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New 37J1 Model - The "Tophatter's Jacket" - 37J1 Pre-contract Test Jacket

Skyhawk

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Wow, very nice! Are you producing these now? If so, how long will a custom sizing take?

Brian
Thanks! Yes we are making these now. It should be up on the site today. We are speeding through our queue now so it would not be too long of a wait. It shouldn't be more than 10 weeks or so. I can give more specifics at the time the order is placed.
 

Skyhawk

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Your best work yet ,which country are these made in .

Jeff
Thanks!
Our jackets are made in the USA, India, and Pakistan. Although the India and Pakistan jackets are made with 100% imported parts, so it is really only the assembly that is happening there. The designs are all done by me. All jackets are sent to us in Portland Oregon for final quality checks and finishing work. No jacket leaves us and goes out to the customer until it has been fully inspected.

Regards,
Jay
 

Skyhawk

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Which tannery does the capeskin for you? It looks historically accurate.
Thanks B! It was hard to track down but well worth it.
I can tell you that our Capeskin is from South Africa but I cannot release the name of the tanner. It is not a well known tanner and I doubt that you would be familiar with them.

Capeskin is very hard to find. 99% of the tanneries you ask will think you are talking about regular Sheepskin. I have had countless hopes dashed by tanners who say they have Capeskin, but when further investigation is done, it is actually Sheepskin they are talking about. Capeskin is not a popular leather outside of our little reproduction industry. It is definitely not a mainstream fashion material.
 

Skyhawk

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Very 'Secret Squirrel'... I like it..
:cool:

Pretty standard practice. I don't recall any maker stating which tannery they get their Capeskin from.

Needle in the haystack type of situation here......

I Was just talking about Atom Ant like 3 days ago! Remember the Atom Ant & secret Squirrel show anyone? :D

-Jay
 

Skyhawk

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Any luck on finding someone to paint the high hat on the jacket ,and doing a run like ELC does .

Jeff
Yes I have a few options. Being USA based is a necessity. Right now I am working with an experienced artist who is making up a sample for me. The hide has been tested for colorfastness and it will be just fine to paint on. Now I am sending larger pieces of Capeskin to make up a sample. I will pot photos when it's done.
 

bseal

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Yes I have a few options. Being USA based is a necessity. Right now I am working with an experienced artist who is making up a sample for me. The hide has been tested for colorfastness and it will be just fine to paint on. Now I am sending larger pieces of Capeskin to make up a sample. I will pot photos when it's done.
This would be a nice option on the left shoulder.
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Skyhawk

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This would be a nice option on the left shoulder.
Yes maybe a leather embossed version..... It would be only for my personal jacket though because apparently I am now the Secret Squirrel.....I am the squirrel...Coo Coo Ka Choo.

Now where are those nuts....never mind... found them!
:D
 

Skyhawk

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The actual jacket went off to the customer. It was not my size so a fit pick would have been bad. I can tell you though he was excited. He has my other 37J1 as well. He is no stranger to high end jackets and he called it "Superb" so that is a great sign.
- Jay
 

B-Man2

Well-Known Member
Hi Dimitry!
That looks to be a 37J1 with the pockets sewn on the outside of the jacket.
The Top Hat jacket has the pockets internal to the jacket with the pocket flaps covering the pocket slits
 
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