Tuesday, July 3, 2012

ALPHA INDUSTRIES Men's Rugged Outerwear-Military Style

Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard

MA 1 BLOOD CHIT  label in several languages that were relevant to the particular war zone at that time-Vietnam...spells out the identity of that of a USA serviceman-just in case...he was shot down. A reward was offered.

original Alpha Industries' bombers and field jackets made for the USA military

Well that was quite the locale for the very 21st century collection of men's flight and field jackets, bombers, and accessories...updated classics all...inspired by the ALPHA INDUSTRIES company's authentic heritage collection made for the military...beginning back in 1959 in a rented Knoxville, Tenn locale.

MA-1 Flight Jacket $118...water resistant, zipper closure w/storm flap, knit ribbed waist, cuffs, and collar-from the 1950's Navy original in several color options pictured-sage green, mid-weight

A change in the original owners but not in the sensibilities (superior quality and materials)---Alpha Industries shifted the target audience ---today it's not not the DOD but civilians residing worldwide...who appreciate the utilitarian details and handsome styling of the outwear originally crafted for soldiers, aviators, and sailors.
N2B Parka $162-pass through front pocket-allows "pilots" reach into pants pockets without subjecting fingers to freezing temps. Heavy weight, water resistant-the faux fur, lined hood unzips to lie flat, knit/cuffs-waistband. Multiple color options

There is the men's core collection...and lifestyle items for men, women and children available for Fall 2012...

cool inner label...

N-3B Parka-$238 Olive and in black too-serious warmth with a full length storm flap, reinforced elbow patches, insert knit cuffs keeps cold out, hood with removable faux fur collar includes adjustable take-up strap and drawcord...rugged nylon/cotton outer shell, polyfill insulation. A keeper.

Our top look that we wanted-this Injector jacket is a whole lot of water resistant style for $178---and is also available in black and brown.
Injector jacket-a twist on the B15 jacket-unisex friendly-particularly in yellow-nylon with poly fill...a good layer up piece...tons of pockets and removable faux fur collar

detail-injector jacket

Helmet Bag $60-briefcase shaped-inner and outer pockets


Serious warmth $790-the B7 Vintage Sheepskin Parka-oringinally designed WWII

Timeless-modern take on the G-1 Naval Leather Flying jacket $358-with under arm gussets, knit rib waist and cuffs

B-3 Sherpa Air Force Bomber-adjustable collar with side buckle straps, antique brass zip, slash pockets-nice $650

Commando Sweater is great...ribbed crew neck soft hand feel...we wish it came cut for gals-with epaulets, patch nylon shoulders/elbows $62 

M-65 Field Coat $144-buttoned attached lining, wind/tear resistant, hidden drawcords waist, hood and hems...

Children's collections---lots of authentic details.

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