...a perspective concerning certain war-time repro jackets. My intent here is not to disparage the wonderful Japanese people. I happen to be using this as a specific example, but the same discussion could be had for any race of people. It's the overall concept that intrigues me, ie making repro jackets worn by veterans of former enemy nations. Numerous pilots were tortured by their captors during WWII. My grandfather survived in Asia and another survived in Europe. Both suffered terribly from PTSD and one had permanent brain damage. Look at the photo at the end of this post and note the flight jacket. Think about this photo next time you are considering purchase of a war-time repro jacket. If anyone thinks "Aw, that was long ago and doesn't matter anymore."...we are still uncovering atrocities of the War and are far from healing. Only in recent years are some countries, the US included, able to admit such things. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...ments-controversial-new-exhibition-shows.html Some might say, "I had nothing to do with that, so it should not matter." As a white male, I had nothing to do with slavery in the US and that was 75+ years before WWII, so why should I worry about starting up a "Plantation Line" of African-American clothing? I question the sensitivity of certain businesses out there today making war-time repro jackets, especially those of former enemy nations. What would people say if US companies were making Luftwaffe jackets and selling them in Germany for exorbitant prices? If I wanted to honor the veterans of my former enemy by making flight jackets, I would donate them to the homeless of his country, not profit from them. The main intent of this post is simply to get people to think. If I wore a Japanese-made repro flight jacket, my grandfather would roll over in his grave. The fact that I refuse to wear one is not a reflection of ill-will toward present-day Japanese people. It is out of respect to him and what he endured that I do not do so. Hopefully there will come a day in the future when it won't matter. But I think we are far from there.