My new A2 Custom Five Star Leather

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Tefouane, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    I wish those patterns would make their way from Pakistan to America so that Cockpit USA and US Wings can do something about their monstrously over-scaled patterns. :D:rolleyes:
     
  2. Fadetoblack88

    Fadetoblack88 Familiar Face

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    Leather samples are a good idea. Last I spoke with him he said he will have horse hide available in a few weeks. I'm keen to see what that's like. But the goat looks good too, from the pics posted here in other threads.
     
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  3. Fadetoblack88

    Fadetoblack88 Familiar Face

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    I agree. I owned one of each for about 10 minutes. The jacket came out of the box, tried it on, said no way, and put it right back in the box to whence it came from.
     
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  4. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    G1 / M422A custom from Five Star on my radar, thinking light goat like a Star Sportswear jacket I once owned. Would go seal with rust mouton and brick red knits :)
     
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  5. Fadetoblack88

    Fadetoblack88 Familiar Face

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    I've been thinking about asking him make an an-j-3. If my A-2 is as nice as I think it will be I won't hesitate to inquire. Not many companies offer that jacket.
     
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  6. Changeling67

    Changeling67 New in Town

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    Avi Leather has its Jackets made in Pakistan as they tell you on their website if you read it all,just as many leather fashion jackets are made there for retailers around the world.I bought an A-1 jacket from Fivestar in Pakistan and was very pleased with the quality for such a small price,neat stitching everywhere,nice goatskin.
     
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  7. Fadetoblack88

    Fadetoblack88 Familiar Face

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    Did the jacket develop any wear/patina or does the leather still look new?
     
  8. Brettafett

    Brettafett One Too Many

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    I think Shawn will make whatever you want, but he does not have patterns. It will all be by eye and by photos you send.
    I am sure if you don't mind the creative license, he could make a very nice jacket.The G-1 with a leather collar for example could be a very nice jacket. Super practical and comfy for sure.
     
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  9. Changeling67

    Changeling67 New in Town

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    I only bought the jacket in March this year so no patina yet,but of all the leathers goatskin is probably the longest lasting and also very hard wearing, so even after decades it does not change a great deal in appearance compared to other leathers.
     
  10. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Don't think I can justify big bucks on jackets by premier makers at the moment & don't really have the inclination either. I've enough ELC leathers to cover all seasons. What I would like is a cheapish representation of a G-1 / M422A type that looks the part & fits well, with the aforementioned brick red knits & rust mouton.
     
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  11. Monsoon

    Monsoon A-List Customer

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    You and me, too. A M422A like that would be the heat.
     
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  12. Fadetoblack88

    Fadetoblack88 Familiar Face

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    I emailed Shawn about some particulars of the jacket I'm going to order and get this, the customization doesn't stop with the usual stuff I.e. knit color, seal/russet etc. He said he can do a hide in veg tanned semi aniline dyed just for my jacket, like what the goodwear websight sAus their hides are tanned as. Can you imagine getting a jacket with the same quality leather, albeit less accuracy as a GW for $500? Yes please. I just want a leather jacket that's going to look great in a couple years, at an affordable price, as opposed to one new/plastic looking as the day I got it. That's my ultimate goal.
     
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  13. Royalcrown32

    Royalcrown32 One of the Regulars

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    Now that is a good idea. I really like the AN-J-3. Let me know how you got on.
     
  14. Brettafett

    Brettafett One Too Many

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    Its amazing what can be done... But Shawn needs the patterns. His M422a is the same pattern as the AVI-copied 55J14 G-1, with the addition of the pocket stitching etc... Original M422as are still quite affordable, especially destroyed. Get one into Shawn's hands and Im sur he will make a very nice repro.
    AVI has an original WW2 M422a, I think its a FO... they told me they are planning to release this later in the year. But what sizes and how they grade their sizing, I cannot say. Will be sub 400 Euros though. Im holding out for one of these.
     
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  15. Stand By

    Stand By One Too Many

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    It looks like an absolutely classic A2 on you. You ought to be pleased with that! Looks great.
    Thanks for posting.
     
  16. Stlawrence

    Stlawrence New in Town

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    Can someone please provide Shawn's email address?

    Thanks.
     
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  17. Kt Templar

    Kt Templar One of the Regulars

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    I stumbled across Fivestar on my ebay travels, thought heh, maybe I'll take a punt on an A1, £85 what's there to lose. After a little chatting Shawn reduced the sleeven length for me and sent it on its way, it's an off the rack, looks like a pre-d goat. I'm very short so the body is slightly long for me, but TBH very impressed, the jacket is well constructed and has a reasonably slim cut.

    I think I'll put in for an A2...

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  18. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 One of the Regulars

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  19. Peter Mackin

    Peter Mackin Practically Family

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    Hi,,your jacket looks great,,can I ask what size you ordered,,Shawns size chart is like nothing I’ve ever seen,,a size 42 and you order S or Xs !!!!
     
  20. Kt Templar

    Kt Templar One of the Regulars

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    He suggested I go with an XS with a 40" chest, it's marked 38 and is 21 pit to pit. S sounds about right if you want a trim fit.
     
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