The ubiquitous army jacket shall never fall to the wayside. And why should it? Alpha Industries, purveyor of military issue outerwear since 1959, is still just as popular with the actual armed forces as it is with city girls, country girls, and their boyfriends, too. Now, with a collaboration with the Ace Hotel, the brand has had another injection of cool. Based on an Army M-65 jacket, this version (in men’s sizes, starting at XXS) is designed with a standard-issue body but updated with clean lines, giving the coat its Ace factor; the hotel bellmen are currently wearing it. With a nylon shell, adjustable hood, and waterproof seam-sealed technology, it’s a novel mix of function and fashion.
Ace Hotel x Alpha Industries Waterproof Fishtail Parka, $300 at Ace Hotel