Michael 84

My Baseball Jacket: Custom Made for Me! :)

Fashion, Lifestyle
Thursday, 22nd April, 2010

Hello lovely blog readers!

The other day i spoke about how i think baseball jackets will be big this summer…Well i went and got myself one! Its a plain one, which is just what i wanted. Why? Because i can customise it! πŸ™‚

It actually looks pretty smart plain, i would even wear it to go on a night out, but i never had that in my mind when i bought it, so i will still customise it and wear it whenever.

The first thing was i needed a design. I have decided to go with a simple 2 initials (M.A. since thats my name) and then i will also add either my full name or M.Adams on the opposite breast. I may also add the numbers 84 somewhere on the jacket, maybe the sleeves, or may just leave them out.

So since i am a t shirt designer i have a computer cutter, and lots of materials. I decided to go with flock (like velvet) because i think it will give it a better finish, and alot of the old skool originals were printed with this.


This is what the sheet looks like when it comes out of the cutter. I then have to “weed” the lettering and get rid of the excess like so…

I also had some spare red flock, so made some to see what that would look like on my navy jacket.

It looks alright, but i think i will stick to white, as the jacket trim and buttons are white, so it works perfectly.

I also done the name for the other side of the breast. I have picked a few different styles. I also wrote my Date of Birth, just in-case i want to add that later.

There we go! All those are now made and ready to be printed. I have made a photoshop style mockup of the jacket, which looks like this:


I am happy with that πŸ™‚ I have come across a different style of lettering for the initials, so i may change it again. But that is the general idea of what it will look like.

I think i will be able to do this tomorrow, if i am not too busy πŸ™‚

What do you think? Any ideas or suggestions?


My jacket is made, and i love the way it turned out. You can see and read about it here

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger and T-shirt designer from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

  1. Tev M Said,

    Where did you get the plain jacket from?

    posted on Sunday 30th May, 2010 at 23:58
  2. Michael Said,

    Hello Tev,
    Thanks for reading my blog. The jacket is from ASOS.com

    posted on Monday 31st May, 2010 at 15:10
  3. lulu Said,

    hiya- was wondering where i could please get the lettering as would like to do a similar idea on a different piece of clothing as this is amazing! thank you πŸ™‚

    posted on Wednesday 2nd June, 2010 at 14:33
  4. Michael Said,

    Hello Lulu,
    Thanks for reading my blog and i am glad you like my jacket, i love it πŸ˜›

    I am a t-shirt designer, so i have the materials and machinery already, so i made the lettering myself.

    You can see the finished thing here:

    You might be able to get a local printer/embroider to customise your clothing.

    Michael πŸ™‚

    posted on Thursday 3rd June, 2010 at 16:40
  5. terrance w Said,

    that looks wicked mate, i was wondering how you go about getting the equiptment so that i could do my own at home rather that go pay for it to be done by somebody else. once i have it, id be able to do more exclusive clothing for myself!

    posted on Thursday 30th September, 2010 at 17:01
  6. Michael Said,

    Hello Terrance,

    Thanks for reading my blog. I dont think it is worth getting the equipment, its far too expensive for personal use, I use the equipment for work which is why i was able to do this.

    Anyhow to do what i did you would need:
    A Heatpress (anywhere upwards of Β£700)
    A CAD Cutter (anywhere from Β£300 – Β£x,000)
    The Materials to put onto the jacket, which you would have to source from somewhere, i have business contacts so thats where i get my materials from, they dont deal with personal home users.

    So you are looking at thousands, plus if you arent experienced then money for testing, learning etc.

    So i would advise going to someone who does it professionally, it will still be custom and exclusive, if you find the right people they will be able to do a design exactly how you want it.

    Good luck πŸ™‚

    btw the jacket image above was a mock-up, you can find the actual finished jacket here:

    posted on Thursday 30th September, 2010 at 21:19
  7. christina Said,

    thats sooo fake!! the jacket is in the exact same possision in both of the pictures, you’v jus “word art” the letters on top of the picture. You can tell because the words dont go in to the creases in the jacket, they lay on top -_- . . . waste of time.

    posted on Friday 19th November, 2010 at 20:25
  8. Michael Said,

    Hello Christina,

    You are right, it is photoshopped, that is why I said “I have made a photoshop style mockup of the jacket, which looks like this:”

    So if you read my post properly you would of already discovered that its not printed on that image πŸ™‚

    Also, if you read the update at the bottom, it tells you that I have finished and printed the jacket, which you can find at the link specified. That one is the real deal, printed, not photoshopped, and there are plenty of images on the blog of me wearing it πŸ™‚

    Thanks for reading (or not reading as the case may be πŸ˜› )

    posted on Friday 19th November, 2010 at 20:34
  9. MW Said,

    I think this whole thing (soz) is a scam!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you get people 2 look and all they do is read… read… read… I dont get the point.
    Oh and DONT call me a lovely blog reader! πŸ™

    posted on Sunday 9th January, 2011 at 15:28
  10. MW Said,

    Also i COMPLETLY agree with christina————————————— FAKE

    posted on Sunday 9th January, 2011 at 15:31
  11. Michael Said,

    its supposed to be a fake, its a mockup, you are taking about “read read read” well you obviously havent. There is the updated post with the finished jacket, I also dont know how or why you would think its “fake” what is fake about it? The printed lettering can be seen above, it can be seen applied on the jacket in the updated post, aswell as many of my images of me wearing it.

    Whats a scam? How can I be scamming someone, I am not selling anything. Nobody forces you to read here, I love my loyal readers so I will address them how I like πŸ™‚


    posted on Sunday 9th January, 2011 at 15:50