Five Star Leather Jackets

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

  1. Jin431

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    Follow up on the modified type 3 deerskin. It got up to 84F here and the jacket got a little warm but not hot enough to take it off.

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  2. PilotJens

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    Can anyone tell me how good the black goatskin is ? Is Shaw's leather a fast tanned hide / very loose fibres on the flesh side or something in between because it is semi veg tanned leather? Also I guess after looking at his hides that they are dyed on top/ spray finished and not dyed through .If someone could give me a picture of the grain that would be wonderful .I hope the AliExpress seller will ship out my front buckle .I searched for ages for a 40mm square slim design . I might ditch the front buckle design if they can't ship it and do the most common photographed luftwaffe design with just the latch and snap button .

    I determined four basic Luftwaffe/French cycling jacket cuts .I call them Long/short Commercial Cut and Long/Short Propaganda cut .The jacket I will send him is a commercial cut.
     
  3. Riu

    Riu One of the Regulars

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  4. PilotJens

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    I am also working on some reproduction zips for Shawn .But I would need some input if they are of interest or if I need to register a business for myself and start a limited run of jackets myself .
     
  5. MrProper

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    I just ordered black goat.
    I've only had Seal and Russet so far. Seal is great, I don't like russet that much. There seems to be too much top coat on it.
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  6. MrProper

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    Info from Shawn: black and conic are dyed through
     
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  7. PilotJens

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    Thanks for reaching out to him .I didn't want to spam him with questions on WhatsApp before sending him my package.
     
  8. Jin431

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    Thanks man, definitely the trimmest jacket I have. Just enough for a shirt. I think this will pass for what I wanted it for, a spring/summer jacket.
    I hope the weather is just cool enough for jacket weather!
     
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  9. bn1966

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    Currently ordering type 3 trimmer (inspired by yourself & Mr Proper)/ unlined for summer, wouldn’t have a jacket on with your temps though
     
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  10. Jin431

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    Anything new to your order aside from a trimmer look? Keeping with the deerskin? I know it was warm but I wanted to test it out. I walked for a mile and was fine, the silk rayon was comfy.
     
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  11. bn1966

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    Going Tan goat suede, type 3 design same as the black deerskin jacket, inch less pit to pit (won’t be layering) and an inch shorter in body (mostly worn open). Snap fasteners, no side pockets & unlined to cut down further on weight....almost a suede shirt :)
     
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  12. Hh121

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    any update on this jacket, I like the design quite a lot.
     
  13. Hobbes1

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    Thank you, I like it too!
    The jacket doesn't get as much wear as my 5* CR...by a long shot. The CR has a quilted lining which is warmer but the main reason is that this jacket is just a little too snug for me to wear with anything other than a T-shirt +/- thin wool layer. Even then, the arm holes are a bit too small so adjusting the shirt sleeves is required every time I put it on. This is on me, as it was my first custom type order and I just didn't get the measurements correct. My CR fits exactly as I wanted it...maybe a hair larger but better than too small.

    This Sheene style jacket, otherwise, feels great. The leather is nice (steerhide) and the jacket feels well made to me. There are a couple small areas where the topcoat has chipped, more than wore down. I wish I had also gotten a heavier main zip than the Talon repro...I'd guess it's a #5 and the #10 on my CR is more to my liking.
    Do you have any specific questions?
     
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  14. Hh121

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    Thanks, I want have Shawn to make "Highwayman like" jacket based on this model, I was hoping to see a fit picture (not selfie). Does this jacket has front drop?
     
  15. Hobbes1

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    I don't have any other pics of me wearing it, except what I posted. I'll have to get it out and look at it to see about front drop. I didn't specifically order a front drop.
     
  16. Jin431

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    Nice! That looks like a great plan, trimmer/cleaner look with lighter weight to boot. Hope to see it soon
     
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  17. abone2010

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    Trimmed the front back and sides. It’s not perfect, but mostly doesn’t look like I’m wearing a shirt anymore. Am I happy? Nope, but this is as good as I’m going to get.
    My 5* exercise is now over, Aero Sheene fit jacket arriving soon!
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  18. bn1966

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  19. Hh121

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