Vintage Alpha Industries USAF MA-1 Flight Bomber Jacket Made in USA M
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 MA-1 bomber jacket is an American military jacket that was first developed in the mid 1950s due to the Jet Age emergence, which created new requirements for pilot performance, safety, and comfort.
Alpha's 'Flyer's Man Intermediate MA-1' flight jacket is ideal for those seeking durable construction, warmth, and authenticity. The knit cuffs, waistband, and front zipper closure with storm flap ensure that you'll stay warm and dry. This is also reversible to bright orange, making it ideal for rescue missions and other times when visibility is imperative!
Used and in fair to good vintage condition with general signs of use throughout. There is some pilling/ bobbling to the cuffs and hem, and there are some marks to the arms.
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.
COLOUR: Olive Green, Bright Orange.
SIZE: M with a generous 51in external full chest measurement, this is a boxy short fitting jacket typical of the MA-1 style (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: Shell & Lining: 100% Nylon; Interlining: 100% Polyester.
- Ideal aluminium zip front with 2 pullers
- 2 lower front pockets with popper flap entry
- 2 popper fasten welt pockets to the orange side
- One combination cigarette/pencil arm pocket with zip section
- Knitted cuffs and waist
- Wadded for warmth
- Fabric back neck hanger loop
- Arm badge
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): 25.5in (64.5cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 24in (61cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 19in (48cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 23.5in (59.5cm)
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.
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