You've likely seen FJackets and their celebrity-inspired or replica jackets on the web. We've featured their clothes in the past, and I've seen several other sites do the same. I always see people asking about quality, price, etc., but I've never seen anyone actually do a real review of any of their products. Seeing as they go viral about once a month with the hottest movie's gear, I decided to try out a jacket...okay, it wasn't that noble — they sent me the one below for free.
Now here's a photo I took wearing the jacket fresh out of the package, before my shower and cropped because I wasn't wearing pants at the time.
Clearly I was made for modeling. There are a couple things you'll notice between my jacket and his. First, my buttons are silver and not red as advertised. Second, although the jacket description doesn't lie, it looks like the model picture has that slick material for the arms where mine is just cotton/polyester. Not a huge gripe, but it does seem a bit deceptive from what was in the picture.
Now we reach the price. Fifty bucks is a big ask depending on who you talk to. On one hand, it's $50 for a jacket that has a Deadpool logo on it...but on the other it's $50 for a jacket that has a DEADPOOL logo on it. Licensed jackets are never cheap, period. You'll find that out when you visit any studio gift shop, but this is a quandary for me. Personally, I would not have bought this jacket at its asking price, but you gotta twist my arm to get clothes to begin with, so I might be the wrong guy when it comes to this scenario.
As far as size, I ordered a large, and I'm not sure if FJackets is based outside of the U.S., but this was not an American large. Perhaps it's the style of the jacket, but this thing is gonna cling to you whether you like it or not. It felt more like a medium to me, although the fit doesn't look too bad, so I can't complain too much. Just keep in mind sizes are a bit on the smaller side if you order.
I did not like the pocket stitching. It was one of those jobs where the pocket literally looks like someone sewed a handkerchief around a hole in the jacket. No attempt to mask it, or keep it hugging to the jacket...it's just protruding.
Overall, not at all a bad jacket, just a bit different than advertised. Considering the price of some of their more expensive replica jackets, I would expect quality matching exactly that of the picture, and I would hope care is taken across the board in doing so. I'm not at all saying don't purchase this, but know that this experience for me (although I like it) was not without issue.