(Photo credit: Andrew Newell)
College student, Andrew Newell tweeted at me to let us know he’s selling his chainmail Jersey made out of 3,000 drink tabs. You may have spotted his creation a few months ago when it rounded the bases (NBC Philadelphia, BuzzFeed or BroBible).
To answer the first question of ‘Why?’ Newell claims, “I did this because I enjoy the Phillies and wanted a hobby. It is a one of a kind for the Phillies. If you’re the ultimate fan you may very well want this.”
That being said, he has listed the creation on Etsy (Size: XL with a “graciously spacious” 17″ neck, 41″ in length from chest to waist). We can clearly indicate that this hauberk is equal parts passion, patience and madness with an innumerable amount of liquid (soda? beer? perhaps… Red Bull?) — but will it go for the $550 asking price? We’ll see. “Gauging time and effort is a difficult thing.” says Newell.
If it does sell, future buyers needn’t be dismayed, Newell indicates, “If anyone has a request for another custom design, reach out to me. If the interest is out there I don’t mind picking up the pliers again. These things look pretty cool.”