The Rello x Stadium Goods Varsity Jacket is a limited-edition collaboration that contains figures from Rello’s work, as well as an homage to his birthplace. Rello focuses on pop art and products, which he depicts in his signature modern-day rubber hose illustration style. He and Joe Freshgoods were co-founders of the Fat Tiger Workshop, the iconic Windy City brand, and boutique.
“The Rello x Stadium Goods Varsity jacket is a collaboration that takes elements from my iconography to create something wearable that can also serve as an art piece on its own,” said Rello. “By wearing one of my pieces, you can have a daily reminder that without the imagination of the people, there would be no art.”
Each Rello x Stadium Goods Varsity Jacket is hand-numbered, emphasizing the project’s apparel-as-art motif. This premium wool piece comes in blue and red and has an embroidered patch of Rello’s iconic “Ozzy the Bad Mouse” character on the left breast. On the back, a large chenille “Ozzy” patch is sewn. The quilted inner lining adds warmth and comfort to the heavyweight construction. The jacket costs $500 and comes in sizes XS to XXL.
The jacket is available for purchase on stadiumgoods.com and the Stadium Goods app, as well as Stadium Goods’ Chicago store.