Everyday wear spacesuit jacket


Chris from Betabrand sez, "While humanity waits for the space industry to hurry the hell up and allow it to freely travel through the cosmos, the fashion industry is already prepared. Today, Betabrand released the Space Jacket by Steven B. Wheeler -- a Tyvek and silver nylon masterpiece that's inspired by astronaut EVA suits and satellite insulation."

This is one of Betabrand's "think-tank" designs, suggested by the public, refined by Betabrand's designers, and then crowdfunded through production. Early backers get a substantial discount. It's an innovative way of making clothes, and it's how I got my lovely hunter's jacket. It produces some real surprises!

Space Jacket (Thanks, Chris!)

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  1. But it's white and will always stay pristine with it's authentic patches!

  2. "Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they're so frightfully clever. I'm really awfully glad I'm a Beta, because I don't work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I don't want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse. They're too stupid to be able …"

  3. …a Tyvek and silver nylon masterpiece that's inspired by astronaut EVA suits and satellite insulation."

    I tried making an architecture-themed jacket based on a similar idea but it turned out to be really itchy.

  4. If their Tyvek is "breathable," they're doing it wrong.

  5. $200 hoodies are closer to small-batch, fair-wage, Made-in-America. You're probably used to Bangladesh sweatshop prices - most folks are.

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