Draft Dodging

The thing about military jackets is that they're not nearly the essential wardrobe staple people claim it to be, but that's not to say it isn't versatile—just look at this seemingly cool Italian dude. As one of the original outfitters of the U.S. military during the '60s and 70s, Alpha Industries' M-65 field jacket is as close to the real deal as you can get without getting drafted. And before you mention it, we know military jackets are a dime a dozen at any vintage shop, but we've been through this shit already and you and I both know that shit is gross. Save yourself some time, cop a new one and wear it every fucking day. At $144 with six colors to choose from, it's literally the most affordable thing we've written about ever.

  • http://www.mrmag.bandcamp.com MaG

    i can agree to that. ya’ll be killing me with the price points. its like waving vienna sausages in a hungry man’s face…wait..oh…so, i’m the onllllly motherf*cker that still eats vienna sausages, huh? carry on Mr. So, my bad…

  • Zeus

    ^Dumb

  • Ag

    The design details are pretty accurate. However, the quality of fabric and fabrication. has gone downhill significantly over the years.

    Also, they did slim down the fit from the original military issue versions, but forgot to slim the sleeves. The whole thing looks a little ill-proportioned in real life.

  • Art

    I thought four-pins finally had a decent post but then I read the comment above…
    tsktsk

  • Jagen

    bunch of angry birds on this comment thread I see.

  • Jon

    Surplus isn’t gross, it’s getting much better quality for a much better price.

    • http://www.twitter.com/sodaniel daniels

      Never said surplus was gross, just vintage shops. They’re not the same.

  • Tjay

    ^Damn right. All you have to do is take it to the dry cleaners or wash it a couple times or so then you’re good to go. Nothing gross about it at all.
    And to first comment: What the hell?

    • http://www.twitter.com/sodaniel daniels

      True, but to some it’s not worth the trouble.