Sunday, October 23, 2011

Birthday Wish: Ryan Gosling's Scorpion Jacket


Hey gurl... so today is my birthday and you know what I'd really want? Ryan Gosling's iconic scorpion jacket he memorably dons in this year's Drive. Apparently you can buy one for about $160, but it won't be available to ship until 11/11. Pretty wasted opportunity there what with Halloween a week away. I bet lots of film buffs would have loved to get their hands on this and spend Halloween night delivering bon mots such as...
If I drive for you, you give me a time and a place. I give you a five-minute window, anything happens in that five minutes and I'm yours no matter what. I don't sit in while you're running it down; I don't carry a gun... I drive.

Yeah, they'd definitely be sold out quickly if they had done that. Though now that I think about it, what's the use of the jacket without fellow Scorpion Ryan Gosling wearing it? I mean seriously, just look at him owning the jacket...


Drive
's costume designer Erin Benach talked to GQ UK about styling Gosling and more specifically about the scorpion jacket. I didn't know that they almost didn't go with the white color because of the difficulty of shooting it and instead was considering olive green or red. I think the latter would've worked in the film, but I still like what they ultimately ended up with. Though the more I think about it, I probably wouldn't be able to pull this jacket off the way Gosling does (who can?). But you know what I really want instead? The dark color version that Gosling gave to Conan O'Brien. When are those going to be made available? Probably never.


What did you think of the jacket in the film? If you're a Scorpio, would you want this jacket ? Nathaniel over at The Film Experience also celebrates the jacket and Scorpios everywhere today.

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