If you have an affinity for military garb, only like to buy things once and happen to subscribe to the ‘Keep It Simple, Stupid’ mantra, then The Real McCoy’s is likely your brand. Despite the price tag — which can teeter on intimidating — the value proposition of owning their over-built and subtly upgraded takes on the classics over the long-haul makes the entry fee far more palatable.
Their U.S. Navy Utility Jacket is a recreation of the ultra-simple jacket worn by the Navy during the ’60s and ’70s, a span that included Vietnam war. While some vintage, beat-to-death examples can be found in the field if you’re lucky, The Real McCoy’s version comes in a pristine cotton sateen fabric with matching urea buttons — the perfect blank canvas for you to pile up hard-worn impressions and patina. Just like the original, a button front flap covers the oval Talon zip front closure underneath.
Best of all, the jacket maintains a connection to U.S. military heritage without firing any canons and marching down main street.
Available for $523.13 at Superdenim.