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FIVESTAR LEATHER A2 JACKET

Shawn Ali

Well-Known Member
Hi Shawn It looks great the jacket ,the jacket is a very big one I do not think I have seen a 5XL A2 before .

Rgds BIP
Infact This jacket was cut from a 6XL pattern, and labeled as 5XL, I found very larger skins from hundreds to cut this special jacket, for a very nice friend.

Shawn
 

Juanito

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I like it, a lot, but the incorrect stitching on the zipper pulls would make me hesitate. It is like a single stitched epaulet, it just doesn't look right if it is truly trying to copy an A-2.

Get a couple of these details right and I am a buyer.
 
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Shawn Ali

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I like it, a lot, but the incorrect stitching on the zipper pulls would make me hesitate. It is like a single stitched epaulet, it just doesn't look right if it is truly trying to copy an A-2.

Get a couple of these details right and I am a buyer.
Send me your email, I have huge customization offers lists which I can send you in PDF attachment, You can design your own jacket the way you would like to see this.

Shawn
 

Dario G.

New Member
Hi everyone, here is the first A2 horsehide jacket that Shawn sent me. I personally find it exceptional, maybe the shoulders are a little square, but in time they will be done. I also ordered two inside pockets because for me they are more practical. The skin is good and very soft. The price is reasonable. Sawn did a good job as the first horsehide jacket, congratulations.
 

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Shawn Ali

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Hi everyone, here is the first A2 horsehide jacket that Shawn sent me. I personally find it exceptional, maybe the shoulders are a little square, but in time they will be done. I also ordered two inside pockets because for me they are more practical. The skin is good and very soft. The price is reasonable. Sawn did a good job as the first horsehide jacket, congratulations.
Hi Dear Dario,

Like always its honor to work with you. Many Thanks for your honest review. Enjoy with your jacket

Shawn
 

Shawn Ali

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Hi Every One

As I Informed earlier I was working on "'Doniger" A-2 Jacket, I just made its first copy and I am going to improve this in my second sample, I am sharing its images any input or suggestions from members will be highly appreciated and helpful
 

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fongman

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The jacket is nice, and below is my opinion to improve the jacket.

1. push the seam a little bit close to the edges.
2. use golden yellow size tag rather than silver one.
3. the most important, is the thread...Heavy duty thread should be used to make it stronger (look stronger as well).
Copy from Aero leather:
Thread. We use a heavy duty cotton thread with a poly core for extra strength. Forty years of restoring vintage jackets have shown us that the weakest point is invariably the rotting pure cotton thread. We also use a heavy duty spear point leather needle to sew our jackets. The shape of the needle point prevents fraying and thread breakages during make up and later during wear. A thinner needle and cotton thread is perfectly OK in lighter weight leathers, but using this combination in our heavy leathers gives a far higher risk of broken needles and broken thread during make up. Although this is easy to repair invisibly it can leave a hidden weak spot.
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The Epaulet, the cross should extend to the outer line. 1 is your current epaulet seam, and it should be the second one.
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And Covered collar snap back
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Brettafett

Well-Known Member
Looking good Shawn... Nice work so far.
Adding to the above...The epaulets should be slightly back of centre. Pockets are definitely improved.
Does it have inset sleeves?
Make sure you get the join and stitching right at the back of the collar.
Have a look at Goodwear's website and compare with your jacket... Especially the stitching and seams.
This is a great resource and will help fine-tune your jacket!
If I could slap you on the back well-done! I would. Keep going, you're making a great jacket.
 
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