Wow. That looks great. Front yoke def adds something new. The taper is a good call. I did a 1" taper on my PHM. Keep hearing great things about the steer. My next one will prob be that. Enjoy breaking it in.Lovin my new zip sleeve highwayman. Great call I made going with size 38 tapered to 36 torso/hem. This is thick black cxl steer. Ordered another to match in tumbled cxl brown steer. Added 1/2 inch length sleeves n body and requested 23 pit and 19 shoulder. Pretty much spot on my requests. View attachment 463359
Pretty darn nice jacket!
I have a Sam Walker that is very similar to yours in color, hide and weight; I can't wait till mine has the look and wear that yours has.One of my favorite jackets, a heavy steerhide Aero Highwayman. This one is heavier than normal, even for steerhides, and the sleeves are unusually thick. So thick that it would mitigate a lot of crush force, like a dog bite, or another animal. I like that. I've worn this jacket on lonely mountains on long hikes. I've only had it for about a year but it has already seen a lot and will see much more.
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I'd love to get an American made reproduction Ww2 tankers jacket.We're into cold and clear weather, in the 30's overnight---probably wearing my repro WW2 tanker's jacket w/ AAF, North American Aviation and Pratt & Whitney patches, along with a leather name-tab. It's such a good forgery that I have to correct unknowing peoples' impression that I'm a WW2 vet! (Didn't think I looked like a well-preserved 95-year-old...)