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FIVESTAR LEATHER A2 JACKET

Shawn Ali

Well-Known Member
Its difficult to comment on just seeing a small fold of leather to how it will play out .I am sure you will be going ahead with making a jacket ,then we can see the different panels and get a bigger picture . You might try making up a jacket with no liner or zip and stick it in the washing machine and the dryer to see how the leather grains up . Then then put the lining in afterwards and fit the zip this way the zipper will not get wavy .Did you ever get your hands on an original A2 Shawn ? , I am looking forward to see what this A2 comes out like.

BIP
Thanks for your great analysis and advice.. I will try to do accordingly, I have big milling machines in my factory I will check you before and after milling.

I am also working to catch some original A-2's will have them soon.

Best Regards

Shawn
 

Bombing IP

Well-Known Member
Thanks for your great analysis and advice.. I will try to do accordingly, I have big milling machines in my factory I will check you before and after milling.

I am also working to catch some original A-2's will have them soon.

Best Regards

Shawn
A milling machine is not one that puts fake grain on the leather I hope .I was talking about a washing machine ?

BIP
 

ties70

Well-Known Member
A milling machine is not one that puts fake grain on the leather I hope .I was talking about a washing machine ?

BIP
Hey BIP,

The leather is put into large rotating drums, comparable to a large clothes dryer just with the absence of air and heat. Through the soft falling action the natural fine lines in the leather are intensified.

I bet there are more sophisticated machines than this but you get the idea:


Best regrads,

Ties
 

Hdulaysc

New Member
I’m working with Shawn on an A2. The size chart he provided shows that my size chest 40 falls in the XXS/36 range? Is that usual? This will be my first purchase from him.
 
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