Black souvenir jacket with words embroidery on the back and the embroidery on the chest in polyester
As with many clothing designs, the souvenir jacket is one garment that has evolved past its cultural origins and integrated itself into popular culture. The distinctive embroidered style was originally created for American GIs to bring home after the post-war occupation of Japan as literal souvenirs, hence the garment’s name. Since then, the jackets have been seen countless times in films, on fashion runways and it continues to serve as a symbolic representation of rebellion to this day.
Other than the embroidered designs themselves, this style of jacket is defined by its cut, which is similar to a classic American baseball jacket. The style was adopted by the working class youth, and it became a symbol of rebellion in post-war Japan. To the greater society, the jacket carried quite negative connotations – namely as a symbol of gang ties and juvenile delinquency.
Misericordia has released their own variations on the timeless style with a latino American twist. The original spirit of the piece was all about messaging and customization, so the ideal jacket should say something about its wearer.
Paraguas is one of our key piece this collection, with Misericordia's symbol in front: « Manos, Espíritu y Corazón », which represents how our peruvian team works, with their hands, spirit and heart.
The Misericordia collection is a real social, economic, historic, philosophic and cultural reflection on Latin America and Peru, and on how this continent is linked with the rest of the world. Every garment carries emotions. Desire, sadness, humor, fear, music, and celebration run throughout our enterprise and our clothes.