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Damon141

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When I bought mine, he quoted me an extra $100 usd for horsehide. Not sure which horsehide, it seems he gets different batches.
 

Damon141

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Agreed. Especially for styles you don’t know if you will like in the future. Lately I’ve been looking at denim type leather shirts like the Y’2 ads on instagram, but I can’t see myself spending $2k on one.

But 5 stars prices I will have one eventually.
 

Imuricecreamman

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Here's a look at that beautiful custom goathide he made especially for the Dubow.
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The new HH from Shawn reminds me very much of what ELMC uses on their californian. Very easy to wear, the 5 Star pattern offers better mobility.
Eastman:
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5 Star:
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I would pick the 5 Star over the ELMC. My only gripe with it is there is some inconsistency in thickness, which I would call out in a future order.
 

Imuricecreamman

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The new HH from Shawn reminds me very much of what ELMC uses on their californian. Very easy to wear, the 5 Star pattern offers better mobility.
Eastman:
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5 Star:
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I would pick the 5 Star over the ELMC. My only gripe with it is there is some inconsistency in thickness, which I would call out in a future order.
Looks to have just the right temperament of "vintage" horsehide.
 

MrProper

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I would pick the 5 Star over the ELMC. My only gripe with it is there is some inconsistency in thickness, which I would call out in a future order.
The same with me. Whereby I had already specified when ordering. Maybe I say in the future that he should rather use a hide more against surcharge, but not use the thin pieces.
 

Damon141

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@ton312 great how they were able to duplicate that spread type collar. How did you explain it that?

Also, What color horse hide is that? Almost looks like ELMC Havana brown
 
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@ton312 great how they were able to duplicate that spread type collar. How did you explain it that?

Also, What color horse hide is that? Almost looks like ELMC Havana brown
5 star by default makes a very "healthy" sized collar. I simply gave him the measurement (3.5") and trained it to lay flat. Agreed the hide color is very, very similar to havanna.
 

unhatted

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That’s the 3sixteen X Schott! They do look pretty similar though - your drawings from memory must have been good…

This is yours, right?

It’s ready! I asked for all pockets to be scaled up and repositioned according to Schott 516 specs, and for a shorter collar and body length (and talon zippers, front zipper starting higher up). The top pocket still looks a little anaemic, but that isn’t a dealbreaker for me. Didn‘t realise the zipper tape would introduce some brown but rather like it!

They asked me to order the stock J24 two sizes up from the closest fit plus a customisation fee of 30. I thought sizing up was just to pad the cost slightly (which I was fine with), but oddly it now has a 40 size label despite having a 100cm chest! Reverse vanity sizing I guess?







 
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Damon141

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It’s ready! I asked for all pockets to be scaled up and repositioned according to Schott 516 specs, and for a shorter collar and body length (and talon zippers, front zipper starting higher up). The top pocket still looks a little anaemic, but that isn’t a dealbreaker for me. Didn‘t realise the zipper tape would introduce some brown but rather like it!

They asked me to order the stock J24 two sizes up from the closest fit plus a customisation fee of 30. I thought sizing up was just to pad the cost slightly (which I was fine with), but oddly it now has a 40 size label despite having a 100cm chest! Reverse vanity sizing I guess?







Mine had 120 chest listed at a 40 too.

I swear I wish I was a real 40, nearly every off the rack jacket would fit me.
 

Damon141

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The new HH from Shawn reminds me very much of what ELMC uses on their californian. Very easy to wear, the 5 Star pattern offers better mobility.
Eastman:
View attachment 416111
5 Star:
View attachment 416112
I would pick the 5 Star over the ELMC. My only gripe with it is there is some inconsistency in thickness, which I would call out in a future order.
My favorite brown from them. Do you have a daylight photo handy to see in different light?

That looks like a true cognac
 
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My favorite brown from them. Do you have a daylight photo handy to see in different light?

That looks like a true cognac
I don't as the sun has been on strike in Chicago since the fall...LOL. I will post some. I've notied it's darkend up a bit since I first brought it home.
 

Rugby

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The new HH from Shawn reminds me very much of what ELMC uses on their californian. Very easy to wear, the 5 Star pattern offers better mobility.
Eastman:
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5 Star:
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I would pick the 5 Star over the ELMC. My only gripe with it is there is some inconsistency in thickness, which I would call out in a future order.
Now that's a great looking jacket. Fit and all.
Unfortunately I haven't heard back from 5* after I asked them if and how they could make some alterations to the jacket they sent me so that it'll fit properly. Which brings me to ask if you or anyone else knows of any leathersmith in the US who could make alterations. Any information would be really appreciated.
 

KBlake

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Now that's a great looking jacket. Fit and all.
Unfortunately I haven't heard back from 5* after I asked them if and how they could make some alterations to the jacket they sent me so that it'll fit properly. Which brings me to ask if you or anyone else knows of any leathersmith in the US who could make alterations. Any information would be really appreciated.
I have been ghosted by Shawn on a few occasions. Caveat emptor.
 

unhatted

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It’s ready! I asked for all pockets to be scaled up and repositioned according to Schott 516 specs, and for a shorter collar and body length (and talon zippers, front zipper starting higher up). The top pocket still looks a little anaemic, but that isn’t a dealbreaker for me. Didn‘t realise the zipper tape would introduce some brown but rather like it!

They asked me to order the stock J24 two sizes up from the closest fit plus a customisation fee of 30. I thought sizing up was just to pad the cost slightly (which I was fine with), but oddly it now has a 40 size label despite having a 100cm chest! Reverse vanity sizing I guess?







Huh, had assumed that the brown zipper was standard to their talon hardwear (which I had requested) and I just hadn’t noticed so was happy to roll with it. But looking at @Imuricecreamman ’s J24 it would appear that this is not the case, which makes it rather inexplicable as a choice. Did they run out of black zippers? I think I can probably roll with it in any case, addict do it on some of theirs, but it doesn’t indicate great attention to detail if it’s their oversight not mine. Thoughts?
 
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