• M-65 Field Coat
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M-65 Field Coat

Mid-Weight
Mid-Weight

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

  • Army
  • Marine Corps

M-65 Field Coat

$150.00

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.
• This jacket has a loose fit so we recommend ordering one size smaller than your typical size.
• 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.

Select a Region:

SizeNeck (in)chest (in)waist (in)hip (in)Sleeve (in)inseam (in)Heightweight (lbs)
XS14-14 1/236-3830-3236-3831-3231 1/2Regular 5'6" to 6'130-145
S14-14 1/238-4032-3438-4032-3331 1/2 145-160
M15-15 1/240-4234-3640-4233-3432 160-175
L16-16 1/242-4436-3842-4434-3532 175-190
XL17-17 1/245-4739-4145-4735-3632 1/2 190-215
2XL18-18 1/248-5042-4448-5036-3732 1/2 215-230
3XL19-19 1/251-5345-4751-5337-3833 230-245
4XL20-20 1/254-5648-5054-5638-3933 245-260
5XL20-20 1/257-5851-5357-5839-4033 260-275
MT15-15 1/240-4234-3640-4234-3534Tall 6'1" to 6'4"170-185
LT16-16 1/242-4436-3842-4435-3634 185-200
XLT17-17 1/245-4739-4145-4736-3734 1/2 200-225
2xlt18-18 1/248-5042-4448-5037-3834 1/2 225-240
SizeHeight (cm)Weight (kg)Neck (cm)Chest (cm)Waist (cm)Hip (cm)Sleeve (cm)Inseam (cm)
XS168-18359-6636-3791-9776-8191-9779-8180
S168-18366-7336-3797-10281-8697-10281-8480
M168-18373-7938-39102-10786-91102-10784-8681
L168-18379-8641-42107-11291-97107-11286-8981
XL168-18386-9843-44114-11999-104114-11989-9183
2XL168-18398-10446-47122-127107-112122-12791-9483
3XL168-183104-11148-50130-135114-119130-13594-9784
4XL168-183111-11851-52137-142122-127137-14297-9984
5XL168-183118-12551-52145-147130-135145-14799-10284
MT185-19377-8438-39102-10786-91102-10786-8986
LT185-19384-9141-42107-11291-97107-11289-9186
XLT185-19391-10243-44114-11999-104114-11991-9488
2XLT185-193102-10946-47122-127107-112122-12794-9788

How to Measure:

Men's Measurement Guide
NECK

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

CHEST

Measure around body with tape leveled on the fullest part of your chest.

WAIST

Measure around your waist with the tape leveled at the narrowest point of your torso.

SLEEVE LENGTH

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

INSEAM

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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