What an absolute killer piece, and such a pleasure to bring it back to life. This was handmade in Sendai, Japan around 1947/48 for a member of the 11th Airborne who were stationed there as part of the occupation force. They're almost identical to the classic jump jacket minus a few small details such a the knife pocket by the neck. These were incredibly popular with the 11th, though purchased I believe as souvenir items, I've heard they could be worn on based apart from formation or a uniform inspection. They come in a variety of styles, but the cream of the crop is the camo lined iteration, made with parachute silk. A very cool and very hard to find item.
Used but solid condition. When I got this the lining stitching needed repair, which has all been done, and I've replaced the missing zipper with a period correct, and matching colour Talon. There are some marks on the outside, and one ting hole through the back which extends through the lining.
- No size tag, but fits a small/medium
- Pit to pit 22"
- Shoulder to shoulder 18"
- Shoulder to cuff 24"
- Collar to hem 30"