Souvenir MA- 1 Flight Jacket - BLACK
$ 99.00 was $ 210.00
This size is currently sold out
At the end of WWII, a fashion trend emerged among soldiers returning to the U.S. from the Pacific Theater. Looking for a memento of their time abroad to bring home, many servicemen took their government issued jackets to local craftsmen to be embroidered with popular local designs featuring dragons, tigers, eagles and even maps of the areas they served in. These "souvenir" jackets continued to be popular with soldiers stationed throughout Asia in the years since.
Schott NYC honors this military tradition with their new "Souvenir Jacket" collection. This MA-1 Flight jacket is inspired by a navy serviceman's 1982 tour of the Pacific on the USS Sterett. The flight satin nylon outer shell is decorated with military patches and features embroidery of the Pacific islands on the back and dragons on each forearm, and has a poly filled orange satin lining for extra warmth. Two snap closure pockets on the front, a zippered utility pocket on the sleeve and ribbed cuffs, collar and waistband finish off this heritage classic.