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A parka and a jacket: how different are they?

A parka and a jacket: how different are they?
In our range we have two basic designs of outwear: jackets and parkas. For manufacturing of all the clothes Nordwestfur company uses only high-quality fabrics and garments accessories. We take care of your comfort and, certainly, pay great attention to the outer look of the models. We offer you winter, between-seasons and summer jackets and parkas. They do not have much external difference, but still they have. It is quite difficult to tell now what appeared earlier a parka or a jacket. Both variants of outwear have been used for ages. In truth parkas were more often sewn in north regions, and jackets, on the opposite, in the south ones due to weather conditions. There are for main differences between jackets and parkas. Length This is the easiest that will help even a person who is far from the fashion world to distinguish a parka from a jacket. A parka is always midthigh give or take a couple of centimeters. At the same time the length of a jacket may be different. From a very short, waist high and even less, up to the longish one. But as soon as the length become midthigh, the jacket moves into the range of parkas, especially if it has all the below mentioned traits. Utility The main advantage of a parka is utility. For example, in our web-page all the parkas are of high utility: in our models you will have comfort during trekking and travelling. Jackets may have just decoration purpose, what is called “just for beauty”, but parkas are always for reliability and protection. Our company manufactures classic parkas with a lot of pockets and drawstrings. Winter models with knitted cuffs and collars. For example, one of our models is meant for the temperature up to 50 degrees below zero! Generally, it is quite a usual figure for a high quality winter parka. What concerns summer and between-seasons parkas their main function is to protect from rain and wind. And our parkas do it admirably as well. Material For manufacturing both jackets and parkas very different materials are used. From such “difficult” materials as real leather to the most innovative ones, for example, polyester. Also jackets and parkas are produced from natural fabrics such as cotton and linen. But more often blended materials consisting of natural and synthetical fibres are used for both types of outwear. The choice of materials depends not only on a model and fashion trends, but also on the intended use of a parka or a jacket. Depending on this we select the material which may be windproof, waterproof, thermal-resistant, etc. So it is important to read the description of an item while choosing a model in order to know which weather conditions will be struggled for sure. Design If today we can meet a jacket of any design, then parkas are more conservative. As a rule, they all look similar to each other. The obligatory elements are drawstrings and big patch pockets. Most typically parkas are fastened with a zipper and have a placket which fastens with buttons or touch and close fasteners. In their turn fashion designers when creating jackets do not follow the strict rules: jackets may be with pockets or without them, with hoods or without them, even jackets’ sleeves are of different length now, for example, now models with three-quarter sleeves are very popular. One more important difference of a parka from a jacket is a relaxed fit. If a jacket may fit close to a body, then parkas are always of a relaxed fit in order you may wear warm clothes under it. For you in our online shop Nordwest fur there is a great variety of both jackets and parkas for men as well as for women, for any season. Just select! You will definitely like our jackets and parkas because of their high quality, outer look and comfort.