The M-65 evolved from the M-1943 Field Coat via the M-1951, and was in service from 1965 until 2009. The color is officially “Olive Green 107”. Most importantly, it is the source code for a vast swath of modern menswear, with variants appearing from every brand, and in every mutation you can imagine.
From the M-1951, the major changes were a stowable hood, snap closures on the 4 main pockets, and velcro cuffs. The collar transitioned from a shirt-style collar to an upright collar. The Epaulets present on the M-65 Field Jacket were not present on the 1st-Type M-65, but subsequent models (as this) include them.
The Real McCoy’s produce the finest expression of the iconic M-65, with all the features intact and some improvements. The shell is a 100% cotton sateen, developed from the yarn up by The Real McCoy's, following extensive research of their vintage archives and significant development time reproducing the original fabric as accurately as possible.
This edition features a "Mitchell camo" design, consisting of green wine leaf pattern and an interior lining that covers the usual brown reverse pattern. The green leafy side of this camouflage became colloquially known as Mitchell camo, but was originally referred to as Pattern-53, as technically only the brown side is Mitchell camo (having been designed by Meldon Mitchell, an artist and former marine). The cotton fabric starts a little stiff, softening considerably after washing and only breaking in more over time.
Fit is true to US size. Size down for a slim fit. Check the size chart for actual sizing. No shrink expected with cold wash and hang dry.
- 100% cotton shell
- Mitchell camouflage print
- Inner lining is 50% cotton 50% polyester
- Aluminum zipper with wire pull tab
- Four external pockets
- Velcro adjustable cuffs
- Velcro collar flat
- Shoulder epaulets
- Internal drawstrings to adjust fit
- Internal buttons to attach M-65 liner
- True to Size
- Made in Japan