Alpha Industries Clothing
Alpha Industries is an American military brand originally founded in 1959 by Samuel Gelber. It was originally formed to provide the U.S Armed Forces with superior quality clothing. Due to the unfortunate events which lead to the start of the Vietnam War, meant there was a sudden increase in demand for military clothing, and Alpha's growth rapidly accelerated.
Their military influence birthed the MA-1 bomber jacket and N-2B parka jacket. Which have now gone on to become their most iconic and best-selling pieces across their ever-growing collection.
It was forbidden to place corporate logos on military uniforms until the 90’s. This meant for the first 30 years of trading the brand hadn’t needed to create their own unique logo. The Alpha Industries infamous striped logo is now recognisable all over the world, the fabric logo tag was added to all commercial jackets in addition to the standard military-style label that had been used for decades.
As well as the armed forces, the brand is now also known for its big influence in the streetwear scene. Their iconic military silhouettes have led them to collaborate with brands like Stussy, Breitling and Hurley. As such they have quickly become one of the must-have brands of the recent few years. Parts of their collection have been spotted on the likes of many A-list celebrities including David Beckham, Rihanna, Kanye West and Cara Delevingne.
One of our favourite pieces from the collection is the MA-1 Flight Jacket. Its iconic design is both functional and fashionable. While it was originally conceived to provide potentially life-saving support for US Army fighter pilots, it has gone beyond the confines of military apparel to become a staple of fashion. Another favourite is the MA-1 TT, this lightweight jacket was created to promote breathability while retaining the superior quality.
Their extensive range now includes boxer shorts, hoodies, coats, belts and hats. This season UKK have a fantastic collection of men’s clothing from Alpha Industries, including NASA Reflective Sweater, Space Shuttle T-Shirt and MA1 VF59 jacket. Shop our new arrivals and have a browse through our great selection. You won’t be disappointed!
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