Vanson Thunderbird

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Leadfoot, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot New in Town

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    I just placed an order for a custom Thunderbird and I took the opportunity to snap a few pics of the fit jacket while I had it in my possession.

    For what it's worth, the Comp Weight leather on the fit jacket was glorious. It felt a bit softer than my Comp Weight Mercury circa 2017. But then I'm convinced that the leather on my Mercury came from a particular stiff and unforgiving batch of Comp Weight leather. haha! By comparison, that Thunderbird gave me the impression that it wouldn't take nearly as much effort to break in. We shall see.

    It's gonna be a very long summer. Can't wait!

    Fun fact: The Thunderbird is fully insulated, both body and sleeves. I didn't know Vanson did that on any model.

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  2. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot New in Town

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  3. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot New in Town

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  4. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot New in Town

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  5. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot New in Town

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    Arm hole -

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  6. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot New in Town

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  7. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    congrats!, looks very clean on the back too, maybe you press post several time not waiting the page to refresh
     
  8. J Leather Investigater

    J Leather Investigater One Too Many

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    I really like that clean back
     
  9. mendelboaz

    mendelboaz One Too Many

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    What a clean design, terrific! IMO I prefer an extra kidney panel/shoulder panel as opposed to a one piece back. but other than that this looks like a fantastic jacket. I hope your custom Thunderbird turns out even better. How did the 40 fit you?
     
  10. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot New in Town

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    My bad. Still learning. Apologies.
     
  11. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot New in Town

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    It fit perfect but keep in mind that insulation is thick. I ordered mine without the quilted lining. So I'm anticipating having a little extra room to possibly layer.

    Also, the arm circumference was huge due to the insulation in the sleeves. I had to have them narrowed a bit so they wouldn't be so baggy.

    Another surprise was the sleeve length. It measured 26". For a size 40. Love it.
     
  12. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    Congrats............
     

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