Ah, yes, I can now
Ah, yes, I can now pat myself on the back for my prescience. My Fadmaker mentions the Beat It jacket, and now from News of the Weird comes this item:
Among the new dog designer fashions unveiled at the 12th Pat Pet Friend Festival in November in Bangkok: a red-and-black, Michael Jackson-style military coat; a yellow-and-black bike racing jacket with bike-style helmet; a silver space suit-like cape; and a blue silk gown. According to designer Vasinee Apornpanit, the biggest market by far for dressing up dogs is Japan, where pet owners are now asking for cell phones and other high-tech gadgets to be sewn onto the dogs' outfits.
I'm still looking to buy either one of these or the Thriller jacket, by the way. You'd think that's what Ebay was invented for...