Monday, November 14, 2011

My Morning Aqua-Jacket

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Behold...the coolest jacket since Season Two of Happy Days!

This completely awesome, custom-made Aquaman jacket was sent to me by F.O.A.M. member Ray DeForest.
A couple weeks previous, Ray asked me for a high-res version of the Aquaman 70th Birthday "bug" I made up. I wondered why he needed it, and he told me he was working on a special project. I love a mystery!

Anyway, when I met up with Ray at the NYCC, Ray handed me a patch made of that logo, which I thought was indescribably cool--I loved seeing something I created turned into a physical object! Ray was still cagey about what the patch was for, exactly, but I didn't press because I didn't want to spoil whatever bigger surprise he had planned.

Then a week or so later, a giant box arrived at Shrine Central. I opened it, and was completely floored at what was inside--the most awesomest jacket I've ever seen. From the giant "A" insignia to the sleeve patches to the logo on the back, this baby is about the greatest thing a die-hard Aquaman could wear. It even has an inside pocket to store your favorite Aquaman action figure!

Thank you so much Ray, it's completely amazing gift and I love it!
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(Photos taken at, and courtesy of, All Things Fun of Berlin, NJ)

17 comments:

Straight To DVD said...

Now THAT's an awesome jacket!

The Irredeemable Shag said...

That is sooooo friggin' cool! That's a great jacket and an astonishingly kind gift!



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Andy said...

Who has two thumbs and is super jealous, THIS GUY!

Max said...

Hot damn that is awesome!

Jakethy said...

Does Ray have plans to make any more? Would he take orders? Wow - 'would loooove to have a jacket like that!! And you don't really see letterman jackets with hoods - nice touch.

Orin's dad said...

Whoa...wow...that is totally OUTRAGEOUS! Great work Ray! rob!, we're all incredibly jealous of you right now...

Carry said...

THAT'S SO FREAKIN COOL, ROB! I'm so happy for you - I can only imagine your inner thoughts - "wear it, or encase it like the effin declaration of independence!?!"

Caffeinated Joe said...

Wow. That is just amazing! Very nice, Ray and congrats Rob!

aquaman said...

Glad u like it Rob!!! It was a pleasure giving it to someone who I know will wear it proudly! The jacket was made by the leading maker of Varsity jackets. The company does amazing work. I had one done for me as well. I am not planning on selling these since the cost is quit high and would be difficult to do. The 70th anniversary patch came out great. I had it made here in NYC at a place that does that. They really made it work right. It took a few tries to get it just right. The face and logo patches are made by a guy in Argentina. When I found them I jumped on them. I got those babies about 3 years ago! U wear it well Rob! Now go put on The Aquaman "Defeat of the Dehydrator" album and bath in the glory of Aquaman!

Delmar Osborne (Titansfan) said...

That is extremely cool. Love it.

Dave M said...

Amazing!!!!! I love the whole thing but the finishing touch is the Arthur Curry embroidered name.

Designer Daddy said...

Fabulous work, Ray!

wich2 said...

Those Colors are a thing of beauty (okay, maybe not quite as much the blue & gold of Ayersville High School, but...)

Seriously though, wonderful work, Ray. And no one more deserving of owning it, Rob.

Happy Thanksgiving, all.
-Craig

Earth 2 Chris said...

That is freaking unbelievably awesome.

Chris

Russell said...

Totally KEWL!!!

Richard Bensam said...

Well done, Ray!

One thing that grabs me about this is that the design and color scheme is striking and attractive even if someone didn't recognize the iconic colors of Aquaman. But with that logo...it's outrageous!

Erik said...

Very cool jacket, Ray. Just needs that orange/green baseball hat with the "A" on it to go with the jacket.