Ish on the leather B-10...Just keep it original.
One of the other fun things about 5 Star is that at the prices they are charging, the average punter can once again afford to buy a few jackets and play around with different ones like it was a decade and a half ago or so in the repro market. Of late, because a lot of crowds have shot their prices up astronomically a lot of people haven't been able to afford to do that.Shawn and team seem to be doing some excellent work at prices that are just unmatchable. His jackets seem to look better with wear like the recent A-1 postings. These aren't high-end maker jackets but after some wear, they seem to be looking pretty dark good and at 1/4 to 1/6 the price of the high-enders, sure changes the playing field.
If it means being able to get sizes larger than a 44, and getting them made-to-order, I'm all for it. I've been shopping around for an N-2 and I've been frustrating at both the lack of size and the lack of stock (in the color I want) from pretty much all the "budget" manufacturers at this time.Does he want to defeat Bronson and Dong?
As long as it's properly advertised as fleece and not apalca, so people know what they are actually getting, I don't see a downside.Which brought me to the idea, if there might be a demand for a fleece-lined B-10?
The fleece-lined tankers from ATF seem to be getting good reviews....
Yes but, I think Shawn’s way is more fair.The prices do go up as sizes do but its an edge some other makers struggle with.
As a size 48 to 50 I can really appreciate five star prices, I’m mailing off a jacket to reproduced in my size this weekYes but, I think Shawn’s way is more fair.
Bill Kelso: 34 = £770, 36 = £770, 38 = £770, 40 = £770, 42 = £770, 44 = £770, 46 = £770, 48 = £770, 50 = £870
Five Star : 34 = £165, 36 = £170, 38 = £175, 40 = £180, 42 = £190, 44 = £200, 46 = £210, 48 = £220, 50 = £225
The point is not to blame BK, it's an example, because, I ask them for a 50.
I understand the argument that a 50 uses twice as much leather as a 36. But why the 34 and the 48 are the same price, and the 50 has to pay a high price.