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Old 01-23-2018, 08:08 PM   #1
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I saw a rack of them at the local army/navy surplus shop and thought they might fit the bill for a durable winter coat. Does anyone have experience using this type of jacket for work? If so, how did it hold up and how was it to work in? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-24-2018, 12:04 PM   #2
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Re: M-65 Field Jacket


If you're working in front of the public, a Carhart jacket might look better for rough conditions, but I guess it depends on your type trade, location, and your personal taste. I used to have an M65 just for personal use, but not sure I'd wear it on the job just because I think a solid color looks better.

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It is a great coat to stay warm in. Does not scream craftsman though, every thing about it says military.
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As far as durability I have rough framed more house's than I can count in the things. They are almost bullet proof.
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Military stuff doesn't fall apart easily.

Banana Republic built their company on tailoring surplus military clothes from around the world.

I think Cheaperthandirt usually has a bunch of surplus.
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Whatever works for you though. Personally, wearing neutral stuff works well. But in the winter its about keeping warm and dry, So if it works.. do it!

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