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Res Ipsa 'Sukajan' Souvenir Jackets: Show-Stopping Bomber

Res Ipsa 'Sukajan' Souvenir Jackets: Show-Stopping Bomber

Kanye. Pharrell. Gosling. What do these modern artists, rebels, & creatives share with the true American heroes that battled in WW-II?

A supreme taste for something special.  

Inspired by our trip to Tokyo, Japan, our souvenir jacket pays homage to its Japanese roots whilst maintaining the classic form of an American baseball jacket.

RES IPSA SOUVENIR JACKET


RES IPSA SOUVENIR JACKET

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What's a Sukajan?

In a faithful effort to preserve the past, Res Ipsa designed original souvenir (in Japanese: sukajanjackets in Tokyo, Japan. "The “Suka” refers to the city of Yokosuka, the largest naval base in the Far East and the “jyan” refers to a jumper or a jacket. In short, the jacket was born in the city of Yokosuka."

 The souvenir jacket gets is name from the post-WWII years when American soldiers stationed in Japan brought home these ornate, hand-made jackets as a souvenir of their time in the Pacific theater (hence the name). 

 Photo / Bob Fauska
(Photo / Bob Fauska)

Design

Iconic design factors include satin fabric embroidered with traditional Japanese imagery like tigers and cherry blossoms. 
Res Ipsa Souvenir Jacket

Our souvenir jacket features an embroidered tiger that is faithful to an original 1940s archival design. In Japanese, the word for tiger, tora, also represented one the 12 zodiac signs. 

Res Ipsa Souvenir Jacket

We offer two options: white-on-white, or blue with striped yellow sleeves. Other features include a metal zipper, elastic wrists and waistband, and opposing embroidered tigers on the front of the jacket.

Res Ipsa Souvenir Jacket

Each jacket is reversible. The reverse of the jacket is plain satin with no embroidery. 

How To Style in a Souvenir Jacket

It's best to let the thing speak for itself (sounds familiar, right?). Given the sukajan is a louder piece of outerwear, our jackets pair best with a basic colored tee or oxford button down and a dark pair of denim or chinos. Throw on a pair of (kilim) loafers and you'll look and feel like a rockstar.  

RES IPSA SOUVENIR JACKET

Heroes & Superstars

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