We have a Japanese word ” 3 face jacket (so-to-translate)” for a jacket with 3 parts of rib knit – neck, cuff and waist….and I guess we don’t have that word in English….
Well, we currently don’t have a garment with rib knit…..for a while.
Yet, we have some in our archive…
This looks like our earliest BALL JACKET….from late 1990s?
Navy blue x white cowhide, raglan sleeves w/diamond inserts. This one has felt and chenille letter on chest, some have scull embroidery instead. They were made by late HEWITT Mfg. in Clifton, NJ…Thanks, Sherman!!!
This is a later version of the above. I can see some detail changes….different type of rib knits,
deadstock coil zipper on left chest…..
There were several other variations…different colorway, various melton wool x leather combos, anniversary models…
We used to make new BALL JACKET every year back then…that practice lasted for a while.
This model was named……..UPTOWN, I believe….from early ~ mid 2000s?
A reversible tennis jacket with slight UPTOWN attitude….in cotton poplin, in some colors.
Scull on chest….
Reversed. It has exact same shell material, but rib knit design differs.
It was actually sort of designed to “Day/Night (On/Off)” reversible.
This is “Day” side, I believe.
Then, I remember we also had another “3 face jacket”….which was LIGHT JACKET,
a simpler/looser version of USAF nylon flight jacket like L2-A~MA 1 pedigree…..we used to make them in poly/cotton industrial work shirt poplin -highly discouraging material for a flight jacket.
I think I want to dig some more……( Takeshi )
Farewell party for our friend going back to Japan.
Japan…..sounds really good!!!