What was done with the 'Raiders' Jacket?

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Posted by Max Schulte from proxy1.cityweb.de on May 31, 1998 at 06:49:33:

OK, I have my Wested jacket now for quite a while but there are still some things that I'm unsure about concerning the authencity:

1. In Raiders the jacket is really dark brown, nearly black. However, the jacket that is currently made at Wested is brown and in bright daylight you can see that it is lighter than the jacket used in the movie.

2. The jacket made by Wested nowadays has a nice brass zipper but the 'original' zipper appears to be silver.

3. The adjustable leather straps at the sides seem to be different as well. The Wested I have has these brass D-rings. However, in the truck scenes in 'Raiders' the leather straps look quite strange. Maybe there was some kind of buckle attached to the jacket or the straps were adjusted in an unusual way. You have a good view when Indy is hanging on the hood of the truck shortly before he slides under it and is dragged behind it.

Has anyone answers to these questions? I'd appreciate any help...


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