WWII-Era American Military Jackets from the Eternal City
Mirko Di Giovanni, Andrea Ventura, Photographs by David Petrini

Size: 8 1/2″ x 12″
Illustrations: 630 color and b/w images
Pages: 304
Binding: hard cover

• Photographic manifesto of the coolest American military jackets from WWII, and how Italians wear them today, featuring text in English and Japanese
• Vintage and military clothing connoisseurs will love this parade of 100 jackets and 30 models rocking the looks in Rome
• Cult “mook-cut” Japanese-style jackets, some shot against the glamour and grit of Rome

With their softened camouflage, sun-faded stencils, and well-worn insignia patches, this collection of more than 100 iconic WWII American
military jackets will wow even the most hardcore connoisseurs and collectors. The cult-status jackets come from the collections of the authors,
who are natives of Rome. This “eternal city,” universally defined as one of the largest “open-air sets” in the world, provides evocative backdrops
for some of the pieces. In glamour poses shot off the usual tourist routes, 30 models-for-a-day put a distinctive spin on the jackets, mixing and
matching them with rugged outfits. Part of the appeal of vintage military jackets is that each piece tells the story of the life it lived. This
manifesto of post-WWII style encourages us to see its charms with new eyes.


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