Tailor Toyo Souvenir

Tailor Toyo Souvenir "Sukajan" Velveteen Jacket Polar Bear x Alaska Map

Tailor Toyo

Regular price 7 899 kr Sale

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. 

When it comes to the collectible market for vintage Sukajan jackets the Polar bear with lightnings is a very rare one and the dog sled embroidery on the sleeves is also a unique pattern for this model. Most vintage ones has white ribs but Tailor Toyo has chosen to reproduce a rare model with striped ribbs. The reverse side has an Alaska map pattern.

Dan is 188cm tall and weighs 83 kilos and wears a size XL.

- Tailor Toyo Souvenir "Sukajan" Velveteen Jacket Polar Bear x Alaska Map
- TT15175-119
- Velvet of 100% cotton
- Lining 100% Acetate
- Padding 80% Cotton / 20% Polyester
- Embroidery 100% Rayon
- Rib 100% Acrylic
- Embroidered with tiger and dragon design 
- Zipper has a gripper on both sides of the jacket
- Dry clean only
- Made in China

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. 

 Size Chart

Width Length Sleeve length
S 52cm 59cm 49cm
M 55cm 60cm 50cm
L 58cm 61cm 54cm
XL 61cm 62cm 55cm