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The History of the IKE Jacket

The History of the IKE Jacket

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The 411 on our Eisenhower Jacket

The 5 Ball Leathers' IKE Jacket delivers vintage styling and classic comfort. Made from 100% Buffalo, the jacket is inspired by the "authoritative jacket" preferred by the General and President Eisenhower. We are sure that General Eisenhower would have appreciated the features:
  • 2 chest pockets
  • 2 waist pockets
  • 2 inside gun pockets
  • Snap down collar
  • Plaid lining
The 5 Ball IKE Jacket
The 5 Ball IKE Jacket

The 411 on the original Eisenhower Jacket

The Eisenhower Jacket Story

General Eisenhower had requested a waist-cropped style; his based on the British battle jacket, "but with more distinctive style." Eisenhower was a partisan advocate of the British jacket’s functional sensibilities. Designed to be the second, insulated layer, the Ike jacket, a.k.a. M-44, was created to be worn underneath the M-43, field jacket. In extreme cold, a sweater, flannel shirt, and wool-cotton T-shirt could be worn under the Ike jacket. He considered his jacket an every-warrior’s combat uniform.

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