Buzz Rickson's M-65 US Army Field Jacket (Olive Drab)
The M65 is perhaps one of the most recognisable pieces of military sartorial history which has endured since its inception in the second half of the 20th century. From its beginnings as standard issue in the Viêt Nam war, the M65 transcended its military identity as it became an important part of civilian life, blossoming into a symbol of peace and unity amongst the youth of America. These jackets would be worn everyday in cities and decorated with painted slogans and peace symbols. But its brilliant design was built for war, and its versatility has made it a very practical option outside of the battlefield.
The outer shell of this jacket has been cut from a combination of cotton and nylon with a waterproofed finish in the iconic OG-107 colourway. The lining is a lighter weight 100% cotton in aggressor green. Four large pleated pockets can be found on the front for convenience and security, all of which are fastened by military grade snap poppers. The hem and waistband both feature an all cotton drawstring which can be used to cinch in the waist for a comfortable fit, and the front wind plate is lined with poppers to conceal a vintage replication zipper with a cotton zip tab. The hood is concealed with a zipper also, and features no synthetic plastics anywhere, all binding is constructed with 100% cotton tape. The double pleated back allows this jacket to be superbly comfortable as it offers brilliant freedom of movement. The button down shoulder epaulettes feature a snap popper just like the originals, and the brand have taken care to perfectly recreate the cotton care labels of the iconic M65.
All year round this jacket is a great option to throw on, providing showerproof protection in the summer and can be easily layered up in the winter. A perfectly versatile all weather coat.
- Relaxed fit
- 10O% cotton lining
- Cotton/nylon waterproof shell
- All cotton binding
- Snap popper fastenings
- Vintage zipper with zip tab
- Concealed hood
- Double pleated back
- Four pleated front pockets
- Cotton drawstrings at hem, waist and hood
- Vintage reproduction lining
- Product code: BR11702
- Made in Japan