Alpha Industries Goes Vintage
Alpha Industries offers shoppers a chance to buy vintage and deadstock military garments.
Military heritage brand Alpha Industries is introducing a curated collection of vintage and deadstock pieces as part of their fall/winter season. The collection, titled “Operation RE: Supply,” intends to supply shoppers with access to authentic military styles of years past. Items in the collection labeled “vintage” have been pre-owned while “deadstock” items are, well, deadstock (like new). All pieces are government-issued styles originally produced for the U.S. military.
Alpha Industries, founded in 1959, were originally a military contracted brand themselves. This partnership led to the creation of some of their most popular styles, the MA-1 Flight Jacket and the M-65 Field Coat, the latter of which is included in “Operation RE: Supply.” The brand put these garments through a “rigorous authentication process,” part of which was an examination by fashion historians.
The collection includes pieces like the vintage M-65 Field Jacket Liner, matching quilted pant liners, Gen III Level 3 Fleece Jacket, and NBC Protective Rubber Over Boots, as well as a number of other pants, shirts, jackets, and accessories. There are also plans to expand the line in the future through collaboration with designers and artists who will upcycle found garments into new, modern designs.
The price of the current pieces ranges widely from $10 (fingerless gloves) to $200 (M-65 G Dyed Field Coat). All items are available to shop now on the Alpha Industries site. Check out the collection below.