Alpha Industries M65 Field Jacket

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  1. Bruce Wayne

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    How os the fit on the Alpha Industries M65 field jacket? I heard that tjey run large.
    Thanks!
    Charlie
     
  2. l0fielectronic

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    Had one for some years but I can't recall for sure if mine was a Large or an XL, I think it was a Large - I'm a 44" chest in most jackets and it was a good fit with the winter liner in it.

    I think generally when people say they come up oversize its when they want to wear the jacket only, without the button in liner.
     
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  3. Seb Lucas

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    I normally wear a large in most jackets - I wear a medium Alpha M65 and it is still roomy. I am 6ft 2 and 183 pounds.
     
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  4. Guppy

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    Same here. 5'10", currently 170lbs, and I wear a medium regular. Normally I'm a large in most things. The M65 is cut generously.
     
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  5. Bruce Wayne

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    Thanks guys glad to hear it.
     
  6. Bruce Wayne

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    Amazon dropped the price by $40 by the time you throw in tax &shipping so i went ahead & bit the bullet. It will be here next Friday.
     
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  7. kowalski

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    I have 5,10 and 170lb have size M contract from 67y (silver zip)
    nowadays (no contract) has a slightly inflated size
     
  8. green papaya

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    they are supposed to be "over sized" to wear over your fatigues and also extra room for the removable quilted liner

    it's designed as a field coat, not supposed to be snug or close fitting, but the elastic drawstring around the waist can taper the fit for a closer fit or to keep the wind chill out.
     
  9. Bruce Wayne

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    My old man is a Marine. In my house they're called utilities.
     
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  10. green papaya

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    heres the earlier model used during the Korean war M51 field coat, has the regular collar without a hood, notice he has his drawstring adjusted for a better fit around the waist.


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  11. Trenchfriend

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    The newer Alpha M65 "Heritage" is labeled as tight-fitted, but as far I can see, it's a regular-fit in M65-relation. But seemingly, it got nothing to do with a traditional M65 and it's wider convinient-fit.
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    ;)
     
  12. Bruce Wayne

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    The price jumped by at least $10 over night. I'm glad i bought it when I did.
     
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  13. kowalski

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    Note that this jacket does not have epolet;)
    and my two favorite picture M65 jacket:cool:
     

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  14. Trenchfriend

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    Because, that's the "Schimanski-jacket". ;)
     
  15. Bruce Wayne

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    My jacket will be here today.
     
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  16. Bruce Wayne

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    I wore the jacket for a short time today & it is suprisingly warm even without the liner.
     
  17. Sonero

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    Can anyone help me with sizing for the Alpha M 65 ? I wear an Alpha slim fit MA-1 in XXL but want my M-65 also to fit slimmer.

    I am 5' 11" 215lbs.

    According to Alpha I am an XL ???

    There is one on the Alpha site for $225 Nylon/Cotton. Seems to be better than the Defender ?

    Thanks
     
  18. Seb Lucas

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    These things a sized huge. I am six two and 185 pounds, mine's a medium and it fits loose. Mine is 10 years-old now but was bought new. Unless they have totally changed the pattern I would go a medium.
     
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  19. Sonero

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    I emailed Alpha to see what they say. I told them I wanted a slimmer look.

    I have a 48R " chest. Medium sounds extreme. I was thinking maybe large ?
     
  20. Plumbline

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    Ive got 2 - olive green (large); black (large) both about 15 years old and both with liners.

    I’m 5’8’ and 185lb (42s suit) and they are both loose and roomy ... which I like and can layer if need be .... these weren’t designed to be fashion fit they were designed for function over form
     

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