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A piece of vintage clothing history • Vietnam War Souvenir Tour Jacket USS Wabash

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A piece of vintage clothing history • Vietnam War Souvenir Tour Jacket USS Wabash

My favourite vintage supplier, who always brings me the best items, brought this amazing military souvenir bomber jacket into the shop a few weeks ago, complete with USS Wabash ship cloth badge on the front. It is now listed to the store. These highly collectible sukajan jackets originated from a US serviceman after WWII getting his jacket embroidered as a souvenir and it became the done thing to do by many others as a souvenir of their tour of duty. The idea to get embroidered on the back symbols that represented something poignant to each serviceman or his regiment was duplicated...

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