Detroit Lions Fans rejoice! Available for the first time after being popularized by Eddie Murphy’s Axel Foley character in the 1987 action-comedy Beverly Hills Cop II is this Foley’s Detroit Lions varsity jacket from G-III. The jacket’s release coincides with the 25th anniversary of the film. Worn throughout the flick as Murphy’s fictional Detroit police detective returns to the West Coast to track down a gun-smuggling ring, this faithful reproduction was created by former NFL linebacker, New York Giant Super Bowl champion, Michigan native and President of G-III Sports, Carl Banks.
The jacket comes constructed of melton wool and cow symphony leather, and teh design features the commemorative patches of the original design and comes complete with a “Beverly Hills Edition” patch on the inner lining. Limited to just 50 pieces and retailing for $400 USD, the G-III “Axel Foley” Detroit Lions Varsity Jacket will be available exclusively from Reed Space as the New York spot hosts an in-store event and movie screening of the ’80s classic tonight, November 15, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST.