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M65 Field jacket enhanced – Black

0120303-010100

DKK2,999.00

Today, this style is still produced in various forms and colors by fashion designers and manufacturers of military-style clothing – a testament to the enduring style and functionality of this jacket. The M65 Enhanced version has been done with the scope to enhance all quintessential design elements of the jacket while at the same time staying true to its original design and heritage.

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M65 field jacket enhanced

The U. S. Army M-65 Field Jacket served the U. S. armed forces well for a considerable period of time, though it was the peace movement and those returning service personnel during the Vietnam War years of the 1960's – ‘70's that really galvanized this jacket in the public’s mind as an iconic garment, where it was very often festooned with slogans, artwork and peace patches. An appropriation where the uniform of war become the uniform of counter culture.  And as is usually the case, Hollywood furthered the legend in a multitude of film and TV productions that featured every form of character in some way, shape or form – both good guy and bad – outfitted in the M-65 Field Jacket, most notably cinema anti-heroes like Al Pacino’s Serpico, Robert Dinero’s Travis Bickle & Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo, these characters exemplified the drifter/veteran archetype: rejects from society, outsiders clad in their utility army coat.

The M65 represented the culmination of field jacket design, drawing on the technological advancements of the M41, M43 and M51 field jackets used in WWII and Korea. Its design showed so adapt for its purpose that in stayed in service for over 40 years literally unchanged before the jacket retired from the U.S, military.

"the culmination of field jacket design, drawing on the technological developments of the M41, M43 and M51"
"immortalized in the world of cinema and fashion."

Today, this style is still produced in various forms and colors by fashion designers and manufacturers of military-style clothing – a testament to the enduring style and functionality of this jacket.

The M65 Enhanced version has been done with the scope to enhance all quintessential design elements of the jacket while at the same time staying true to its original design and heritage.

  1. Enhanced size and depth of chest pockets for stronger impact
  2. Removed shoulder epaulets
  3. Lowered drawstring around the waist downwards on the hip
  4. Reduced height of hip pockets
  5. Velcro tape above chest pockets, on shoulders and on front button placket
  6. Two concealed zipped side vents on back added for increased comfort when sitting down
  7. Action/bi-swing back to improve mobility, with an invisible elastic panel to keep back pleads in place and maintaining the shape
  8. Hand shield extension on cuffs
  9. Build in hood

Style code: 0120303

  1. Scovill® mill spec zippers and snap buttons like used on first issues in the 60’ies
  2. Scovill® size 10 silver metal zippers like used on original versions up until 1970 (hereafter it became brass color)
  3. 9oz 100% soft cotton twill shell fabric
  4. Original color OG-107 available (Olive Green shade 107 on HEX scale)
  5. half-lined with piped seams throughout gives it a sartorial feel
  6. In addition to these changes the fit has been revised with a shaper and slimmer silhouette whilst maintaining the ease of movement required on the battlefield.

Style code: 0120303

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