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 garb.
This is a vintage Military US Navy Cold Weather Impermeable Jacket, made from a tough and durable nylon twill fabric, which was made to last. The quilt wadded lining will help ensure no chills in this jacket. The back neck label dates this to 1978 and the manufacturer was Alpha Industries. Made in USA.
Used and in good vintage condition with general signs of wear, abrasion and some discolouration throughout. There are some small marks to the arms. The fabric has been treated and has an unusual smell, almost like a chemical smell.
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: L (UK Sizing) with a generous 52in external full chest measurement (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
- Serval chunky front zip
- Storm button front
- Button throat tab
- Cord collar
- 2 lower popper flap entry pockets
- Quilt lined with wadding
- Internal rib storm cuffs
- Internal drawcord hem
- Underarm gussets for movement
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): 26in (66cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 25.5in (64.5cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 21.5in (54.5cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 30in (76cm)