This is cool. You’re not going to wear it every day, but when you bring it out, put on Michael Jackson’s famous Thriller video, maybe do some moves, expect the oohs and aaah:
The Michael Jackson Thriller Jacket
Here is a screen shot of Michael wearing the jacket in the video (not the best picture, but it will do):
What you want is a jacket that replicates the authentic Thriller jacket as close as possible.
There are some great leather jackets available.
There are also some ‘red’ leather jackets that, while nice, are being advertised as Michael Jackson Thriller Replica Jackets.
Note the black diagonals in Michael Jackson’s original jacket. A purely red jacket is not your best replica.
Here is an example of what you want, a vintage 1984 Replica of the Thriller Jacket:
Oh yeah, this is awesome.
But be on the lookout out for ‘new’ Thriller Jackets that are simply red leather jackets. Keep in mind whenever you are reading this, have manufacturers had time since Michael’s death to produce and ship-out authentic looking jackets? If not, look for the vintage or 1984 release jackets.
In June 2011, the jacket Michael wore when filming the “Thriller” video sold for a whopping $1.8 million dollars.
The Thriller Jacket was bought by Milton Verret, who is a broker of commodities living in Austin Texas.
This was one of the two jackets Michael Jackson wore when filming Thriller. The leather jacket was worn when Jackson rose from the dead with other zombies and then started to dance.
I can hear the music in my head right now!
This is a must have for Michael Jackson fans!