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This is the style of jacket worn by Elvis is loads of photographs when he was based in Germany while serving in the US Army.
The M1951 combat jacket is a stylish army jacket that various fashion companies have based army style jackets on and was the forerunner of the M65 combat jacket which is still made by companies like Alpha Industries and is a very popular jacket.
The Elvis Presley M1951 or M51 army combat jacket has all the original features plus it has all the badges that he wore already sewn on it for that extra touch.
The US M51 Field jacket features:
These are sized like the originals 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.
The American 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 M65 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 so this replica is great and it has been made with a washed look to give it the vintage feel and worn in look.