M-65 is the abbreviation of "Model-1965" : the third most successful version of a jacket intended for the American army and created that year.
Adapted to the hot and rainy climate of the Vietnamese jungle, it was designed to be both sturdy and practical.
Here is our interpretation of the M-65 parka.
- THE HISTORY OF THE M-65 FIELD JACKET
- A Guide to U.S. Army Field Jackets – From M-41 to M-65
A 100% WATER-REPELLENT COTTON GABARDINE
Compared to the cotton-nylon of the original model, a 100% cotton gabardine offers more breathability.
Its very tight weave offers:
- a flexible,
- a strong Duty abrasion ,
- a deep and intense color .
The fabric has received a water repellent treatment to protect you from light midseason rains.
A PERFECT JACKET FOR MID-SEASON
Its water repellency gives it a real utility against fine mid-season rains.
The viscose lining is the most breathable thing. It is also very soft and does not grip: a good point for layering.
Style wise, this M-65 has a double advantage:
- it brings a lot of character to an outfit,
- while remaining a timeless men's wardrobe for decades.
AN ADJUSTABLE FIT
Thanks to a dorsal drawstring.
We also chose a cut that wasn't too long for a contemporary look .
A COVERING HOOD ...
The hood has been designed so that it completely covers your head for optimal protection .
The snaps at the front of the throat keep it in place , even in strong winds.
... AND RETRACTABLE
A pocket is provided at the neck to easily fold your hood as soon as it encumbers you.
No need to cut it with a scissor to get rid of it , like those poor GI's sent to Vietnam ( the first military versions had a rather bulky hood) ... Clever!
The cuffs can be adjusted to your liking thanks to a strong velcro system .
On a bike or on a motorbike, no more cuffs soaked in driving rain or the cold wind that infiltrates!
HOW TO WEAR THE M-65 BONNEGUEULE PARKA?
IN LAYERING WITH A JACKET
Don't be afraid to wear it over a small jacket, cardigan or lighter jacket.
This is a piece really made for that!
WITH PANTS AND AN SHIRT
The shirt can be worn open over a white T-shirt.In this monochrome ensemble, the M-65 will stand out more.
A touch of color on an accessory will be welcome!