M1951 Field Jacket was the predecessor to the very popular M65 jacket. The M1951 would have been issued in the Korean war and was still being used in the Vietnam war. The design is a mix of the WW2 M1943 and the later M69 combat jacket, making for a distinctive look to those who the difference between an M65 and an M51.Original M51 field jackets are hard to find in good sizes and in good condition.
The US M51 Field jacket features:
· Press stud closed pockets and steel zipper.
· Shoulder epaulets are fastened by buttons.
· Cuffs have adjustable tabs which are secured by buttons.
· External draw cord waist, which can be worn on the inside or outside.
· Draw cord on bottom hem.
· 100% cotton.
These are sized to allow a bulky liner to be worn underneath so they are over sized. If you want a loose fitting jacket (or you plan to wear it with a liner) order your normal size if you want a more fitted look order one size smaller. As a guide the model is wearing a small over just a tee shirt and he would normally wear a medium jacket over a t shirt and shirt.