Posted by Stephen from pve-pm3-1-35.harborcom.net on April 27, 1998 at 05:08:49:
In Reply to: Re: Wested jacket lining posted by Dale Dassel on April 23, 1998 at 22:46:44:
: : : : : : : : can one of you guys help me on one of the posts i left on the wested leather question please?? if any one could help its you guys!!!
: : : : : : : : thanks,
: : : : : : : : EBO
: : : : : : : If you're referring to your post of the 20th, the size you're getting sounds correct to me. I just ordered a size 44, and am 6 ft 1 1/2 in myself, and the jacket I received fits me so well it's scarey. I received the jacket with cotton lining, but because I specifically requested this type, since living here in the south, a silk lining is not all that comfortable, where the cotton breathes. Sounds to me like you're on the right track. One thing I haven't really figured out from the posts is the discussions of the Raiders or LC jacket. I don't recall the LC jacket actually being offered for sale, though I imagine Peter will sell anything you request. I never actually spoke to anyone there, but did all my direct contact via email. Anyway, I believe you're ok size wise regarding your coat. Regards. Michaelson
: : : : : : Hey Michaelson, by any chance do you remember which lining was
: : : : : : in which movie. I recall that there were two linings: cotton or silk,
: : : : : : but I'm not sure which one was the one for Raiders. I asked for the
: : : : : : Raiders lining and I got cotton. Silk is that slick, shiny stuff, right?
: : : : : : Well, not that it matters- I'm totally happy with my jacket. And I
: : : : : : should be getting my Wested certificate and business card in the mail
: : : : : : any day now.
: : : : : : -Dale
: : : : : Dale, I think the silk lining was used in Raiders while the cotton
: : : : : lining was used in ToD and LC. However I'm not quite sure about that.
: : : : : I have cotton lining in mine and I'd say it's really better. Like
: : : : : Michaelson already said silk is not that good when it's hot. Maybe
: : : : : they changed the lining in ToD because it wasn't comfortable enough.
: : : : : Btw, I recently contacted Mr. Botwright because I didn't recieve a
: : : : : certificate with my jacket. Hope I'll get it soon...
: : : : : Regards,
: : : : : -Max
: : : : I agree with Max. I have owned silk lined coats before. They are WONDERFUL coats, but mainly up north for cool weather. Regards. Michaelson
: : : Thanks guys!!! So I guess I got the better, "breathable" lining.
: : : Of course it is sort of difficult to get the jacket on over my Indy shirt
: : : because they're both cotton and they grab each other. I have to pinch
: : : the sleeve in my hand when I put my arm into the jacket sleeves or it
: : : will just slide up my arm. It's a pain, but they sure look good when
: : : they're on. I mean it- this shirt is about as close as you can get!!!
: : : -Dale
: : I raised the point in an earlier post that I cannot tell there is
: : any differnece in the linings between movies. Peter's post in
: : X Marks the Spot says he is using the original specs and my jacket
: : lining, like everyone else who has posted, is cotton. Can anyone
: : tell me where they saw a silk lining? My suspicion is the silk
: : lining is a rumor. What say ye?
: : Stephen
: I have heard with mine own ears from Botwright of Wested that
: ye may have ye choice of linings: cotton or silk. Ye may not be deceived
: by the maker of jackets...
: -Sir Dale
I do not doubt what Peter told you... that you can *order* the jacket
with a silk or cotton lining... it just doesn't look like a silk
lining in Raiders. I took a close look at Raiders last night and came
to the conclusion that the lining appears more likely cotton than silk.
While the are not many scenes in which you get a good look at the
in the daylight, you do catch a pretty good glimpse of the lining
while Indy is driving the truck with the ark inside. There are two
shots near the end of the chase sequence where you see a closeup of
Indy driving and the material (though not definitively) looks like
cotton (it doesn't appear to have any shine to it and looks a little
course, not smooth as would silk). Just my perception... maybe others
see it differently.
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