The M-65 field coat was first issued to the U. Armed Services in 1965 as a replacement for the M-51 field coat. The M-65 represented the culmination of field coat design, drawing on the technological developments of the M-43 and M-51 field coats used in WWII and Korea.Alpha Industries made more M-65's than any other U. Contractor and produced over 500,000 units a year at the height of production. Today, Alpha continues to produce the M-65 to the original military specification, delivering a classic, quality, and authentic field coat. Midweight field coat is fabricated from a heavy garment-washed vintage cotton slub. For the M-65 Defender Liner, please see SKU 8816275. Stand collar sports a zip-out stowaway hood. Hidden zip front and snap-button placket. Snap-flap chest and waist pockets. Suitable for mild or colder winter climates ranging 25F to 40F. Shell: 100% cotton; Lining: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. We sell only 100% authentic clothing from new with tags to gently used. Items are listed daily so make sure to put us on your favorite! Most of our items come from a nationwide high end dept store. We strive to meet your designer needs at a quality price! The item "$498 Alpha Industries Mens Slim-Fit Black M-65 Defender Field Jacket Coat Size M" is in sale since Tuesday, December 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men\Men's Clothing\Coats, Jackets & Vests". The seller is "truehabit" and is located in Inwood, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.