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Canuck Panda

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Depends how you look at it. But the math is that 2 FiveStar custom jackets equals to 1 Aero on sale jacket. Or 3 FiveStar custom jackets equals to 1 Aero custom jacket.
It would still be wasted money if the jacket doesn't work, no matter how inexpensive or expensive it is.
Take your time, don't rush!
 

hughesovka

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My Five Star has passed the functionality test this evening. It's in the low 20 degrees, howling winds, and it's been snowing and sleeting all day here in New York City. The goatskin grizzly performed admirably and was very comfortable outside. Probably more due to the thick mouton than the cotton drill lining, but still. That ain't bad
 

hughesovka

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Oh, I agree, just saying that mouton warms, cotton on it’s own loses what little warmth it provides once things get stormy.
Very true. I'm interested in how the quilted or wool lined Five Star jackets perform when they don't have mouton panels on the body blocking the wind and cold
 

Bahabp100

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Another picture of the black 1.2 semi semi horsehide grain on the LAPD replica
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Canuck Panda

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Does anyone know what this model is based on? Or is it just a general mashup of styles from the era?

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That's my Frankenstein jacket. It's the built on the same pattern as the Cycle Champ (shape and size).
It was a smash up of these two using his "existing parts", A1 pockets, already developed button cuffs...etc. This was from the early 5Star days.
If I could redo I just copy the Block directly. Maybe make the cargo pockets with a hand warmer slit so its more useful in real life situations.

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hughesovka

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That's my Frankenstein jacket. It's the built on the same pattern as the Cycle Champ (shape and size).
It was a smash up of these two using his "existing parts", A1 pockets, already developed button cuffs...etc. This was from the early 5Star days.
If I could redo I just copy the Block directly. Maybe make the cargo pockets with a hand warmer slit so its more useful in real life situations.

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Nicely done! I really like it. I was envisioning it with hand warmer pockets and maybe a small pocket on the chest, perhaps in a contrasting colored leather
 

rcdcr

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Shawn calls it pull up. I call it russet. It’s a great color but I don’t see much pull up.
It looks super nice. I wanted to get something lightweight from 5star, maybe a goatskin - but it looks like this is a good option too?
 

Canuck Panda

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The second chapter of my Type III Trilogy takes place in an exotic city on the other side of the world.

First up, the leather. 2mm horsehide. Yes, 2mm horsehide. How pliable is it? How soft is it? What is the hand feel / surface texture / color like?

Collapsed on the floor next to its 1.2mm little brother. The 2mm horsehide is wearable out of the box. Very thick, but soft and pliable.
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Detailed shot of the top stitch work on the pocket.
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And compared to another famous jacket maker who also uses very thick horsehide. The difference is that Shawn's black horsehide has a dark grey core, and I just assumed the other guy is black all the way through. The surface pigment is the same. The 2mm 5Star jacket weights about 7lbs, and the other one is a cross zip with belt and lots more metal parts and only weighs about one lb more. So this is comparatively a very monster (but pliable) jacket.
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In short, the 2mm is very good stuff. However, only in black right now. No brown.

Where else can one get a 2mm horsehide jacket? The only down side is the extra shipping cost. And that the DHL guys might swipe your new 5Star. My package was opened and re-sealed. I am sure the ground crew guys had their fun with this jacket.
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Now about Shawn's trucker jacket pattern. It has HIGH armholes. Slim fit body. Very Thedi. Not what I am used to. And it shows/feels more with the 2mm leather. The shoulder has a squared profile than the rounded I am accustomed to. For sizing, I chose to customize the standard L size with shorter sleeves (26") and shorter back (25") and tighter bottom opening (41" or 20.5" flat). Imo Shawn's stock sizing is on the longer side. So watch the length, unless you are 6'2".

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Here are some outside shots right outta the box this afternoon. The black is not jet black but blacken anthracite.
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I am not sure about the high armholes and the square shoulder. Mainly because most of my heavy leather jackets are all made with lower arm hole / rounded shoulder patterns. I will report back in a while to see if the two mash well together (for me). But this seems like how the Japanese brand Y2 is doing it too, 2mm high armhole, square shoulders. I just don't know because I don't.

The 2mm horsehide is the real deal. I am glad Shawn finally did it. This was a very special jacket for me and I appreciate all the work that were put in, including my two CHL jackets. Very few makers offer this (2mm horsehide), and the ones who do cost quite a bit more. So Shawn is selling 2 thousand dollar jackets for 400 now. Nice way to kick off the spring break!
 

MTS

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@Canuck Panda that looks great man! You really make me want to order a new jacket in that horsehide...

did you ask for rounded shoulders at all? I think the fit looks pretty good and should settle in
 

Rugby

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The second chapter of my Type III Trilogy takes place in an exotic city on the other side of the world.

First up, the leather. 2mm horsehide. Yes, 2mm horsehide. How pliable is it? How soft is it? What is the hand feel / surface texture / color like?

Collapsed on the floor next to its 1.2mm little brother. The 2mm horsehide is wearable out of the box. Very thick, but soft and pliable. View attachment 410007

Detailed shot of the top stitch work on the pocket.
View attachment 410008

And compared to another famous jacket maker who also uses very thick horsehide. The difference is that Shawn's black horsehide has a dark grey core, and I just assumed the other guy is black all the way through. The surface pigment is the same. The 2mm 5Star jacket weights about 7lbs, and the other one is a cross zip with belt and lots more metal parts and only weighs about one lb more. So this is comparatively a very monster (but pliable) jacket.
View attachment 410009

In short, the 2mm is very good stuff. However, only in black right now. No brown.

Where else can one get a 2mm horsehide jacket? The only down side is the extra shipping cost. And that the DHL guys might swipe your new 5Star. My package was opened and re-sealed. I am sure the ground crew guys had their fun with this jacket.
View attachment 410013

Now about Shawn's trucker jacket pattern. It has HIGH armholes. Slim fit body. Very Thedi. Not what I am used to. And it shows/feels more with the 2mm leather. The shoulder has a squared profile than the rounded I am accustomed to. For sizing, I chose to customize the standard L size with shorter sleeves (26") and shorter back (25") and tighter bottom opening (41" or 20.5" flat). Imo Shawn's stock sizing is on the longer side. So watch the length, unless you are 6'2".

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Here are some outside shots right outta the box this afternoon. The black is not jet black but blacken anthracite.
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I am not sure about the high armholes and the square shoulder. Mainly because most of my heavy leather jackets are all made with lower arm hole / rounded shoulder patterns. I will report back in a while to see if the two mash well together (for me). But this seems like how the Japanese brand Y2 is doing it too, 2mm high armhole, square shoulders. I just don't know because I don't.

The 2mm horsehide is the real deal. I am glad Shawn finally did it. This was a very special jacket for me and I appreciate all the work that were put in, including my two CHL jackets. Very few makers offer this (2mm horsehide), and the ones who do cost quite a bit more. So Shawn is selling 2 thousand dollar jackets for 400 now. Nice way to kick off the spring break!
That jacket looks great!
I've ordered the black 1.3mm horsehide in a trucker. They said that the 2mm is waterproof. How would the 1.3mm not be waterproof, I don't know.
 

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