FIVESTAR LEATHER D-1 JACKET

saucerfiend

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I agree with John. Shaun needs to reduce the fleece considerably, to about 1/2 inch in the sleeve an waist ends.This will make it look extremely nice and accurate.

Brian
 

B-Man2

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1/2 inch seems a little too small if we’re talking about the width of the fleece line, and not the height of the fleece. Take a look at an ELC D1 photo. Definitely wider than 1/2 inch. Here’s a Real McCoy D1 . I think you guys will agree the fleece line is wider than 1/2 inch. Just an opinion.


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Here’s an original for comparison
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Thomas Koehle

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Gentlemen,

whilst browsing through this thread with al lot of people giving hints to Shawn how to improve i hope he gets rewarded for his efforts somehow with people ordering his D1.

I'm already pretty hot on one and hope i'm able to order in a couple of weeks - first ned to sort the funding my wife's kinda told me my monthly budget for leatherjackets is done ... :)
 

saucerfiend

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1/2 inch seems a little too small if we’re talking about the width of the fleece line, and not the height of the fleece. Take a look at an ELC D1 photo. Definitely wider than 1/2 inch. Here’s a Real McCoy D1 . I think you guys will agree the fleece line is wider than 1/2 inch. Just an opinion.


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Here’s an original for comparison
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No Burt, I believe 1/2" is best as it IS a Mechanics jacket. Grease and oil on all that fur looks terrible.
THIS looks better: GoodWear Aero D-1
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B-Man2

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Point made Brian.The Good Wear looks awesome.
I was looking specifically at the Real McCoys D-1 as it was mentioned as an example and the fleece is definitely longer than 1/2 inch on that one. And then I found a photo of An original D1 and that also looks longer than 1/2 to me. The bottom line is that Shawn can make it any length you want so it will simply be a matter of choice.
 

John Lever

Moderator
The original d1 I had had very wide arms (huge)and very shorts fleece 6 mm. Turn up on the cuffs and waist was minimal.
I believe mechanics would often work beneath the airframe arms about their heads. The jacket had to be loose and light.
 

Otter

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Daughter's one is on its way and due Monday, I will take some photos of fit on her and a comparison shot with my very old Aero. Working Monday so don't expect photos till Tuesdays
 

Clark J

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Yep John you’re correct on the big arms on the D-1 !! Shawn needs to make his at least half again bigger !! My arms are on the tight side .
 

ButteMT61

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The original d1 I had had very wide arms (huge)and very shorts fleece 6 mm. Turn up on the cuffs and waist was minimal.
I believe mechanics would often work beneath the airframe arms about their heads. The jacket had to be loose and light.
As I've read over the years here...D-1's often were traded with the pilots' B3/B6's, correct? I asked my dad, and he had a D-1 in USAF working on the B-36, but didn't recall any trades. Too bad he never kept any of his mil stuff...
 

ButteMT61

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But back to D-1 and 5-Star. I was having some feelings of not getting numbers right with not just me, but my son. I think it's hard to get into this when it's pressing 100º daily, and personal life is in a toilet...
I'm def getting one, but wanted to give Shawn a break and reset the whole order.

OTOH, I did order a @LunaReplicas Type 2 NASA jacket, and I'm stoked for that! It's still too hot for that but maybe a couple evenings up in the hills will allow me some new jacket fun. :D
 

Smithy

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But back to D-1 and 5-Star. I was having some feelings of not getting numbers right with not just me, but my son. I think it's hard to get into this when it's pressing 100º daily, and personal life is in a toilet...
I'm def getting one, but wanted to give Shawn a break and reset the whole order.

OTOH, I did order a @LunaReplicas Type 2 NASA jacket, and I'm stoked for that! It's still too hot for that but maybe a couple evenings up in the hills will allow me some new jacket fun. :D
Post some pics when it turns up Scott. One thing I don't miss about Melbourne is the 100+ summer days.
 

Clark J

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I would say to anyone until Shawn fixes the three items or at least makes the sleeves at least half as big (just way to tight on the arms !!) I would wait on one !!!!! You will be disappointed !!
 

daw

Active Member
I would say to anyone until Shawn fixes the three items or at least makes the sleeves at least half as big (just way to tight on the arms !!) I would wait on one !!!!! You will be disappointed !!
Are you going to see about sending it back to redo the arms? Is that possible?
 
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