Five Star Leather Jackets

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    My deerskin black Trucker Type 3 custom build arrived yesterday, measurements are absolutely spot on, awesome jacket, brief fully met.
    Thanks to Shawn and the Five Star team.

    Vintage brass buttons for aforementioned Trucker landed today & are about to be attached. That task has been taken on by my Father who’s a very precise man and will align everything correctly. Once that task is completed I’ll post some pics.

    Whilst the ‘milled’ grain might not be to everyone’s cup of tea it works for me with this type of jacket, though maybe not what I’d want on the likes of an A-2 where my tastes run differently.
     
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  2. CBI

    CBI One Too Many

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    be sure to join 5 Star's Facebook page as many non forum folks posts pics of their jackets. An amazing variety of stuff!!!
     
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  3. kazuma

    kazuma New in Town

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    Some nice looking leather there!
     
  4. Jin431

    Jin431 Call Me a Cab

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    Yes it is a JL creation.
     
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  5. abone2010

    abone2010 One of the Regulars

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    He wasn't keen about my request to add any size to the collar. Said he would have to redo the pattern which would delay the project. They can't cut the leather without the pattern. My purpose in requesting to see the pattern before construction in the first place was to dial in any changes necessary, but it's apparently not that simple. Oh well.
     
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  6. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    better wait and get the collar the way you want it. I did it that way too. the collar of one of my jackets seemed too small to me and I saw it on the pattern. I'm glad I made it bigger.

    I think that's exactly the big advantage of 5*, that you can design according to your own wishes. and correcting is part of it.
     
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  7. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I agree, Get the proportions you want!
    Another week is nothing. Compromise will lead to disappointment.
     
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  8. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    maybe to add ... of course Shawn won't be happy about a late change. But in the end I have always seen him in such a way that it is important to him that his customers are happy.

    I am always amazed that Shawn still takes orders from me, just as I torment him with strange wishes and corrections Lol
     
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  9. Hh121

    Hh121 Call Me a Cab

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    don't worry, Shawn is the man, he will make his customer happy.
     
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  10. abone2010

    abone2010 One of the Regulars

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    I don't know, I just said @#$% it, get it over with man. It's the only change I requested since he sent the pattern to me and he made a big deal out of it. I'm not a patient man so probably not the best to handle this. Hopefully the final product is good.
    My wife was an amateur seamstress and she said adding 1/2" to a collar is not a big deal. It can be done easily, so this is a bit bizarre.
     
  11. abone2010

    abone2010 One of the Regulars

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    Thanks for this, did he say he had to recut the pattern, and it will create delays or the project won't be finished?
     
  12. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Fingers crossed...
    But, I’d write him back and pull the brake lever.
    The jacket isn’t bad as is, but ask for what you want.
     
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  13. abone2010

    abone2010 One of the Regulars

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    Beautiful jacket. That piece really stood out for me!
     
  14. abone2010

    abone2010 One of the Regulars

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    I've sent him an apology for creating extra work, we'll see if sympathy has the desired effect. If it doesn't I'll try the hard line approach. Much easier to change it now, rather risk if its built and I just don't like it, request for the collar to be swapped out.
    It probably comes down to Shawn is trying to build a custom business, but the workshop is building standard patterns and there is stress between the two.
     
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  15. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Always best to be polite. :)
    You’re both on the same team afterall.
     
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  16. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    nothing like that. we simply enlarged the collar. the rest of the jacket was fine. maybe he misunderstood it and thinks he has to enlarge the neck hole? because of the longer collar tips that shouldn't really be a problem.
     
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  17. abone2010

    abone2010 One of the Regulars

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    I sent a diagram illustrating adding 1/2" to the collar tip. It's quite straight forward.
    To be fair, I made a few changes earlier in the process, leading up to pattern construction. Might be where his frustration is, but we're way past that now. I approved the entire pattern except for requesting 1/2 " additional collar size
     
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  18. Bahabp100

    Bahabp100 A-List Customer

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    He has charged me $30 to change the pattern when I needed to
     
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  19. abone2010

    abone2010 One of the Regulars

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    Interesting. I had thought about offering to pay, but the cost of my jacket is higher than others are paying already, due to the design and button holes I presume.
     
  20. abone2010

    abone2010 One of the Regulars

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    I'm a Canadian, we say please and thank-you so much, even we get sick of hearing ourselves!
     
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