The Japanese brand Buzz Rickson's are today counted among the few high-end reproduction manufacturers of military and casual garments in the world! They strive to make true replicas by carefully researching and analyzing original vintage garments, taking great care to duplicate the material while paying close attention to technique and quality with the goal to bring back old forgotten techniques and machines needed to make garments of outstanding quality without compromises.
The M-1943 Field Jacket was the successor to the M-41 jacket. Issued as the new standard field jacket for the US Army. Designed with a relatively loose and boxy fit intended to be worn as a layering garment to accommodate lots of diffrent environments and temperaturs.
The placket and pocket flap buttons are hidden, so even if you wear a backpack or other equipments on top of this, it will not get caught.
The material is durable and waterproof cotton satin and the jacket is also lined with a thick cotton satin dyed in olive drab just as they wear made back in 1943.
The four large pockets on the front have enough capacity to store ones daily necessities.
The design of the collar was inherited from the M-41 jacket, if worn raised and closed using the chin strap it will prevent the cold winds from entering.
In our opinion, the M-43 an is an exceptional example of a functional design that has stood the test of time. Only a few changes were made from this to it's successor models the M-51 and later the M-65 jacket.
A detail that we think is particularly nice on the M-43 jackets are the slightly curved shapes on the pocket flaps, which makes the jacket feel a little softer than subsequent models.
Buzz Rickson's has carefully reproduced this garment according to the original one with all the wartime specifications. We would even say that this reproduction is even better than the originals when it comes to the construction and the stitching of the garment.
Johan is 173 cm tall with a weigh of 67 kilos and wears a size 38.
- Buzz Rickson's M-1943 Field Jacket Olive
- Shell fabric 100% cotton
- Waterproof cotton sateen
- Detachable hood
- Four front pockets
- Made in Japan
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.