After years of war, service men and women stationed in Japan were packing up to head home, but they wanted to take something distinctly Japanese back with them to help tell their story. Using their military-issued clothes and jackets, Japanese tailors were asked to decorate and embroider them with iconic local text and imagery, and the Souvenir Jacket - or Sukajyan - was born. As seen in this Converse Chuck Taylor All Star '70 Souvenir Jacket Collection, some of the most popular images included stylized tigers and snakes, which come together on another American icon to offer you two very wearable pieces of art and history. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ‘70 “Souvenir Jacket” Collection will be available beginning Friday, November 27, at Juice Hong Kong for HK$1099.
Release Date: November 27, 2015 (Friday)