Received this guy yesterday and couldn’t be happier. With each build and added specifics, Shawn and 5 Star continue to improve. Special thanks as well to our resident vintage leather PhD , Dr. Terry Mitchell. His images were critical to me getting this right, rather than just knocking off an Arcadia or rebuilding a campus jacket. All the sizing specs from my last build were carried over. The key material differences are the liner and hide. This goat is called “red russet goat” and it is literally the exact same color as those older burnt orange/ terra cotta Brimaco CR’s. It’s far stiffer than the seal brown goat. The liner is quilted nylon and is sufficiently warm. I wish I had chosen this for the all weather HB too. Here are some shots of the inspiration jacket(s). Obviously, it bears strong resemblance to GW’s Arcaidia, a jacket I’ve long admired. For my build I took liberties with the collar and the cuffs. Broader collar and way larger/wider cuffs. I did this to accommodate gloves more easily w/out fighting the storm cuff, plus they are leather lined for the entire height of the cuff, so they feel very sturdy. Original jacket: A campus I used to own: The 5 Star repro: I really love the way this one turned out. I built some hidden personal challenges into this ...things like symmetry and functionality flaws would be easily exposed. Passed the test with flying colors! Gussets work and the front displays perfect symmetry. Zipper is on the right/western side now, although I did not request it. The only flaw I can find is a tiny spot of red dye on the sleeve that is darker than the rest of the jacket. Barely worth mentioning and would be invisible to the untrained eye. I’m delighted with both my HB jackets from 5 Star and this one in particular... I can sneak up on the pumpkin pie and devour it without even being seen. I suppose the next logical step would be a cross zip but I am eagerly awaiting @red devil ’s East-West build to decide. Happy Saturday loungers! Stay healthy and safe!