With active wear playing a big part in trends at the moment it’s not surprising that the Parka makes it onto the list of mainstream fashion must-haves.

A North American classic winter coat, the Parka originated from the Caribou Inuit in Northern Canada. Decades later the Parka has earned its rightful place as a style essential for everyman.

Whether you opt for a more traditional rugged style in military green or a newly interpreted variation in suiting this is one wardrobe item you won’t regret investing in.

How to wear it? With everything – even over a suit. Yes, a suit. It makes for an interesting contrast between sporty and dressy.