Update on my $29 project, super quick turnarounds….the Russian talked me out of leather and suggested some boiled wool instead. Turned out decent. I think I should’ve probably insisted on the leather at the cuffs and used the wool solely at the hem. I also added a vintage ring pull to the chest zip. All in all not bad. Certainly a better fit. I am closing the chapter on my wool Halfbelt search, which will culminate in the SJC 33, I’ve been told every week since 11/30 it will ship next week. And yet here I am 5 deep in these now. LOL.