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Zoo

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I had it shipped to work and it arrived yesterday on my day off. Now, duty calls before I can open it.
 

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Canuck Panda

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Very tempted about the brown 2mm cowhide. But for now, it's gonna be goatskin. Finally getting my first A2 jacket, in the full veg goatskin. After seeing what Yamahana said about the goatskin I had to try it.

Shawn is back to the one week turn around time (custom sleeve length, contrast stitch).

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born113

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Posting to put a final pin my saga with the 2.2mm HH Halfbelt….really quite pleased after Dena’s work on the sleeves. I had hoped for this fit from the onset. Trim, without being restrictive and the hide more than delivers in terms of heft and personality. I am “all set” for black leather with this one. Does exactly what it’s supposed to do and compares favorably with the far more expensive contemporaries I’ve owned.
Hopefully these pics help Illustrate how nice this HH is. It’s actually more of a dark gray than black. Eggshell type finish. With wear it will definitely turn ash gray, particularly at stress points and seams. Fits in well with my older jackets.
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Great jacket. Congratulations.
What is the mass of this jacket?
 

born113

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Is there anyone here who has 5* Halfbelt 1930s and Aero Halfbelt 1950s?
What is the size ratio (comfort, fitting) of the jackets?
For example, does a 5* in a size 42 fit an Aero in a size 38? Or does a 5* in a size 44 fit an Aero in a size 40?
 

Pandemic

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I still occasionally kick around the idea of ordering a 5* jacket, but can never really decide what style I’d get. Today, I’m leaning towards getting something based of Kelso’s Wingman, which is based off some vintage Cossacks with a full collar and zip:


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My questions are:

Could I just provide Shaun with these photos, measurements and materials or would I need to spec details to make sure he got them right (like grommets for the hookless zip look and other smaller design details in the photos). If I say ‘copy that’ can I trust it would be a good copy?

Maybe add a detachable mouton collar? What would I need to spec on that (would want snaps to be invisible when it’s not attached)?

Has anyone seen the Crystal Brown goat? Would that be closer to the above than Seal?

Thanks!
 

born113

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Could I just provide Shaun with these photos, measurements and materials or would I need to spec details to make sure he got them right (like grommets for the hookless zip look and other smaller design details in the photos). If I say ‘copy that’ can I trust it would be a good copy?
All the details that you yourself can not exactly describe for 5* have a big sans to get lost.
 
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