Posted by INDIANA GJR from ww-tf03.proxy.aol.com on April 17, 1998 at 12:59:03:
In Reply to: Re: Wested 'Raiders' Jacket Weathering posted by Max Schulte on April 17, 1998 at 05:11:58:
: : : : Can anyone tell me whether or not the wested jacket is like the one in raiders, or the last crusade? The one in last crusade has a bigger collar as well as snaps on the storm flap, while raiders has a smaller collar and no snaps. And I think the one in temple is slightly longer than the other 2 movies. Can anyone tell me which version(raider,temple,last crusade)of the jacket is made by wested? Also are you able to request the movie style you want? Also I believe the lining in raider was satin or silk, and the other films it was cotton. Any info provided is appreciated. Post your reply, or if you want to, e mail me at IndeeJonez@aol.com.
: : : : Thanks for any info you may have
: : : Well, as far as I know the Wested Jacket is more like the one in 'Last
: : : Crusade'. You're right, the jacket had a silk lining in 'Raiders' and
: : : a cotton lining in the sequals. You can choose which inside lining you
: : : want to have in your jacket. The jacket is individually handcut and so
: : : you have to order them your exact measurents or your exact regular
: : : size. I ordered them sleeve lenght, chest size, height and the width
: : : across from shoulder from shoulder. Another point is the finish: Your
: : : jacket will come in new condition but you can also order the
: : : distressed look. They put the jacket a few minutes in the tumble dryer
: : : with large pebbles in order to achieve the weathered look (also used
: : : in the movies). I'd say let nature and time do it for you. You'll know
: : : every scratch and the jacket will soon "tell it's own story". At least
: : : I think so and ordered mine in new condition. If you want to make your
: : : jacket look a little bit distressed your can find yourself a nice
: : : brick wall and rub yourself (the jacket) against it like cats do. It's
: : : made of soft dark brown lamb skin - so be careful...
: : : The jacket is known under the name 'Raiders Jacket' and costs about
: : : 140 pounds. You can pay by cheque, eurocheque, bank draft, credit card,
: : : bank transfer, etc.
: : : I'd highly recommend this jacket. It's a great collectors item and a
: : : good, high-quality leather jacket.
: : : If you've got further questions I'd be glad to answer them - just post
: : : a message on the forum or email me-
: : : Hope this helps you,
: : : -Max
: : MAX,
: : CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN MORE ABOUT THE JACKET WEATHERING AND THE PROCESS THE JACKET GOES THROUGH TO WEATHER IT??
: : THANKS A LOT,
: : INDIANA GJR
: I contacted Mr. Botwright and asked him how the jackets for the movies
: were weathered. He told me that they have a special dryer for that.
: They put some large pebbles with the jacket into it for some minutes
: so that the rough stones rub off the outer layer of the leather. They
: use this process for the jacket you can buy now as well. You can see
: this patina very well in the motorcycle chase in LC. You'll notice
: that the leather around the seams is a light brown and that there are
: a few 'nice' scratches in it.
: Furthermore the told me that you can also do this weathering yourself
: by rubbing the jacket against a brick wall. I'll probably do this if
: my jacket looks too 'new'.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP!
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