Sure sure ... cheap ...low cost rules it all...
I think that Five Stars overshadowed AVI in this segment, making jackets similar to Morten's jackets first, then quickly improving them and providing quick feedback and good service and low price.For those interested... Out of curiosity, I emailed AVI (Morten) a week or so ago about any updates, Perry etc... They've been quiet.
Just received a brief reply to the effect of, "Yes, we are still working on it". They want to take their jackets up a notch, and are looking to China to reproduce their originals. First up is a horsehide version of the Bronco, and possibly reproducing their original M422a also. Have a test version of the Bronco being made-up and depending how that turns out, will go from there.
Based on what I've seen online, the Chinese repros look pretty good, never seen one in person though. What do you gents think? Could be good, no?
I think Dmitry hit the nail on the head that 5 Star have probably overtaken AVI now in this price bracket but in fairness to AVI, the leather on my goatskin Bronco is absolutely nothing like the goatskin on a G-1 either in look nor feel.The Bronco jacket he has for sale has been improved a few times but is still way off the mark for someone who copied an original . The leather looks so much like a G1 jacket and is the wrong color
Yes, exactly Tim. My jacket is the first AVI's Bronco version. After zipper replaced, a pretty good jacket for the money. Leather and colour not as on G-1 jackets.My AVI Bronco is nowhere near the colour of a G-1. I got my one in their seal which is actually a mid chocolate brown and very like you see on originals. In terms of grain and finish it's not like what you get on a G-1.
Like I said earlier, maybe they've changed but my Bronco isn't like what you're describing especially this idea of leather similarity to a G-1. I'm pretty sure Dmitry's Bronco which is a similar vintage to mine is also unlike this as well so maybe it's their newer jackets which display this.
I think yours and mine are made from the same leather Dmitry as mine looks to be exactly the same shade of chocolate brown as yours.Yes, exactly Tim. My jacket is the first AVI's Bronco version. After zipper replaced, a pretty good jacket for the money. Leather and colour not as on G-1 jackets.
Thanks.Yes, you are probably right. This pic from last year. Moreover, I have a project for patching it, before I had no time for it, maybe now I'll have it.I think yours and mine are made from the same leather Dmitry as mine looks to be exactly the same shade of chocolate brown as yours.
Looks great my friend, you should wear it more often!