I just sold a few jackets (3) here in the classifieds and with a pocketful of $$ I couldn’t help myself but to check out Thurston’s stock pages...(Told myself I was cleaning out the closet but you know how that goes...) and there it was. An off the rack jacket with what looked like my perfect measurements. It was the Thedi Shawl Collar in Cuoio Buffalo sz M. (I usually am a Sz 40) Having never owned a Thedi, or a jacket this color I was somewhat hesitant. I typically go for Black/Blackened Brown/Seal etc... So this was going out on a limb for me. Wasn’t sure if I should take the plunge (it is a $1400 decision BTW) but after the wife said she likes the look of it, I decided to take a chance. well...it arrived today and I have to say. Thedi....where have you been all my life??? Seriously. This jacket is very nice for off the rack. The color and “patina” are gorgeous in person. Darker than what it appears to be in the Thurston page with a lot of depth and variation. The feel of the veg tanned Buffalo is nothing short of amazing. It’s like a thicker and heavier aero Vicenza Leather, supple and luxurious feeling. A little stiff but comfortable right out of the box and a couple hours in already starting to soften and mold to me. The fit is tight as I believe it is designed to be, but not overly so...that right kinda tight that feels like it is molding to your body with every minute that goes by. The jacket is packed with features... a double zipper, leather on the inside under the armpits, an interior pistol pocket with pencil/pen holder, corduroy lined handwarmer pockets etc... I’m very impressed. I have owned Aeros, Real Mcoys and other premium jackets, and I have to say, the fit and feel of this Thedi has me wondering why it took me so long to try one of these. I hope that it continues to deliver over the years as well as my first impression.