FIVESTAR LEATHER A1 JACKET

Discussion in 'Reproduction manufacturers' started by Shawn Ali, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Well-Known Member

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    We now have to supply Shawn with the details of the D1 ,he will need to see every little part of the jacket ,seams close ups of the pockets and zips ,collar straps etc etc . Then he can present us with his best effort and something you can be happy to own .So lets get posting the details as I want a D1 too .

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  2. Shawn Ali

    Shawn Ali Well-Known Member

    Yes As much as I am cleared about the specs I will make an exact Prototype Please Find some of my Sheep Shearling Double Face Leather Jackets but these are in Fashion


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  3. Shawn Ali

    Shawn Ali Well-Known Member

    Shearling Coat
     

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  4. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Shawn
    The shearling in the top photo looks to be the right color and looks like the right length for a D-1. Or a B-6.
     
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  5. Pilot

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    Nice jacket for a cold winter night after the X-Mas Night Service for a freezing Madame...but please kindly define what it should be? a WW2 Irvin Jacket ...or?...I am trainable...?.
    Please assit.
    Thx.
     
  6. ties70

    ties70 Well-Known Member

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    Pilot,

    In his last sentence Shawn mentioned that these jackets are from FiveStar's fashion department. He has show them just to demonstrate FiveStar's "shearling expertise" ... I least hope that this was the case .

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  7. Technonut2112

    Technonut2112 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly as I took it as well... :)
     
  8. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Hi , apologies..if I missed the fashion part of it...since my last DD and BK jackets experiences, my sense of fashion or perception as fashion jackets...has been a bit desorientated...apologies to all...
     
  9. Shawn Ali

    Shawn Ali Well-Known Member

    Yes absolutely.. Its just to show my fashion tasks.. But now I will use my expertise in D1 too :)

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  10. Shawn Ali

    Shawn Ali Well-Known Member

    Yes I am trying checking the shearlings availabilty otherwise I will import

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  11. Shawn Ali

    Shawn Ali Well-Known Member

    Hi Everyone,
    Please find below the attached images of the Real Australian Sheep Shearling Leather for D-1 which is available.. This Shearling has a hair length of 0.8-0.9mm You can confirm me if like to proceed with this
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  12. ties70

    ties70 Well-Known Member

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    Shawn,

    you mean 0.8 - 0.9 cm, right? This seems to be in the thickness range that original D-1 jackets were made in.

    The outside of the hide does look quite similar to the one in MeachumLake's post here https://www.vintageleatherjackets.org/threads/fivestar-leather-a1-jacket.21668/page-3#post-219500

    It is hard to tell by the picture quality and the lighting in your factory.
    Same goes for the "hairy side". Most guys here would probably like a more "creamy off-white", light tan hair colour...your hides look really white.

    But as I said, maybe it's just the photos.

    And keep in mind:

    - We are talking about a prototype here!
    - So, I would just take the shown leather and try to come up with your first FiveStar D-1 version.
    - Don't expect that jacket to be perfect from the start...take the feedback you will get here for that first jacket, correct the pattern if necessary, worry about the leather later

    Can some other guys please chime in? I am no expert in the D-1 jacket at all...I would just like to wear one :)

    Best regards,

    Ties
     
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  13. Shawn Ali

    Shawn Ali Well-Known Member

    Dear @ties70

    Thanks for your valuable comments, Its inner side is Beige, Outer shell colour is Brown tone, Yes I know its first prototype but I will try my best to achieve the optimum results

    Thanks for suggestions once again

    Shawn
     
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  14. ties70

    ties70 Well-Known Member

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    Come on, guys!

    I would assume that Shawn needs more input than just mine...

    Best regards,

    Ties
     
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  15. MeachamLake

    MeachamLake Well-Known Member

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  16. MeachamLake

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  17. MeachamLake

    MeachamLake Well-Known Member

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    @Shawn Ali quick mockup of a D-1 size tag for you...

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  18. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Nice work Dom!
     
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  19. Greg Gale

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    @Shawn Ali I remain a silent observer as I have little idea about what a D-1 should look like, but I'm following this thread with admiration. Best of luck with it!
     
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  20. Obscurator

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    I have an Eastman D-1.

    The big difference between the Eastman and the RMC is that the former has one vertical back seam (i.e. 2 piece back), whilst the RMC has vertical and horizontal back seams (4 piece).

    I'm not sure whether one or both is/are true to the original, so I'm going to look through the photos of the time. Only problem is that all so far show fronts and not backs.

    Edit:
    B24 "Exterminator" at Hardwick - it seems D-1's came in both variations.

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