History of the M-65 Field Jacket
The front portion of the jacket has two large hip pockets and two medium-sized breast pockets. The collar of the jacket features a zipper which houses a protective hood.The M-1965 field jacket can be combined with a button-in insulated lining for cold-weather wear, as well as a button-on fur trimmed winter hood. The jacket is fastened with a large aluminum or brass (later nylon) zipper, with a storm flap fastened with snaps covering it.
Alfa introduced the M-65 as a base design based on the M-51.
FROM THE BATTLE FIELDS TO THE URBAN STREETS
Interestingly, the design and production of the M-65 Field Jacket was handled by Alpha Industries from Knoxville, Tennessee, who also did the iconic MA-1 flight jacket. Most of Alpha Industries’ creations were initially part of a contract with the Department of Defense and have since never really left the stage. So much for extraordinary practical design.
MAKING ITS MARK AS A STYLE STATEMENT
Even today, this transition can be traced back to some very famous movies of the time. Woody Allen as Alvy Singer in “Annie Hall”, Al Pacino as Frank Serpico in “Serpico” or Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle in “Taxi Driver” – New Hollywood’s finest wore the M-65 jacket in these seminal roles that would define them as post-modern American heroes.
The M-65 Field Jacket Today
Over the decades, the M-65 has secured its place as a style staple. Sturdy, yet soft and comfortable, and multi-functional, yet simple and elegant – the clean layout of the garment and its timeless appeal have made it a classic silhouette that never goes out of style. That’s why designers from all over the globe return to the M-65 time and time again.
M-65 Field Jacket decorated with the names of many underground bands, 1990th
Like the MA-1 bomber, the field jacket can now be found in a wide variety of styles and colors; however, the fact that the classic M-65 in olive green is still in high demand attests to the functional and aesthetic value of the original Alpha Industries design. The M-65 field jacket is durable in many ways, exemplified by its resilience throughout the decades, and it has proven itself to be a truly timeless piece of American fashion and history.
Everyone should have at least one jacket in their wardrobe. Put the classics in your wardrobe and let the history culture live on forever.
M-65 Field Army Jacket
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