The Real McCoy’s Winter Combat Jacket falls in that military-wear sweet spot where its original intended use — in this case, keeping soldiers warm inside the cold and cramped tanks of WWII — required minimal extraneous features for maximum functionality. Heaven forbid the large flap from a map pocket manages to snag the wrong lever and initiate the self-destruct mode. No, that just won’t do.
To prevent any costly errors and ensure efficient operation of the machinery, this jacket was originally designed to be as simple as possible by military standards, which happen to translate right into the wheelhouse of the pared down aesthetics in favor today, some 70 or so years later.
And as par for the Real McCoy’s course, this jacket was given a reboot without any further updates. So, just like it was seven decades ago (you remember those days, don’t you?), this piece is made with a heavy chino cloth exterior and a melton wool interior to keep you warm inside your M4 Sherman, and features a 1940’s styled Talon zipper, and ribbed cuffs at the bottom, wrists, and neck. Yes, Sir.
Available for $575 at Standard & Strange.