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Art February, 26 2012

Ben Solomon aka King Solomon NSW Bespoke Destroyer Jacket

Here Comes the Neighborhood producer Ben Solomon aka King Solomon of IRAK has just unveiled his Nike Sportswear Bespoke Destroyer Jacket and we are really feeling it. We have seen our fair share of custom Destroyers, but this one certainly stands out amongst the pack. We’ve never seen such a highly detailed piece such as this, so we wanted to share it with you. We talked to Ben about the design details featured in the jacket as we noticed it contains a lot of personal references. He utilized a selection of iconography, art work and symbols that he’s used over the years were transfered onto patches and applied to his jacket. We got a little insight into the design, so be sure to see that and more images of the jacket in our gallery.

On the back patch: The back is a tribute to IceBerg Leather jackets, it features my alter ego from the Duffed Out universe and his sidekick Xannie the kid in their spaceship (American Made of course). Trademarked, just to be clear. Those characters were created by long time friend and collaborator Tim Walkiewicz, every chance I get I have to give Tim infinite respect for making such an awesome iconic set of elements that represents us so well. DUFFED OUT still has a some major announcements to make this year, but for now last years Theophilus London video will have to hold you over until the faucet really gets flowing.

On the Sace and Sems outlines: I put the Semz and Sace outlines on there so they are always with me. ”Dont be scared” is self explanatory, and its really an extension of the “Sace” and “Semz” memorial.

In regards to the skull and crossbones patch: The skull is from an original drawing by Clayton Patterson. Clayton is a Lower East Side legend and was the subject of my first film, CAPTURED, and who he is and what he represents is very important to me.

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