San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been getting a lot of attention this post-season for his unique fashion sense. The 26-year-old biracial quarterback isn’t a button-up kinda of guy, and his outfits reflect that: snapbacks, sneakers, hoodies, not to mention the tattoos. After San Francisco beat the Carolina Panthers in last week’s divisional playoff game, Kaepernick made it clear that he’s not afraid to take chances in fashion when he wore a vest designed by 13-year-old Jeremiah Jones, who lives in Long Beach, California.
From The Post Game:
Jones was watching the 49ers game with family Sunday when his sister noticed Kaepernick wearing one of Jones’ signature vests at his postgame press conference. They rewinded the TV and sure enough, Kaepernick had on the JY Collection Vest.
Upon seeing his vest on his favorite player, Jeremiah called his father and business partner, Ed.
“He just started screaming,” Jeremiah says of his father’s reaction. “I was speechless at that point.”
Although he’s only 13, Jones surprisingly isn’t exactly a rookie when it comes to his own line. He’s got 27,000 followers on Twitter, a website, and counts his father as his business partner. They sent Kaepernick a birthday package last November that included a red vest and a Postive Achiever Award, something Jones usually gives out to classmates who make the honor roll or have perfect class attendence. He didn’t hear back from Kaepernick, but got the biggest endorsement of his life when he tuned in to watch last weekend’s post-game press conference and saw Kaepernick sporting his red vest.
“I just want to thank him for wearing my brand,” Jeremiah later told the media. “There’s not too many 13-year-olds out there that can say Colin Kaepernick wore their brand.”