The history of the souvenir jacket, also known as a "Sukajan" jacket in Japanese goes back to the very end of the world war two, when American soldiers that were stationed in Japan began to get traditional Japanese designs hand embroidered on the inside of their jackets as a symbol, memory and souvenir to remind them of their time in Japan.
This kind of jacket was produced as a mixture of traditional Japanese textiles and an American baseball jacket and they were commonly made to be reversible. The American soldiers had these jackets made to bring with them when home either to wear for themselves or as a gift to friends and family back in USA. With time the jacket became a symbol of counterculture and celebrities such as Mick Jagger from the Rolling Stones has become synonymous with wearing souvenir jackets. Quite recently we could also see Ryan Gosling’s character in the movie "Drive" from 2011 wear a souvenir jacket.
Fullcount's version of the classical Sukajan jacket pays tribute to the history of the jacket. One side is made with the classical souvenir jacket design in a pink ryon fabric that has an embroidered design with a dragon and a tiger on both the front and the back of the jacket.
The other side of the jacket is made as a military liner jacket and it's up to the wearer to decide which side should be facing the world. In a way you get two jackets in one here!
- Fullcount Ska Souvenir "Sukajan" Jacket - Made of a mixture of rayon, cotton, wool, polyester, acrylic and nylon - Embroidered with tiger and dragon design - Zipper has a gripper on both sides of the jacket - Dry clean only - Made in Japan
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.