Jersey Fouls is our ongoing exploration of the rules and etiquette for proper hockey jersey creation and exhibition. If you spot what you think may be a foul in your arena, email a photo to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in future installment.
San Jose has long been considered the West Coast hub of Jersey Fouls, both egregious and creative. The jersey above certainly belongs in the latter category, as San Jose Sharks season-ticket holder Kyle Brown explains after witnessing it at a recent game:
I had to talk to this guy and the conversation went something along these lines:
Me: Excuse me? Is that a chain mail Ryane Clowe jersey?
Him: Um, yeah
Me: Did you make it yourself? (Maybe one of the five dumbest questions ever asked.)
Him: Yeah man, I did.
Me: How long did it take you?
Him: About 250 Hours...
The detail on the thing was incredible. Every link dyes the perfect shade of teal, black, orange, etc... I think this gets an EPIC PASS. Who spends 250 hours making a chain...