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 I'll Lock Up

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    I hadn't noticed the California Chrome Tanned on the label, I love the details. I noticed that the main zipper pull seems to be aluminum, while the bottom zipper stop and zipper seem brass. Could have been a repair?
    The new lining looks really good compared to the old one.
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  2. Jimmy Shinki

    Jimmy Shinki Familiar Face

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    Great result Jonesy, beautiful jacket
     
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  3. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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    So this jacket came in yesterday. And also went right back out again. There were significant areas of damage not visible in the ebay photos. Requested a return and the seller agreed once they saw the photos I took. It was curious damage, but all from wearing the jacket. It was quite dirty inside & out too. It was too bad, as what remained of the original leather was really quite nice, and had a lot of grain & character.

    The sleeve ends had significant damage -
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    There was a hole in the LH arm action back area:

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    And the inside facing of the collar needs repair/re-working -

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    Also the main zipper needed replaced, which I knew about.

    At least this jacket shows to have been very heavily worn throughout its life. With someone who really loves the pattern, it could probably be re-worked and preserved.
     
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  4. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    Just arrived. B05FD8AF-0CA7-40AE-81A5-698C5904AB28.jpeg 58E8A8AE-4F02-4FCA-82D8-637D78047645.jpeg
     
  5. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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  6. Tom71

    Tom71 One Too Many

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  7. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    Thanks a lot :)
    The next few days I will take better photos. This should be just an appetizer.
    The jacket is from 5*
     
  8. Mrfrown

    Mrfrown Practically Family

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  9. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    Very nice @MrProper!
    You and Shawn have made some beautiful jackets together!
     
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  10. Monitor

    Monitor

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  11. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    Yes, this is the only shortcoming. I have not paid attention to specify the dimensions for this. And so it is then unfortunately left to chance.
    But I'm not bothered by it, because I like the jacket otherwise very well and everything else was kept top.
     
  12. ton312

    ton312

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    That’s were they set the chest pocket on my last heavy HB. It’s a tough measurement to call out. This is where the design team at five star needs to learn, and become more intuitive with stuff like that. I agree the jacket looks absolutely superb otherwise. Beautiful shearling, perfect fit!
     
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  13. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Doesn't really matter. I notice it because I noticed it on many old-ish US jackets, too so it's okay. Fantastic fitting jacket in any case and really good looking sheepskin!
     
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  14. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    Parts are parts on the zipper. Just what they had in the bin. They look original parts from the 50s.
     
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  15. ton312

    ton312

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    Never understood how on earth the sleeve ends bust open like that. That thing is toast.
     
  16. Canuck Panda

    Canuck Panda Practically Family

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  17. Cornelius

    Cornelius Practically Family

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    I recall hearing that on many old US men's work jackets that exterior upper pocket was meant to hold a packet of cigarettes. The interior "pocket bag" dimensions of older coats I've handled also suggests this. Consequently the pocket may have been placed a bit higher than what would seem balanced simply to keep a softpack of smokes from getting crushed in the bending & twisting of labor [hardpack cigarettes being a later invention].

    Same principal would apply if the pocket was meant to hold a pair of eyeglasses.
     
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  18. indigoeagle

    indigoeagle One of the Regulars

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  19. Salmosalar

    Salmosalar One of the Regulars

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  20. marker2037

    marker2037 Practically Family

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    Damn, that's a lovely jacket. Nice choice! It's good to finally see that design in the wild.
     

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