Mother of Gaud!

Update: Jacket sold! I deserve commission, seller. Donate my 10% to Make Room for Kids.


I love Etsy. Because it helps me find things like this vintage bedazzled airbrushed Pittsburgh skyline denim jacket with 900 hand-placed Swarovski crystals:

Now. I’m curious. Under what circumstances would one wear this?

Because one does not simply wear this.

One must rock it to the fullest.




  1. G-Man
    February 8, 2012 9:13 pm

    This needs to be replicated over and over and sold at the shop at The Hard Rock Cafe. I would buy one.
    So far as where you’d wear it, I think the perfect scenario is wearing it in other cities. Every expatriate ‘burgher could get one and show their civic pride.

  2. Kelly
    February 8, 2012 9:25 pm

    Gateway Clipper Valentine’s Dinner Dance.

    Over a Deb Shop formal dress.

  3. Noelle
    February 8, 2012 10:36 pm

    This is so thugnificently hedious I can’t even believe it. Someone needs to send this to Russell Crowe because he is the only one who could rock this with any gravitas whatsoever.

  4. bucdaddy
    February 9, 2012 12:49 am

    Wait, what?!? Sold?!? I go to work for eight hours and I can’t get a bid in?

  5. Tony
    February 9, 2012 6:01 am

    It should be made to light up too

  6. Jim W.
    February 9, 2012 8:40 am

    THAT jacket would not be out of place at Danze’s. Oh . . . wait. . .

  7. Amy
    February 9, 2012 10:52 am

    Ten bucks says a reader bought it and it shows up at Las Velas someday soon.

  8. GuyFromMario's
    February 9, 2012 6:40 pm

    that jacket sez Mario’s South SIde Saloon 1989…literally! is a Maria’s Ideas classic:

  9. jen
    February 10, 2012 11:47 am

    FYI: I saw a gentleman walking down *the middle* of the 62-nd street bridge (the Fleming Bridge for you fancy lads) this morning wearing a very similar jacket– except it was black denim.

    So lack of fashion sense and lack of sense of personal safety may be related.

  10. Lizzie
    February 10, 2012 5:34 pm

    Can’t believe this was already sold. I am moving downtown in a few weeks and my new building is pictured here.That made me kind of think I should buy it. (A+ to the buyer, though. You’re fantastic.)