Real is hard to discern in 2019. Sponsored posts on Instagram. The Kardashians. Your latest Air Jordans. Things that are what they say they are just don't exist anymore. The debate about what's real and fake is ongoing. That's why it's so refreshing to come across real. Real people. Real food. Real clothes.
If you own pieces from the streetwise brand Alpha Industries, you'll sleep easy knowing that you have genuine, functional pieces tested and worn by the U.S. military. Each season expert outerwear designers and product designers at Alpha find authentic inspiration in real events from U.S. History. For this year's Fall/Winter 2019 range, Alpha Industries draws inspo from the 10th Mountain Division — the first mountain warfare unit in the U.S. military — and remixes some of their familiar pieces in a fashion-forward endeavor.
To celebrate their 60th Anniversary since being established as a U.S. military contractor in 1959, Complex linked up with the all-American brand to style standout pieces from the collection.
N-3B Mod Primaloft & Ripstop Anorak
The N-3B Mod is a modern take on Alpha Industries' classic military N-3B Parka, the jacket the 10th Mound Division would have worn in World Word II. As an ode to the military unit, this season the N-B3 gets a Primaloft and topographical makeover with all-over camo channeling mountain vibes. The continuation of Alpha Industries' Primaloft partnership allows them to use this technical material in this season's jacket providing water resistance with a high warm to weight ratio, which was then required by the military for best-in-class performance. A matching piece to the N-B3 Mod is the waterproof and wind resistant Ripstop Anorak, which is meant to be worn under the coat. The pullover Anorak can also act as a standalone piece.
Ridge Utility Jacket & B-3 SHERPA MOD
The 100% Sherpa Ridge Utility Jacket shown in Camo delivers a cozy street look easily a top hitter in anyone's wardrobe. Contrasting the relaxed mood of the Ridge Utility is the newest B-3 Sherpa Mod in a classic leather brown. Complete with Sherpa lining, the 2019 silhouette gives off a modern look that isn't overdone.
MA-1 PRIMALOFT FLIGHT JACKET & MA-1 MOSAIC
For 2019, Alpha Industries upgraded the classic MA-1 Flight Jacket with Primaloft fill. The MA-1 remains one of the best bomber jackets you can find on the market and now will perform even better under harsh weather conditions. Taking things further, Alpha delivered a remix version of their popular MA-1 silhouette for Fall/Winter dubbed the MA-1 Mosaic Flight Jacket, a fashion-forward take colorblocking the classic. Winter gets bland so color is a good upper in the closet.
SENTRY PRIMALOFT FISHTAIL PARKA & J-4 IMPACT PRIMALOFT FISHTAIL
Packing lightweight technical features of Primaloft and keeping the warmth, the Sentry Fishtail Parka in black has a longer cut for a more dapper feel. Similarly, the women's J-4 in Olive is the better version of classic long parka options in the winter market.
Alpha Industries will be dropping exclusive collaborations at ComplexCon Long Beach this year. Be sure to keep up with the brand on IG and shop Alpha Industries online.