This is a vintage pile jacket that is meant to be worn as lining for the M43 filed jacket for extra insulation. But it is also designed to be worn as a jacket in itself as well.
The M-43 Field Jacket was introduced in 1942 and served as a longer version of it's predecessor the M1941 Field Jacket. The jacket was made in windproof cotton sateen cloth and feature four pockets on the front and a drawstring waist. It remained in service until it was replaced by the M-51 Field Jacket.
This pile jacket is vintage and has been used a lot but it is in good condition for its age. The knitted cuffs are original and has some holes in them, the collar however has been replaced, but it is professionally done and looks like the original. The jacket has a few small stains on it as well (see pictures)
- Vintage Pile Jacket For M-43 Field Jacket - Vintage garment - Size 36 L - Shell made of cotton - Lining made of nylon - Cuffs and collar of wool - Two front pockets
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.