1 J Crew field mechanic jacket | $176 at J Crew
2 Vintage French military jacket | via eBay – google for more options…there are LOTS ranging from $29 on up…
3 Velvet Erykah Waterfall parka | $179 at Velvet
4 Toad & Co organic cotton utility jacket | $138 at Rodale’s (sustainably/ethically made in China)
5 The Great swingy army jacket | $385 pre-order at Forward (made in the US)
6 Current/Elliot army jacket | $268 at Nordstrom (made in the US)
7 The Arrivals Artemis modular parka | $385 at The Arrivals (made in the US)
I’m a huge fan of military style jackets, in “olive,” of course, for just a little color. I always have one I love, right now it’s by James Perse, but I had a very simple Madewell jacket years ago I wore all the time (this new one is nice…). They come in all shapes and sizes, from cropped to oversized and everywhere in between. They can be practical for rain and cold weather (parkas…), or they can be just a simple lightweight layer for cooler temperatures. So may options…
I scoured some of my favorite shopping sites to find some olive military jackets I thought you’d love. I tried to focus on made in the US, and/or sustainable/ethical/eco-friendlier brands, but the choices are rather limited in that regard. Vintage is also a good option (R+R Surplus has some re-worked vintage French army jackets), and eBay has lots, as does etsy and even Urban Outfitters (although I’m sure they just buy in bulk from eBay and double the price…) online, and of course your local army/navy store is sure to be a terrific resource.
Do you wear military style jackets/parkas in cooler weather? What’s your favorite?