The M-42 field jacket color was Olive Drab #3. The coat consisted of four front patch pockets with two button snaps on each, along with a unique dual-zippered knife pocket located on the upper lapel which was designed to contain a switchblade pocketknife.
The M-42 field jacket was mostly worn by Paratroops assigned to Airborne units. The M-42 field jacket was eventually phased out in favor of the new M-1943 Uniform which was a darker green(OD7). Despite this, various individuals chose to keep their M-42 field jackets in order to show their veteran status.
In order to best determine fit, it may be helpful to compare our garment’s measurements to a similar garment you already own. Lay your garment on a flat surface and take all measurements from the outside of the garment.
Click here to check out our Garment Measuring Guide.
** If you are still confused, you can Contact Us to help you choose the size. **