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Alpha Industries Europe



Founded in 1959, in the small town of Knoxville, Tennessee, deep in the south of the U.S.A., Alpha Industries initially designed jackets for U.S. Air Force pilots. Up to today the company is one the main suppliers of flight jackets to the U.S. Air Force. 

The material made of special nylon excels through a particularly smooth surface and low material resistance. This enables the pilots to access the cockpit easily and swiftly and, in the case of emergency, to leave it quickly via the ejector seat. 

The unique fit is due to a sophisticated procedure which results in the gathered seams, for which Alpha Industries is renowned. In the early 80’s, Hollywood stars also discovered the classic pilot jackets. The look spread quickly and the jackets became strongly desired must-haves for fashion lovers throughout the world. 

Until today, Alpha Industries jackets are used by the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. 

In 1993, Alpha Industries GmbH & Co. KG was founded by Rainer Knapp and Norbert Schneider in Neu-Isenburg in Germany. Since 2010, the various collections are available in over 800 stores throughout Europe, from young fashion to military, for example in Germany at Breuninger, Anson’s Herrenhaus, Theo Wormland, Streetpoint, Engelhorn, Garhammer and in shops of the Görgens-Gruppe, among others. 

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Alpha Industries initially designed jackets for U.S. Air Force pilots