Vintage 70s USAF Alpha Industries N-2B Parka Hooded Bomber Flight Jacket S
Alpha Industries is an American clothing manufacturer founded 1959 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Initially a contractor to the United States military, it is fair to say they know a thing or two about military flight jackets, chiefly the MA-1 and MA-2 bombers.
The N-2B parka was introduced in the mid 1950s for U.S. Air Force air and ground crews. It replaced the N-2A. Alpha started making the N-2B for the DOD in 1963. Some of the classic mil-spec features were the front pass-through pockets (so that pilots could reach their pants pockets without being exposed to sub-freezing temps), split hood that unzips to lay flat, and the zippered utility/pencil pocket (originally called the cigarette/pencil pocket) with pencil point protectors.
Used and in fair to good vintage condition with general signs of wear, abrasion, and discolouration/ marks throughout. Freshly steamed and ready for its new owner.
All my vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear and will not smell like new, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
SIZE: Small (UK Sizing) with a very generous 45in external full chest measurement, this is a boxy short fitting jacket (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: Nylon Shell, 100% Synthetic Fiber Interlining, Faux Fur Hood.
- Ideal aluminium zip front under button storm flap
- Two lower front pockets with popper flap entry
- Internal slits to access pockets
- One combination cigarette/pencil arm pocket with zip section
- Knitted cuffs and waist
- Faux fur hood with aluminium zip to split hood
- Wadded for warmth
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: Please DO NOT solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary brand to brand but also within the same brand. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up (if applicable) on a flat surface:
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit (double for full chest): 22.5in (57cm)
B - SLEEVE - armpit to cuff end: 20in (50.5cm)
C - SHOULDER - n/a
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 24in (61cm)
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