Sun Surf Union Supply Palaka Jacket Navy-Jacket-Clutch Cafe
Sun Surf Union Supply Palaka Jacket Navy-Jacket-Clutch Cafe Sun Surf Union Supply Palaka Jacket Navy-Jacket-Clutch Cafe Sun Surf Union Supply Palaka Jacket Navy-Jacket-Clutch Cafe Sun Surf Union Supply Palaka Jacket Navy-Jacket-Clutch Cafe Sun Surf Union Supply Palaka Jacket Navy-Jacket-Clutch Cafe
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The Union Supply Jacket from Sun Surf is a classic piece and falls under the newly introduced 'Barbara Collection', inspired by legend Barbara Kawakami, who was born in Japan in 1921 and whose family emigrated to Hawaii when she was three years old. She worked in textiles her whole life and became a leading voice on Japanese Immigrant clothing, publishing the book 'Japanese Immigrant Clothing in Hawaii 1885-1941'. 

Favoured by Hawaiian plantation workers in the early 1800s, the 'Palaka' (transliterated from 'Frock') originated when British and American sailors arrived in the Sandwich Islands.  Wearing loose-fitting, long-sleeved jackets produced in cheap checked cloth, the native's name altered from describing the jacket to becoming a descriptor of the fabric's pattern instead.

Made from a coarsely woven 9.5oz plain-weave cotton using indigo yarn, Kawakami has closely supervised the production to as closely emulate the earliest Palaka example in the Sun Surf archive. The simple construction makes this item is exceedingly easy to wear as a layering piece, or lightweight shirt jacket perfect for summer. 

The Palaka itself is steeped in the history of the migrant workers who emigrated to Hawaii to farm the sugar plantations and is seen as the "proto-Hawaiian Shirt" pattern. For more info read our blog on the 'Colourful History of Hawaiian Shirts'

  • 100% Cotton
  • 'Union Supply' / 'Barbara Kawakami Collection' Woven Tags
  • Nickle Riveted Buttons
  • Patch Chest Pocket
  • One Wash
  • Made In Japan 

 

Have a question? Email info@clutch-cafe.com or call 020 7580 6444.

Delivery Update 

Since the beginning of the year there has been certain changes to service due to the on going Covid-19 pandemic, as well as Brexit which means that our courier services maybe experiencing some delays which are out of our control. For these reasons we cannot guarantee quoted delivery times, though very rarely have we found issues and holdups. 

We appreciate your understanding. 

Normal Operating Delivery Prices 

UK & Ireland – £6 Next Day Delivery
(Free Next Day Delivery on Order Over £100)

Europe & Rest of World

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•Free Tracked Standard Shipping: 7-13 business days

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•Express Courier (Air): 1-2 business days 

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(Free Standard and Express Options Available at Checkout - this is based on spend, shipping location & options selected)

*After the UK’s recent departure from the European Union, there has been an unavoidable upheaval in all trade.

To help ease the confusion, we use a shipping partner to assist us with all international shipments, which allows us to show you, upfront, all costs before delivery including duties and customs know as DDP (Delivery Duty Paid).

All prices are inclusive of processing and delivery fees (excluding courier fees where applicable) meaning the price shown is the price you will pay delivered to you, with no hidden customs or clearance fees!

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