Ok guys, need your input

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  1. JCSD

    JCSD Practically Family

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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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  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    This is my favorite fan-back
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    But, I don’t usually see these backs with D-pocket fronts. I think having both an ornate back and a detailed front might be overkill.
    Although....
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  3. Mich486

    Mich486 One Too Many

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    Himel Avro

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  4. lucky23

    lucky23 One of the Regulars

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    God, they’re all gorgeous.
     
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  5. JCSD

    JCSD Practically Family

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    Was thinking that I could modify the front like your pics but still want a bit of a “biker” vibe. Hard to find the balance with these Frankenstein projects.
     
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    JCSD Practically Family

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  7. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I think the simpler Leathertogs style pocket would pair well with a busier back
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    Only thing is that I think the espresso/natural combo is too much contrast. Maybe think of a mid-tone Vermont to go with the espresso.
     
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  8. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    Too much for my taste
     
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  9. JCSD

    JCSD Practically Family

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    Hoping that with some input I can get the right balance of details for something unique.
     
  10. JCSD

    JCSD Practically Family

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    Good suggestion with the Leathertogs. My hope was that the natural veg tan would eventually darken to something more complementary.
     
  11. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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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.
     
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  12. dwilson

    dwilson One of the Regulars

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    Maybe if you're going for an ornate back you maybe lose the D pocket on the front?
     
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  13. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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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.
     
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  14. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    This is my favorite back design.

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  16. dwilson

    dwilson One of the Regulars

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    Man I really need to get back to Joshua Tree. Such a cool place.
     
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  17. I think a bottom belt with a half belt back is certainly too much and looks awful.
     
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  18. Brandrea33

    Brandrea33 A-List Customer

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    I prefer the simple plain version.
     
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  19. willyto

    willyto One Too Many

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    Just vintage greatness that is. Also look at that HIGH armhole, that's just how it should always be.
     
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  20. ykurtz

    ykurtz One of the Regulars

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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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