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Alpha Industries MA-1 VF LW Flight Jacket

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Product Summary

This flight jacket is the Lightweight , Long Waist (LW) version of the standard Alpha MA-1 VF59 none reversible flight jacket. The stand out feature of this jacket is the contrasting zips on some of the colours.  Features standard pen pocket and colour matched remove before flight arm ribbon.

This flight jacket is the Lightweight & Long Waisted (LW) version of the standard Alpha MA-1 VF 59 none reversible flight jacket. The stand out feature of this jacket is the contrasting zips on some of the colours.  Features standard pen pocket and colour matched remove before flight arm ribbon.

Appeox 2" longeer in the body and 1" longer in the arms than a standard MA-. It is a Vintage Fit jacket so will be close fitting

Product details

  • VF - Vintage Fit (tailored).
  • LW - Lighweight - Not Reversible
  • Contrasting zips on some colours
  • Nylon outer material with polyester-filled quilted colour co-ordinated nylon lining.
  • Super lightweight, meticulously finished and completely windproof jacket.
  • Includes two side pockets with snap fasteners
  • 1 multifunctional pocket on the left upper arm
  • 2 inner pockets


Alpha Industries Sizing

Men's XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Imperial                  
Weight (lbs) 95-110 110-130 130-160 160-185 185-210 210-230 230-250 250-270 270-290
Height (in) 58-62 60-67 65-74 67-76 67-76 67-76 67-76 67-76 67-76
Chest (in) 32-34 34-36 38-40 40-42 44-46 46-48 48-50 50-52 52-54
Metric                  
  XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL    
Weight (kg) 43-50 50-59 59-72 72-83 83-95 95-104 104-113 113-121 121-130
Height (cm) 147-157 152-170 165-188 170-193 170-193 170-193 170-193 170-193 170-193
Chest (cm) 81-86 86-91 97-102 102-107 112-117 117-122 122-127 127-135 135-140

 

Alpha Industries History

In October, 1959, more than 50 years ago, Alpha Industries began its operations making military clothing in the basement of a rented Knoxville, Tennessee factory using leased sewing machines and only a few employees.   The first few years were very difficult for newly formed Alpha because it was a time of peace and the U.S. Defence Department purchased only small quantities of military clothing.  However, the outstanding quality of Alpha-s clothing quickly came to the Defence Department-s attention and as America-s  need for military clothing increased as the Vietnam conflict deepened, Alpha-s growth as a manufacturer for the Defence Department rapidly accelerated.

Alpha specialized in manufacturing many types of jackets and pants for U.S. military forces.  As the years went by America-s Defence Forces came to rely more and more on Alpha-s expertise to produce U.S. Air Force and Naval Aviation flight jackets, Army and Marine Corps field jackets and a host of military pants and other clothing.  During this time Alpha manufactured over 40 million garments for the U.S. military ranging from simple hoods to complicated cold weather Gore-Tex parkas.

Although Alpha made many different types of clothing the company became most associated with several jackets that became classics of American fashion.  Two of these jackets--- the MA-1 flight jacket and the M-65 field jacket-- were almost exclusively made by Alpha for the military and Alpha was instrumental in working with the U.S. military designers to improve their performance and design.  Subsequently when these garments migrated from their military roots into globally popular casual or street wear styles Alpha, as the authentic producer of the MA-1 and M-65 for the military, also became famous in the public-s mind for these styles.

Alpha Industries Size Chart Mens Sizes

Men's XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Imperial                  
Weight (lbs) 95-110 110-130 130-160 160-185 185-210 210-230 230-250 250-270 270-290
Height (in) 58-62 60-67 65-74 67-76 67-76 67-76 67-76 67-76 67-76
Chest (in) 32-34 34-36 38-40 40-42 44-46 46-48 48-50 50-52 52-54
Metric                  
  XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL    
Weight (kg) 43-50 50-59 59-72 72-83 83-95 95-104 104-113 113-121 121-130
Height (cm) 147-157 152-170 165-188 170-193 170-193 170-193 170-193 170-193 170-193
Chest (cm) 81-86 86-91 97-102 102-107 112-117 117-122 122-127 127-135 135-140
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