Ubisoft has been a disappointment when it comes to Watch Dogs. The game’s lackluster visuals propped through false advertising and linear boring gameplay to create something that was only slightly memorable to us and many others. To continue this trend, UbiWorkshop, a shop division located right next to Watch Dogs developer Ubisoft Montreal, also released a rather weird looking Watch Dogs Leather Replica that looks absolutely atrocious – coming in at a whopping $1,199.99 price for a coat that does not resemble the game protagonist’s jacket whatsoever. Below you can see the UbiWorkShop jacket version and the actual in-game jacket version.
The horrendous design clearly shows the lack of workmanship or any common sense in the matter. The coat color is not even a remote light brown, and the inside is not adorned with the iconic orange embroidery anywhere. $1,199.99 for this coat is a sheer rip-off and UbiWorkshop.com. Furthermore, it is numbered (As if anyone cares to actually own such a horrendous coat) but also has a nifty map of Chicago at the bottom in the back which has no purpose whatsoever! Not only should UbiWorkshop be ashamed like Ubisoft’s developers that eagerly love to lie to the public about E3 2012 visuals matching the retail release, but they should seriously take this item down and discontinue it.
We received our coat from the nice people at CosplaySky.com which is the closest coat which comes to the visuals of the actual Aiden Pearce Leather Jacket. We took our coat, and sent it off to one of our own custom dyers who ended up finalizing the coat to look just like Aiden Pearce’s coat. While CosplaySky tried to find the exact leather materials to make the coat in the fashion of Aiden Pearce’s coat, they found it much too expensive to do without heavy dye’s (which deteriorate the leather’s look and something they do not specialize in) – which in my opinion would not matter much when it comes to the rough texture of Aiden’s jacket. So, we opted to just have it sent to us. The original coat itself is marvelous. It does not match the color pattern (black and brown areas) as the original game’s jacket…but it looks exquisite in its construction of quality and workmanship.
Dyeing is an option someone can seriously consider as we did. Personally, we loved the original brown look – which had a more subtle and elegant appeal whereas the dyed version to match the game’s jacket seemed to have a lot of contrast in reality and seemed more like a costume than an actual jacket that can be seen with elegance and subtlety.