Review: Angel Jackets’ Harley Quinn Bomber Jacket by Jerry Whitworth
Established six years ago and based out of San Jose, California, Angels Jackets produces high-end jackets replicating apparel used in film (predominantly of superhero fair). Such films include Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Captain America: Civil War, and The Dark Knight Rises. Recently, Angel Jackets supplied Comic Art Community a replica of the Harley Quinn Bomber Jacket worn by Margot Robbie from the upcoming Suicide Squad. Before discussing the jacket itself, the item arrived in a white plastic bag with a convenient pull open tab most clothing companies fail to provide. Inside was a black and white fabric bag that contained the jacket with a see-through plastic window and two handles. The fabric bag can seemingly be used to display the piece without taking it out to avoid accruing dust on the item and avoids the necessity for employing hangers which could warp the fabric over time. The zipper atop the bag allows the piece to be easily removed and replaced as need applies.
Seeing the jacket itself, you’re first struck by the bright, vibrant blue and red which has a shine to it when struck by light. There is a prominent thick line of gold striped fabric that follows down the sleeve from the collar. Rubbing the trim of the gold fabric, it did not flake and appears to be sturdy enough for everyday wear-and-tear. Regarding repeated use, the jacket itself is not overly thick or thin and would be ideal for mild weather like that of Spring and undoubtedly could keep the wind at bay. The cuffs and waist are stretchy which would make it conform to the wearer’s body to keep the chill out (the product differs from the site’s image and is all red without a white border). The interior is a bright gold that shines like the blue and red material used for the exterior (inside the jacket is a red-and-blue right breast pocket). It feels as though there’s a lining of cotton inside the jacket for added protection from the weather. The back of the item reads in gold text “Property of Joker established Since 4Ever Puddin Freaky style” with a harlequin symbol and diamond. Crimping and pulling at the fabric where the text is, it didn’t flake or peel which lends to the quality of the piece. Where the sleeves and borders (collar, cuff, and waist) are attached to the jacket, a double stitch is applied which seems to give added protection for repeated wear. Examining images of Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad, the jacket appears to be a close approximation of the costume (save the stripes in the collar, cuff, and waist, the design of the gold trim on the sleeves, exterior pockets with opposing colored trim, and rear text design) which makes the piece good for the purposes of cosplay. The jacket lists for $169 but is currently $89 and is available in sizes XS through XXXL.
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