Since I ordered I've thought all sorts of things but, listening to others here, I've stayed optimistic and kept things in perspective. There's no doubt that covid has thrown a spanner in everyones works but that just underlined for me that life isn't a rehearsal and when it eventually turned up I'd be ever the more grateful. And I am. I shall enjoy it though I won't deny I've not had moments of doubt. It's a very nicely made jacket and I agree it's good value.
Here's hoping yours arrives soon. When it arrives don't be afraid to wear the shit out of it. Pre-Pandemic this jackets been slept in on trans Atlantic flights, caught in rain and snow and subjected to bicycle grease.
Ok, nerd alert! A simple thing you can do to upgrade your Platon Dubow (or any repro) is swap out the repro Talon puller for an original. It's easy to do with a pair of needle nose pliers and a little patience. Told ya I was a nerd.