Beverly Hills, CA and Chantilly, VA (March 3, 2016) Playboy Enterprises and American heritage outerwear brand, Alpha Industries, have collaborated for a limited-edition military flight jacket style, Vandy-1 MA-1. This exclusive style pays homage to Playboy’s 60 year-long affiliation with the U.S. military and pays tribute to the Navy’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadrons (VX-4, VX-5 and VX-9.) Available now, the Vandy-1 MA-1 can be purchased from www.AlphaIndustries.com. All profits will benefit the Warrior Flight Team, a non-profit organization, funding grants and scholarships for wounded veterans pursuing post-service careers in aviation and other fields.
“Since Playboy launched in 1953, our iconic Rabbit Head logo has been associated with military units in all branches of the U.S. military, including the VX fighter squadrons, where it was adorned on the tails of each fighter jet,” said Scott Killian, Playboy’s Chief Brand Officer. “This very special jacket is the flagship offering for a whole series of products which pay tribute to our historic association with the U.S military which we plan to roll out in the coming months.”
“Partnering with an equally iconic heritage brand like Playboy gives Alpha Industries the opportunity to reach even more fans of military heritage with an exclusive item,” noted Mike Cirker, CEO of Alpha Industries. “We know this style will resonate across the board to help bring even more awareness to a great cause with the Warrior Flight Team.”
Warrior Flight Team is a 501c(3) non-profit organization made up of volunteers that are aviation enthusiasts and business leaders working hard to create opportunities for wounded warriors and their families. The Warrior Flight Team travels around the country to airshows to promote their mission, flying an L-39 fighter jet called the Vandy-1 which features Playboy’s Bunny head logo on its tail. For more information on Warrior Flight Team, please visit warrioraviation.org.
About Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Playboy is one of the most recognized and popular consumer brands in the world. Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is a media and lifestyle company that markets the brand through a wide range of media properties and licensing initiatives. The company publishes Playboy magazine in the United States and licenses foreign editions of Playboy around the world; operates Playboy.com, a leading men’s lifestyle and entertainment site; and creates content for distribution via television networks, websites, mobile platforms and radio. Through licensing agreements, the Playboy brand appears on a wide range of consumer products in more than 180 countries, as well as retail stores and entertainment venues. For more information about Playboy Enterprises, please visit www.PlayboyEnterprises.com.
About Alpha Industries
Born of purpose in 1959, Alpha Industries is a global enterprise dedicated to manufacturing and selling military inspired outerwear at the highest quality level. Over 50 years ago, the U.S. Department of Defense awarded Alpha Industries its first contract to produce military jackets and outerwear. The core military product eventually gave way to a lifestyle/fashion department dedicated to keeping Alpha Industries on the forefront of military style. With its eye on quality that will meet military standards, Alpha Industries continues to bring their American heritage to enthusiasts worldwide. For more information, visit www.alphaindustries.com.
Iconic Brands Playboy and Alpha Industries Release
Limited-Edition Vandy-1 Military Flight Jacket
Proceeds of the Exclusive Collection to Benefit Warrior Flight Team