Alpha Industries

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  1. Humbucker

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    Does anyone have any experience with their stuff? How's the fit? I like the mil-inspired look, but if it's not slim-ish then it's not good for me. The M-65, Backfire, and Weston jackets are the ones I'm most interested in.

    http://www.alphaindustries.com/subcat/1/1/
     
  2. bsyde82

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    Does anyone have any experience with their stuff? How's the fit? I like the mil-inspired look, but if it's not slim-ish then it's not good for me. The M-65, Backfire, and Weston jackets are the ones I'm most interested in.

    http://www.alphaindustries.com/subcat/1/1/


    actually wearing an AI jacket right now...i think its call macgyver or something...

    anyways, fit is good, IMO...slim fitting

    im about 5'8, 150, fairly lean and a medium fits just about as perfect as i can expect
     
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    The macgyver jacket is, I think, a more fashion-y oriented piece. Their standard M-65 (and any mil spec piece) is not slim. The Weston will probably be more fitted. A lot of Army/Navy stores will have Alpha's standard M-65. Good value, but again, large.
     
  4. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    i find alpha sizing to be very strange and unpredictable i had a bad experience with a short parka that went bad in under a month the quality is grievous i would steer clear UNLESS you can get an ALPHA REPLICA series on eBay (check CLOSEOUT WORLD ebay STORE) from what i understand, those are great near buzz rickson quality at a fraction of the price
     
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    actually wearing an AI jacket right now...i think its call macgyver or something...

    anyways, fit is good, IMO...slim fitting

    im about 5'8, 150, fairly lean and a medium fits just about as perfect as i can expect


    Didn't this just come out last week? Where did you get it? Do you like it?
     
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    I bought a black hooded MA-1 a few months ago and I think it is okay for the price (I think it was about $150.) It's not Buzz Rickson but it's holding up fine so far.

    It's not a slim fit style so not sure what to tell you about that. Here's a pic of me wearing it if that helps any.
     
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    Didn't this just come out last week? Where did you get it? Do you like it?

    i got it a while back at urban...

    duno if ppl on SF hate on urban like SuFu folks

    but yea, thats where i got it...it was also on sale on their website for like 60 bucks...

    i like it a lot...fits very well...its a nice thinner jacket you can wear over some layers and its got a detachable hood so u can take taht off and wear a hoody underneath for a really layered look...although that combo might get a lil tight/warm
     
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    Thanks for the response. I am going to check it out.
     
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    Hey guys sorry for resurecting and ancient topic but i recently discovered alpha industries and i want to know about the fit of their M65 field jacket.

    Whats the sizing like?
     
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    Like ddml mentioned, sizing can be sketchy. For reference I'm 6'0" and 170# and I wear a small Alpha M-65. I also had a tailor slim down the sleeves.

    For what it's worth it's been my beater winter jacket for the past 5 years and it's held up great. The quilted lining is highly recommended.
     
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    the quilted lining comes with it correct?
     
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    Tried on one of their jackets today, the quality seems similar to H&M's military inspired stuff and the sizing was large. Not too impressed for $150.
     
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    I'm thinking of picking up a N-3B Slim Fit Parka, I'm 5'9" and 150 - would a size M be good?
     

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