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M-65 Field Coat


Suitable for mild or colder winter climates ranging 25F to 40F

  • Army
  • Marine Corps

M-65 Field Coat


Item: MJM24000C1

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Product Details

During Vietnam, the M-65 field jacket was issued to soldiers. Now, civilians can wear this tough infantry classic too -- whether for fashion, function or to preserve memories of military service. This vintage field coat features a concealed hood, draw-cords for the waist, hood and hems to preserve warmth and dryness. The hunting coat’s brass zipper and snapping fasteners look fantastic while keeping out the elements. The army jacket’s bi-swing back ensures unrestrained movement. For extra protection add the M-65 liner.
This jacket has a loose fit so we recommend ordering 1-2 sizes smaller than your typical size. The sizing for this jacket cannot be compared to the Slim Fit M-65 as the two jackets have different fits (core vs standard) and the variations between sizes differs between the two styles.
• Get your authentic M-65 field jacket in olive, black, camouflage, navy or khaki.
• Warmth is unrivaled with this vintage field coat, containing buttons for a liner attachment and waist, hood/bottom hem draw-cords
• Look great and stay comfortably dry with the heavy brass zippered front closure and snapping fasteners on our hunting coat
• This workhorse army jacket is wind/tear resistant, made from a 50% cotton and 50% nylon blend for water repelling properties and durability

Product History

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.

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SizeNeck (in)chest (in)waist (in)hip (in)Sleeve (in)Heightweight (lbs)
XS14-14 1/232-3428-3032-3431-32Regular 5'6" to 6'130-145
S14-14 1/235-3830-3235-3832-33 145-160
M15-15 1/238-4033-3538-4033-34 160-175
L16-16 1/242-4436-3842-4434-35 175-190
XL17-17 1/246-4840-4246-4835-36 190-215
2XL18-18 1/250-5244-4650-5236-37 215-230
3XL19-19 1/254-5648-5054-5637-38 230-245
4XL20-20 1/258-6052-5458-6038-39 245-260
5XL20-20 1/262-6456-5862-6439-40 260-275
MT15-15 1/238-4033-3538-4034-35Tall 6'1" to 6'4"170-185
LT16-16 1/242-4436-3842-4435-36 185-200
XLT17-17 1/246-4840-4246-4836-37 200-225
2XLT18-18 1/250-5244-4650-5237-38 225-240
SizeHeight (cm)Weight (kg)Neck (cm)Chest (cm)Waist (cm)Hip (cm)Sleeve (cm)
S 66-7336-3789-9776-8189-9781-84
M 73-7938-3997-10284-8997-10284-86
L 79-8641-42107-11291-97107-11286-89
XL 86-9843-44117-122102-107117-12289-91
2XL 98-10446-47127-132112-117127-13291-94
3XL 104-11148-50137-142122-127137-14294-97
4XL 111-11851-52147-152132-137147-15297-99
5XL 118-12551-52157-163142-147157-16399-102
LT 84-9141-42107-11291-97107-11289-91
XLT 91-10243-44117-122102-107117-12291-94
2XLT 102-10946-47127-132112-117127-13294-97

How to Measure:

Men's Measurement Guide

Measure around base of neckline, keeping one finger between your neck and the measuring tape.


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).


Stand with heels 2—3” apart. Keep the tape leveled and measure around the fullest part of your hips.


Measure pants that fit you well, and feel comfortable. Lay pants flat on table, and smooth the front and back crease. Measure along the inseam from crotch to bottom of edge of hem.

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