The Souvenir Jacket Is Back
You might have spotted a few people on the street wearing satin bomber jackets with oriental embroidery, better known as a souvenir jacket or “sukajan”. Everybody who’s somebody in the fashion world has been seen this past year with souvenir jackets and the catwalks for SS16 were filled with them. Everyone has their own personal take on them, but where does this jacket originate from?
East Meets West
Soldiers who were stationed in the Pacific during WWII wanted something to commemorate their time there, resulting in the souvenir jacket. The satin bomber in varsity style became a favorite among soldiers who had them customized by local craftsmen with eastern and western detailing. From the über American bald eagle to traditional Asian symbols such as tigers, blossom trees, dragons and geishas.
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The souvenir jacket is on the rise again and has been spotted on some of the head honchos in the fashion game. It’s a great switch-up in your outerwear rotation when you want to go for a bit more vintage-streetwise look and feel. Pair it with a cropped denim with raw hem and a pair of old school sneakers with some dope socks to get that vintage-streetwise look!
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