A jacket that has deep roots in both Japanese and American culture, the Sukajan has always been of interest to those of us who appreciate heritage style and more recently has even crossed over to the more mainstream side of things—but the less said about that the better. The trend that first started with American soldiers embellishing their gear with local symbols to remember their time stationed in Yokosuka, and was then continued when jackets were made using leftover silk from parachutes and adorned with stereotypical Japanese cultural symbols such as geishas, dragons, cherry blossoms, and even military campaign maps.
It’s tough to find a repro Sukajan that really does the vintage ones justice, but having played such an integral part of the Sukajan story, Tailor Toyo is about as good as it gets. The vibrant premium silks have been finished to give that wartime look, and this coupled with the intricately embroidered classic motifs on the chest and back will have you thinking you were back in the summer of love.
Available from Hinoya for ~$553USD