Sun Surf is a sub brand of Sugar Cane & Co, a Japanese brand well known for their focus on reconstructing the early days of vintage workwear history. The brand has roots that goes back to the 1950's but it wasen't until the late 80's that Sugar Cane started building the reputation for being one of the best denim makers in Japan and it is a reputation they still deserve!
This is Sun Surf's version of a classic Palaka jacket. If one thinks about the clothing history in Hawaii most people are familiar with the Hawaiian shirts, and even if Palaka garments are not as famous they are still equally associated with the history of Hawaii. Used as a workers garment, uniform or for casual use and worn by children, teenagers and seniors the Palaka is referred to as the Hawaiian denim!
Union Supply Company was the name of a brand that originally produced this Palaka jacket back in the early 1900s. The Palaka is named for it's checked woven patten and it is believed that the fabric first made it’s way to Hawaii in the late 1800’s when Americans ordered tons of checkered-patterned thick cloth from England to make uniforms for the field workers.
The fabric is a woven checked cotton in pink, navy and white and this color combination is also the most iconic when it comes to Palaka fabric.
The jacket has a single chest pocket and and on each side of the lower edge the fabric is pleated glowing for som extra space when worn buttoned. The small white buttons are made of glass.
The jacket is pre washed so there is no need to be worried about the shrinkage. What better way to start of this spring than wearing a jacket made of Hawaiian denim!
Johan is 173 cm tall, weigh 67 kilos and wears a size 38. - Sun Surf Oahu Garment Co Palaka Check Blouse - SS15068 - Made of a beautiful checked indigo dyed cotton fabric - 100% Cotton - Single front pocket - Woven neck label - Black metal buttons - Pre washed and wont shrink - 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.