Our buying guide featuring the best men’s field jacket matches up perfectly with our style ethos of buying quality classic silhouettes that fit into a modern wardrobe. The U.S. military field jacket is one of the most enduring pieces ever in men’s fashion. Having been featured in great movies like Al Pacino’s ‘Serpico’, Robert De Niro’s ‘Taxi Driver’, and Sly’s ‘First Blood’, for better or worse the jacket has been branded into the American psyche.
The history of the Military Field Jacket?
The Military Field Jacket was first worn by US Army soldiers on the battlefield during World War II. The first version of the field jacket was the M-1941, shortly followed by the M-1943. The modern version of the field jacket can trace its roots back to the most well-known and popular version, the M-1965 or M-65. The M-65 features additional elements over its predecessors which include extra lining and adjustable waistband drawstrings.
What are the key elements of a field jacket?
When looking for an authentic M-65 field jacket there are some elements you’ll want to keep in mind. Some of these include a concealed hood, buttoned epaulets, and interior liner, a shell that is both wind and water-resistant, and brass front zipper behind a snap-closure storm flap, a drawstring waist & bottom, velcro adjustable cuffs, two front top snap-flap cargo pockets and two front reinforced pockets. The offerings in this buying guide will have a majority of these attributes, but some may differ. No matter which jacket you choose you can rest assured that it is a quality jacket built to hold up over time and age beautifully.