So, given the great deals offered by both Vanson and Schott, and my wanting to support two of my favorite small businesses, I’ve bought two new Schott jackets and a Vanson Chopper jacket in the last few weeks. However, in an effort to keep my life partner sane I agreed to sell one of my other Schott jackets...a quirky one off 118. I loved the jacket after purchasing it off eBay a few months ago,bnut it had two issues: it was an odd one off 118...supposedly signed by Oren Schott of the Schott family, and it had the stars on the epaulets (riveted on from behind) like the 613. The build tag had been removed. At first I doubted it’s authenticity but it wore and felt like a Schott. It also had a bit of a weird closet smell. Not a bad smell, just missing the leather smell. So the 618, in brown, is to be the replacement. I was hankering to break in a steerhide Schott, and thought the brown would be an awesome addition as I already have another new 118. Now the oddball 118 is gone, and the new 618 is here but I think I might have made a mistake. The 618 is nice, but seems a bit thinner. What do you think?