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Res Ipsa PEACE & LOVE Vintage Field Jackets: A Brief History of the Iconic M-65 Field Jacket

Res Ipsa PEACE & LOVE Vintage Field Jackets: A Brief History of the Iconic M-65 Field Jacket

From its introduction in 1941 to its last major renovations in 1965, the M-65 Field Jacket has evolved from a thing of utility and war-time necessity to streetwear phenomena. From the battlefields and jungles to Hollywood blockbusters to the US civilian streets, the M-65 garment, like the vintage Levi's 501®, is an iconic, simple and perfect style piece for men and women of any generation. Read more about the history of the everlasting, versatile Vietnam Field Jacket and Res Ipsa's PEACE & LOVE x Vintage M-65 Field Jackets.  

Res Ipsa PEACE & LOVE Vintage M-65 Field Jackets
Josh, Res Ipsa Co-Founder, in M-65 Field Jacket
Co-Founder, Josh Moore, in vintage Res Ipsa PEACE & LOVE x M-65 Olive Green Field Jacket.

Co-founder Josh Moore in Res Ipsa M-65 Field Jacket
Josh in Res Ipsa PEACE & LOVE x M-65 Field Jacket, circa January 2019, Morocco.

Brand Manager, Cole Crouch, in Camo M-65 Jacket
Brand Manager, Cole Crouch, in Res Ipsa PEACE & LOVE x M-65 Field Jacket, circa January 2019, Aspen, CO. 

Res Ipsa M-65 Field Jacket
Res Ipsa adds an iconic PEACE & LOVE symbol.

Res Ipsa M-65 Field Jacket
Olive Green Res Ipsa PEACE & LOVE M-65 Field Jacket 

Res Ipsa M-65 Field Jacket
Dark Green Camouflage Res Ipsa PEACE & LOVE M-65 Field Jacket
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Our vintage PEACE & LOVE M-65 Field Jackets are timeless additions to our capsule collection. Shop the vintage look in-store only in our flagship store in Aspen, CO.
Email us with questions or special requests: info@resipsausa.com. 
 
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Evolution of the M-65 Jacket 

M-43 Field Jacket
1940's
The US Army introduced the M-43 Field Jacket in 1943. Did you know that the year corresponds to the style of jacket? The M-43 Jacket was introduced in WWII with a first-of-its-kind layering principle. It was built for warmth. 

M-51 Field Jacket
1950's 
M-65 Field Jacket
1960's
In 1965, the US Army released the M-65 Field Jacket because they knew the Vietnam climate demanded an upgraded jacket from the 1950's. The most notable design difference was the concealed hood. Contracted with the Dept. of Defense, Alpha Industries designed the iconic jackets in Knoxville, TN. Their practical design has survived for decades.

M-65 Field Jacket
Alpha Industries designed the iconic M-65 Field Jackets

Hollywood x M-65 Field Jacket
Hollywood x M-65 Field Jacket

Hollywood x M-65 Field Jacket

Hollywood x M-65 Field Jacket

Hollywood x M-65 Field Jacket
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