All sorts of technology gets handed down from the military, like assault rifles, advanced interrogation techniques, and even more questionably, Hummers. And clothing, now tweaked for civilian use by Alpha Industries
A revered brand that's been crafting military duds and surplus civilian gear for five decades, Knoxville-based Alpha's celebrating their 50th anniversary with a just-into-ATL line of jackets that reflect the clothier's armed forces heritage while separating the duds from the real stuff via style/comfort upgrades and handy features like iPod pockets, and colors like not-camo. Lighter outerwear starts with the olive-green Defense, in heavy washed denim with an internal cell/MP3 player pocket, and the zip-up cotton/corduroy Lancer, which gets four square front pockets and buttoned shoulder epaulets; you can also get comfortably hooded with the nylon A.W.O.L., featuring a too-plush-for-the-trenches detachable mouton liner, or the McGyver, which has five front pockets, a detachable hood, and the uncanny ability to turn Dentyne, Dipsy Doodles, and turkey gravy into a bomb. Heavier-duty duds include the reversible woodland & desert camo Sumatra (ripstop nylon w/ sealed seams), while things get more serious with jackets like the Injector (in a yellow not suited for the front lines, w/ removable mock fur collar) or the 50th Anniversary, w/ assorted red/black patches, a large sling strap on back to carry it, and a front strap that'll hold your watch, after you retrieve it from Christopher Walken's ass
Because Alpha wants to clothe you in every way possible, there's also the 50th Anniversary hoodie (w/ "ALPHA" across zip-up front), tees like the Lady Liberty (featuring a sword-toting, helmeted woman w/ stars shooting from her head), and even replicas of full-body NASA flight suits that feature the authentic NASA "meatball" patch, which will perfectly compliment your look as you fuel up your H3.