I’ve recently fallen in love with Alpha Industries jackets and what first tipped off the obsession was the Lululemon Non Stop Bomber Jacket. I really loved the idea of the Non Stop Bomber Jacket but it was doing nothing for me. I actually purchased that jacket, returned it, purchased it again and returned it again. I decided I liked the bomber style, but I wanted a more authentic version and so I did some research and learned that ‘the’ brand for bomber jackets is Alpha Industries which was the original maker of bomber jackets for the US military. This brand is sold at a variety of retailers such as Asos, Revolve, Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters. As soon as I saw it I immediately remembered my absolute obsession with the original M-1 Bomber Jacket with it’s iconic orange liner and gold zipper from back in the 90’s . I was in high school then and really into Doc Martins and Nirvana. I so desperately wanted that jacket but it wasn’t easily found in Vancouver unless you went to military supply stores.
I tried on the M-1 Bomber and fell in absolute love with it. It was everything I loved about other fashiony bomber jackets I tried on, but more substantial, more edgy, warmer and more of a true jacket. I’ve been wearing that jacket for months and I get tons of compliments on it from both guys and girls. It’s such a warm jacket that I think it’s now officially put away for Fall/Winter, but I really love wearing it.
More recently I found the L2 B Scout Bomber Jacket on sale, and so I picked that one up because I loved the pink color, and love that I can wear it in warmer weather. It’s a slimmer and more narrow fit than the M-1 Jacket, but it’s still roomy. I take an M in all of the Alpha Industries Jacket I’ve tried on so far.
Today I fell in love with a new Alpha Jacket, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since I left the store this morning. The woodland camo M-65 trooper jacket. On the hangar I thought for sure I wouldn’t like it. These trooper jackets always call to me but when I try them on they swallow me up and look hideous. For some reason, the cut of this jacket works really well for me. I think it’s because while it’s boxy, it hits at the right length and is more structured and tailored. The proportions of the pockets, the collar, the detailing in the cuff – the proportions on all these features are just perfect. There are so many details on this jacket and really nice features such as hidden pockets, adjustable cuffs, and a stowaway hood. I’m actually glad I left this behind in store today because I’ve found it online for cheaper, which is the push I need to order it.