BlueSorry Thomas, I might have overreacted!
I've reported the above posts of mine to the mods to be deleted or edited because I don't have the permissions to do so myself.
Hi Dear Mr. @MrBlue@Shawn Ali
I had a close look at the photos of your 1939 Werber Sportswear Contract A2 in this thread:
I’ve been hovering here for quite some time, I love my Aero’s and my schotts but bloody hell how much? Just ordering a new Werber Sportswear from Shawn at Fivestar, what an incredibly accommodating gentleman he is too, discussed leather, lining and thread options, can’t wait for the finished result.www.vintageleatherjackets.org
I noticed some differences between your 1939 Werber and the Goodwear 1939 Werber. Please find photos and explanations of the differences below:
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First issue is that the collar stand itself is too thick. I am sure you will be using a different fastener, but the thickness of the collar stand itself appears too thick to me.
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Second issue is that in your Werber, the epaulettes are not visible at all from behind. In the Goodwear, they are slightly visible.
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You can also see this in this image. In your Werber, the collar stand sits in front of the shoulder. In Goodwear's, it sits at the top of the shoulder. For the Goodwear:
As the epaulette moves from the shoulder to the neck, it goes further forward. So, the shoulder side of the epaulette is further back, on top of the shoulder, but the neck side of the epaulette is further forward.
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Next issue is on the epaulettes themselves. Notice that Goodwear's does not have stitches in those locations. Yours also look a little thicker although I am not sure.
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Next issue is the pocket flaps. Your pocket flaps are the same width as the pockets - Goodwear's pocket flaps are a little wider. Suggest you make your pockets a little more narrow because Goodwear's look smaller. Also notice the bottom of the pocket flap is rounder on Goodwear's.
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Last issue is the back - yours looks too baggy to me. Too much leather? Too long? I don't know, but it doesn't look right.
Hope you find something useful in my post! If you fix these issues I may purchase a Werber from you!
Great idea Burt; I'm on it!can I suggest that you take a bunch of close up photos of the different sections of your jacket and save them . Then mark your calendar and a year from now, take the same photos again and post a one year before and after review of how the jacket looks with one year of wear.