Alpha Industries Women's Jackets - Souvenir Eagle - Mauve/Maroon
The MA-1 Souvenir Eagle jacket pays homage to the popular customization trend that emerged amongst U.S. servicemen at the end of WWII. The color-blocked jacket features three eagles, a symbol of power and strength. Only a limited number were produced so each has a special metal plate on the storm flap interior.
- The MA-1 Souvenir Eagle has a flight nylon shell and lining.
- The flight jacket is fully reversible.
- Features Alpha’s signature zippered utility/pencil pocket on the sleeve with the red "Remove Before Flight" tag as well as two lower and two interior welt pockets with snap closure
- The Eagle has striped knit rib collar, cuffs and waistband
- Water resistant
Towards the end of WWII, a popular customization trend emerged amongst U.S. servicemen and women preparing to head home. Eager to bring back a small memento of their time abroad, soldiers and pilots frequently took their governmentissued clothing to local craftsmen to be embroidered with unique patterns or regional motifs. Popular designs included dragons, tigers, eagles or even maps of forward areas they had served in.The first known examples emanated from the American base in Yokosuka and quickly spread to U.S. bases in other countries. These ‘souvenir’ jackets developed the nickname Yokosuka Jumpers which became Sukajyan, the name they are still called today in Japan.