5 Essential Field Jackets You Need for Fall

Look sharp as hell in these classic jackets.



The field jacket, also known as the fatigue jacket, has come a long way since returning Vietnam Vets made the standard-issue M65 into an icon, followed by Robert de Niro as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver. These days you’re more likely to see them hanging in J. Crew, of course, but there are as many takes on the field jacket as there are occasions to wear one.

Here are five of the best:

1. J. Crew Field Mechanic Jacket

J. Crew

The closest to the original, though updated with a modern fit and amplified military details, “built to handle everything from tailgating to those chilly morning commutes.” $198

2. Hackett Velospeed Jacket


The classic British brand’s take gives it a vintage motoring tweak and a natty navy blue finish in nylon with a slim fit and stand collar. $510 

3. Lands’ End Canvas Field Jacket

Lands’ End

Modeled on the World War II-era M43, this version is made in ringspun carded cotton which has a broken-in feel from the get-go, and comes in a dark slate color. $169

4. Burberry Technical Field Jacket


Nobody knows outerwear like Burberry, and their vast archive gives them room to innovate with pieces like this contemporary field jacket in a silk blend with leather trim. $1995

5. The Gap Hooded Fatigue Jacket

The Gap

This number in classic army green has a bit of Mod flair thanks to its slightly longer length, zip-out hood and slightly oversized cut which is perfect for wearing over a suit or sportcoat. $98