Just received this new offering from Thurston Bros. and I have to say I'm quite pleased with it. I was initially drawn to this model in the TB thread and hadn't noticed that some subtle changes were made to the finished product until after I had purchased it. Fortunately I like the changes (nickel hardware and flap pocket snaps, these things were mentioned in the thread but I must've missed it). It's made from Vanson's z-150 leather which is a skived down comp weight hide. 1.2mm vs 1.4mm. It's light weight. I'd say the jacket is just shy of 5lbs but the leather is insanely stiff. Far stiffer than any of my CXL jackets, which tend to soften quickly. It initially feels very much like the comp weight hide and behaves the same as well. It's kind of spring loaded if that makes sense. My jacket is tagged a 44" and feels and fits more like a 42". The numbers bear that out as well. The main difference fit wise between this jacket and my model E is the sleeve diameter. As you can see from the pics they are quite slim. The arm holes are cut up a bit higher as well. It's lined in Vanson's basic black Rayon, with one horizontal interior pocket. Some cool mods away from the Raid and arrow which I believe this jacket is based off of are a functioning half belt and the snap down flap pocket. I was initially worried the snaps would detract from the simple elegance of the pattern but in the end I think they are actually pretty cool. Hiding them inside the flap itself might clean it up a bit. The half belt itself is skinny, no wider than the straps that hold the buckles, I think this is cool too. Two simple pleats above the belt. It's certainly going to take some time but I think when it finally yields this will be a favorite of mine.