A vintage piece of military clothing, the French M64 combat jacket. In 1964, the French Army received a new battle dress which fit much closer to the body, had zipped chest pockets and was made from a sateen material to protect soldiers against chemical agents. These jackets were manufactured before the budget cuts at the start of the 1980s, when the lighter and more fragile F1 uniform was issued.
A ruggedly built jacket which will embrace the outdoor lifestyle while the slim fit seamlessly blends in on the streets. Protection against the elements was a priority in the design of this jacket. This is why it includes a storm flap under the front buttons, secondary cuffs under the outer shell and a tightly woven sateen fabric. Additional features include two zipped chest pockets, two buttoned waist pockets and the ability to have a hood attached to the collar. They may be over 40 years old but they are by no means, ready to retire.
- Genuine French Army surplus
- Heavy weight cotton sateen fabric
- Button-up front with storm flap
- Two-layer adjustable button cuffs
- Two zipped chest pockets
- Two buttoned waist pockets with cover
- Reinforced elbows
- Waist drawstring
- Buttons on the collar for hood attachment
- Bottom hem drawstring
Sizing/Fit: Slim fit. To find your jacket size, measure the circumference of your chest, under the armpits. For more information, click on the 'Sizing' tab above the description.
Colour: Olive drab
Condition: Used/Very Good - Item has clearly had some use. There may be marks and signs of wear, but still lot's of life left. If you want more information on our condition ratings, check out our condition guide
Fantastic Jacket for a piece over forty years old, similar in style to the F1 style of French Uniforms, but way more durable. The vertical chest pockets are roomy and easy to access, whilst the waist pockets are easy to secure and access. In regard to the 'cool factor', wearing this makes you feel like an utter badass, like a vet out of Taxi Driver or Rambo. Other details like the "armée française" on the left shoulder add to the character and history behind the uniform. For $50, it is definetly worth the money!!