In many ways, the parka is just about the perfect winter coat: toasty warm, waterproof and relatively lightweight, iconic of design and capacious of cosy hood. It's also got some classic styling options, thanks to its career as a British music culture icon.

But what if you're not planning on swaggering through the streets of Manchester? What if instead, you need to pair your outerwear with a smart-yet-contemporary monochrome outfit that's fit for a fancy dinner date? Well, simply cast your eyeballs in the direction of this video, friend.