I doubt that the paratroopers taking a leap of blind faith into direct fire over in Normandy during WWII would ever expect a Japanese manufacturer to create a stitch from stitch copy of their jackets and sell it to fashion lovers nearly 80 years later, but here we are. Buzz Rickson’s Parachute Jumper Coat in Camouflage paint is as close to an original US Airborne M1942 jacket as you’re gonna get to one of these underrated silhouettes that cloaked some of the bravest service people to date.
Made from West Point 100% Cotton Uniform Twill, this coat will surely pass inspection featuring a MIL standard finish nickel fastener, a brass knife pocket zipper, steel belt buckle, and brass snaps. Thats right, ALL the metals. But let’s zoom out for a second. This is more than just a uniform to the modern-day consumer, it’s a freaking jacket – which it really does excel at by the way. The slant pockets are a killer change of pace from boring horizontal chest pockets. But it’s the trapezoid-y looking flaps that really seal the deal. And of course, there’s the hazy camo that lives at the intersection of ‘I don’t want to be spotted by the enemy’ and ‘no one else in this bar will have on this pattern’. Tied together with a belted waist. What else could you want?
Available for ~$567 from Hinoya