Milltag launch new Stormtrooper jersey with hilarious video homage to original Star Wars
Fairly recently, on roads not that far away…
London kit brand, Milltag, has released two new Original Stormtrooper jerseys, using the iconic designs from Andrew Ainsworth, creator of the Stormtrooper costumes for Star Wars - A New Hope.
To support the launch of the new jerseys, Milltag has created a faithful, if slightly off-kilter, tribute to the original sci-fi series - a three-minute ‘movie’ featuring a life-sized Stormtrooper and Rebel Fighter pilot doing battle on the rural country lanes of southern England.
The film is peppered with references to the original movies, some of which it’ll take a real Star Wars nerd to pick up on (blue milk, anyone?). There’s also a shot of Señor Stormtrooper ‘mid-flow’ you may wish to look away for. It also, obviously, features the two jerseys, albeit in very brief cameos.
Available in two designs, the white ‘Garrison’ and black ‘Shadow’, we’re told the new jerseys use the technical specifications from Milltag’s Club jersey. A high-wicking microfibre fabric is used for the body, rear and collar, along with anti-bacterial mesh side panels. The design features stretchy, lightweight sleeves to provide a sleek, aero fit, while you'll also find a full-length hidden zip and three rear pockets with an extra ‘hidden’ zip pocket.
The project is a collaboration with Andrew Ainsworth of Shepperton Design Studios, who made the original Stormtrooper costumes used in the first Star Wars movie. He created prototypes for the helmets and armour, and after approval from George Lucas, went into full production to outfit all the troopers in the original films.
Milltag made the designs under licence from Shepperton Design Studios and the two jerseys feature the shape of the original helmet - one with a repeating pattern of the helmet, and the other employing a more subtle, ghost-like rendering.
Want the force to be with you on your next ride? You can purchase the Original Stormtrooper jersey at milltag.cc for £75 now.