Over the last year I found myself wanting (needing) a Lee Storm Rider jacket. I spent some time looking at them on eBay and Etsy but the vintage ones in my size were all pretty pricey, and quite short as well. Around the beginning of the year I decided that rather than hope and wait for the right one to pop up somewhere for sale I would commission Ciano Farmer to make one for me. I have ordered jeans and jackets from Ciano before and found him to be very good at what he does. I spoke to him over the phone and he said that he had made several Storm Rider clones already and would be happy to make one for me. We discussed various options as far as which denim to use and I decided to go with his Osh Kosh blue, a particularly spectacular shade of powder blue 12 oz denim. I chose Mexican Saltillo fabric for the liner because I love the vibrant colors and I thought it would complement the denim as well. When I got home from work today the jacket was waiting for me and it is everything I had hoped for: That was my first Storm Rider of the day, now for the second. This weekend I googled Lee Storm Rider for the 1000th time and one of the first links to pop up was a Japanese seller on Rakuten who had the jacket available in my size! This is made by Lee Japan and I believe it is a copy of the 1950 model. As one would expect from a Japanese jacket maker they have gone very far to make sure all of the details: tags labels, etc. look just right. One thing that I particularly like about this one is the lining which is a wonderfully soft luxurious wool. I paid for the jacket on Sunday evening and it arrived here from Tokyo this afternoon. This one is also a beauty: Apologies for the lackluster fit photos but it has been a long day. A long satisfying day though since I now have the Storm Rider scene covered.