Tailor Toyo Japanese Souvenir Jacket TT13838 ALASKA Men's Sukajan
Gender : Men.
Fit : This product is Japan size (Asian size), which is about 1 size smaller than USA and EU standard size. This product is originally intended to wear as a Modern Fit (Not too slim or Not too loose ) with short in the body length for a more fashion-forward looks. Fits may vary by style or personal preference.
Our model wears a tagged size Japan M(US/EU S/36) and is 175 cm/5'9″tall, 59 kg/130 lbs and 91 cm/36" chest. He normally wears size US/EU S/36.
・Tagged size Japan S (US/EU XS/34) Would be a good fit for Your Chest Measurement : 33-34"(83-86cm).
・Tagged size Japan M (US/EU S/36) Would be a good fit for Your Chest Measurement : 35-36"(88-91cm).
・Tagged size Japan L (US/EU M/38) Would be a good fit for Your Chest Measurement : 37-38"(93-96cm).
・Tagged size Japan XL (US/EU L/40) Would be a good fit for Your Chest Measurement : 39-40"(99-101cm).
The following provides approximate garment measurements. (Not body measurements)
Please compare actual garment measurements of our product to another you may own.
・Tagged size Japan S (US/EU XS/34)__Width: 20.1"__Length: 22.4"__Sleeve: 31.1"
・Tagged size Japan M (US/EU S/36)__Width: 21.3"__Length: 22.4"__Sleeve: 31.5"
・Tagged size Japan L (US/EU M/38)__Width: 22.0"__Length: 23.6"__Sleeve: 32.7"
・Tagged size Japan XL (US/EU L/40)__Width: 23.2"__Length: 24.0"__Sleeve: 33.9"
Width is half chest.
Lay the clothing flat and measure 3 cm under the armhole. Measure from side to side.
Made in China.
Brand-new, new condition with tags.
*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.
Outer shell : 100% acetate satin, No stretch fabric
Lining : 100% acetate satin, No stretch fabric
Type of insulation : No fill, Lightweight outerwear, suitable for spring and fall seasons
Placket type : Zipper closure
Storage : The front and reverse sides have curved welted pockets at the waist
Style : Casual / Military / Tour jacket, souvenir Jacket, sukajan, bomber jacket style
Pattern Type : Embroidery
Sleeve Style : Contrast raglan sleeves
Sleeve Length : Long
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.