Just as an update, I did receive a reply from Platon in March, with an estimated ship date in April. Unfortunately, there were further delays, and was told it was hoped my order would ship in May, and to chase the first week of May for an update. I’ve sent three emails in May, and not received a reply to any of them - I’m assuming a May dispatch date is still unlikely.I understand this and appreciate everyone’s input. I think it’s reasonable that after sending payment almost 8 weeks ago, and asking numerous times for confirmation of the order, to expect at least a brief response - for all I know the business may no longer be in operation, there may be significant delays due to material shortages and so on - it would just be helpful to have acknowledgement of my order from Platon, as at the moment all I have is a PayPal receipt confirming my payment.
Nice one Grant, that's very like the shoulder and epaulet wear you see on originals (at least those worn in single seaters) from parachute and seat harness use. There's a few at the museum here - all worn in fighters - and the parachute and seat harness wear is very noticeable in those areas.Yep, I don't treat them very well. The top coat finish seems quite robust, but starts to give way in areas that get a ton of abrasion. For me that's the outer sleeve and shoulder/epaulet area where I'm constantly putting on/removing a backpack.
Go on, you know you want to, after all it's only money!Boy I just keep coming back again and again to this thread and looking at the pics above of Grant's russet Dubow.
This isn't looking good for my recent "I'm not buying anymore jackets until I wear seven shades of the brown stuff out of what I already have" resolution...