I had initially contacted Himel Bros to ask if they would make me a GW Imperial as I knew Himel had made jackets for GW in the past. Dave told me he would need permission to get the pattern from John Chapman. I reached out to GW and never heard back. I was still in the market for a quality half belt though and I always loved the Frobisher model from Himel. So I went ahead and put in my order. I received my Himel Frobisher in October 2018. Upon receipt I noticed some less than desirable stitching in a few places and some very sloppy stitching in other places. I wasn't planning on contacting Himel about it since at the time I was still happy with the jacket. It wasn't until Himel told me that he received the pattern from John and agreed to make me an Imperial did I bring up the stitching flaws as I wanted to ensure that it wouldn't happen again. To me, out of all the flaws, the only one that really bugged me was the chest pocket as it is really hard to miss. I sent Himel this photo and expressed my disappointment. This was Himel's initial response: "as for the stitching I am going to bring it up with the team....I am unsure what happened there and I cant have customers unhappy with stitch work. Thankyou for bringing it to my attention. These are often the problems with contrast stitching but that does appear less then our usual standard of perfection and I sincerely apologize." I was thinking to myself OK great he's going to take care of it. The next day he sent me this email: "I talked it over with the team, unfortunately there is nothing we can do to make that stitch work look neater on that pocket because of the pocket placement. According to my main sewer, the problem was the leather is a bit slippery on that hide and the tape on the zipper caused some uneveness of the walking foot....I am really sorry about that...it wont happen again obviously. We are going to be much more focused on stitchwork especially using contrast thread" Needless to say, I was beyond disappointed and annoyed with that response. Not only did he not take care of it, he gave what to me sounded like excuses. The stitching on the top part of the chest pocket is better than the bottom part and it's the same placement and same slippery hide, so his response didn't make sense to me. As I mentioned there are many more flaws in the jacket as you'll see in the pics below. Some that I noticed when I got the jacket and another major one that I discovered later. To be fair, I want to make it clear that I did not send Himel the following pictures. I do not know if I had sent him all these pictures if his response would have been different.