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Old June 6th, 2018, 03:01 PM #11
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I appreciate the offer, but for him we're probably looking at Medium/Long and for me, Large/Long, if they are sized one size too big. I typically wear XL and he likes a small, so 3XL wouldn't work.
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The real military ones are great. I had one last 15+ years of constant use.
Alpha was one of the main contractors.

That said, I would not buy a newly manufactured one on a bet. They are not the same as the military spec ones, even if made by Alpha or Rothco.

If I wanted to replace my old M65 I would start hunting on ebay for a real one. Or a surplus store for a used one.

The OD ones are spendy, the woodland pattern ones seem to go for less.

Personally, I always preferred the M51 to the M65. I accumulated several on eBay many years ago before they all turned to gold.
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My wife and I both have one. Hers in camo and mine in OD green. We got them YEARS ago; no recollection where maybe an ARMY NAVY store in PA.
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https://www.truspec.com/outerwear/mi...oat-with-liner


http://www.brigadeqm.com/M65-Army-Fi...-p/gsm2501.htm
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Old June 6th, 2018, 04:29 PM #14
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Just a heads up that the Rothco's are cut a bit small. If you wear a large go up to an XL.
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I use to have an OD one, then a couple woodlands. They're a decent two season jacket, but not that great for winter unless you have the liner. Rothco would be your knockoffs. You may find some at the location linked. It's a surplus and camping etc type store in Waldorf. Similar to the old Sunny's Surplus.

http://www.beaconsurplus.com/index-2.html
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I got a camo version a few years ago when I went to a local thrift shop. It even came with the liner. At some point, the older guys who have these end up giving them away or their wives donate them to thrift stores.
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I have always owned, at least one, since I was a teenager. They are great for snow removal, you just need to spray them with a water proofing compound for rain.

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I have always owned, at least one, since I was a teenager. They are great for snow removal, you just need to spray them with a water proofing compound for rain.

Yep, bunch of us had them. Was a Surplus store at Cordell Ave & Wisconsin, forget the name of it. I liked the Tropical jacket, with four big pockets too. I may still have a OD WWII trench coat, that thing is heavy. Navy Pea Coat is great as well and what I use now.
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I got a camo version a few years ago when I went to a local thrift shop. It even came with the liner. At some point, the older guys who have these end up giving them away or their wives donate them to thrift stores.
I had two woodland camo issue army field jackets issued in 1989 that I sold clear back around 2001 not long after I left active duty Army. We did a neighborhood yard sale, and according to my wife, they were like the first thing to sell. Now I know why!

There's definitely a style aspect of this with my son - they pretty much have to be OD rather than a camo pattern.

Thanks for all of the info and keeping this thread going.
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