The M-65 field coat was first issued to the U.S. 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. The M-65 also used the covered zipper and snap front closure from the M-51 that allowed soldiers to crawl on their stomachs without the jacket opening and snagging on obstacles.
This is a vintage US Army M-65 jacket from 1966 based on the label code, with a Conmar aluminium front zipper plus chest and arm embroidered badges. Made in the USA - this is an iconic field jacket.
Used and in great vintage condition with minimal signs of wear and an inspection ticket is still in the top pocket. The internal hem label has started coming away at one corner and the front right (as worn) lower pocket concealed male part of the popper has started coming away with a small hole but this could no doubt be fixed. Freshly steamed and ready for a new owner.
All my vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
COLOUR: Olive Green OG-107
SIZE: M Short with a 47in full external chest measurement (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: Cotton Sateen
- Conmar Aluminium front zipper
- Popper front storm flap
- Roll-up hood with Conmar aluminium zip
- Hem and waist internal drawcords
- Velcro cuffs to cover gloves, keeping the elements out
- 2 chest bellow popper flap entry pockets
- 2 lower popper flap entry pockets
- Velcro throat tab
- Fully lined
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: Please DO NOT solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary from brand to brand but also within the same brand. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up (if applicable) on a flat surface:
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit (double for full chest): 23in (58.5cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 24.5in (62cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 20.5in (52cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 30in (76cm)
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