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JCSD

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Working on my first ever custom build with Johnson Leather- base will be a J-24 cross zip in a Dark Seal Vermont Horsehide.

- brass zips all around
- biswing back or underarm gussets
- fan back design
- no belt loops our epaulets
- two tone elements in natural veg tan for contrast

Need some help with which parts would look best in the contrast natural tan leather- need it to be subtle. Also, not sure which fan back design to go with- Hooch Hauler and Freewheelers Sunset come to mind. Any suggestions/opinions that you guys have regarding my above choices and options would be greatly appreciated. Wondering if they will all work together for a cohesive design. For example, does the biswing work with the fan back?

Pics are always helpful!

J-24

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Johnson Leather existing fan back design

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Other fan back inspiration

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Two tone inspiration

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JCSD

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JCSD

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handymike

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Depends...sometimes it’s just orange. Maybe JL can use the unfinished hide but dye it down a bit first. That way it will still develop character as it wears in.
 

AeroFan_07

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It's totally your choice, of course and I can see very positive elements working here. For me, the "sunburst" style back with a D-pocket crosszip front with two-tone leather is a little too much at once. However the results could be really striking if done well!

I like the "inspriation" jacket you show here with all elements of the body of the jacket in the darker brown, and the sleeves in the lighter brown. I would suggest avoiding a contrast sticthing unless it's beige. It'll be a nice project, but it won't be a subtle jacket.
 

ykurtz

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Loved working with JL. For sizing he sent me a cloth jacket pieced together to test the measurements I sent to see how the jacket would fit. It was a great process since the end result was a perfect fit. It's fun building a jacket like you're doing from scratch. Enjoy!
 
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