At Fivestar you get the jacket made to measure, at Noble House you don't.
Jan, one of the most exciting things is what happens with your US A-2 measurements you sent to Shawn.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.
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....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 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 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!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.