While everyone’s eyes were on the game, or Lady Gaga’s performance, one Super Bowl viewer was having a major flashback moment: the singer Usher, who was twinning with himself.
The star posted a split image to Instagram featuring a photo of him on the field and one from when he was just a toddler. What’s the same? The jacket he’s wearing.
A photo posted by Usher (@usher) on Feb 5, 2017 at 4:33pm PST
Edward Dada, the jacket’s creator, has been on the scene for a few years. Having created Dragonfly Clothing, he has dressed everyone from Akon to Eminem and more. Now, working on his namesake collection, the designer made this piece in the trademark Falcons colors for Usher. Inside the jacket Dada inscribed, “This is a limited edition jacket 1 of 1 designed by Edward Dada for ‘Mr. Atlanta’ Usher Raymond IV.”
“Since 1999 I been waiting for this; since I was 5 years old I been waiting for it,” Usher says in a video uploaded to the NFL’s Twitter account. In 1999, the Falcons made it to the Super Bowl for the first time. That year the team lost to the Denver Broncos.
.@Usher's been waiting for this since he was 5 years old…
— NFL (@NFL) February 5, 2017
Sadly the piece wasn’t enough of a good-luck charm to give Atlanta the victory. But no worries: In a follow-up post, the fan wrote, “Can’t win them all. Congrats to the Pats. We will RISE UP and comeback stronger!”
And likely with another custom fashion piece to boot.