Old military jackets and denim occupy roughly 70% of the heritage enthusiast’s brain (the rest is a mix of leather, Ethiopian coffee, and Steve McQueen stills). But outside of a few mid-century Navy pieces, there’s not a whole lot of denim GI gear. Luckily, we have fashion brands for that.
This latest piece from Japan’s Fullcount & Co. fuses the classic design of the M-65 Field Jacket with 13.5oz. “crunch” denim. The Japanese made beauty follows the original mil-spec down to the letter, complete with a collar-zip hood, Waldes zippers, epaulets, and a cotton twill lining.
The jacket is once-washed for shrinkage, but should still fade like a champ. They’ve got a full size run at Blue in Green available for $585, not cheap, but historical anachronisms are rarely this well made.