FIVESTAR LEATHER G1 JACKET

ausreenactor

Well-Known Member
Probably tied to him sourcing an original to replicate. Irvin looks like the next project... be patient. The new jackets are coming tick and fast.
 
I have returned from being absent for three years. If you go back to Nov. 2018 and read about me buying a G1 flight jacket from Five Star and the problems I had with a horrible odor that came with the jacket that Five Star shipped. So here is an update on what has happen these past three years. I hung the GI. Spec. 55J14. Model. L.W. Foster Mfg. in the garage back in Dec. 2018. I let the summer heat and cold winters month try to release the odor. I read where Coconut Oil will make the leather soft and remove body odor. So, I bought a jar from Walmart and applied a good dose on the jacket. It appears that 50% of the odor went away. That was in September of this year. I applied another dose this past week and again what was left of the odor has completely gone from the jacket. So, it appears now that I finally can wear the GI out in public.

Just wanted to inform the members here of what happen since 2018. I have been wearing the jacket around the home here, getting it to adjust top my old body, as I turned 92 in October. Also, if Shawn Ali is reading this. I might sell this one he made and buy another one from him, only in size 47-48. The sleaves on this one is about 1" too long.
 
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London Cabbie

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I have returned from being absent for three years. If you go back to Nov. 2018 and read about me buying a G1 flight jacket from Five Star and the problems I had with a horrible odor that came with the jacket that Five Star shipped. So here is an update on what has happen these past three years. I hung the GI. Spec. 55J14. Model. L.W. Foster Mfg. in the garage back in Dec. 2018. I let the summer heat and cold winters month try to release the odor. I read where Coconut Oil will make the leather soft and remove body odor. So, I bought a jar from Walmart and applied a good dose on the jacket. It appears that 50% of the odor went away. That was in September of this year. I applied another dose this past week and again what was left of the odor has completely gone from the jacket. So, it appears now that I finally can wear the GI out in public.

Just wanted to inform the members here of what happen since 2018. I have been wearing the jacket around the home here, getting it to adjust top my old body, as I turned 92 in October. Also, if Shawn Ali is reading this. I might sell this one he made and buy another one from him, only in size 47-48. The sleaves on this one is about 1" too long.
92, we salute you. Sir can you do some fitted pictures..?
 

ausreenactor

Well-Known Member
I have returned from being absent for three years. If you go back to Nov. 2018 and read about me buying a G1 flight jacket from Five Star and the problems I had with a horrible odor that came with the jacket that Five Star shipped. So here is an update on what has happen these past three years. I hung the GI. Spec. 55J14. Model. L.W. Foster Mfg. in the garage back in Dec. 2018. I let the summer heat and cold winters month try to release the odor. I read where Coconut Oil will make the leather soft and remove body odor. So, I bought a jar from Walmart and applied a good dose on the jacket. It appears that 50% of the odor went away. That was in September of this year. I applied another dose this past week and again what was left of the odor has completely gone from the jacket. So, it appears now that I finally can wear the GI out in public.

Just wanted to inform the members here of what happen since 2018. I have been wearing the jacket around the home here, getting it to adjust top my old body, as I turned 92 in October. Also, if Shawn Ali is reading this. I might sell this one he made and buy another one from him, only in size 47-48. The sleaves on this one is about 1" too long.
Welcome back! And you are 'killing tech' at 92 Sir!

Let us know what you think of the new jacket!
 

Dirty L

New Member
Is 5star G-1 tight fit or relax fit?
My tragical measurements are h180cm, w91kg, chest 113cm and I really can not says if it is size 46 or 48.

Edit: Size 48 ordered
 
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Otter

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Mine is a couple of years old and is my go to jacket for spring summer and autumn. I don't have to worry if I scuff it or get something on it which would kill me if it was an Eastman.
 

Enigma1938

Well-Known Member
Mine is a couple of years old and is my go to jacket for spring summer and autumn. I don't have to worry if I scuff it or get something on it which would kill me if it was an Eastman.
So you would never breaking a eastman in properly or develop the desired patina....
 

Otter

Well-Known Member
If if cost £500, maybe, but at £1000 or close to as Uss now not as an everyday beater.
 

Dirty L

New Member
Is 5star G-1 tight fit or relax fit?
My tragical measurements are h180cm, w91kg, chest 113cm and I really can not says if it is size 46 or 48.

Edit: Size 48 ordered
How long does it take from order to delivery?
Its been a week after payment and no updates(still unfulfilled) or tracking code.
 

mulceber

Well-Known Member
How long does it take from order to delivery?
Its been a week after payment and no updates(still unfulfilled) or tracking code.
Five Star is lightning fast, which means it will still be a minimum of 2-3 weeks from ordering to delivery.

If you haven't heard anything at all from Shawn, that's slightly disconcerting, but I'd still rest easy. If you haven't heard from Shawn or received a jacket in about 2 weeks, then you can send him another message, but in the meantime, try and divert yourself with other things. Your jacket will arrive.
 

Dirty L

New Member
Five Star is lightning fast, which means it will still be a minimum of 2-3 weeks from ordering to delivery.

If you haven't heard anything at all from Shawn, that's slightly disconcerting, but I'd still rest easy. If you haven't heard from Shawn or received a jacket in about 2 weeks, then you can send him another message, but in the meantime, try and divert yourself with other things. Your jacket will arrive.
But I DONT wanna wait;)
 
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