Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Korean War Era Japan Souvenir Shirt

A friend's father in Japan during the Korean War. (in the middle)
They're wearing silk souvenir shirts. Don't ya just love Kodachrome? We went on the hunt for a an example of this shirt and found one obviously from the same designer. The same colorway but the design features cranes instead of koy, Arrows and a kimono instead of a Samurai helmet. These shirts feature surprisingly good tailoring and design btw. Check out the unique construction of the button placket. 

The button placket seen inside out. Note the wavy stitching. The interfacing is a piece of handwoven cotton.

This beautiful Hawaiian style souvenir shirt is now available on the site.