M-65 Defender W Field Coat
  • M-65 Defender W Field Coat
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Suitable for spring and fall seasons above 40F

    M-65 Defender W Field Coat


    Item: WJM46620C1

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    Product Details

    We’ve given our Slim-Fit M-65 a modern makeover and fit just for women in the Defender W. Made of 100% vintage cotton slub and treated with a heavy garment washed with stones, this field coat has an updated finish and different feel. The fit can be tailored even more with the drawstring waist.
    • This M-65 has a hidden hood in the zippered collar.
    • Four front-body flap pockets with snap closure and one interior zippered pocket provide plenty of storage.
    • Features a snap-closure as well as button-closure epaulets and adjustable cuffs.
    • Includes a vintage hangtag and Alpha’s new mini-dog tag.

    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.
    Size ChartHow to Measure

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    sizeNumericNeck (in)bust (in)waist (in)hip (in)Sleeve (in)
    XS0-213-13 1/233-3425-2636-3731-31 1/2
    S4-613 1/2-1435-3627-2838-3931 1/2 - 32
    M8-1014-14 1/237-3829-3040-4132 – 32 1/2
    L12-1414 1/2-15 1/439-4131-3342-4432 1/2 - 33 1/4
    XL16-1815 1/4-1642-4434-3745-4733 1/4 - 34
    SizeNumericNeck (cm)Bust (cm)Waist (cm)Hip (cm)Sleeve (cm)

    How to Measure:

    Women'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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