Monday, August 30, 2010

Ten-Hut! {GIVEAWAY}

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:
  • Visit Alpha Industries and post a comment here telling me what your favorite product of theirs is.
  • Subscribe to AFOMFT or let us know you are a subscriber
  • "Like" AFOMFT on Facebook -- http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFTFBFAN
  • Ask your friends to "like" AFOMFT on Facebook by sending them this link - http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFTFBFAN - and post a comment here with the names of each one who does.  You'll earn one entry per new friend who "likes" our page and names will be cross-checked. 
  • Follow AFOMFT on Twitter ( @AFOMFT or click the birdie icon on the sidebar) and tweet this post by clicking the graphic above or this giveaway:  #Win an amazing military-inspired jacket for your little guy worth from Alpha Industries at @AFOMFT - http://tinyurl.com/AFOMFT
  • Click here to vote for AFOMFT on Top Baby Blogs and post a comment here that you did - Vote For Us @ topbabyblogs.com Top Baby Blogs.  You can vote once per day per computer so if you vote every day or on different computers, be sure to post one comment for each one.
  • Grab our button and put it on your blog or website and post a link here showing us.
  • Blog or post on Facebook about this giveaway with a link to this post (worth 2 entries so please post two comments) and make sure your comments include a link to your status or blog post.
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 random.org 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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131 comments:

  1. My FAVORITE thing about having a boy is knowing I am raising a sweet, loving mama's boy! I have Sawyer, age 2. He is my world!

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  4. my favorite thing i love about having a boy is that he looks so much like his daddy. and it makes me love them both even more because they are so much like each other. and like most people say "boys love their momma".. and it's true & i love that he loves me.

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  5. my favorite thing about my son, is just what an awesome little guy he is! just seeing things the way he sees them is amazing.

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  6. my favorite item by alpha industries is the boys phoenix jacket.

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  11. i have posted afomft's button on my blog

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  12. I totally agree with what Jessica said above.. It's the sweetest thing to see my little boys want to be just like daddy when they grow up!

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  13. tweeted! http://twitter.com/jennysrushton/status/22547165391

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  14. I love having a boy because he is so sweet, a little naughty, is like his daddy, loves his mama, tests her patience, gives great kisses, loves to hug, has a smile as wide as the world.

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  15. I think I like the Weston, Jr. jackets best! Thank you, thank you for featuring some boys gear!

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  16. I love my son! And every horrifing thing he does, every embarrasing moment, every last bit of dirt and drool and pee is my fav thing about him! I'm soooo bless to have been able to have a child!

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  17. These will be great for my twin boys! I am always looking for cute outfits.

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  18. My favorite thing about my little guy is the way he looks up to me and daddy. He is boy 100% and I love when he runs around with the full size football- he is only 16 mos and already only wants big footballs- the baby stuff isn't good enough for him anymore

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  19. My favorite thing about my little nephew is his cute little smile! It lights up the room!

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  20. Just visited the site, love the boys Phoenix coat

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  21. Just voted for you on top baby blogs

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  22. Boys always love their momma's. Not that girls don't, but boys have a special eye for them. I love my momma's boy!

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  23. My favorite thing about having a little boy is that he he is mamas boy. No matter who is around he wants to be in his mommy's arms.

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  24. My favorite product isn't so practical but i Love the Youth NASA flight suit. What better way to pretend to be a astronaut than in a real space suit!

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  25. OMG!! Thank you for this post/giveaway!! My son has the Alpha MA-1 with patches jacket. It was a hand-me-down from one of my Mom's friends. I never knew where it was from! He is HEARTBROKEN, because the jacket is getting too small.....MA-1 with patches jacket is a tried and true favorite!!
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  28. My favorite thing about my two sons are their imaginations!! They can be anything they want to be...and in the course of a single day, have assumed dozens of secret identities. They spend their days as professional athletes, superheros, military personel, moonwalkers, secret agents, wild animals.....I'm a bit jealous!

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  29. My favorite thing about having a boy is being able to raise a sweet and loving son. He is so different from his twin sister. He loves bugs, dirt and to wrestle.

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  30. I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs.

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  31. My favorite product is the Princeton Boys Polo. So cute!

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  32. I have 2 boys and I love that they are so adventurous and willing to try anything, unlike their sister!
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  33. I'm an email subscriber.
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  34. The best thing about having a little boy is that I have 2 little mama's boys. Nothing beats a sweet little hug and a kiss from a little boy when he says "I wuv you Mommy". ;)

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  35. I'm in love with the boys Phoenix coat.

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  36. I love having boys because they're rough. They're a lot less dramatic than my daughter. I also like that I don't have to buy 15 coordinating pieces to make their outfits complete. ;)

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  37. I love having two boys, they are my cuddlers! I also love how easy going they are.

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  38. My favorite item is the Phoenix Jacket :)

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  39. I just voted for Top Baby Blogs

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  42. Oh my goodness! This about did me over! I have never heard of them and am now a huge fan! The Boys MA-1 Jacket with Patches Is by far my fave! But the one being given away is spectacular. I think my heart would melt if I saw my little guy in this!

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  43. My favorite thing about my boy is that he is totally silly and has the ability to make me laugh so hard I cry. That is a great skill for a two year old to have!

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  44. The boys phoenix jacket is fantastic!

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  47. If I won, it would be for my cute little son! After having two girls first, having a boy has been such an adventure!
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  48. I really like their commando sweater!
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  50. I love the girls tori trench coat

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  51. I love seeing the innocenence in their eyes.

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  55. Its always good to have a balance, after my first was a girl, it is nice to have a boy.
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  56. I voted for you today
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  57. I love their boys commando sweater.

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  62. I voted for you today,
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  66. Voted today!mmayerfeld at gmail

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  67. One of my favorite things about my boy is how rough and tumble he is...but so adorable and sweet at the same time. He's one cuddly little wild man.

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  68. One of my favorite items is the boy's commando sweater. Looks really nice and warm.
    That coat is number one though. I've actually bought a coat from them for myself in the past and it was super warm and well made.

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  69. I love that even though my 2 boys are all boy...into trucks, dinosaurs and totally rumble tumble, they are also the biggest cuddlers I know, and like nothing more than curling up and laying on you and giving hugs and kisses.

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  70. my son is crazy physical- always kicking his legs, waving his arms, shaking things. he is so far ahead of the 'norm' developmentally- good but also a little sad! i dont want him to grow up TOO fast.

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  71. i like the girls bubble jacket!

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  74. My faVorite part of haVing ouR littLe boy is knowing the TRUE feeling of miraCLes happening just by him being here...

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  75. The best thing about having a boy is having someone to protect my daughter :)

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  76. I love my little boy because even with a house full of girls he is my cuddler, always gives hugs and watches after his sisters. Has a big heart. Boys are so much fun! I love him!

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  77. Visited Alpha Industries and love the Boys University Twofer

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  82. voted today for your blog! love, love this jacket!

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  83. My favorite is the Boys University Twofer

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