|ALPHA VINTAGE LEATHER FLIGHT JACKETS
The Alpha Story
Over 40 Million Served
Alpha's history as a manufacturer for the U.S. Military is a long and successful one. For over 40 years, the United States
Department of Defense has relied on Alpha Industries for outerwear to protect Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps
personnel. Since first opening our factory in 1959, Alpha has continuously manufactured the M-65 Field Coat, fabricating
more of these coats than any other company. And, since the mid-1960's, we've manufactured virtually every MA-1 Flight
Jacket used by U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy pilots. All told, Alpha Industries has produced over 40 million pieces of
military outerwear to perform under the most severe conditions imaginable.
3-Bars Make The Difference
Long before anyone even knew the name Alpha, our three bars had earned quite a reputation among purchasers of
surplus military apparel. In surplus stores throughout the country, customers sought out the jackets with the three bars on
the military specifications tag.
There's an interesting story behind this; when Alpha Industries received a military contract and that contract was fulfilled,
"surplus" materials were always left over. In order to use these materials and keep our factories operating, we continued
to make jackets following the strict military specifications. These jackets would be sold to surplus stores. But, for internal
purposes, we needed to develop a way to separate these jackets from the ones that were actually going to be shipped to
On jackets going to the military the label contained a single black bar separating the identification of the type of jacket and
its specifications. We developed a replacement label to be used for surplus jackets. The only difference between this and
the actual military label was that we put three black bars between these two pieces of information. And this label was the
only difference between these surplus jackets and those that were actually to be worn by the military. Other contractors
also manufactured surplus coats, but they changed to lower grade materials using lighter fabric, thinner insulation, less
durable zippers and fasteners. And they didn't change the internal labels; their garments still had the single black bar. Over
time, customers at surplus stores began to notice that the jackets with the three bars were the best. And no wonder;
because, after all, these were the exact same jackets that American pilots and ground crews were wearing at bases around
the world. In fact, if you look closely at the Alpha logo, you'll see that we integrated these three bars into the mark that has
come to symbolize our company and its products.
Known Around The World
From the streets of virtually every city in the U.S., to the streets of Europe and Japan, the Alpha name is known. In fact, at
one time a single store in Japan had a waiting list of over 900 people hoping to get an Alpha jacket. Alpha continues to
produce the same quality garments be began making back in 1959, only now, we adjust and modify our products to meet
your demands. Alpha continues to be the most sought after Authentic military brand in Europe and abroad.
Don't Settle For Less Than An Original
If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Alpha jackets get high praise--we've consistently find poor quality copies around
the world. So, you need to know how to recognize the original, Authentic Alpha.
Here are the telltale signs to look for:
The first, and easiest to find, is the authentic Alpha three-bar logo.
There is a tab version of our logo on the sleeve of every flight jackets.
Look in the pocket, there is a larger logo patch in there as well.
Look at the black-and-white military specification tag. In between the identification of the type of jacket it is and the actual
specifications, there will be three solid black bars.
Check the feel of the fabric. Alpha jackets have a heavier, better-quality fabric than most others.
Finally, check the brass zipper, it will have the word ALPHA and our logo on it.
Remember, there is only one Authentic Alpha.
Alpha Industries leads the way with military leather jackets that are wearable in all
situations. PilotPeteSupplies, after an extensive search, has added these beautifully made
leather jackets to our inventory. Alpha offers not only the official military nomex flight
jacket which is issued to all U.S. Air Force Pilots, but also creates a variation of these flight
jackets which are stylish and sophisticated for all social situations. So whether you're going
flying for the day or steppin out to a 4 star restaurant, you'll look great in Alpha's Leather
Alpha is also the leader in kid's flight jackets. PilotPeteSupplies has the largest selection of
kid's leather flight jackets - with awesome patches. These leather jackets are replicas of
the actual military flight jackets. We also carry the kid's NASA flight jackets. Your kids will go
nuts over these jackets! Mine did.
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