Posted by Reggie from c-67-170-50-96.hsd1.wa.comcast.net (126.96.36.199) on Friday, April 15, 2005 at 4:50pm :
In Reply to: Re: Some more observations posted by Michaelson from ? (188.8.131.52) on Friday, April 15, 2005 at 10:18am :
: I have NO idea why Wested won't make the top collar of the LC jacket like they did for the screen version. They've been shown and told, and folks even have them custom sew them to film spec, but they still crank out the incorrect patterned version. My LC wested goatskin has the same configuration. Not being a stitch counter, it doesn't bother me, but boy, some folks have been REAL bent out of shape due to what you've observed on your jacket. Let me assure you, in functionality, it works just fine. It isn't screen accurate, but it's definitely functional, and looks great snapped up. Regards. Michaelson
I'm actualy begining to like the collar configuration. When snapped up, it keeps the cold brezzes from going down the collar. I think it looks rather nice too. I am very happy with this jacket. Is this "shirt collar" only on the LC jacket? Maybe if one was looking for a more acurate LC, perhaps they should get a Raiders with snaps on the stormflap?
: : : Congratulations!! You may want to consider treating it with Pecards leather 'creme' (really a jell) that will help treat the leather, and start to 'loosen' it up too. That jacket is built like a tank, and unless you 'outgrow it' (grins), should serve you well for many many years!! High regards! Michaelson
: : Yep, that leather is thick. Reminds me of my Dad's motorcycle jacket. There are some leather jackets at the Harley Davidson dealer that seem to be thiner than my Wested. The coller is sort of interesting. The snap configuration at the top of the storm flap seems to be done like a shirt. If I fasten that top snap, I can put a tie on the jacket! The jacket in LC doesn't seem to be that way in the movie, as you can see in the Zepplin scenes when Ford takes his glasses off and says "We're turning back to Germany" etc.
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