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2-in-1 Series™

Lightweight Field Jacket

£ 190
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ID 142023-518
Department Men
Type Outerwear
Product Lightweight Field Jacket

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Shanghai Liberty Apparel
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Shanghai Liberty Apparel

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Wash at or below 30°c - gentle cycle, do not dry clean, tumble dry at medium temperature, iron at low temperature, only non-chlorine bleach.

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history Field jacket, M-1965

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history Field jacket, M-1965

The M-1965 field jacket was originally developed by the US military as part of a cold-weather system that included trousers, liners and hoods that could be combined for adjusting to different weather conditions.

It was based on the design of earlier field coats, with four reinforced cargo pockets, a covered zip, drawstring waist and a separate liner made with quilted polyester that could be buttoned in for extra warmth. But the jacket also featured important changes when it was introduced in 1965. Hook-and-loop fasteners were added around the cuffs to allow adjusting the fit, and an attached hood that could be rolled out when needed was hidden in a compartment in the back of the collar.

Made from NYCO fabric, a nylon-and-cotton blend that was newly developed for the military, the M-1965 was both water- and wind-resistant, extremely hardwearing and breathable. It was first introduced in olive green.

history M-51 field jacket

The M-1951 field jacket (also abbreviated M-51) was introduced in the 1950s as part of the U.S. army uniform. Used into the 1960s – mainly during oversees missions – the olive-drab garment was made from a 9-ounce cotton sateen cloth that offered both wind and water resistance. The design was based on the earlier M-1943 model, but had snap buttons and a full-length dual zip closure instead of regular buttons.

 

Intended to offer versatility and protect against cold, the jacket was equipped with a separate liner that could be buttoned in, a snap wind flap for extra warmth around the zip area, a drawstring at waist, and a detachable hood. The four large cargo pockets were ideal for storing small on-the-go items. The jacket was worn with matching M-1951 field trousers made from the same material.

 

The style was gradually replaced by the current M-65 field jacket with a stand-up collar – although many soldiers were said to have liked the M-51 model better as it has a pointed collar that presented a sharper appearance when starched.

 

 Lightweight Field Jacket
Product Lightweight Field Jacket
2-in-1 Series™
Color Dark Blue
Price
£ 190

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Lightweight Field Jacket £ 190
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