The humble MIL-DTK-43455K, or the M65 combat jacket as most will know it, has become one of the heavyweights in military-inspired outerwear ever since it first saw use during the Vietnam War. What really cemented the jacket’s cult status was Travis Bickle’s olive drab armor in the 1976 classic Taxi Driver as he patrolled the streets of New York City.
We’ve seen numerous reproductions and reinterpretations over the years, but every once in a while we come across something new. Something which would turn even Bickle’s head. In this case, the Iron Heart Goatskin M65. That’s right: goatskin.
With a 100% black goatskin outer and black cotton lining, Iron Heart has made a mark with this modern take on the military classic. Made in Japan, the jacket features four external patch pockets, two hand pockets, one internal pocket, a two-way YKK zipper and velcro fastened throat latch. The softness of the goatskin combined with bi-swing shoulder pleats will also ensure the jacket is comfortable right off the hanger.
Available for $1,600 at Iron Heart.