US Ike Style Vintage Jacket - Olive
Reproduction WW2 American 'Ike' Jacket in Olive Drab.
These jackets are modeled on the famous WW2 'Ike' or 'Eisenhower' jackets worn by U.S. officers. Introduced as standard issue in November 1944, the Ike Jacket was the idea of General Dwight D. Eisenhower who wanted a jacket with a cropped waist based on the functionality of the British battle jacket. The resulting jacket was fundamentally a waist-length M-43, with some improvements. Made of 18-ounce wool, it had notched "storm collar", snag-free "fly front" buttons and flapped, bellows breast pockets, epaulets for gear retention, and roomy sleeves to accommodate insulating layers. Staggered cuff buttons adjusted for layering or allowed a loose fit in warmer conditions, as did adjustable waist buckles. A pair of "action-back" pleats extended from shoulder to waistband, providing freedom of movement with a slim fit. Intended to be worn on its own or underneath the M-43. By the time of its adoption, the jacket had become popular among many senior U.S. officers.
In addition to becoming standard issue in 1944, the jacket was also designated as the Army's dress and parade uniform.
These jackets are based on the 'Ike' jacket and are great items for WW2 American enthusiasts, which can be worn as part of a WW2 impression or equally as a casual jacket.
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