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Posted by Dale Dassel from on April 20, 1998 at 18:24:33:

In Reply to: Re: WESTED IS THE BEST posted by INDIANA GJR on April 20, 1998 at 12:56:31:

: :
: : Hi Folks

: : I visited Wested leather a few weeks ago in London, with a view
: : to ordering a Raiders jacket. This is a garment I have admired
: : since I first saw the movie in 1981 and was further encouraged by
: : all the good reports I have read from those (many from USA) who have
: : received a jacket by mail order.

: : Folks I have to level with you....when I saw the jacket my heart sank,
: : I couldn't believe this was the same item I have been after all these
: : years. To say the materials used are thin, soft and light weight are
: : (I'm sorry) gross understatement. I'm not trying to be negative here,
: : but to those who have ever owned a leather jacket made from hide (this
: : item is made from skin), you will be very surprised at just how (dare
: : I say it) flimsy this jacket seems when viewed (and worn) at first
: : hand. Incidentally this is the "Raiders" jacket, open storm flap
: : unlike Last Crusade which had stud fasteners top and bottom.

: : On reflection it was in keeping with a similar experience I have had
: : on seeing props from movies and TV shows at exhibitions (eg Star
: : Wars, Star Trek etc)in Europe and The States. In essence what looks
: : good on the big screen, more often than not looks distictly
: : unimpressive when given close up or as in this case "hands on"
: : inspection.

: : On the plus side the staff were very friendly and helpful, and I felt
: : quite welcome to browse in the store. I realise the posts on this
: : subject have been overwhelmimgly positive and that without exception
: : other posters seem "thrilled" and "excited" etc with their jackets.
: : Perhaps it was this that threw me, and contributed to the experience
: : being such a let down. The above of course is just my opinion,
: : everyones taste being different etc but I thought I would share
: : my experience regardless.

: : Regards

: : Bob

: I'm very surprised to here about your Indy jacket experience ,but i must tell you i have worn many leather jackets before and nothing compares to the Indiana Jones Jacket. The jacket is more durable than cow hide but pretty much softer and easy as suede. The jacket will last for a very long time and is made of the highest quality lamb skin(i know this because of a leather specialist in the family) and from Westeds testamonials. I have had the jacket myself for some time and the older it gets the better it looks! Nobody can make the Indy jacket better than Wested. I will stand by my word untill other wise. From what i can tell , you were probably expecting a new, hard leather, hard looking jacket. Take care and i hope you change your mind because you really dont know what your missing!
: P.S. i hope the forum backs my statement up!

Don't worry, we will. Ask any satisfied Wested customer and their
testimonies speak volumes about their product!!! Same goes for ANY
authentic Indy item: bullwhip, hat, satchel, boots, etc. Just ask!!!


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