questions concerning the wested jacket...

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Posted by HF605 from on November 11, 1998 at 10:38:16:

In Reply to: THE QUEST OF INDIANA JONES COSTUME IN LONDON posted by Azuma on November 11, 1998 at 08:45:35:


: Hello:

: I went to London to search Indy's stuffs for 5 days between 30th Oct to 3rd Nov with my wested Indy jacket. It took me almost 20 hours to fly from Taipei to KL then transfer to London and spent me US$2000 for this trip. I did visit some store from the Indy supplier list which we can find in Indy diggs site and checked the Indy wax portrait figure. Actually I measured the costume of the wax very carefully and I don't think that is the original costume from movie, the jacket is made of cowhide(my opinion) and some slight difference between the one we got from Wested also the hat does not come from H.J. hatter. But I am not sure where did get the shirt and pants. The shirt is almost the same from movie, it got 1 and 1/2" pleats on each side through the pocket, but the buttons aren't match the one in the movie. the leather belt seems from "Raiders", but without whip holder. MK VII bag is in the color of dark olive(not the British issue) and the one inch leather strap which linked to bag with some slim rope and with no buckle on it so not adjustable. Military belt is in sand color with used buckle. Shoes could be the same one but shape is kind of strange.

: After long waiting for Chris info about weathered jacket, I decided to go to Wested by myself. I got there on 2nd Nov around 4:30PM, unfortunately I missed Mr.. Botwright there, but I met other staffs there. Jerry knows a lot of jacket details and gave me some of info about it who also showed me how they work on the jackets. Doris is the original tailor who did the jacket for Ford, she is really nice lady. And I did see the pre-weathered jacket. If you plan to buy the pre-weathered jacket, I would suggest you not to buy it. But you could buy the cowhide one, it maybe a little heavy but easy to be weathered by our own.

Wait, you mean that the pre-weathered jacket, in lamb skin leather, isn't good looking? I would like to know some more details on this because I plan to order on soon. Is the normal one very good looking? If anyone can answer these questions please do so. I would love the input.

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