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NFL Detroit Lions Beverly Hills Varsity Jacket History 

I am a fan of the Detroit Lions and sports outerwear by Starter, G-iii, Ty Mopkins, and Carl Banks.

Jason Tom wearing the NFL Detroit Lions Faux Leather Varsity Jacket by G-iii. As featured on HSN.

In 2012, New York Giants Ring of Honor linebacker and Flint, Michigan’s own Carl Banks of G-iii launched the NFL licensed release of the Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket.
I grew up watching Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley.

G-iii Sports Apparel designer Super D redesigned the iconic Detroit Lions varsity jacket first made famous in popular culture by actor and comedian Eddie Murphy as “Axel Foley” in the 1987 movie film, Beverly Hills Cop II.

Pro Football Hall of Fame and all-time Detroit Lions running back great Barry Sanders wearing the NFL Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket by G-iii. 

NFL all-time running back great Barry Sanders with the in the Detroit Lions deep Honolulu Blue, Motor City Silver, and White of a “White Lion!”

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff, at Allen Park, wearing the NFL Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket by G-iii. Photos by Jeff Nguyen.

Former Detroit Lions and future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson, at Allen Park, wearing the NFL Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket by G-iii. Photos by Detroit Lions.


Honolulu native Jason Tom (yours truly) wearing the NFL Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket by G-iii.

Detroit’s Big Sean wearing the NFL Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket by G-iii.

Big Sean live at the Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears Thanksgiving Game Halftime Show. Photo by Jeff Nguyen.


In 2017, Detroit fashion designer Ty Mopkins teamed up with G-iii and Carl Banks to officially release the NFL licensed Detroit Lions 30th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Starter Satin Full-Snap Varsity Jacket. 

2018 NFL Draft, former Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson wearing the NFL licensed Detroit Lions 30th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Starter Satin Full-Snap Varsity Jacket by G-iii.

“They say that Dallas is the home of America’s Team.
If that is the case.
Detroit is the home of America’s Heartbeat.
This pick right here is dedicated to the men and women of Michigan.
I’m talking about the…
no days off,
lunch pail packing,
hard hat wearing,
blue collar hands that built this country.
Michigan, Detroit, I salute you!”
— Nate Burleson, 2018 NFL Draft 

In 2021, actor Tom Hardy as “Eddie Brock” in Marvel’s Venom: Let There be Carnage movie film wore an alternate Detroit Lions “Beverly Hills Edition” Varsity Jacket.

Detroit Lions rookie wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown as Spider-Man.

Former judo champion Jason Tom and Venom’s best friend forever Spider-Man (Tobey McGuire) at Blockbuster.

Spider-Man was Jason Tom’s judo fighter alias.


Jason Tom’s Human Beatbox Adventures!

Prior to that, Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell made the reference that Michael Brockers is capable of wielding the hammer of the Mighty Thor. Could both be teasing for a Detroit Lions “Beverly Hills Edition” 35th Anniversary Axel Foley “Color Rush” Varsity Jacket this 2022 that will play to the Detroit Lions “Color Rush” Motor City silver uniforms?

The Detroit Lions “Motor City silver” color rush uniforms are aesthetically my favorite color rush uniform in the league. I love how their “White Lion” jersey numbers pop and how it’s accented with their “Honolulu Blue” outline with the “Motor City silver” from top to bottom.

And will it play to the Detroit “White Lions” alternate uniforms? Their Majestic “White Lion” alternate uniforms was a new Detroit Lions uniform reveal earlier in this season.

Majestic White Lion.

I am anticipating that Detroit Lions could be cooking up potential uniform updates. Could we one day see a comeback and a reimagined modern take of the “original” Detroit Lions “Honolulu Blue” football helmets that they wore during their “NFL World Championship” seasons brought back to the present to usher in the modern era of the Detroit Lions as future Super Bowl Champions in the NFL? Would be epic!
As a Detroit Lions and sports outerwear fan, I would like to one day see a Detroit Lions NFL World Champions Jacket brought out with the current Detroit Lions logo featuring all of their NFL World Championships of 1935, 1952, 1953, and 1957.

Yes, Lions have a 2-13-1 record this season. This week is the Detroit Lions’ final game of this NFL regular season and it will be against their divisional rival Green Bay Packers.

I see a bright future ahead for the Detroit Lions, and I truly believe that their best is still yet to come.

 

Detroit Lions “Bubbles” logo by Michael Irwin: 2017 to present.



Detroit Lions “Bubbles” Logo: 2009 to 2016.

Detroit Lions “Bubbles” Logo: 2003 to 2008.

Detroit Lions “Bubbles” Logo: 1960 to 2002.

Detroit Lions Retro Logo: 1946 to 1960.

Detroit Lions Vintage Logo; NFL Running Back with “Honolulu Blue” Football Helmet and a roaring Lion: 1934 to 1945


Detroit Lions will win many more games and championships to come. Go Lions!

Reflections from Rahzel 

I love this feature of Rahzel… love how he broke down the origins of the human beatbox. I also noticed his MLB New York Yankees 26 Time World Series Champions Varsity Jacket by G-iii. I love sports apparel by G-iii and Carl Banks. Much respect Rahzel!

Reflections from Rahzel (above video feature)
Hold on to your seat as groundbreaking beatboxer Rahzel, “The Godfather of Noyze,” takes us on a whirlwind five-minute tour of his career, hip hop’s early years, and his incredible vocal percussion skills that have redefined the limits of the human voice.
- National Council for the Traditional Arts