Taking cues from a cult sci-fi tv series, this Dutch Nato field jacket, features a chest patch and embroidery based on the 'Mandarin Square' found on the garments of officials in imperial China. The embroidery was detailed with animal or bird insignia; Tigers were used as a symbol of military might and here represents man, an earthbound creature now granted flight on his spiritual journey.
Recycled military surplus has always been a permanent feature of maharishi's mainline collection, including vintage surplus items that are recut and updated with accessory and cord systems.
These processes are carried out in India, where the clothing is smudged with herbal incense, blessed, and washed in saffron water to symbolically cleanse it of its military associations.
If a size is not listed, it is sold out.
Model is 6'0", 147 pounds and wears a size Medium.
Vintage Military Surplus NATO / Dutch Field Jacket