It was never my intention to even attempt-to-try to be “Cool As Ice”. Sometimes these things just happen organically. I mean, I’m no Justin Bieber or anything… I was just perusing ebay one night and came across this awesome leather jacket at an amazing price. There was just something about the yield sign design that was reminiscent of the Skidz logo. Two weeks later I was the proud owner of a mint 1990s-vintage “Phase 2” leather jacket. I posted a picture of the jacket on Instagram when it arrived and soon after I heard the now famous words, “That’s Vanilla Ice’s Jacket.” Who knew?!
That’s Vanilla Ice’s Jacket…
So I did a little research and this is what I found (after wading through the entire movie “Cool As Ice”). He didn’t wear it in that movie but he did wear similar jackets that were also made by Phase Two. So I did a little bit of Google searching and I found a poster for sale on ebay from Flörsheim, Germany. It was a pull out poster from the 90s German magazine Bravo. Ice also wore this jacket in the photos used in the classic “Yo MTV Raps Collectors Cards”.
As you can see the jacket is very similar to the one I purchased and Ice is also wearing Skidz, which is funny because that’s what drew me to the jacket in the first place! And now I am, cool as Ice.