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Question ID# - 94
Janet, have you ever heard of the term "snorkels" to describe a winter coat from the 70's? If so, could you tell me where I can find one?
Snorkel coats are Arctic style parka's in Khaki nylon with fur-trimmed hoods. They were popular in the 1970s for their utilitarian and militaristic look. Army surplus stores and flea markets are the best places to find them.
Janet Pytowski is a freelance fashion and beauty writer. She is the President of VIDCAT Productions, a company specializing in runway and archival fashion footage. Her company produced the documentary "Fashion Flashbacks!" that highlights fashion newsreels from the 1950s-1960s. Janet is a Press member of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and a Co-Founder of FASHIONDIG.