Not all sections of hides have the exact same thickness. Some hides are a bit thinner than others, and the tanning process contributes to that as well. We had that issue here a while back with another member, who purchased a new jacket but I don't think it was a 5 Star Jacket. Oddly enough there are original WWII jackets that were made with mismatched hides due to wartime shortages and are similar to your jacket with thicker and thinner hides on the same jacket. I cant remember anyone ever having a problem with one of these jackets, but you have to be happy with the jacket so its your decision as to what you'd like to do with it.Thank you. I will definitely! I've only worn it to take photos today and its been hot here today for a change, so it's been hanging in the wardrobe.. Not on a wooden hanger I hasten to add. Seems that's not a good thing from what I've read on some posts here?
One question.. The leather seems pretty good quality for a reasonably priced horsehide jacket, but a large area of the left corner on the back seems a lot thinner and almost stretched and plasticy? Should I be worried or is that normal? I'd hate for it to tear. I realise there are variations in hides, but it's definitely noticeably thinner. I'll try get some photos tomorrow.