Drawings of Sukajan Jackets - For the Rough and Tumble Types
Sukajan, also referred to as “souvenir jackets”, have origins in the post-WWII era. The core design takes its inspiration from baseball and varsity jackets. US soldiers stationed in Yokosuka wanted mementos of their time in Japan, and so sukajan were made with the abundance of parachute silk on hand.
Embroidered motifs vary from dragons to cherry blossoms to tigers, with most of the style inspiration coming from traditional Japanese Wabori style tattoos. These jackets tend to give the wearer a “tough guy” look.