This isn’t a review, not at all. I’ve just been so hyped for this jacket since it was released back in July this year and it’s taken this long for me to get hold of it. This is for various reasons which I will go into as the post goes on.
I’ve just been so excited for this jacket that I just can’t not talk about it on my blog. As regular readers and friends will know, I’m a massive fan of Persona 5 and it has fast become one of my favourite things, alongside Pokemon.
So I’ve decided to write up this post today about the Persona 5 varsity jacket by Insert Coin Clothing. I really hope you enjoy it! Also you’ll see my Morgana plushie throughout the post, because how could I not?! This is an official Persona 5 merchandise product, which I bought from YY Kawaii.
First of all you’re probably wondering why it has taken me so long to get this varsity jacket, considering I’ve wanted it so much for so long? Well I’ll definitely start off this post by going into that!
As I mentioned before the Shujin Academy varsity jacket came out in July this year and I planned to buy it not long after it came out, but at the time I was still trying to save up my monies. It had also just been mine and Dane’s anniversary and we were a little skint after that. The jacket isn’t exactly the cheapest in the world at £65. So sadly I left it and sadly long enough that it sold out.
Insert Coin assured me via Twitter that the jacket would be back in stock and to use their respawn alert system, which will basically just tell you via email when this size you want is back in stock.
A couple of months later in September I was going to EGX, a game event/convention that Insert Coin would also be at. I asked them via Twitter (this is obviously my favourite social media platform… :P) if they would have the size in stock that I wanted for the jacket and they told me they would, but it might sell quickly. Sadly when I got there on the Sunday afternoon, all sizes were gone apart from size small. I was gutted. I asked the staff if they by any chance had anymore left, which was a no. All the items at EGX were cheaper than they are on the store, so I was a tad gutted about that, I mean who doesn’t want a bargain eh?
As an apology the staff gave me LOADS of vouchers that would give me 20% off of my order. They told me to use respawn and keep my eyes peeled on the website. The jacket came back up for sale in my size but I left it. Why? I was kinda skint and wanted to just watch my money. A fortnight later the jacket came back up in my size and I went for it. I wasn’t going to wait anymore! I used my 20% voucher that they gave me at EGX and saved £13 on the jacket and therefore only paid £52!
I know, this is expensive but fuck it. I love Persona 5 and I’ve wanted a new jacket for the longest time! I love wearing coats in the autumn and winter, but at the same time I don’t. Jackets can sometimes just be so much easier, especially if you want to dress kinda stylish and show off what you’re wearing, you know?
I say I ordered the jacket, but it was actually a pre-order, which took nearly a month to arrive. The delivery time was amazing too to be honest! It was here within a day of it being shipped and it came well packaged.
I’ll pop the description about the varsity jacket from the website down below.
Information taken from Insert Coin Clothing website.
True freedom lies within the constructs of society – or so they say at Shujin Academy…
It might be an elite prep school in Aoyama-Itchome, but Shujin Academy is also the home of the notorious Phantom Thieves. Show you’re part of something special with this exclusive and official varsity-style jacket…
I wore the jacket around the house over the weekend to get used to it, as well as out when I went to see my mom and for a food shop. I love it so damn much! I love knowing the meaning behind the S on my right hand side, as well as the Shujin Academy logo on my left hand side. The lining on the inside is one of my favourite things, which is the Shujin Academy tartan, which I adore so much! It really does stand out and make this jacket perfect to me. The buttons are also red, which really stand out on the black and white of the jacket. It’s basically a varsity jacket version of the blazer the students wear.
Like all varsity jackets (well normal ones anyway!) you get your two pockets BUT this has a cute little pocket on my left hand side, which I really like! It’ll be perfect to keep my iPod, train tickets and even my car keys in for when I’m heading into work.
The jacket itself feels amazing quality and you can tell that the thought process into the design has been so perfected to ensure the jacket is just how Insert Coin wanted it! One thing I noticed with it when taking it out of the packaging is how heavy it is. It’s quite a heavy jacket when you hold it, but when wearing it I wouldn’t say it feels weighty or like it’s pulling you down. If anything it’s incredibly snug and comfortable to wear.
The inside of the sleeves are like a cotton material, but like a silk sort of material. I’m not sure if I like this 100% or not, but to be fair when I wore it out it wasn’t an issue and if anything was comfortable and meant I wasn’t overly warm.
I ordered a size L as I wanted it to be baggy, but not TOO baggy. It fits perfectly and I really love the fit and style of it. It’s definitely not a girly jacket and not something you can dress up to look feminine. Hell yeah I’ll wear it with dresses, just like I do with my Ohayou! Clothing varsity jackets.
I think the only issues I have with this jacket are the “new” but strong scent it has. It was getting so bad that it caused me to feel itchy for aggges! I was about to stick it in the machine for a wash but it’s dry clean only. Fuck. It doesn’t state this on the website which is kind of annoying. I Googled loads of ways I could dry clean this myself at home, but urgh no luck. So I may end up taking this to a dry cleaners near work, just so it doesn’t smell this way anymore.
I’m not sure if it was the jacket, or me but I felt so itchy and uncomfortable when wearing this and I can only imagine it’s due to the chemicals, dyes, etc that have been used to create this jacket. I don’t mean to moan about this, but urgh so much effort to get it dry cleaned! Thank God I have one near where I work, so I can drop it off when my shift starts and pick it up either on my break or at the end of the working day before home time.
If it had of said dry clean only, I doubt it would have put me off buying it but it would have annoyed me to know I’d have to get it cleaned this way.
Either way, I LOVE this jacket and I have been so excited to wear it from day to day since it arrived. I’m wearing it for work today and I know for a fact I’ll be wearing it as much as I can, even when it’s colder weather. 😛
I’d love to pick up some more of the Persona 5 items from Insert Coin Clothing, I’ll link the items down below so you can go and check them out if you want to. I still have a couple of vouchers I can use so if I fancy a treat after Christmas… I may just get a couple of the tees. 😛
Shujin Academy Tee, JLMK! tee, Morgana tee (which I REALLY want) and NO MO RULES tee (which is currently sold out AND a tee I want!).
What do you think of the Persona 5 varsity jacket? Do you wear varsity jackets? What do you think of Insert Coin Clothing too? If you’re a gamer, you are guaranteed to find something on the website!
Until next time though, take care all and I hope you had an amazing weekend!