My New Five Star A-1 Jacket

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by CBI, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. CBI

    CBI One Too Many

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    Hello All:

    Sorry the photos are not better but wanted to give a HUGE shout out to Shawn and the Five Star team for the superb custom A-1. Great communication, all of my requested choices: Premium seal brown steer hide, horn buttons, seal brown knits, seal brown thread, brown cotton lining. Did a nice job on the label as well. The dimensions I wanted corresponded exactly to Five Star's Medium on their jacket sizing page. With my short arms I did ask for 1 inch less in the sleeve. 10 days from first email to arrival. Loved that photos were sent of the finished jacket with someone holding a tape measure over it to show measurements. All this for $250. My first retail/new jacket purchases in a few years and I am 100000% happy. As much as I don't wear leather anymore, I was missing an A-1. I have a love-hate relationship with the A-1. Love the overall style, don't like capeskin or anything close. Although opposite of the style, I like a more structured, heavier weight leather. Also, LOVE seal brown which I know is not an authentic color. Totally recommend Five Star based on my experience. The premium steer hide is really excellent, the workmanship is top drawer. Thanks Shawn and to your crew for the stellar work.

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  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    That looks great!
    Congratulations!
     
  3. l0fielectronic

    l0fielectronic Practically Family

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    Looks great and can't beat that price for the custom details and sizing.
     
  4. jonesy86

    jonesy86 I'll Lock Up

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    That looks great!
     
  5. Will Zach

    Will Zach One Too Many

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    Nice. What is the thickness/weight of the premium steer?
     
  6. Mich486

    Mich486 One Too Many

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    Wow! Looks really good! If you told me this was a $800 jacket I would have believed you.
     
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  7. ton312

    ton312

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    That is superb!!! The fit is perfect!
     
  8. Yep..you did good for sure.
    Congrats
     
  9. CBI

    CBI One Too Many

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    thanks all - I am really looking forward to wearing it once the temps go down.

    Not sure of the thickness of the leather. its soft/supple but IMO heavy-ish.
     
  10. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Amazing at that price! Well done!
     
  11. Jin431

    Jin431 Call Me a Cab

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    Good fit! Love the graining of that hide. Great pick up, sir.
     
  12. Deacon211

    Deacon211 One Too Many

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    What a great jacket!

    I really need to try these guys out.
     
  13. Dr H

    Dr H Call Me a Cab

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    Looks very good John.
    Just when you think that you’re clear, the A-1 always reels you back in...
     
  14. CBI

    CBI One Too Many

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    Thanks all - yep, the A-1 can haunt you!
     
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