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Han Solo’s Empire Jacket Expected to Sell For More Than $1 Million

For a cool $1 million, you too can be a scruffy-looking nerf herder.

Han Solo's jacket from 1980's Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is up for auction next month in England, where it's expected to fetch upward of $1.3 million. Worn by Harrison Ford in multiple scenes, the blue-gray jacket is among more than 600 items up for grabs Sept. 20 in a rare movie-memorabilia auction at London's BFI Imax.

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Prop Store, the U.K.-based film and television memorabilia company that organized the auction, noted on the item's lot page that while there was at least one other jacket created for The Empire Strikes Back, this piece was used for several Cloud City sequences. The item can be matched to the onscreen jacket in numerous scenes based on the unique stitching around the collar, and placement of the pockets.

The cotton jacket, which appeared navy blue on camera, is one of Han's most iconic costumes from the original trilogy, and was designed to look like an extension of his vest from the 1977 original. The pockets are similar in style to Han's vest, and even the shirt worn underneath closely resembles the first movie's look. The jacket remains on Han even as he is tortured by Darth Vader, but was removed before he is brought out to be frozen in carbonite.

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Some of the other items up for grabs at the auction include a lightsaber wielded in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, a hat worn by Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump, and the title character's costume from Edward Scissorhands.

(via Bloomberg)

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