Gentlemen, behold!

Look what I have created!

It’s a hooded sweatshirt version of Cru Jones’ Rad Racing jersey from Rad. I know this movie came out in 1986 and it isn’t even popular enough to be released on DVD yet. But I just wanted one. I wanted it bad. I think it’s the right time for something like this. I don’t know what you call this genre of clothing. Adult costumes you can wear everyday? Costume Hoodies? I’m starting to see them out there more and more. Marc Ecko has a Star Wars line that is really awesome (I own the storm trooper hoodie)  A few years ago I thought it would be a cool idea to print out my own version of the “Rad Racing” shirt from the movie. But then I found that someone else had beat me to it. If you do a search for that now you’ll find a lot of different versions of it.  The colors of this aren’t “movie prop accurate” but I thought bright red and blue would be too much to actually wear on a regular basis, which is what I made this for.  I can’t wait for the first time somebody gets the reference and asks me where I got it.

When I was designing this I had all these grand plans to sell them on Etsy.com. I even thought of two company names, High Art Hoodies or Cult Status.  I thought that if I could sell them for about $75 it would make it worth the effort. Everything was going great until I hit the last step, sewing. It turns out that sewing is hard. I did eventually finish but the quality is on par with Old Navy not Marc Ecko. Luckily I was going for the comfortable soft felt vibe. If I do get some response on this I’ll probably have to find some ways to make the process easier. Like having someone else do the sewing! I do have all the templates for the stars and letters ready, so that will save some time. I’m thinking I could get them laser cut from a fabrication shop and then find out how much a dry cleaners or alteration shop would charge me to sew them on. With this being a limited edition product with a small but dedicated I would imagine that someone would be interested in it.

Get your taste of the thunder after the break… and more pictures.


23 comments

23 Comments so far

  1. Ryan April 30th, 2010 4:08 pm

    Wow! That is the coolest f’ing hoodie I’ve ever seen! No joke. RAD has been one of my favorite movies since ’86. Nice work!

  2. Cru September 9th, 2010 8:23 pm

    Nice work! That is totally…rad! I’ve started a grassroots campaign to get a Rad 25th celebration going for next year in Cochrane and was thinking of screen printing some Rad Racing shirts to sell to help raise funds (how appropriate, right?). Unfortunately I’ve already hit the $100 just in materials! If it ever gets off the ground though, I’m sure you could sell some there…

  3. m w October 22nd, 2010 2:37 pm

    Dude, I want to buy one of these for halloween

  4. chris jorgensen December 12th, 2010 2:46 pm

    i would like to buy one of those hoodys from you if you could sell me one im very interested im a avid RAD fan let me know a price if possible thank you !

  5. jason ruggiero December 28th, 2010 8:41 am

    I would like to purchase one. Please inform me how to do so

  6. K.I. March 15th, 2011 10:09 pm

    Hey that’s DOPE. I would love to buy one from you. I think you did a great job! Are you selling them yet? Serious inquiry.

  7. brian July 7th, 2011 3:11 pm

    is there anyway you could email me these templates? i want to duplicate your hoodie.

  8. lance August 3rd, 2011 12:24 am

    Dude that is awesome what will it cost for me to get you to make me one of those hoodies?

  9. Shaun Maloney September 8th, 2011 6:26 pm

    I need one of these hoodies. Hit me back. Shaun.

  10. amanda November 20th, 2011 10:49 pm

    I would LOVE to duplicate this hoody! Would you be willing to email me the templates? this hoody is amazing!

  11. Sara November 27th, 2011 12:03 pm

    I LOVE this zip-up! you should make these and sell them I would deff buy some!

  12. eryck2345 January 10th, 2012 1:06 am

    dude!!! nice how much i gotta have one !! u really go down much props!!

  13. Preston October 18th, 2012 7:31 am

    How do I get my hands on one? How much would it cost for you to make me one? Hit me up.

  14. Jeremy December 28th, 2012 9:25 pm

    I would love to have one of these

  15. Jim December 30th, 2012 11:26 am

    I would totally buy one.

  16. Michelle February 24th, 2013 10:49 am

    Want! Must.Have!!

  17. Travis May 6th, 2013 8:05 pm

    Make this and sell it! RAD is one of my all time favorites. I would buy the Cru hoodie for sure.

  18. Joe September 17th, 2013 3:38 pm

    Bad ass, man! I would walk Helltrack for sure with that sweatshirt.

  19. Fran October 28th, 2013 2:51 pm

    Awesome. U still making these fir sale

  20. admin October 30th, 2013 3:23 pm

    I’m still thinking about it, I need to find someone else to do the sewing. And I’m looking for a better blank hoodie, the Hanes ones are a little too baggy.

  21. Carmine Bello June 21st, 2014 6:17 pm

    Where are you on these? Any interest in selling the templates yet? Just curious. Thanks. Awesome sweater.

  22. Dorian November 4th, 2015 4:27 pm

    I want to buy one, how can I?

  23. John Stafford March 6th, 2016 7:50 am

    Are you selling these? Still making them?

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