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Does anyone know of an outlet, surplus or otherwise, that has vintage issue M65 jackets?
I see a lot of the reproductions and such, but I'd really like to get my hands on a real issue solid green (OD or that grey-green color that some seems to have) issue jacket. With metal zipper and the thick 100% cotton fabric. In size XL.
And it would be helpful if said outlet actually shipped internationally, since I live in Norway.
They're getting hard to find, although they still pop up on ebay of course, in various state of repair...

But if anyone know about a reputable outlet with good quality goods, that would be helpful
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Good luck, all I can find is that Rothco crap
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Does anyone know of an outlet, surplus or otherwise, that has vintage issue M65 jackets?
I see a lot of the reproductions and such, but I'd really like to get my hands on a real issue solid green (OD or that grey-green color that some seems to have) issue jacket. With metal zipper and the thick 100% cotton fabric. In size XL.
And it would be helpful if said outlet actually shipped internationally, since I live in Norway.
They're getting hard to find, although they still pop up on ebay of course, in various state of repair...

But if anyone know about a reputable outlet with good quality goods, that would be helpful
never getting rid of my dad's od green stuff from Vietnam era...if that's what you are referring too. His army clothes are thick as hell, and look very durable...but probably a bit uncomfortable I would assume.
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never getting rid of my dad's od green stuff from Vietnam era...if that's what you are referring too. His army clothes are thick as hell, and look very durable...but probably a bit uncomfortable I would assume.
Yeah, I think that sounds like the real stuff.
Like this one, I think:





I've heard Alpha Industries and Propper are the brands to look for, and staying away from Rothco.
So, there's all these different fabric qualities of these jackets. I've always heard that the one to go for is a thicker 100% cotton variety.
Whether that is the quality mentioned on the label of the jacket in the image above, I wouldn't know.

If any can confirm it, and/or have more info on the good quality jackets to go for, that would also be helpful
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greedbay in the militaria section.
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Ok not the real deal but a very good adapted civilian copy.
Look for an original Sierra Designs 60/40 jacket. The 60/40 refers to the fabric but that is the name that stuck.
Not a direct copy of the m-65 but close and very good quality, in fact one of Sierra Designs best selling jackets. They discontinued it when gortex got popular, imo a big mistake.
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I could probably find one for you in my local surplus store, if you could settle for woodland camo. The only green one I have is size large, might be too small for you.
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I never liked my 70's issue cotton jacket. The TA-50 field wool shirt and pants (OG) and the parka was a way better outfit in German winters.
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There are several on ebay...

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...t&_sacat=13956
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Yeah, I think that sounds like the real stuff.
Like this one, I think:





I've heard Alpha Industries and Propper are the brands to look for, and staying away from Rothco.
So, there's all these different fabric qualities of these jackets. I've always heard that the one to go for is a thicker 100% cotton variety.
Whether that is the quality mentioned on the label of the jacket in the image above, I wouldn't know.

If any can confirm it, and/or have more info on the good quality jackets to go for, that would also be helpful
I will check them out and take pics tonight.
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I think I still have 1 or 2 my father had while stationed in germany, during the vietnam years. I wore one for years, and wore it out. I'll sell you some if you'd like, cheap. I'm just keeping one.
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In the 1970's I wore a real M65 for almost 15 winters, until the sleeves completely wore out.


I loved that thing.
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