haha... @dudewuttheheck does have some good stuff. Actually, we live about 30 mins away from each other so when we hangout we always take a look at any new stuff we've got. For the record, I have two RMC jackets (both 40) and sold a J-100 a while back. Just quoting some of the stuff I wanted to respond to... I mentioned the survey because I thought it was ridiculous that you posted that whole schpiel. According to that, anecdotal evidence isn't good enough! Furthermore, I feel like you're mainly salty about the fact that they only make jackets for "small guys" (even though you're a 48??) and you want to pick on them for the price because of that. I'm really NOT a small guy. I'm 5'10" 180 lbs... and I'm wearing a size 40 jacket there. Hitoshi Tsujimoto is in fact a giant. I also think it's kind of funny he probably does't fit into his own brand's clothing. So, I really disagree that Real McCoy's only makes jackets for small Japanese guys, which is a common belief. I also think that it's kind of condescending to assume that @dudewuttheheck (or myself) are attracted to RMC etc because of the "exclusivity and high price point". Number one, both @dudewuttheheck wear these things in places where no one knows how nice these jackets are, it's purely for our own personal enjoyment. Furthermore, do you think that people who are mainly attracted to Aero jackets are into it because of their exclusivity and high price point, which makes them feel good? I agree with your argument that over-built jackets are less accurate than reproductions. It's why I prefer Real McCoy's and other Japanese brands... I really don't give a shit at all about the accuracy of the jacket. It just so happens that I prefer old style jackets, but I would take a brand new Real McCoy's or Flat Head over a deadstock 50's jacket any day of the week. Even if they are double the price, the prices are both so astronomical that I really do believe they should just be classified as "expensive" and that's it, no tiers. If you saw someone talking about a $10,000 jacket, and another person balking at the price because they prefer their $5,000 jacket, would you really not balk at that position? It's the same thing for 99% of the population. Monitor, have you seen a RMC or Flat Head jacket in person? It just honestly blows my mind that you'd call the leather thin and flimsy and comparative to schott. I can almost promise you that, unless you're looking for literal battle armor and accept nothing less than Lost Worlds thickness and stiffness, Real McCoy's and Flat Head leather is really not thin and flimsy. It's really really great. I would love to show you my jacket in person. Do you think Schott as good as Aero or Goodwear?