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Fade of the Day – Vintage M51 Field Jacket (Unknown Years or Washes)

Mifflin Mabalot from the Philippines is getting thrifty with it in today’s installment of Fade of the Day. Mifflin scored a vintage US military M-51 Field Jacket at a thrift store and had to share it. Now you might be wondering why you’re reading about it here. Well it’s because Mifflin was “blown away by the patina”and well, we were too!

There is not one nook or cranny on this jacket that has not been blessed with highly sought after sun fades.  That is where the beauty in this jacket really comes through. It almost looks new because the color is uniform, no pun inte- whatever, but what really happened is the whole thing is totally faded out. Remember a jacket like this, when issued in the service, started its life as a much darker green. Only after repeated, intense wear in harsh climates, and washing, did it achieve its current appearance. An M-51 is a great find regardless but to nab one with great fades is the stuff of dreams. Mifflin, we hope that this is the first of many thrifted fade scores.

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