MYAR SS20COLLECTION / RE_ALOHA / PRESENTS
ITALIAN NAVY JACKET - 1980’S
Jacket with vintage aloha shirts palm tree graphic on back.
The aloha shirt will be different color on the sleeves and the internal lining construction. Each piece of the palm on the back will be made with different colors from different aloha shirt.
This characteristic jacket is also called: ITALIAN DENIM IKE JACKET.
Inspired by the famous “EISENHOWER JACKET”, also called “IKE JACKET”, created by USA Army during the Second World War requested by general Eisenhower himself, a perfect mix of military elegance and functionality.
The Italian sample was developed for Air Force at the beginning of 80’s for integrating the job uniform, made with a fabric like denim, more resistant and easy to wash, the fit also guarantees good movements, thanks to the cropped style and to bellows on the back.
We also can say this jacket had a big catchment area, because it was used by many European ARMY
The 5-pointed stars or pentagram, present on tips of the collar are a typical ornament, peculiarity of the Italian army, they are connect to the "Star of Italy" one of the oldest symbols of the Italian country, there is news of the introduction of 5-pointed stars already at the end of the 1800s.
During 80’s and 90’s, the Air Force and infantry have embroidered this little star on the jacket collars, currently this type of embroidery that is also present on our IKE JACKET in question is no longer used.
MYAR commitment is to bring back to life past used military garments that have been stocked for long time in darkened warehouse, bringing back the light in the present time, for a second life in a civil environment.
The up-cycling process involving MYAR is not only an aesthetic intervention but also a process of historical knowledge
On each garment is applied a QR code that, once scanned, will tell the historical origin of the piece and the type of workmanship that has been made.
This process of customization is also witnessed by a small white cloth sachet containing scraps of fabrics: a part of the past of this garment, which has been modified from the original to be worn today for the future coming.
MYAR a modern view of the past