Suit of armor hoodie

A person called Chadwick John Dillon produced this suit-of-armor hoodie. He's apparently selling it (or possibly producing them to order). The details require a Facebook account, which I don't have. Chadwick, if you're reading this, consider me interested (though not interested enough to give Mark Zuckerberg all the intimate details of my life!).

Update: From the comments, Melissa Gutierrez sez, "The maker has an Etsy shop that is in vacation mode at the moment because of overwhelming interest in said hoodie."

My friend Chad just made this shirt of armor and it’s for sale! Hit him up for the details! (via Super Punch)


    1. I make some uncharacteristically bold fashion choices myself – I almost always stand out and it takes me time to figure out what to wear if I want to blend in – but I really don’t see anyone ever actually wearing one of these other than at a convention.

      I know I’m late in the comments but would anyone here actually wear one of these? Or do people buy things like this just for going to conventions maybe?

      My point (and the reason I’m replying to you specifically) is that it’s unclear to me that this is actually a path to success. I suspect actual sales are much smaller than we think they should be (I do agree that it’s awesome, but I wouldn’t buy one myself).

      I’m curious about this because I have a similarly slightly-unusual product up my sleeve that I’m putting together prototypes for in order to do a kickstarter and while I think my product is more likely to actually get used/worn in real life than this, I’m really not sure. Hard to tell what the market for novelty products (which is what this ultimately is) is really like.

    1. Urban Outfitters is just putting the finishing touches on their mockup right now I’m sure…

      1. Or perhaps via Kickstarter he can fill the obvious interest before a certain Arkansas corporation starts producing them with the wonderfully dexterous tiny hands of child labor.

    1. Except for certain memories around my part of the world, i would not mind getting hold of one of those.

  1. I would recommend to this guy that if the interest is big enough and it should be then he should try and not do them himself but see if he can get them made by a company usually funded by preorders, this is also  something that think geek or other such shop would carry.

    Or like someone suggested start a kickstarter if the deposit to make them is to high if he is in the US

    If they are affordable I want one in black, one in white and one in metallic gray. Keeping an eye on this one see what happens.

  2. Cory,
    Well said about not wanting anything bad enough to give up my privacy to Mr Zuckerberg et al… As a non-facebooker I may need to steal your to the point explanation.

  3. He probably needs to just draw up his designs and use to crowd source. He’ll probably make more money, faster. Obviously, he needs to outsource the manufacturing. 

  4. Ahh the consumer zombie horde emerges.

    soon as a desirable, handmade domestic product appears in low production, it quickly moans for outsourcing to sweatshops to feed its ever-hungry maw.

  5. Yes its fantastic. Now about the FB comment: You get it only gets what you put in right? I’m no huge fan but I do enjoy the interaction with friends in the UK since moving to Canada.
    Maybe I’m wrong but I can’t see what he’s going to profit from looking at my (incorrect) birthday. I don’t use apps and haven’t listed any likes.

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