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ALPHA INDUSTRIES 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 the military.

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.
Recognize the Original

Don't Settle For Less Than An Original
If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Alpha jackets get high
praise--we've found knock-offs around the world. So, you need to
know how to recognize an original. There are telltale signs to
look for.

The first, and easiest to find, is the authentic Alpha three-bar
logo. There is a tab version of this logo on the sleeve of our
flight jackets. Also, look in the pocket of our reversible models
and you should find a larger logo patch in there as well. Finally,
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.

Other signs include the feel of the fabric. Fabric for Alpha jackets
has a heavy, high-quality feel. Look closely at the seams and
you'll notice authentic Alpha jackets have a distinctive pucker,
created by following the strict military standards for tear strength
at the seam. And our brass zippers will have the word ALPHA
and/or our logo on it.

Alpha Industries. The world's leading brand of authentic flight
apparel.
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