Tailor Toyo TT14467 Alaska Sukajan JacketClutch Cafe
The roots of the Souvenir Jacket, or Sukajan in Japanese, can be traced back to American soldiers stationed in the Pacific following the end of World War II During the post-war occupation, American troops began using traditional Japanese designs and hand-stitching them into the backs of their jackets to commemorate their time. This was not just limited to Japan, US bases all over the world began producing their own versions idiosyncratic to location.
Alaska was known as the 'Last Frontier' becoming a sovereign state of the US in 1959, though had an American military presence since the 1940s.
The body of the garment is cut from a unique acetate rayon original to Tailor Toyo and velveteen on the reverse. Their choice and design of fabric is aimed at producing the most aesthetically vintage-looking piece as possible Taken from their vast archive in Japan, TT are able to successfully create a garment steeped in post-WW2 history with a truly authentic, vintage feel
Original examples of Alaska souvenir jackets are highly sought after being privately made for stationed servicemen in much smaller numbers.
- 100% Acetate Rayon Outer shell
- Velveteen Reverse
- Fully reversible
- Embroidered on the Chest with skull and dragon on the back
- Dragon Embroidery on Revers Complete Japan Map
- 100% rayon embroidery
- Two slash pockets on reverse side
- TYE Zipper
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