Going off the momentum of my last thread, here’s another based on a mostly inactive Tumblr I run.
It seems like pretty much every big game of every era had a jacket made for it. From Lettermen jackets in the States to sukjans in Japan. From early arcades and Atari to current gen. Many of these are super expensive or hard to find so not something I’d probably ever own myself, but they sure are neat to look at. I thought about making this thread about clothing or merch in general, but i think there’s more than enough to cover with jackets alone.
Would love to see some of your favourites! Bonus cool-points if you actually have one!
thanks to your tumblr archive, i was able to find the Kirby 25th anniversary one i wanted really badly a few years ago but couldn’t find or afford! always loved the colors on this one
cera awesome! that’s why I started it. To help people find these things.
I can’t find the sonic jacket that I actually wanted… I think I saw it in a store somewhere. I don’t own a lot of game clothing, and what I do have is mostly t-shirts (I missed out on a devil’s crush t-shirt auction a while ago). I tried to look for that sonic one and didn’t find it, but I did find this? I’d probably wear it.
exodus Sonic probably had the most jackets of any one property. I need to go back and re-tag some of the older posts properly.
I think I like this Sonic 2 one best.
or the Letterman version
or this one that Naoto Ohshima posted on Twitter
I have this and even as a kid I was hesitant to wear it because it is so paper thin I was scared I would rip it.
ah man, I want ohshima’s jacket!!!!!
I want that rave racer jacket
This one is real cool. ‘Gamemaster’ Howard Phillips’ ‘Nintendo Rocks the 90s’ jacket. (source)
Technically still jackets:
Star fox jacket looks pretty fresh, too bad these are like $800
I’d rock that Super Mario tie. Not sure about the rest…
What about fashion brand collaborations?
The Death Stranding x ACRONYM one tried hard at looking like you could have seen it inside the game.
Not a day goes by in which I don’t think about this reversible sukajan from Cave Matsuri 2017…
… I originally spotted here, BTW/FYI
Taito has been doing some amazing merch the last few years.
I’d wear that last one for sure
exodus the front is cool too. (source)
I always thought of these jackets as perpetually out of stock and therefore unattainable. Only just now have I found out that a lot of online stores still have new ones in stock. Sadly none that I was interested in buying, but these links might be useful to someone in this thread.
https://americasuits.com/shenmue-3-backer-black-jacket (they don’t have an actual preview, but their other video game jackets seem to be of high quality)
Unfortunately, but THE KING OF GAMES’ Splatoon Sukajan has gone out of stock, but the rest of the collection is also pretty fresh: https://shop.editmode.jp/c/2/sort/category/disp/20
oprel nice! Here’s some new ones for Yakuza
Jacky Bryant - Virtua Fighter
Virtua Fighter Gold Jacket
Virtua Fighter 2 commercial Staff Jacket
HMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmm, I’d wear that gold one