Posted by Dale from iax-minden-ppp0016.iamerica.net on April 13, 1998 at 00:33:25:
In Reply to: Re: Wested Jacket Sizing posted by Michaelson on April 02, 1998 at 13:03:32:
: : Rod, In answer to your question, as I said before, the Wested Jacket is quite nice. It arrives to you VERY new, and so doesn't look like it "should" right away. It is a considerably soft (like buttah!), thin lambskin (which if you remember how thin his jacket was in the "flying wing" scene as he got his butt walloped all over the airfield, flopping on his back, the jacket you will receive is just that thin. However, I want to caution you before you judge a thin leather jacket to be weak or of low quality. It is in fact high quality dark brown lambskin, which, if you know anything about leathers, is considerably more durable than cowhide, and unlike a lot of leather jackets on the commercial market today, it is full-grain - it is taken from the best part of the animal hide. I have abused my jacket for about seven years and aside from some nice broken-in scratches in the leather (which only make it look nicer), the leather still retains its integrity. The only downfall to the jacket being so soft is if you have a girlfriend or wife as I do (being heterosexist, I know- I apologize if I offend), she will quite likely attempt to steal the jacket from you. I would reccommend the jacket highly-to Jones fans or non-fans!
: I appreciate your putting your experience with this jacket to print. I currently am awaiting delivery of my own jacket from Wested Leather, and as all others have done, have wondered if it will truly meet with my expectations, as Peter has said it would. Your statements, along with the others I have read have made me even more pleased with my decision to order something I have wanted since 1981. Regards. Michaelson
I have a brand new Wested Raiders jacket which I received last
month and it is VERY soft and high-quality. Don't be alarmed if you raise
your arms above your head and the sleeves slide way towards your
elbows because they're supposed to. Believe me, I was really worried
that my sleeves were too short. After watching the sleeves intently in
Raiders and Last Crusade, I now realize that my sleeves are the perfect
length. When you are standing with your arms at your sides, the
sleeve cuff should rest midway down your hands, or, in other words, just
about half an inch or so above your knuckles.
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