FIVESTAR LEATHER D-1 JACKET

Clark J

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Massive in the belly !! No if you look at the pic of the gen posted late in this thread you can see how big the sleeves are . Mine are more like an A-2 . Just to tight any way you slice it !
 

Otter

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Got it ! First impressions are very good, nice fleece, good workmanship, nice tapes.
Fits her well, arms are s little slim but so are here. Collar is great, shoulder fit is a little go y, but that is the style, I dare say it will mould down, looks like it is supported by the tapes at the moment.
No photos yet as it is raining.
 

busdrivermike

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It would be interesting to see a comparison between the fivestar D1 and noble house D1
As they are both in the same $700 price range when converted to the Canadian dollar
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ButteMT61

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I was not sold on getting a US repo jacket from overseas TBH. However, seeing how hard Shawn has worked here with folks, taking criticisms to heart and never appearing dejected or attacked, but rather trying to learn and do better. It surely won't come out like a GW or other top maker for a while, but you have to admire his sticking with it and making constant improvements, sans any attitude we've seen from plenty of other makers over the years.
I'm still getting one - and one for me son - just letting things settle a little.
 

Smithy

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I'd take a 5 Star over one of those Noble House "things" any day of the week.

I'm just waiting for Shawn to get hold of/or do a different accurate A-2 from the Doniger - I just can't live with that damned collar.

Shawn if you're reading, a Rough Wear, Dubow, Perry or United Sheeplined please!
 

mulceber

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Psst, Smithy, there are some nice people here who own Noble House jackets and are fond of them, even if they acknowledge they aren’t accurate. ;)

But yeah, Five Star over Noble House any day. And I’m also waiting excitedly to see what the new A-2 contracts look like.
 

Smithy

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Psst, Smithy, there are some nice people here who own Noble House jackets and are fond of them, even if they acknowledge they aren’t accurate. ;)

But yeah, Five Star over Noble House any day. And I’m also waiting excitedly to see what the new A-2 contracts look like.
Jan, one of the most exciting things is what happens with your US A-2 measurements you sent to Shawn.

I'm seriously excited, I decided I couldn't do a Doniger but if there's an fairly accurate US that pops up I'm in.
 

Clark J

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I was not sold on getting a US repo jacket from overseas TBH. However, seeing how hard Shawn has worked here with folks, taking criticisms to heart and never appearing dejected or attacked, but rather trying to learn and do better. It surely won't come out like a GW or other top maker for a while, but you have to admire his sticking with it and making constant improvements, sans any attitude we've seen from plenty of other makers over the years.
I'm still getting one - and one for me son - just letting things settle a little.
I haven't read all the posts but I don't think Shawn has ever been criticized truly maybe an overzealous recommendation from a jacket geek or two. It's hard to see what you think is a great jacket (D-1) and thinking after you see the new pictures that for the price it's worth pulling trigger on ,, and figure he's done his homework using an original to go off. But when it arrives the sleeves of all things are way to tubular ! The QC pics he sent looked great and it is a great jacket and the body fit is perfect and that's usually where the top makers stumble..usually to short on the zip(correct but to short for non coverall wear people).It's just real deflating.Like I hope if he makes the sleeves bigger it will be perfect . Sorry for the ramble but....
 

mulceber

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Jan, one of the most exciting things is what happens with your US A-2 measurements you sent to Shawn.

I'm seriously excited, I decided I couldn't do a Doniger but if there's an fairly accurate US that pops up I'm in.
I really hope those two contracts turn out amazing and Shawn sells a ton of them. I probably won't be buying, since I own the originals, and frankly my A-2 collection is ballooning out of control o_O but the shearling's another story: there's the mixed batch B-3, and the B-6 he has in the works, and maybe an all-seal B-3 and a D-1 as well!
 

mulceber

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Clark, have you talked to Shawn about this? From every experience I've had with or heard about him, it seems like he'll make this right. Worst case scenario, you could send it back and have the sleeves replaced.
 
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