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Alterations on Lost Worlds J23 by Alan at Johnson Leathers

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by gtrplyr, May 16, 2018.

  1. gtrplyr

    gtrplyr One of the Regulars

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    I have had my Lost Worlds J23 since February and while it was breaking in nicely, I started to notice that the chest was a bit baggy on me. Also I didn't like that when I zipped the cuffs they were fairly loose. I found the quilt lining too warm as well.

    I contacted Alan at Johnson Leathers. Alan swapped out the quilt lining for a very nice sateen, he took almost two inches out of the chest, about 3/4 inch out of the cuff, and added a snap at the bottom of the jacket to protect the zipper.

    Just got the jacket back. It turned out amazing! If you need alterations done, you can trust Alan. Alan was very professional, took the time to listen to my dislikes, and perfectly addressed them for a fair price. Total time including shipping was about 3.5 weeks turn around. Excellent!
     

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  2. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    The beauty of Alan and JL is that they are maker agnostic with regard to repairs and alterations. I feel like Alan loves a challenge and isn't concerned about altering other makers patterns. He and his crew do it with surgical precision. Well done!
     
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  3. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN Practically Family

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    Great work!!
     
  4. sweetfights

    sweetfights Practically Family

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    great job enjoy that awesome perfected jacket!!!
     
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  5. Hh121

    Hh121 Practically Family

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    This guy is unbelievable, I should send my test to him!! Talked to him this afternoon, very humble person!
     
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  6. JMax

    JMax A-List Customer

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    Looks great, and the added snap is money in the bank. Wish all MC jackets had them.
     
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  7. Powerband

    Powerband One of the Regulars

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    So glad to hear there is a professional that can alter a jacket to this precision.


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  8. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 One Too Many

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    My J23 may indeed be the next one headed his way. Looks awesome!
     
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  9. gtrplyr

    gtrplyr One of the Regulars

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    So you didn't end up selling your's? What do you need to get done, I thought your's fit really well?
     
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  10. gtrplyr

    gtrplyr One of the Regulars

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    Indeed. I'm not sure of anyone else who does this. As Ton said, most only work on their own and some offer no alterations.
     
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  11. seres

    seres One of the Regulars

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    Thanks for posting this! I have a few jackets in need of alteration, and I'll be contacting him!
     
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  12. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 One Too Many

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    Yes, I kept it...thanks
     
  13. technovox

    technovox Practically Family

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    I just dropped my vintage Taubers cafe racer over there for a new lining, and some patching up. I think I might have spotted your LW when I was there...You're in good hands with Alan!

    BTW- I thought he no longer could get the famous Horween overdyed black...but he showed me a couple of hides when I was there. And instead of cow, this time it was in horsehide. Super heavy stuff.
     
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  14. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    A post I wish I'd never seen. I could see a JL 2.0. I want the xtra heavy armor plate. Maybe after the 50's HB is done. Man this place WILL pull you in a thousand different directions.
     
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  15. Peacoat

    Peacoat My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I have said it before, but this is a good thread to repeat it. I recently sent my Aero Thunder Bay to Alan for a zipper replacement. The original puny #5 Hookless broke a tooth after two years of occasional wear. I say occasional wear because the zip was such a problem that I seldom wore it. Having done business with Alan in the past, I knew I could trust him to do it right. He put in a robust #10 Talon that works like a charm.

    Next winter the TB will get a lot of wear on those days when the temp is below 35 F. He (his seamstress) was able to use the original stitch holes, and I can't even tell it is a replacement. Thanks, Alan.
     
  16. Worf

    Worf I'll Lock Up

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    Glad to hear you've solved your problem! Outstanding. Of course you know this work is fictional without pics!

    Worf
     
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