closure hand warming pockets and a hood with drawstring adjusters round out this simple and refined jacket that upholds Beams+ desire to keep you secure through blasts of winter air.

Available for $597 at lost & found.