field jacket

Another collab between the two:


I posted about the N-3B parka they worked on together a few days ago.

The ¥44,100 ($523 USD) collab again looks startlingly similar to the standard M-51 field coat that Alpha Industries already sells for only $176.  Basically all they did with mastermind was remove the upper pockets and add a few sew on patches.

I’m a big fan of collaborations when it brings out the best of both brands, but if it’s just basic things being changed, and as a result tripling the price because of the “exclusivity”… I am not on board.

ZOZOVilla has these if you’re interested.



$504 USD over at Haven.  The light colored camo is a nice change from the darker louder ones we see most often.

They say the jacket is a combination between a 1951 military parka and the iconic M65.


An advanced take on the M65 from Nike:

The removable liner:

I like that a lot.  You can’t go wrong with the heather looking fabrics and minimal branding. Really classic looking removable liner too.

Available at Nike for $350 in both black and grey.


The M-65 field jacket is a classic that companies will no doubt continue to tweak:

This particular take on the M-65 is unique mainly because of the corduroy arms.  Those crafty Japanese designers right?

Available in Black, Navy and Tan (pictured) over at Sandinista for ¥33,600 ($422 USD).


With fleece sleeves and slanted chest pockets:


Although I can see some M-65 design cues poking through… this is definitely walking a thin line.  Throwing fleece sleeves on it though was a nice touch to make it a bit less utilitarian looking.

Available in navy (pictured) and black over at Publish for $116 USD.


This jacket is dope:

*badum ching* I’ll be here all week.  The jacket is patterned after the original M-65 field jacket issued to United States Forces during the Vietnam War.

You can pick it up for ¥48,000 ($612 USD) over at Nitraid.  If the pattern is the greatest thing you have ever seen, you’re in luck because they also have a host of other products using the dope DPM, even a bowtie!