In the teaser for the Project NY posts, I put up a picture of an Alpha Industries jacket (the awesome orange one for Fall 2012). Alpha started out over fifty years ago manufacturing jackets for the military, and branched out in the 70s with a commercial line. Their goods are built to last, because if there's any place you don't want a jacket falling apart, it's when you're at war (more after the jump).
I've written in the past about how much I love the military green, and military inspired clothes. While I'm definitely not a hawk, I do think there's a nice marriage of form and function to be found in clothes made for fighting, namely because you're pretty much guaranteed a hefty, lasting, non-fussy garment. And Alpha doesn't disappoint.
Ladies Stealth Bomber jacket.