This jacket has a loose fit so we recommend ordering 1-2 sizes smaller than your typical size. Alpha's Heritage M-65 Field coat in an original military spec fit. Concealed hood hidden in collar. Drawstring at hood, waist and hem. Signature wire field coat zipper.
Machine wash warm, gentle cycle. Do not bleach or dry clean. Suitable for mild or colder winter.
Climates ranging 25F to 40F. The M-65 field jacket was first introduced in the late 1960s as an upgrade to the M-51 and M-43 field jackets that had been used in the Korean and Second World War by the Army. The improvements included the built-in hood that rolled and hid in the collar, two shoulder epaulets, extra pockets for carrying equipment, cargo, and accessories, and the brass zipper which replaced the button up style beforehand allowing soldiers to quickly and effortlessly close and open their jackets for easy access.
The M-65 field jacket also had Velcro on both cuffs in case the soldier wanted to roll up his sleeves. The detachable liner allowed soldiers to adjust the jacket based on the fluctuating temperatures. The field coat was used a lot in the Vietnam War and there the days were warm but the nights were much colder. Alpha was one of the first to produce the M-65 in 1966 and we went on to produce them for the government through 1990. Alpha made the first M-65 for the commercial market in the 1970s and by the 1990s they were available in a variety of colors.Today we still make the M-65 as well as modern variations of the vintage field coat from the war days. M-65 Coat Alpha Industries Size Chart.
Regular 5'6 to 6. Tall 6'1" to 6'4". Measure around body with tape leveled on the fullest part of your chest. Measure around your waist with the tape leveled at the narrowest point of your torso.With arm relaxed at your side, measure from center back neck, to point of shoulder, and along the arm to the wrist (just below round bone) HIP Stand with heels 23apart. Keep the tape leveled and measure around the fullest part of your hips. The item "Alpha Industries M-65 Field Coat 4 Colors Jacket MJM24000C1 M65" is in sale since Friday, August 24, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men\Men's Clothing\Coats & Jackets". The seller is "jackets_01" and is located in United States. This item can be shipped worldwide.