This review is for Bandai Premium Fashion’s Kyoryu Gold/Utsusemimaru official jacket from Kyoryuger. It originally retailed for 64,260 yen and was released in 2012.
This is one of the most expensive Bandai jackets, and it has a lot of unusual details. The jacket is made of synthetic leather, with polyester lining and trim.
The jacket is very structured. The collar is folded over and sewn down to the front of the jacket, and the pointy shoulders are reinforced/interfaced so they won’t lose their shape.
The arms are the same gold pleather as the rest of the jacket, but covered with textured black mesh.
The mesh extends to the hands, where black elastic is sewn over the wrists. The finger loops keep the sleeves in place when worn.
There is a pteragordon arm patch on the left shoulder, and a long tie with tassels to secure the front.
The back is made of a combination of silver and gold pleather.
The coat tails add on blue details to the gold/silver down the back. Even with the complicated geometry, the stitching is perfect.
If I had to sum up this jacket in one sentence, I would say that it has astounding detail at an astounding price. The materials are basic, but it is extremely well put-together in terms of design and craftsmanship. One major negative is that it’s made of pleather, which has an average lifespan of around five years. If it only lasts that long, this jacket would have cost over $100 per year! That’s why I don’t want to love this jacket as much as I do. But even so, I can’t find fault in anything other than the materials and price. I would give six stars for quality and detail if I could.
|Shirt MEASUREMENTS (IN CM)|
|Value||Low life-span for pleather; high price|
|Quality||Perfect structure and stitching|
|Sizing||True to Size||Compared to other Bandai jackets|