How many new jackets do you have coming (and how many potential ones)?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by red devil, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. jonesy86

    jonesy86 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    My custom Five Star jacket arrived today, DHL Express 8 days from Pakistan. It is a dark seal brown goatskin, about 2.5 ounces or one mm in thickness, and the whole jacket weighs around 3.4 pounds. The leather is chrome tanned, has a nice light weight hand, drapes nicely, and has a pleasant new leather scent. The jacket has cognac colored light weight cotton lining, and pocket pouches, #5 Talon zippers, and Shawn threw in an inside pocket and horn buttons at no extra charge.

    This is what I ordered:
    Leather : Seal Brown lightweight Goatskin
    Lining : Cognac Cotton lining
    Zippers : Talon
    Thread : You haven't for it. You can select from the available options. Otherwise matches to leather can be used.
    Your Garment will have the below mentioned measurements
    Chest 25 inches
    Shoulder 20 inches
    Sleeves 27 inches It would be much better if you can provide the sleeve length according to our measuring method too.
    Back length 26 inches
    Bottom Hem 23 inches

    Five Star measures the sleeves in a straight line from the shoulder (not around the curve), so I asked for 26 1/2 inches which came in right at 27 inches. The pit to pit came in at 24 inches not 25 inches, the shoulders are 19 inches not 20, and the length and hem were spot on. The stitching is quite straight, no wobbly stitches or errant stitch holes, and the button holes are well done.

    I am impressed with the quality product and excellent customer service that Five Star offers. I am quite pleased with the fit of the jacket, and amazed that I could send Shawn pictures of a jacket, and he could create a new pattern and make the jacket catching a lot of detail, even the subtle FW curve of the zipper.

    Maybe I’ll try out Five Star’s capeskin next.

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    Last edited: Sep 9, 2020
  2. Fonzie

    Fonzie One Too Many

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    Spectacular. Five Star is killing it!
     
  3. MrProper

    MrProper Practically Family

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    Cool.
    Next time try the semi veg tanned heavy goat (1.2mm). I think that's 5 * specialty.

    Regarding the measurements ... it is best to point out to Shawn in every email that the observance of the measurements is very important. Even at the risk of annoying. Otherwise there is a risk that the dimensions will be seen as recommendations rather than specifications.
    It is also helpful to specify exactly how to measure. So e.g. Jacket flat, seam to seam etc.
    If you keep this in mind, you get a very good price/performance ratio at 5 *.
     
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  4. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    Looks good Jonesy!, and a custom jacket 8 days from order to delivery? That’s crazy
     
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  5. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    wow, what an express service... fit a bit roomy there, time for another hot wave sea wash
     
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  6. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    My new LW jacket also only took 6 days (incl. weekend) door to door (New York to Germany) including customs clearance....I expected a couple of weeks in these times. Finally it arrived yesterday.
     
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  7. jonesy86

    jonesy86 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Finalized the order August 21st, shipped September 1st, arrived September 8th.
     
  8. jonesy86

    jonesy86 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    LOL, I think I’ll skip the Hanalei Surf Hot Water Treatment (HSHWT) patent pending, on this one.
     
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  9. jonesy86

    jonesy86 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I discussed going with the premium goat skin, but decided on the lighter one which isn’t bad at all.
    Shawn was pretty specific about the measurements, and even sent photos with a tape. The discrepancy could be explained in a slight difference of tape placement, and stretching the leather a bit when measuring. I wouldn’t want it any bigger, so I am pleased.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2020
  10. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    It looks great!
     
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  11. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    Here's my new LW Leathertogs made of 4.5oz HH and equipped with all Crown zippers and red wine constrast lining. I'm more than happy with the overall construction, stitching ("laser stitching" as usual), etc. It took just 6 days (incl. weekend) to arrive. Communication with Stu was straight forward and easy as usual. I'm afraid, I don't have enough time at the moment for making a detailed review but most of you know this jacket very well from reviews by @Carlos840 or @red devil Fit-wise, I think it fits me well.

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  12. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    Exccellent fit! Congratulations! Lost Worlds and Stu do excellent work again and again!

    Now that you scored this, you surely won't need any of your other jackets any longer, will you? I happen to have a list of which ones I'd love to help you getting rid of, good guy that I am!
     
  13. Hh121

    Hh121 Call Me a Cab

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    Stunning,impeccable!!
     
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  14. Will Zach

    Will Zach One Too Many

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    That's it, done, Robbie. End of the road. I call second dibs on all your other jackets. You need money for boots to match this LW...:)
     
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  15. red devil

    red devil Call Me a Cab

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    Pretty much perfect! :D
     
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  16. Turnip

    Turnip Practically Family

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    Great look, great fit, great jacket!

    :cool:

    Congrats!
     
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  17. jonesy86

    jonesy86 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Whoa!
     
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  18. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    1940s Stanhouse of Rockford, Illinois via Japan. Looks to be Capeskin. Love the pockets and the color.

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  19. Blackadder

    Blackadder Call Me a Cab

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    I would say a Japanese size 38.

    My measurement
    Pit to Pit is 40"
    SHOULDER TO SHOULDER 18"
    OUTSIDE SLEEVE SHOULDER TO CUFF 26"
    Back length 23" base of collar to waist
     
  20. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    It does fit you quite well. My Test is the 4.5 and it is tough hide.
     
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