NFL Detroit Lions Beverly Hills Varsity Jacket History

I am a fan of the Detroit Lions and sports outerwear by Starter, G-iii, Ty Mopkins, and Carl Banks.

Jason Tom wearing the NFL Detroit Lions Faux Leather Varsity Jacket by G-iii. As featured on HSN.

In 2012, New York Giants Ring of Honor linebacker and Flint, Michigan’s own Carl Banks of G-iii launched the NFL licensed release of the Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket.
I grew up watching Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley.

G-iii Sports Apparel designer Super D redesigned the iconic Detroit Lions varsity jacket first made famous in popular culture by actor and comedian Eddie Murphy as “Axel Foley” in the 1987 movie film, Beverly Hills Cop II.

Pro Football Hall of Fame and all-time Detroit Lions running back great Barry Sanders wearing the NFL Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket by G-iii. 

NFL all-time running back great Barry Sanders with the in the Detroit Lions deep Honolulu Blue, Motor City Silver, and White of a “White Lion!”

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff, at Allen Park, wearing the NFL Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket by G-iii. Photos by Jeff Nguyen.

Former Detroit Lions and future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson, at Allen Park, wearing the NFL Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket by G-iii. Photos by Detroit Lions.


Honolulu native Jason Tom (yours truly) wearing the NFL Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket by G-iii.

Detroit’s Big Sean wearing the NFL Detroit Lions 25th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Varsity Jacket by G-iii.

Big Sean live at the Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears Thanksgiving Game Halftime Show. Photo by Jeff Nguyen.


In 2017, Detroit fashion designer Ty Mopkins teamed up with G-iii and Carl Banks to officially release the NFL licensed Detroit Lions 30th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Starter Satin Full-Snap Varsity Jacket. 

2018 NFL Draft, former Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson wearing the NFL licensed Detroit Lions 30th Anniversary “Beverly Hills Edition” Starter Satin Full-Snap Varsity Jacket by G-iii.

“They say that Dallas is the home of America’s Team.
If that is the case.
Detroit is the home of America’s Heartbeat.
This pick right here is dedicated to the men and women of Michigan.
I’m talking about the…
no days off,
lunch pail packing,
hard hat wearing,
blue collar hands that built this country.
Michigan, Detroit, I salute you!”
— Nate Burleson, 2018 NFL Draft 

In 2021, actor Tom Hardy as “Eddie Brock” in Marvel’s Venom: Let There be Carnage movie film wore an alternate Detroit Lions “Beverly Hills Edition” Varsity Jacket.

Detroit Lions rookie wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown as Spider-Man.

Former judo champion Jason Tom and Venom’s best friend forever Spider-Man (Tobey McGuire) at Blockbuster.

Spider-Man was Jason Tom’s judo fighter alias.


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Prior to that, Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell made the reference that Michael Brockers is capable of wielding the hammer of the Mighty Thor. Could both be teasing for a Detroit Lions “Beverly Hills Edition” 35th Anniversary Axel Foley “Color Rush” Varsity Jacket this 2022 that will play to the Detroit Lions “Color Rush” Motor City silver uniforms?

The Detroit Lions “Motor City silver” color rush uniforms are aesthetically my favorite color rush uniform in the league. I love how their “White Lion” jersey numbers pop and how it’s accented with their “Honolulu Blue” outline with the “Motor City silver” from top to bottom.

And will it play to the Detroit “White Lions” alternate uniforms? Their Majestic “White Lion” alternate uniforms was a new Detroit Lions uniform reveal earlier in this season.

Majestic White Lion.

I am anticipating that Detroit Lions could be cooking up potential uniform updates. Could we one day see a comeback and a reimagined modern take of the “original” Detroit Lions “Honolulu Blue” football helmets that they wore during their “NFL World Championship” seasons brought back to the present to usher in the modern era of the Detroit Lions as future Super Bowl Champions in the NFL? Would be epic!
As a Detroit Lions and sports outerwear fan, I would like to one day see a Detroit Lions NFL World Champions Jacket brought out with the current Detroit Lions logo featuring all of their NFL World Championships of 1935, 1952, 1953, and 1957.

Yes, Lions have a 2-13-1 record this season. This week is the Detroit Lions’ final game of this NFL regular season and it will be against their divisional rival Green Bay Packers.

I see a bright future ahead for the Detroit Lions, and I truly believe that their best is still yet to come.

 

Detroit Lions “Bubbles” logo by Michael Irwin: 2017 to present.



Detroit Lions “Bubbles” Logo: 2009 to 2016.

Detroit Lions “Bubbles” Logo: 2003 to 2008.

Detroit Lions “Bubbles” Logo: 1960 to 2002.

Detroit Lions Retro Logo: 1946 to 1960.

Detroit Lions Vintage Logo; NFL Running Back with “Honolulu Blue” Football Helmet and a roaring Lion: 1934 to 1945


Detroit Lions will win many more games and championships to come. Go Lions!

26 comments

  • Ryan McCluskey
    Ryan McCluskey England
    Great read really gives you hope for the future and gets me excited about how we may look going forward I'd live a uniform change including a blue helmet too!

    Great read really gives you hope for the future and gets me excited about how we may look going forward I'd live a uniform change including a blue helmet too!

  • Matthew Fogelmark
    Matthew Fogelmark Illinois
    Great blog and history of the iconic jacket! Loved Axel Foley telling the D. Looking forward to seeing our boys whoop the Pack this Sunday at Ford Field. I'll be 11 rows deep in the end zone yelling for the full 60 minutes. Keep up the good work and Go Lions!!

    Great blog and history of the iconic jacket! Loved Axel Foley telling the D. Looking forward to seeing our boys whoop the Pack this Sunday at Ford Field. I'll be 11 rows deep in the end zone yelling for the full 60 minutes. Keep up the good work and Go Lions!!

  • Daniel sims
    Daniel sims Battle creek mi
    Love anything Detroit

    Love anything Detroit

  • Marilena
    Marilena Romania
    Jason, you are soooooo AWESOME. Nice stuff around here. And since this is your first post in 2022, I wish you all the best. 💓

    Jason, you are soooooo AWESOME. Nice stuff around here. And since this is your first post in 2022, I wish you all the best. 💓

  • Kevae
    Kevae Los Angeles
    Being a 40-year Lion fan This Is a very refreshing blog much luv to you brotha Tom can't wait to see what you have in store! let's continue to #ROARSILVER, better days are ahead for our mighty Detroit Lions!!!!

    Being a 40-year Lion fan This Is a very refreshing blog much luv to you brotha Tom can't wait to see what you have in store! let's continue to #ROARSILVER, better days are ahead for our mighty Detroit Lions!!!!

  • Adina Rainbird 💙🦁🏈
    Adina Rainbird 💙🦁🏈 Ontario Canada
    I love that jacket and you are such a great fan! I love my boys as well! Go Lions 💙🦁 🏈

    I love that jacket and you are such a great fan! I love my boys as well! Go Lions 💙🦁 🏈

  • Yuki
    Yuki Hawaii
    Great read! Thank you always for your time and effort. I'm one of many who do appreciate everything you do. Take care and Happy New Year 😊😇

    Great read!

    Thank you always for your time and effort. I'm one of many who do appreciate everything you do.

    Take care and Happy New Year 😊😇

  • Britney K
    Britney K Hawaii
    Hey good job sounds like you put a lot of work into this

    Hey good job sounds like you put a lot of work into this

  • John
    John Nuunau
    Outstanding job on your blog sir 🙌🏽🙌🏽 You are a fan of the jacket sir. Love you your Life group Leader put God 1st in all you do K 🤙🏾

    Outstanding job on your blog sir 🙌🏽🙌🏽 You are a fan of the jacket sir. Love you your Life group Leader put God 1st in all you do K 🤙🏾

  • John
    John Nuunau
    Outstanding job on your blog sir 🙌🏽🙌🏽 You are a fan of the jacket sir. Love you your Life group Leader put God 1st in all you do K 🤙🏾

    Outstanding job on your blog sir 🙌🏽🙌🏽 You are a fan of the jacket sir. Love you your Life group Leader put God 1st in all you do K 🤙🏾

  • Elliott
    Elliott Saratoga Springs, NY
    Your blog is captivating. Go JACKET!!!!!

    Your blog is captivating. Go JACKET!!!!!

  • Cameron
    Cameron Hawaii
    Awesome Jason!

    Awesome Jason!

  • Gale
    Gale Hawaii
    I really enjoyed reading your blog, seeing all the pictures and watching the videos. You definitely did your homework! I love how you put it all together! After watching the HSN video, I realized how detailed these jackets are! From the pockets to the design to even the material and how you can spill ketchup and not ruin the jacket. And for that price, it's a really great deal! It's amazing how an NFL jacket is worn in an epic movie such as "Beverly Hills Cop" and in a marvel movie "Venom." I hope that one day your dream of watching a Lions game in person will come true so that you can rock any of your Lions jacket and roar on your team!

    I really enjoyed reading your blog, seeing all the pictures and watching the videos. You definitely did your homework! I love how you put it all together! After watching the HSN video, I realized how detailed these jackets are! From the pockets to the design to even the material and how you can spill ketchup and not ruin the jacket. And for that price, it's a really great deal! It's amazing how an NFL jacket is worn in an epic movie such as "Beverly Hills Cop" and in a marvel movie "Venom." I hope that one day your dream of watching a Lions game in person will come true so that you can rock any of your Lions jacket and roar on your team!

  • Kelly
    Kelly Ventura County, CA
    Rock on, Jason! Your posts are so positive and uplifting! Any team is blessed to have you representing them!! I love how you’re always finding fun ways to connect with your fans. It inspires me that you’re unafraid to be the amazing, redeemed son God created you to be, glowing brightly for His Kingdom! May He continue to give you opportunities to share your talent and testimony of how the Gospel of Jesus Christ changed your life with as many people as possible!! I know I wouldn’t be who I am today without your boldness in praying for me at my worst. Thanks for continuing to fight this good fight, Jason!

    Rock on, Jason! Your posts are so positive and uplifting! Any team is blessed to have you representing them!! I love how you’re always finding fun ways to connect with your fans. It inspires me that you’re unafraid to be the amazing, redeemed son God created you to be, glowing brightly for His Kingdom! May He continue to give you opportunities to share your talent and testimony of how the Gospel of Jesus Christ changed your life with as many people as possible!! I know I wouldn’t be who I am today without your boldness in praying for me at my worst. Thanks for continuing to fight this good fight, Jason!

  • Mily
    Mily Mililani
    Hello 2022! May all your wishes come true.

    Hello 2022! May all your wishes come true.

  • Silvia
    Silvia Ca
    Love your post

    Love your post

  • Jesusa Lindow
    Jesusa Lindow Kaneohe, Hawaii
    Wow! That’s awesome! Continue the great job! ALL IS WELL 2022 🙏

    Wow! That’s awesome! Continue the great job! ALL IS WELL 2022 🙏

  • Nance
    Nance Los Angeles
    Wow I learned a lot about the significance of the jacket. Thanks for sharing the great photos and info. You are looking great!

    Wow I learned a lot about the significance of the jacket. Thanks for sharing the great photos and info. You are looking great!

  • Peter
    Peter Chicago
    A new beginning; 2022, looking great in your LIONS jacket Brother Jason! :)

    A new beginning; 2022, looking great in your LIONS jacket Brother Jason! smile

  • Osamu
    Osamu California
    Nice Jacket. Happy New Year, Jason! =)

    Nice Jacket. Happy New Year, Jason! =)

  • Shakti Ley
    Shakti Ley New Jersey
    Heyyy Jason, Happiest New Year to you and your family☃️🌟 The Lions look fabulous on you. Thank you for bringing in such positive and motivational vibration into our spaces and to your communities. You have always been an inspiration and your energy is contageous. Keep going with your passion Jason!! Love, Peace and Positive Transformation🙏🏻🦄🤍

    Heyyy Jason, Happiest New Year to you and your family☃️🌟 The Lions look fabulous on you. Thank you for bringing in such positive and motivational vibration into our spaces and to your communities. You have always been an inspiration and your energy is contageous. Keep going with your passion Jason!! Love, Peace and Positive Transformation🙏🏻🦄🤍

  • Justin Powell
    Justin Powell Virginia
    Thanks Jason Tom for sending me your link and to make a comment. Really love that you are a die hard Lions fan as much as the rest of us. I was born and raised in Croswell/Lexington and I am currently Active Duty in the Navy. Ready to retire!! I do love seeing your posts and glad I am able to keep up with social media and other outlets to watch the games as well. Love the article with the Beverly Hills jacket and will be looking forward to more articles to come!! Thanks again!

    Thanks Jason Tom for sending me your link and to make a comment. Really love that you are a die hard Lions fan as much as the rest of us. I was born and raised in Croswell/Lexington and I am currently Active Duty in the Navy. Ready to retire!! I do love seeing your posts and glad I am able to keep up with social media and other outlets to watch the games as well. Love the article with the Beverly Hills jacket and will be looking forward to more articles to come!! Thanks again!

  • Barb
    Barb Yakima Wash
    Love the jacket. So want one. Love my lions

    Love the jacket. So want one. Love my lions

  • Jeannie
    Jeannie Washington
    Nice hearing from you. It's wonderful how you blog and I enjoy reading your posts and updates. Great to set off the year with things to come plus receiving tidbits in your interests. Thank you my friend for thinking of me.

    Nice hearing from you. It's wonderful how you blog and I enjoy reading your posts and updates. Great to set off the year with things to come plus receiving tidbits in your interests. Thank you my friend for thinking of me.

  • Rachel
    Rachel FL
    LOVE all these jackets!!!

    LOVE all these jackets!!!

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