A new collaboration carries on the tradition of “Made in USA” apparel.
American military outerwear brand Alpha Industries teamed up with men’s denim label 3sixteen for a second men’s capsule collection that pays homage to the brands’ shared interest in craftsmanship and U.S. manufacturing.
Each piece in the collection was cut and sewn in 3sixteen’s San Francisco-based production facility and features natural garment dye by Green Matters Natural Dye House in rural Pennsylvania.
The dye technique gives the collection its unique washed gray color palette, which is achieved through natural iron dye combined with a tree bark tannin. Due to the hand-done process and the way natural dyes work, the garments feature inconsistencies and imperfections, which makes each piece one-of-a-kind.
The three-piece collection includes Alpha Industries’ signature M-59 fishtail parka, a modern herringbone version of the parka the brand developed for the U.S. Army in 1959. The collection also features herringbone chino pants and a heavyweight T-shirt made with an exclusive jersey fabric.
The collection retails for $65-$550 and is available now on Alpha Industries’ and 3sixteen’s websites and at select retailers.
Last year, the two companies marked 3sixteen’s 15th anniversary with a limited-edition collection that combined Alpha Industries’ silhouettes with yarn-dyed indigo herringbone twill fabric woven exclusively for 3sixteen.