Monday, August 30, 2010


I get lots and lots of e-mails from people looking for cute clothes for little boys and I have to admit, I usually don't have a good answer.  It isn't due to lack of looking, either - for a while, it seemed like all of my friends were having boys and trying to find outfits that weren't too cutesy but still unique and stylish wasn't an easy task.  And then I found Alpha Industries and boy, oh boy, are their designs fabulous!

Their clothing has distinctive a military feel and for good reason - back in 1959, the Department of Defense recruited the company to revamp the military's outerwear.  You know the flight jacket you think of Tom Cruise wearing in Top Gun?  He might have been sporting something much different if it hadn't been for Alpha Industries!

Alpha recently launched a boy's line, featuring pint-sized versions of their men's apparel.  The Collegiate Collection is Ivy League-inspired and full of rugby stripes and school crests. 

I love the Blaze Jacket all the way on the right of this picture.  It has a removal hoodie vest built in!

Then there's the Wildlife Collection, which is made up of soft plaid flannels and durable outwear, perfect for the little guy who adores the outdoors. 

The last collection is the Classic, which draws from Alpha's signature men's designs.  This is where the military styling is most apparent.

How great is the Classic outerwear?  Some of my favorites include the Maverick (See? Top Gun!), a warm, nylon flight jacket with vintage patches (seen below on the top right); the Weston Jr. (bottom left), a replica of Alpha's larger military-style jacket in authentic army green and the US Navy Pea Coat (middle right) which will keep your little dude warm and looking his finest.

Even the sweaters and shirts in the Classic collection reflect the military in a stylish and practical way.

Alpha Industries has men's and women's lines too, as well as some adorable clothes for girls.  I'm drooling over some outerwear options for Gabrielle and Alaina.  How darling is the 40's style Princess Pea Coat?
And the hot pink patent leather Tori Trench is to die for!
But in my opinion, it's the boy's lines that really stand out from the crowd.  Almost all of the pieces come in sizes from 2T up to 14/16 so there's something for every guy on your list.  And consider this - for more than 50 years, Alpha Industries has been manufacturing outerwear to protect Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps personnel.  If their designs can hold up to the wear and tear of our armed forces, what your kids will put them through will be no problem!

And one lucky AFOMFT reader is going to be able to put Alpha Industries through their paces because the company has generously offered to give away one of their awesome Weston, Jr. jackets!

To enter, tell me your favorite things about having a boy or about the boy you'd give this jacket to if you win (this is mandatory).  For additional entries:
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Please leave a separate comment for each entry (two if you've blogged about the giveaway) and make sure to include a link to your tweet, blog post, etc. All entries must be posted on AFOMFT as a direct comment to this post.  Comments on Facebook will not count as entries.  This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and ends September 6th at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected by and announced on AFOMFT on September 7th. If the winner doesn't contact AFOMFT within 48 hours, a new drawing will be held so be sure to check back to see if you've won!

Images: Alpha Industries

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