Tailor Toyo Vietnam tour jacket TT13977 Men's Souvenir Jacket Sukajan
Fit : Japanese size (It is smaller than american standard sizes) Gender : Men Outer shell : 100% cotton twill fabric (Cotton Poplin, West point twill) Outer shell Fabric Type : Non-Stretch Light-weight, high density, tightly woven, durable fabric with a diagonal ribbed and slightly shiny appearance on the face of the fabric Lining : 100% acetate lining Type of insulation : No fill, Suitable for spring and fall seasons Placket type : Zipper closure from Universal Storage : Open-top exterior single welt pockets at the waist Style : Casual / Military / Viet-Nam tour jacket, souvenir Jacket, Sukajan style Pattern Type : Embroidery Sleeve Style : Set-in sleeves Sleeve Length : Long Other details : Old coin style button at cuff
Made in China. Brand-new, new condition with tags. The model is wearing size Medium. Height:5feet 9inch(1.75m), weight:134pound(61kg)
*All measurements are taken with the garment flat on the ground. *Sleeve length is taken from the center back of the neck. *Please understand that measurements may vary somewhat. *Note that actual color may be slightly different from one in the photo. *Please refer to size chart for sizing.
Tailor Toyo is a label spun-off from casualwear brand Toyo Enterprises in Japan, and its focus is on the reproduction of embroidered japanese souvenir jackets, vietnam jacket, tour jacket and other items with the golden ages of 1950's military fashion motifs.
Featuring 50's (Fifty's) American vintage styles, patterns and designs, the lineup includes pieces in Japanese sizes and silhouettes, with the materials and details retooled for today's taste.
Not just a simple revival of fifties vintage styles, but pieces that have been enhanced with casual styles.
The items is produced to give added casual style for wear in urban settings and use in town.
Inspired by fifties look, new original designs are made for the modern age.
Here is one piece from the Tailor Toyo brand : Cotton vietnam jacket tiger (sukajan souvenir jacket) for Men.
Vietnam tour jackets were made by local tailors in Vietnam during the war and bought by G.I.'s to commemorate their tour of duty in vietnam.
This jacket is the replica of the original vintage vietnam tour jacket.
Outer shell is made of a pre-washed non-stretch 100% cotton light-weight twill fabric that is high density and durable with a diagonal ribbed and slightly shiny appearance on the face of the fabric.
Inner lining in the body and sleeves is made of 100% acetate fabric. It is smooth and sleek so you can take the jacket off and put it on easily.
This light piece of outerwear can be worn year-round, especially in spring and fall.
Front zip closure. The zipper is a piece from Universal.
This jacket has open-top exterior single welt pockets at the waist and partially elasticated hem.
Sleeves are finished with cuffs with old coin style button.
Embroidery is created like hand work for a vintage-like effect.
Model name: Tailor Toyo TT13977 Cotton Vietnam Jacket parachute jumps in vietnam (Outerwear, Jacket Sukajan, Tour jacket, Souvenir Jacket)
* This item has been specially treated to produce a vintage-like effect. Note that this may cause some of the threads in the base material and embroidery to appear loose or split in parts. Note that this is entirely consistent with the vintage effect and is intentional.
* Note that the embroidered accent is extremely delicate, so avoid striking it against surfaces. Tumble drying should be avoided, as it can cause the garment to lose shape, fray, or shrink.
Japanese souvenir jacket(Sukajan) History The souvenir jacket (commonly known as the sukajyan (Skajang/Skajan) in japan) originated during the early days of post World War II. The jackets featured a variety of oriental designs(eagle・tiger・dragon) and/or the servicemen's very own designs of their unit or base name,etc. Later, souvenir jackets became commercialized and sold through Post Exchanges (PX;commissaries within the US army bases) throughout Japan. Kosho & Co., the predecessor of Toyo Enterprise, was the main suppliers of the souvenir jackets and other garments for U.S. bases at the time. By the 1950's, during its peak, Kosho &Co. had acquired 95% of entire souvenir jacket market. Rooting back from Kosho & Co., Tailor Toyo has been the leading brand of creating sukajyan for over half a decade. Sukajyan by Tailor Toyo is not merely a temporary trend, but a representation of the culture that has been passed down for generations and the essence of originality and authenticity.Post war Japan, during economic revitalization, General Headquarters (GHQ) carried out dissolution of Japanese financial business conglomerates that were dominating the Japanese financial circles. This major political resolution resulted in the birth of multiple new businesses, Koshoshokai (Kosho & Co.) being one of them. Kosho & Co. originated as an import/export company for clothing fabric, and is the predecessor of Toyo Enterprise, as we know it today. In the midst of the post war chaos, the streets of Ginza, Tokyo became flooded with street stalls selling traditional Japanese items such as kimonos to American officers. Soon, the streets were swarmed with Americans hunting for souvenirs to take back to their home country. Seeing the vast amount of U.S. military soldiers surrounding the street stalls, an employee of Kosho & Co. came up with a radical idea. The employee devised the creation of a jacket featuring embroidered oriental designs. In order to implement this, craftsmen from cities of Kiryu and Ashikaga were gathered for production. They incorporated the details of a baseball jacket, an already familiar design to the Americans. Due to the scarcity of silk, acetate was used as a substitution, a very similar material. Kosho & Co. sold these jackets on the street stalls, and immediately saw a spike in demand. The word spread to the PX (Post Exchange) of the U.S. Army base, and shortly to all the bases located in Japan and even internationally. Upon inspection of payment sheets, we can confirm that these jackets were labeled as a ‘Souvenir Jacket’ back then. tailor-toyo-rodeo-japan toyo-enterprises-rodeo-japan toyo-enterprises-rodeo-japan zyakeltuto-rodeo-japan