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View Poll Results: What Indy jacket do you own?
Wested 33 54.10%
Todd's Costumes 11 18.03%
Steele and Jones 4 6.56%
Bill Kelso 0 0%
Other (post about it below) 13 21.31%
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:35 AM   #476
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The current Collection


Clockwise from the top; Cockpit A2 in heavy duty lamb. Not an Indy jacket obviously, but very traditional; Wested ToD in brown lambskin with custom black lining; Wested custom Raiders in goat, with Hero pockets and zip; custom LC in dark brown novapelle.
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:22 PM   #477
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Nice collection. I have a US Wings goat A2 and a couple different grades of
HH A2 jackets from them as well. Since I usually wear the Indy jackets, the A2 ones just sit in the closet.......
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:46 AM   #478
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Clockwise from the top; Cockpit A2 in heavy duty lamb. Not an Indy jacket obviously, but very traditional; Wested ToD in brown lambskin with custom black lining; Wested custom Raiders in goat, with Hero pockets and zip; custom LC in dark brown novapelle.

Very nice indeed, I currently own only two Wested Indy jackets, a Hero in shrunken lamb and a custom Raiders in dark brown novapelle.

My other leather jackets are four USAAF A2s in horsehide, one USN M-422a and six USN G1s all in goatskin.
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:42 AM   #479
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Sounds like quite a collection you have there Dakota.


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Nice collection. I have a US Wings goat A2 and a couple different grades of
HH A2 jackets from them as well. Since I usually wear the Indy jackets, the A2 ones just sit in the closet.......

Yeah, my A2 is the one I wear least often, mainly because it's not only really thick and heavy but has a quilted lining too, so only comes out when the weather is freezing.
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:17 AM   #480
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My medium weight jacket arrived. Hero jacket in Brown Cowhide. Click on the link to see:

https://imgur.com/a/rZtVy

I really like it. The colour is very similar to the Authentic lamb, but it has more of grain on it. It's thicker of course, soft enough to not be stiff, and doesn't feel too heavy. It feels good wearing it, very comfortable, as a jacket I feel like I'm wearing a jacket so to speak. I've only worn it a day and not done anything but lightly spray the collar with water before I went out, just to bend the collar a bit and a quick spray on the arms. Probaby all I'm going to do at this stage. As I will wear this for most of the winter. Definitely gives a warm and insulating feel. I was sweating yesterday and only had a shirt on underneath.
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:52 AM   #481
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Looks great, very substantial . Really like that grain.
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Old 09-28-2017, 02:36 PM   #482
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Thanks, Yeah I like it. Had a few looks wearing it. Good leather that holds the jacket pattern well.
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Old 09-28-2017, 03:39 PM   #483
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Really like the looks of that leather.
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Old 09-29-2017, 08:47 AM   #484
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I like that it's a bit more substantial than the lamb, but still looks like it can go with the gear. I wouldn't mind having a ToD in this hide as well.
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:10 AM   #485
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Was thinking of Raiders in horse hide for the winter time, but this looks good also.
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:20 AM   #486
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Just found this thread; I thought I'd post my ebay purchase. I think it's a Raiders in pre-distressed. Here's some shots of it before and about three days after a Pecards (I thought it was a little too light before so I'm glad it's darkened down a little):


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Will the shininess ease in time, you think?
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:18 AM   #487
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Looks great after the Pecards treatment, really nice natural brown. As for the shine, it may diminish in certain areas over time, and increase in others. That's the beauty of a leather jacket I think, each one is unique. That said, I don't think yours looks particularly shiny to begin with. Not quite matte, but certainly not high shine. Somewhere nicely in between. Definitely a keeper.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:04 AM   #488
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Wested are back in full swing after the sad passing of Peter and have annouced they plan to release a Hero Last Crusade jacket in the coming weeks dedicated to him. They've also announced their new leather (that Peter was excited about just before he passed), New Zealand Washed lambskin, that they hope people will be enthusiastic about. Basically this is what the Raiders jacket was made from, or the equivalent in 1980. I've actually just had a jacket made from it and it's great.

Pic: https://imgur.com/a/S0AVP
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:59 PM   #489
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Hi to all. I am really very new to the Indy jacket scene.

I'm 6'0 210 pounds and very muscular up top.

Ideally I am
Looking for a jacket with a very slim fit and a light weight feel.

I've been looking at westeds TOD custom fit. I like the sleeves to hit my wrist and not really touch the hand so I was going to go with a sleeve length about an inch less than normal.

Also I am
A 42 chest but not really sure the back. I like a waste type fitting jacket so I was think about getting about an inch below my regular belt.

Any opinions here? That's just raw information there. Thanks !

Basically I'm
Looking for the slimmest fitting jacket with slim sleeves that's thin and easy to move in, I was think the TOD custom could be it.
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Old 12-15-2017, 01:04 PM   #490
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Youíre right, the ToD is the most tailored fit, but still fits quite loose across the neck and is a little oversized at the back, a bit like a Hero. If youíre broad shouldered/narrow waisted I might suggest the standard fit, off-the-rail Raiders Its a beautifully slim fitting jacket. Particularly at the back. It has a real ĎVí shape, with the shoulders tapering down to quite a narrow looking waist. For me, only drawback of an off-the-rail jacket is that I find the sleeves a bit too short, ( I like them to come part way down onto the hand) but if as you say you donít want the sleeves to touch the hand then this may be the jacket for you.
In terms of fit, itís also about the most comfortable too I reckon. Very easy to move in. And as far as the leather itself is concerned, I absolutely recommend Westedís goatskin. Itís light, soft, very supple, but really resilient. Gorgeous skin, and the colour of Westeds current batch is spot on. Itís a rich, chocolate brown.
If you look a bit further back in this thread youíll see Iíve posted a couple of pics of me wearing my Raiders jackets in goatskin. Itíll give you an idea of the fit. Iím 5í11Ē and around 170lbs.
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:33 AM   #491
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Wested`s new goatskin colour.

Latest addition; Wested Hero in goatskin. Note the new, slightly lighter shade of brown.


Specs;Chest 40", back 24", sleeves 24.5"
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:59 AM   #492
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Looks great. Love their new Goatskin.
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Old 12-16-2017, 12:25 PM   #493
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Looks really great, enjoy it.

Has anyone purchased the horse-hide?
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Old 12-18-2017, 11:38 AM   #494
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My Wested raiders goat skin is on the way. Should be here this week. If I like this one as much as I think I will, I'm
Going to end up getting a TOD custom 👍🏼
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:48 PM   #495
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Fantastic.
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:55 AM   #496
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Great jackets!

Have a Bill Kelso in cowhide on order.
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:38 AM   #497
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A Kelso in Cowhide, will be interested to see that.
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Old 12-20-2017, 03:05 PM   #498
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A Kelso in Cowhide, will be interested to see that.

I had a Kelso in SL but passed it on. Guess I just don't like the leather.

Currently have a Kelso in their house HH and goat. Really nice jackets.

After having quite a few jackets over the years, would have to say the Kelso Indy ones are top notch but not cheap.

Most recent bad experience was a Magnoli White Label Raiders. Followed the measurement guide but it was way too small. To give an idea, I usually wear a 2XL and this jacket sized out as a medium/skinny large. Nice leather.
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:04 PM   #499
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Tempted by a magnoli, but had heard of a couple of wrong sizing stories. Still pondering a Kelso jacket, possibly not in the striated lamb, unless a decently thick striated lamb. Saw some pictures of the limited edition striated lamb US wings jacket, that looked really good. Of course you can't get that unless second hand now.

Wested are meant to be putting the Last Crusade Hero jacket up for order, not limited edition, last weekend. According to their facebook page, but it's not gone up yet. The limited edition LC jackets are shipping this week, but I didn't get one.
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:55 AM   #500
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New Raiders OTR goatskin Wested

So the jacket came in today. I was very scared of how it would turn out and let me tell you. It fits great. Keep in mind I like tight fitting clothing but this is just right. Almost waist high, not too slim but still shows off my upper body figure while looking great. Color is spot on which I was afraid it would be too dark.

I'll post a picture later. I'm going to attempt to shrink the sleeves. For me I like shorter sleeves. These were just a tad too long for my liking , so I'm going to try the shower treatment and shrink the sleeves up. Overall great experience and great jacket
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