A favorite of tastemakers like Pharrell Williams, Ryan Gosling, and Kanye West, the souvenir jacket (in Japanese: sukajan) gets is name from the post-WWII years when American soldiers stationed in Japan brought home these ornate, hand-made satin jackets as a souvenir of their time in the Pacific theater (hence the name). Iconic sukajan jacket motifs include embroidered traditional Japanese imagery like tigers, dragons, Mt. Fuji, and cherry blossoms.
Our unisex satin souvenir jacket features an embroidered tiger that is faithful to an original 1940s archival design. The Res Ipsa souvenir jacket is reversible: black body with white sleeves on one side, and a green body with yellow sleeves on the reverse side. Other features include a metal zipper, elastic wrists and waistband, and opposing embroidered tigers on the front of the jacket.