The Ventile® Shell Parka

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SIZE GUIDE

Product sizing & information

Josh is 6’2” (188cm) and weighs 80kg. He has a 40” chest and a 27.5” sleeve (from shoulder to cuff). He has a 34.5” waist and his outside leg is 41” (taken from his natural waist to the trouser hem). He wears a Private White V.C. size 4 (Medium) in our outerwear, coats, jackets and tops and in all our legwear he wears a size 34”.

Compare these product measurements to a similar garment you own.

(Measurements are to be taken with garment laying flat.)

This garment is a regular fit we recommend you take your usual size.

A: Chest – 2.5cm below armhole across.

B: Waist – Straight across.

C: Hem – Straight across.

D: Cross Shoulder – From shoulder point to shoulder point.

E: Back Length – From nape to hem.

F: Sleeve – From crown to cuff.

Garment measurements

Measurements in cm XS/2 S/3 M/4 L/5 XL/6 XXL/7 XXXL/8
A-Chest 114 119 126 133 140 147 154
B-Waist 115 120 127 134 141 148 155
C-Hem 115 120 127 134 141 148 155
D-Cross Shoulder 46.5 48 49.5 51 53 54.5 56.5
E-Back Length 80.5 81 82 83 84 85 86
F-Sleeve Length 63.5 64 65 66 67 68 69
Measurements in inches XS/2 S/3 M/4 L/5 XL/6 XXL/7 XXXL/8
A-Chest 45 47 49.5 52.5 55 58 60.5
B-Waist 45.5 47 50 53 55.5 58.5 61
C-Hem 45.5 47 50 53 55.5 58.5 61
D-Cross Shoulder 18.5 19 19.5 20 21 21.5 22
E-Back Length 31.5 32 32.5 32.5 33 33.5 34
F-Sleeve Length 25 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27

Size conversion chart

TopsXS/2S/3M/4L/5XL/6XXL/7
UK/US Chest (Inches) 36 38 40 42 44 46
UK/US Chest (cm) 91 97 102 107 112 117
European (EU) 46 48 50 52 54 56
Italian (IT) 46 48 50 52 54 56
French (FR) 46 48 50 52 54 56

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Attributes

  • Waterproof Waterproof
  • Windproof Windproof
  • Breathable Breathable
  • Lifetime Repair Service Lifetime Repair Service
  • Light Weight Light Weight
  • Extra Storage Extra Storage
DESCRIPTION

This slightly oversized unlined Parka is the go to garment for any casual occasion, whether that be a dog walk, or a pub crawl. Handcrafted using the world’s finest 100% cotton, Ventile®, it is both 100% waterproof and 100% breathable.

  • Grown on centre-front placket behind which sits a chunky copper 8-guage RIRI zip
  • Multi-stitched zip guard and centre-front stud fastening
  • Fully taped internal seams in our signature copper sealing tape
  • One piece sleeve for enhanced movement
  • Working stud adjustable cuff with gusset
  • Military grade copper hardware from RIRI of Switzerland
  • Drawstring waist channel with gun metal toggle & copper eyelets
  • Two external bellow patch pockets with stud secure flaps. The closure of the pockets has an envelope construction to keep your belongings dry
  • The hood boasts a double layer of Ventile® to guarantee protection from the rain. 
  • One internal smart-phone friendly patch pocket
  • One internal, RIRI zip secure pocket on LHS (left hand side as worn)
  • Ventile® stud bearer with a hold tab at the base to guarantee a no fuss zip fastening for the centre
  • Made in our own factory in Manchester, England
Fit

Josh is 6’2” (188 cm) and weighs 80 kg. He has a 40” chest and a 27.5” sleeve (from shoulder to cuff). He has a 34.5” waist and his outside leg is 41” (taken from his natural waist to the trouser hem). He wears a Private White V.C. size 4 (Medium) in our outerwear, coats, jackets and tops and in all our legwear he wears a size 34”. 

This garment is a slightly loose fit but can be brought in for a more fitted silhouette by tightening the internal waist channel. 

Fabric & Aftercare
  • 100% cotton
  • 205 gsm (Grams per Square Metre)
  • Fluorocarbon free
  • Ventile® was designed and developed up the road from our Manchester factory at the direct request from Winston Churchill during World War II. The final brief given to Manchester’s Shirley Institute in 1943 by the Ministry of Defence was to create a cloth that would help prolong the survival rates of RAF Pilots.
  • Ventile® was famously used in the first ever summit of Mount Everest in 1953
  • The mercerised yarns in the cloth are designed to swell when exposed to moisture which ensures unparalleled levels of resistance and protection from the rain for a 100% natural fabric (i.e. non-synthetic)
  • 81 threads per cm (warp)
  • 30 threads per cm (weft)
  • Wipe down only with a gentle brush.

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ONE VENTILE® RAINCOAT = 234 Minutes in sewing, sealing and finishing 23 Individual pattern pieces 10 stitches per inch 172 pattern notches 8m of sealing tape 27 pairs of hands from cutting to shop floor 0.5 bobbins of sewing thread OUR OWN FACTORY

MADE IN OUR OWN

FACTORY IN MANCHESTER

ONE VENTILE® RAINCOAT = 234 Minutes in sewing, sealing and finishing 23 Individual pattern pieces 10 stitches per inch 172 pattern notches 8m of sealing tape 27 pairs of hands from cutting to shop floor 0.5 bobbins of sewing thread