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Poll Results: Other things being equal, what is best?

 
  • 11% (3)
    (1) Issued, well-worn army surplus jacket.
  • 33% (9)
    (2) Unissued, authentic army jacket / repro of past uniform.
  • 55% (15)
    (3) Civilian jacket inspired by army design, with artificial 'worn in' effect.
27 Total Votes  
post #31 of 58
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post

Me, too. Does anyone who owns one know if it covers a SC?

Mine does, with the quilted lining removed. But it looks too big over just a sweater without the lining.
post #32 of 58
I have a Barbour Tokito collab and it fits so slim I can't even wear a sweater underneath. Regular Barbours tend to fit a little large but despite some Internet pics I suspect fitting a jacket underneath would require sizing up.
post #33 of 58
I like that Barbour x Tokihito version. prefer something with a little different detailing or fabric that gets away from being completely retro or just boring.
post #34 of 58
hey radicaldog picture #2 is not a field jacket.
its a fairly close repo of a parachute uniform jacket.
i was in the 82nd airborne.
post #35 of 58
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post

hey radicaldog picture #2 is not a field jacket.
its a fairly close repo of a parachute uniform jacket.
i was in the 82nd airborne.

True. It's the M-42 I think, part of the jump suit used at D-Day etc. But I don't see how it's conceptually different from a field jacket, since it's not the same thing as the parachute smock used by, e.g., the British army.
post #36 of 58

Barbour, Musto and my current favorite (looks only not performance) is this Orvis Ultimate Travel, I would never wear it shooting.

 

 

700

post #37 of 58

Back before the Army did away with the M-65 people were made fun of for wearing them.

 

That is all I have to contribute to this thread.

post #38 of 58
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Back before the Army did away with the M-65 people were made fun of for wearing them.

Interesting. Did they make fun of M-65 people who served or of those who didn't? (Genuine question!)
post #39 of 58
Thread Starter 
Hmm, I rather like this (Paul Smith):



I've come to the conclusion that I want a ghillie collar and angled pockets.

The only problem with current civilian field coats is that they follow the short jacket trend, so they appear a bit out of proportion -- the drawstring sits too high and the jacket falls too short. That would be an argument for sticking to an old military pattern, I guess.
post #40 of 58
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Originally Posted by radicaldog View Post

Interesting. Did they make fun of M-65 people who served or of those who didn't? (Genuine question!)

 

Only Soldiers making fun of Soldiers and this was the ACU field jacket. I don't know exactly why people mocked them but we had one guy that was dubbed Field Jacket Dale after wearing his once and the nickname never went away. I'd like to think that it was a subconscious reaction to taking the classic field jacket and putting this awful camo pattern on it.

post #41 of 58
I recently got this vintage italian field jacket which I really like (bottom of the page). You can find them on the web fairly easily and my local thrift shop has a few left should you be interested.

http://supertalk.superfuture.com/index.php?/topic/79206-vintageinspired-military-workwear-clothing-center/page__st__480
post #42 of 58
Herno?
post #43 of 58
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

I recently got this vintage italian field jacket which I really like (bottom of the page). You can find them on the web fairly easily and my local thrift shop has a few left should you be interested.
http://supertalk.superfuture.com/index.php?/topic/79206-vintageinspired-military-workwear-clothing-center/page__st__480

These are the jackets I grew up around (Italian army brat here). They make me a bit melancholy.
post #44 of 58
post #45 of 58
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post


Ah ok, then my vote goes to the Barbour Sapper jacket:
700

 +1 - the Sapper is a great choice.

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