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FIVESTAR LEATHER A2 in horsehide

Garylafortuna

Active Member
Thomas, you are to be commended for blazing the trail with the first horse A-2 from Five Star. Both jackets look terrific and will look more terrific with a little wear. Your ladyfair has a great sense of style. Her jacket reminds me somewhat of the Wonder Woman jacket. Kudos caballero.
 

Shawn Ali

Well-Known Member
Gents here you go:





Sorry for that grumpy face - i came straight out of the airplane when i found the package with the jackets, gone for walk the Dogs and after that took the piccies ...

The hh is very soft and smooth - Quality of craftmanship is 5* Standard - fit is a bit thight around the chest (maybe i need to slow down with those bench-presses) but was ordered by me in this way

i will post some Detail pics this weekend

besides the jacket for me i also ordered one for my wife - same material - A2 also (at least a "wanna be") but heavily converted in the proportions - her jacket came out EXACTLY like expected and she is highly satisfied

if anyone would ask me whether to order or not i'd say: go for it
Dear Mr. Thomas

Many Thanks for such a great and honest review. Any improvement suggestions are highly welcomed.

Shawn
 

Shawn Ali

Well-Known Member
Shawn here we are on the cusp of the A2 forum wish list and not a word from you,no future plans .No prices no pictures of other jackets or comments on what has been said about the jacket Thomas has . Very strange promotion position ,or maybe your very busy ? .What with the LHS front ripple between the sleeve and the body of the 5XL you made .Will it self correct or is it an error in the armhole size relation to the sleeve being bigger ?.

BIP
Hi Dear BIP

First of all I apologies for my absence for few days as we were on EID Holidays and all of our factory staff was off, me also.

That 5XL Jacket was made for a friend, their size requirements were strange, like chest was reduced from regular size 59 inches to 58 inches, and shoulder was increased from 21.7 inches regular size to 23 inches. Customer was strict to their perfect sizing that was not our recommended size, So when we do these pattern adjustments little difference's cant change the garment look but huge difference may change its appearance. I admit, But that's totally custom one

Shawn
 

Thomas Koehle

Well-Known Member
Gents,

since i thought that horsehide maybe Looks a bit too smooth i followed the advice of a fellow Forum-member and tossed the HH-A2 into the garment-dryer together with 3 tennis-balls.

I choose for the 30 minutes Programm / 30° Celsius and this is how the jacket came out afterwards.





the graining popped out pretty nice and the leather much more shows it's character than before

still i really like what i got from Shawn and his pals in Paki
 

Shawn Ali

Well-Known Member
Gents,

since i thought that horsehide maybe Looks a bit too smooth i followed the advice of a fellow Forum-member and tossed the HH-A2 into the garment-dryer together with 3 tennis-balls.

I choose for the 30 minutes Programm / 30° Celsius and this is how the jacket came out afterwards.





the graining popped out pretty nice and the leather much more shows it's character than before

still i really like what i got from Shawn and his pals in Paki
Very Nice Idea, We do that in Tumbling using this Tumble Machine with at least 40 jackets per chamber with at least 50-55 degree temperature...
TUMBLING AND mILLING copy.JPG


However I am also inspired by your great idea.. :)

Shawn
 
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