Want Ryan Gosling's Scorpion Jacket He Wore in 'Drive'? Buy One Here
by Alex Billington
October 5, 2011
Wear the jacket. Be the driver. When I first saw Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive in Cannes back in May, one of the first thoughts in my mind was that I hope this movie becomes a cult sensation, and goes so far as to break into mainstream pop culture. In addition to his leather gloves, I instantly knew there was one item that could transcend the film - that kick ass scorpion jacket that Ryan Gosling wears. It's a vital part of his character's identity. While I expect some to make their own for Halloween, a clothing shop is making an official version (as far as we can tell) of the jacket, and pre-orders have already started for the first batch.
I was sent a link this morning directly to vintage clothing shop Steady Clothing Inc's new web page for the scorpion Drive jacket, which looks to be a complete and accurate recreation of the jacket from the film. The only downside is that it costs $160, even to pre-order, but if you're a die-hard Drive fan or wannabe getaway driver who has been planning to dress up and drive around Los Angeles looking like Gosling, cost shouldn't be a concern. For more info, a few photos, and to pre-order one of these, click anywhere below:
Looks pretty good, I'm actually considering getting one, though I don't think I can drive as well as Gosling (in the movie). Here are additional details: Even at $160, the jacket won't be shipping until mid-November, so you won't get it in time for your Halloween costume (this year). The scorpion is embroidered directly on the jacket and is not available for sale separately as a patch. Other than that, there's not much more, but this looks about as accurate as you'll get without paying even more for a prop replica (or a costume department original). We suggest just visiting Steady Clothing and contacting them if you have any more questions.
I'm just such a big fan of Drive that I'm happy to support any/everything that might help it break out into the mainstream even further. I've been waiting for the day when we'd see these scorpion jackets for sale, and I'm ecstatic they're finally being made, even at a rather high price. Whether just a collector's item or fashion statement, this is a must have for fans of Drive! And if you want to get the leather gloves too - here you go.