KABUKI BOMB JACKET
Kabuki Bomb Jacket | Black
Introducing the Kabuki Bomb Jacket from the Sumibu '23 Spring Collection.
In the world of fashion, every piece tells a story. From its origins to its design choices, the Kabuki Bomb Jacket is a unique garment that blends history, art, and style into a captivating piece of clothing.
Crafted from 100% polyester-satin, this jacket features the bold Kabuki Bomb on the front right and left, as well as an additional trio of these captivating symbols showcased on the back. The bottom and hem of the jacket consist of rib material, adding a comfortable and snug fit to the design.
Kabuki Bomb Jacket Composition
Kabuki Bomb Jacket Composition
|Belgium||3 - 5||€8,87 EUR|
|Rest of EU||3 - 10||€8,87 EUR|
|UK||3 - 10||£25,00 GBP|
|USA||5 - 15||$30,00 USD|
|Japan||3 - 15||
Rest of the
|7 - 15||€25,00 EUR|
|How to measure||XS||S||M||L||XL|
|Total Length (From *HSP)||68||70||73||75||77|
|Arm Length ( From *HSP)||78||80||82||85||87|
*High Shoulder Point. It's the point where the shoulder seam meets the neckline at the highest part of the shoulder.
DIVE INTO THE FASCINATING TALE BEHIND THIS JACKET
To truly understand the Kabuki Bomb Jacket, we need to journey back in time to post-World War II Japan. This is where the roots of the Sukajan jacket, also known as the Souvenir Jacket, were planted. The term "Sukajan" is derived from "Suka" (from Yokosuka, a naval base) and "jan," short for the Japanese term "janpaa" (mutated from the English word "jumper"). These jackets originated from the American military personnel stationed in Yokosuka. The jackets were mostly made of used parachutes remaining from WW2.
Soldiers on the Yokosuka base would wear traditional bomber jackets while on duty and letterman-style jackets off-duty. It was during their off-duty hours that they began customizing and decorating their jackets with machine embroidery and elements inspired by Japanese culture made by local Japanese craft. This fusion of American military style and Japanese artistry gave birth to the iconic Sukajan jackets.
The Souvenir Jacket's Journey
The Souvenir Jacket's journey continued when American soldiers after World War II returned to the United States with these unique garments. These jackets were true souvenirs, featuring traditional embroidered Japanese designs like Japanese style dragons, cherry blossoms, and other local artwork. These jackets incorporated vibrant colors and contrasting sleeves, all while maintaining the classic American baseball jacket cut.
A Glimpse into the Design
The faces of the bombs on the jacket are influenced by the world of Kabuki and the shark-like mouths resembling airplanes in WWII. Kabuki is a traditional form of Japanese theater known for its elaborate makeup and dramatic performances. The red stripes of the faces resemble that. The imagery of the shark teeth recalls to the daring pilots of WWII, who decorated their aircraft with fearsome designs mostly incorporated with teeth. These so-called "Flying Tigers" became iconic symbols of bravery and resilience.
A functional aspect military clothes had was an inside pocket label. Because everyone had the same clothing items this was an easy way to determine which was yours. For the Kabuki Bomb Jacket this is also integrated so nobody can claim yours!
The Kabuki Bomb Jacket:
A Living Canvas
Now, let's circle back to the Kabuki Bomb Jacket. It embodies the spirit of transformation, where history, culture, and art converge to create a wearable masterpiece. With its Kabuki-inspired design and nods to aviation history, it's a living canvas that tells a story of bravery, creativity, and the blending of worlds. It's a symbol of the enduring connection between the past and the present, where artistry and style come together in perfect harmony.