Posted by Dale Dassel from iax-minden-ppp0005.iamerica.net on March 11, 1998 at 16:24:42:
In Reply to: Re: whips posted by Michaelson on March 11, 1998 at 11:27:06:
: : : : Those david morgan whips everyone is talking about.....are they strong enough to support your body weight so you can swing on it like indy does?
: : : Thanks for the info Dan.....I plan to get a whip soon....as well as the wested jacket....tell me.....Would a distressed leatgher jacket from wested be what indy had? or in your opinion should I order a new looking one and let nature do it for me?
: : The jacket from Wested Leather is *not* distressed... it is new and you
: : must allow nature and your adventures do the distressing (unless you
: : want to artificially distress the jacket - Wested can advise on how
: : that might be done). Part of the value of personal items is the joy
: : and toil one puts in to making it their own (remember that baseball
: : glove you broke in 'just right' after many, many hours of playing?).
: : You'll appreciate your jacket much more when you break it in over the
: : years of use.
: : Stephen
: I have NEVER understood paying someone extra to pre-wear out a garment for me. I have had the same A-2, from the 1979 era, and it actually looks better today than when I bought it, and believe me, it has been through LOTS of adventures with me. I also have a Wested Leather jacket in production as this is being written. The A-2 will be retired, but my two teenage daughters are currently jockeying for position to try to wrestle it from old dad, since it IS in such good shape. I agree with the above message. Weather them yourself. You'll appreciate every line and wrinkle in it, because everyone of them will tell their own story, one's YOU wrote! Regards. Michaelson
Michaelson, you are absolutely right. And I couldn't have said it better
myself. Your leather jacket will be naturally weathered from travel and
various adventures, and that makes it more meaningful and special because,
like a bullwhip, each jacket will have it's own personality and story to tell.
The same can be said for fedoras, boots, and any other Indy accessory.
Mr. Botwright's communique stated that it can be artificially weathered,
but I didn't want to do it that way. I want to let it age naturally and
gracefully. (if possible!)
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