Originally Posted by Nakedsnake
@zissou, please keep us updated on your thoughts on the jacket once you get it and start to wear it more. I am still strongly considering the field jacket (m-65) as I need a military jacket in my wardrobe and I really like this one. The price is high, but my main concern is the polarizing reviews on here. Some people love it and say its great, but it seems a lot of the long term reviews say the fabric isn't all that its supposed to be, and loses its qualities before too long. So let us know how it works out for you and how the like the quality.
I picked one up for £260 on ebay, (£290 after postage). The seller was very honest, it's worn 15ish times, some slight defects (if you can call them that) include the velcro not being overly sticky, and one of the poppers is slightly troublesome, but it sticks.
I feel the quality so far is excellent, and the fabric and fit of the jacket are not an issue at all. Mine's been slightly "bedded-in" already. The seller and I have very similar heights and weights, which is perhaps why it fits me so well already. I'd certainly recommend buying one.
Just a side note, by field jacket fits nice without a liner. I've worn it with a thick armor-lux knit, and it was a snug fit. How much does the liner pad the jacket out? I don't want to buy one if it ends up making it tight under my arms etc. I'm actually considering a sleeveless alternative, as ugly as that may be.