In dusting the cobwebs off the under repro’d M-38, the older brother to the M-1941, Japanese imprint, Freewheelers, is shining a spotlight on a classic design that balances military with utilitarian, and the result could not be more versatile for your eclectic little wardrobe.
At a glance, the ’38 is pretty true to its original counterpart featuring that distinct olive drab color, absolute money shot hand pockets, brown buttons, and spread collar. But the drip is in the details. The outer shell, made from a mid-weight, garment-dyed cotton chino has been slowly woven with vintage machines which adds some real character to the fabric by way of irregular texture.
For a liner, we are working with a buttery soft cotton-flannel, which isn’t a deal breaker in the warmer months but does provide some insulation when needed. Made complete with urea buttons and a brass ‘Waldes’ zip, this slimmed-down version of US military royalty can be whatever you want it to be, you just have to wear it.
Available for ~$485 from Corlection