Established on October 17, 1959 by Samuel Gelber in Knoxville, Tennessee, Alpha Industries is most famous for created the cult-favourites MA-1 flight jacket.
Alpha Industries originally manufactured garments for the US Department of Defense with their first contract awarded on February 1, 1961 for Air Force N-3B Parka Jackets and Navy shipboard shirts. Two years later, on September 1, 1963, Alpha Industries was contracted to created the iconic MA-1 flight jacket and the N-2B parka.
It wasn't until 1970 that Alpha Industries began selling and marketing commercial goods to the public. Since then, Alpha Industries has collaborated with countless fashion brands and has become the go-to brand for military-inspired outerwear and different variations of the iconic MA-1 flight jacket.