RE-ISSUED NEW MOON JACKET NOT THE SAME!?
Finally! I can’t begin to explain how relieved I am to update! I’m still changing a couple of things around, but most of it is all set 🙂 Anywho – I’ll jump right in!
What you are about to read is incredibly important! I received a message from a nice lady named Jamie, who informed me that the New Moon – Billabong Hannah Jacket (re-released) is NOT and I repeat NOT! the same as the original jacket! Jamie had previously owned the original jacket, and misplaced it, hence, ordering the re-release. I checked my jacket and matched it to the picture all the website are using to advertise it, and sure enough, the jacket IS different. I have a couple of pictures – forgive me, my photographer is in Portland (lucky her! she unintentionally saw the waterfall filmed in twilight) so the quality is horrible.
First! Here’s the Original Jacket!
Jamie and I got to talking about what was so different about the jacket. One of the first things I noticed and that she told me was the collar. if you look at the picture of the original jacket, the buttons on the collar are shown. On the re-release, the jacket has the buttons, but it obviously does not surface above the fabric (they are snap buttons to hold the collar down) Jamie also told me that the collar to this jacket is a lot bigger than the original.
Jamie also informed me that the Billabong logo on the original jacket was not right into the jacket. It was actually on another piece of same material, then sewn to the jacket. Here…it obviously is not.
Above the other pocket, there is supposed to be random stitching but it seems to be missing…
Seeing the actual original jacket, and comparing it to the re-release, I definitely would prefer the original. The style seems to be a lot more edgy and fun. I was and still am a little bummed to find out its not the same (especially since the re-released “Twilight jacket” as they are now calling it, is the same), considering the fans wanting to (or already have) buy it want the same jacket that will be seen in the movie.
Although this is true, I’ve never been anywhere close to an original. I could return the jacket and fine one on ebay (Jamie actually found one for 50$!), but the whole trying to outbid other people thing is too much effort for me. The jacket is still a good jacket (It actually saved me when I was stuck in the rain for an hour and a half – if it hadn’t come in the mail that day, i wouldn’t have had a jacket with me! – I’m now attached 🙂 ) and I don’t mind keeping it and thinking ” I have the jacket that was re-released for something awesome!” – but everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I would really like to know what you guys think about the re-release!!!!
Are you incredibly disappointed (understatement)? Bummed? maybe it doesn’t bother you one bit! definitely speak up! There aren’t really a lot of people talking about this right now, so I want to know!
Before i sign off I want to leave you guys with a quick photo of me wearing the re-released jacket just so you guys can see how it fits – once again i apologize for the lack of quality , I promise to take better pictures when Nicole gets back 🙂
(yes, I admit it, I have an Edward Cullen poster in my bedroom… – this was actually done by accident! I forgot he was there!) Please excuse the retouch varnish in the picture! I was using it for some paintings and it sneaked its way in!
Thank you very much to Jamie! Without her, I would have never noticed the differences in jackets, and wouldn’t have been anle to pass the message on to you guys!!! ❤