Tailor Toyo Souvenier Suka jacket Tailor Toyo mens hand embroidered Japanese fabric souvenier Suka fully reversable jacket Tailor Toyo mens classic fit Japanese fabric fully reversable jacket Grey body yellow sleeves with hand embroidered dragons on front Large hand embroidered Japanese theme on back on back Navy body taupe sleeves with hand embroidered snake and name on front Large US Air Force skull hand embroidered back Ribbed collar waistband and sleeve cuffs double sided zip slit pockets SKU-CANE9036
- A Japan jacket is a reversible and embroidered tour jacket with either a map of Japan showing the major cities or a motif of a tiger, dragon or hawk and Mount Fuji. A Japan Jacket is known as SUKA JUN, abbreviation of two words. SUKA refers to the city of Yokosuka, just south of Tokyo and the home port of the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet. This is the largest naval base in the Far East. JUN refers to a jumper or a jacket. In short, the Japan Jacket is a tour jacket born in the city of Yokosuka.
- The roots of its history could be credited to a serviceman who took his jacket to a tailor shop and had it embroidered with his name and decorated with colourful oriental designs while stationed there in the 1950's. The jackets soon became popular among the servicemen as a souvenir of their Japan tour or shore leave. These jackets were sold at gift shops in all towns or cities where men from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines were stationed. Of course, military PXs and base concessionaires sold them as well. For the servicemen, it was an ideal gift to send home to family and friends. It became a shared clothing item for both the East and the West.
- At Sugar Cane, this is how they got our start and were one of the major suppliers of these jackets to the U.S. military exchanges. Sugar Cane as a company serviced the entire Pacific region to Alaska, accepting custom group orders with special designs and have continued to produce the jackets every year for collectors
- The jackets that we made in the 1950's- 60's could be found at used clothing and vintage stores or in the hands of proud collectors. These are traded at very high prices. The SUKA JUN bought from Sugar Cane Jeans is an authentic original, not just a replica.