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The M65 jacket has been through it all. This jacket has been worn in battle, stood for peace, graced the backs of movie stars and is still one of the most stylish and durable wardrobe staples. Originally designed for the military to keep out monsoonal rainstorms in Southeast Asia (and named after the year it was created – 1965). It’s been making fashion waves for decades. Slip into one and immediately be ready to take on your own adventure.
The M65 has made history. Now make yours.
As necessity is the mother of invention, it makes sense that this cleverly designed jacket was created in the military. It’s designed to keep out the rain, is lightweight and has a concealable hood that rolls away for convenience. It’s also extra durable with wind, making it a great investment piece. We have it in two styles: the lightweight Garment Dye M65 Jacket for warmer weather or our Waterproof Cordura® nylon M65 Jacket that is designed to be waterproof should you find yourself in the midst of a monsoon (or just your average rainy spring day).
But why do we really love the M65 field jacket so much? Simple. It looks great on basically everyone and its slimming silhouette is flattering. The military influence adds a touch of vintage style and adventure to any outfit. The timeless design has looked good for 50 years – and we’re willing to bet it’ll look great for another 50.
Fashion owes a lot to the military. From the bomber jacket, aviator sunglasses and the template for extra-sturdy boots, the army and air force have inadvertently given fashion some of its most enduring (and stylish) items.
Since its inception, the M65 jacket has been well-loved by several generations and style icons. In the 70s, it became a symbol of rebellion for youth and activists who spun the signature silhouette and army green color as an anti-war statement.
Its popularity grew as it was worn by rock stars and movie stars. Now, its rich history and timeless look makes it a cultural icon and a trending vintage style, showing up on designer runways and every fashion blogger’s must-have list.
Fashion Meets Function: Pick Your Style
Our version of the field jacket maintains the traditional silhouette with a drawstring waist, but with a slimmer fit for a modern update. Store your wallet and phone in the two large hip pockets or chest pockets.
The lightweight fabric make it easy to move and the wind and water-repellant materials mean you’ll be ready whether it’s an invigoratingly cold day or if the weather turns on you.
The Garment Dye M65 Jacket’s wash gives it a cool vintage look and with extra lightweight fabric, this can be worn as a shirt jacket.
If you’re headed into stormier weather, try on our Waterproof Cordura® nylon M65 Jacket that has the same slim design but is designed to keep out the water. Equipped with Dryvent™ waterproof technology, this jacket is seam sealed and designed to be waterproof. It’s also made of a durable Cordura® fabric (which is much stronger than traditional cotton).
The M65 jacket is both stylish and rugged which makes it an ideal pairing with worn-in denim or dark jeans and sturdy boots.
Throw the M65 jacket over a denim button-down on warm spring days or a cozy sweater on colder evenings – it looks great both ways.
The M65 jacket works well at a spring music festival, your favorite local park or to tackle your morning commute. The flexible fabric also makes it easy to layer underneath or on top making this jacket extra versatile.
Invest in one and never go out of style. These M65 jackets are slick, rooted in timeless military heritage, but are updated for modern life. So whether you’re headed to meet friends at the bar or commuting to work, you can brave the elements in classic style.