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Old 05-02-13, 12:39 AM
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Anyone remember or own a Starter jacket?

These were big in the late 80's and early 90's

Anyone owned own back then or maybe still wear one or have any fond memories?

I had a Lakers jacket back in the day.

Carl Banks is bringing them back

Banks said Kane thought that if he was going to pull off a return of the satin jacket craze of the '80s and '90s he might want to contact Iconix, which owns the Starter brand that made the jackets.

Both Banks and Iconix president Seth Horowitz thought it was such a no-brainer that what was originally conceived as a couple of jackets has now developed into plans for retro Starter jackets of all the major sports teams.

"Anything from the '80s today is seen as cool," said Horowitz, whose company bought Starter and Umbro from Nike. "For those that remember the times, they strongly associate with it, and for those that are too young, they're already into the snap-back hat craze."


The final piece of the puzzle was agreeing on quantity of jackets, how releases would be handled and the price point.

"We liked the idea of limited-edition drops," Banks said. "We think, if we do this right, we could have something that would be as special as sneaker drops that can generate a kind of excitement that doesn't currently exist in apparel."

Banks said, for example, that one version of a Giants jacket could be sold in partnership with one retailer, another version with another retailer and a third version could be limited to a couple of stores in New York City.

The price? $150 a jacket.

"In order to be special, it has to be beyond the traditional threshold," Banks said. "A standard piece of outerwear like this costs $100 to $125. We feel it makes sense to price it above, and consumers will have to decide if it's worth it to them."

NFL jackets will be the first to roll out in late August and the NBA will follow in November, but don't expect that the jackets will be easy to find.
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Re: Anyone remember or own a Starter jacket?

I had a San Jose Sharks one I got as a gift, but never wore it.
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Re: Anyone remember or own a Starter jacket?

Had an FSU one... Never really wore it because in FL it never hits a temp where that fucker won't make you sweat like a slave.
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I bought a ton of them back in the mid-1980s. Still have many of them. Of the top of my head I bought:
Hartford Whalers
Quebec Nordiques
Minnesota North Stars
Pittsburgh Penguins
Chicago Black Hawks
Vancouver Canucks
Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots
Miami Dolphins
Buffalo Bills
Houston Oilers
Oakland Raiders
St. Louis(football) Cardinals
Los Angeles Lakers
Houston Rockets
St. Louis(baseball) Cardinals
Los Angeles Dodgers
New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
Atlanta Braves
Chicago Cubs
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles
Cleveland Indians
California Angels
Oakland Athletics
Cincinnati Reds
Pittsburgh Pirates

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Re: Anyone remember or own a Starter jacket?

I had an Orioles one.
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Re: Anyone remember or own a Starter jacket?

I had a Chicago Bulls Starter jacket that was more of winter coat. I even had some Starter boots that were basically knockoffs of Timberlands.
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Re: Anyone remember or own a Starter jacket?

I had a Cubs, Bulls and Bears one .. I still have a heavy Bears starter jacket .. one of these
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Re: Anyone remember or own a Starter jacket?

I have the satin SF Giants one, but I might pay $150 to get the gold saitn 'niners one pictured above.
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Mine were also the "winter coat" type, and were the only heavy coats I owned when I first moved here. I had two, a Florida Marlins pullover (which was a pain in the ass to get in and out of), and a zippered/buttoned black Tampa Bay Buccaneers (original logo) one.
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Re: Anyone remember or own a Starter jacket?

I had a Tigers one I think. I can't imagine paying $150 dollars for one.
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Re: Anyone remember or own a Starter jacket?

I have that Lakers one shown in the second picture buried deep (deep) in the back of my closet. I got it during Medical school, about 1990.
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I still have a Cincinnati Reds jacket.
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My brother still owns and wears his Vikings jacket. My Seattle Supersonics jacket has been long gone for15 or 16 years.
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I still have a Cubs one from the early 90's when I was a Cubs fan.
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Re: Anyone remember or own a Starter jacket?

I had a black White Sox one. Loved that jacket.
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I had a Steelers one in middle school.
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Hell yeah. I was a huge Dan Marino fan growing up and never took off my Dolphins Starter jacket. I had to save up from multiple holidays to be able to afford it. I even wore it when I went to Pats games.
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Re: Anyone remember or own a Starter jacket?

I had a winter pullover of the Marlins even though I'm a Mets fan.
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Had a NY Giants one.

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I had a Steelers one in middle school.
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Re: Anyone remember or own a Starter jacket?

Loved these. I had the Sixers jacket in the OP. Still might have it somewhere.
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I had the Colorado Rockies one in the early 90's.
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I have one from Super Bowl 27.
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Re: Anyone remember or own a Starter jacket?

They were cool jackets

I have the satin SF Giants one, but I might pay $150 to get the gold saitn 'niners one pictured above.
You can get a updated Niners jacket though it is made from MTC Marketing since Starter went out of business. Donte Whitner has one.






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Re: Anyone remember or own a Starter jacket?

I had an LA Kings jacket in 7th grade. Also, a Sharks jacket, and a pair of Starter shoes, too.

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