Five Star Leather Jackets

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

  1. ton312

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    Wooooow!! I mean WOW!!! Some fit pics please!!! Is that the red russet goat?! Looks a shade darker than mine. My God he absolutely nailed it. His best work yet, without question.
     
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  2. ton312

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    Goes to 5 Star site to purchase....
     
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  3. red devil

    red devil My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I asked him to emulate this collar for my build

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    Didn't turn out exactly as is, but that was a difficult request :)

    Uploading them :)
     
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  4. red devil

    red devil My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    And the fit pics

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  5. ton312

    ton312

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    I am 100% buying this. Not on his site yet. I will email him for the order. This is brilliant RD. I think I may use his non distressed Buffalo. This turned out really well. Well done!
     
  6. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

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    Fit looks great from the front! But that weird bulge in the middle of the back, maybe you need to change something with your next order? Do you have any idea on what’s causing it?
     
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  7. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt Call Me a Cab

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    I see what you mean. I think it's missing taper to the waist.
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  8. red devil

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    I think it is due to the way the shoulders are rotated, as @Marc mndt mentionned in the other thread and as per the drawing from @navetsea (hope you're ok with me posting it again here)

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    Full explanations here

    I am still going through the jacket to see what would need to be adjusted and what can be improved. Quite the learning experience!
     
  9. red devil

    red devil My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    There is that as well.

    To all reading, please share all of your thoughts like we're doing now, positives and negatives, it is all very useful :)
     
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  10. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    To me the sleeves look like stove pipes, it looks like they have 0 curvature.
     
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  11. ton312

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    I would taper the sleeves a bit at the cuff. And hourglass the body slightly. Other than that I think it’s perfect.
    Chest: 22.5”
    Waist: 19.5
    Hem 21”
    Sleeve cuff:5”
     
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  12. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt Call Me a Cab

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    With a classic halfbelt most of the taper is created with the side panels. The 5* smoke jacket doesn't have side panels (unlike the original) so the taper should be created with the back and font panels. The original's back panel is hour glass shaped.
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    The 5* looks like a rectangular.
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  13. red devil

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    Agreed, especially from this side.

    If you're really up to get this one, let's discuss all the adjustements we can have, to make a better ver 2.0. I will put up as many details as possible.
     
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  14. red devil

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    Thanks, I missed that one, agreed. Visible here as well

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    Edit: You can also see the shape of the sleeves that @Carlos840 mentionned on that pic
     
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  15. Berto

    Berto One of the Regulars

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    Hi Red Devil, first of all congrats for your bravery ordering this jacket.

    The outcome is notable. The back needs an improvement and the solution proposed by Marc likely works.

    This jacket in deerskin should be fantastic.
     
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  16. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    The 5 star version looks like a 2D version of a leather jacket.
    You can see nothing is designed to fit a human body, it's just a 2D assembly of leather pieces.
    The sleeves, the shoulders, the body, nothing has any curve or shows any sign of being designed for a human to fit inside.
     
  17. red devil

    red devil My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    You're giving me too much credit, I just finally went through with a jacket I have been wanting for a while :)

    Very good description, I think it is more visible, because I didn't go for a very tight fit.
     
  18. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    as already described, this comes from the missing waistline. Since very few have a figure like a barrel, the cut has to take into account the curve of the back. I have the same effect on my shirts / suit jackets before i take them to the tailor (ok, not quite as hard). The sleeves should be tapered. But in terms of design and workmanship, the jacket seems well done.
     
  19. RILO

    RILO One of the Regulars

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    Hey guys not sure if this has been brought up before. But can we set a range on cost for this 5* jackets give or take $$
    If money is not to be spoken I understand.
    Thanks.
     
  20. red devil

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    How would I ask for the taper to be fixed for another jacket? He had good accuracy with the measurements provided, so I don't think it is something you can do with better numbers.

    In terms of workmanship it is pretty competent, especially considering it was the first time the machinist was doing something like this. I need to take some more close ups to show some details

    Edit: typo
     

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