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View Poll Results: What Indy jacket do you own?
Wested 22 51.16%
Todd's Costumes 8 18.60%
Steele and Jones 2 4.65%
Bill Kelso 0 0%
Other (post about it below) 11 25.58%
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:07 PM   #351
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With little natural light, jacket looks darkish. In bright or sunlight, it is a lighter russet brown.

BK Indy jackets run on the slim side which is very good for normal sized folks. As a more beefy guy, it feels comfortable with some snugness in the pits and chest. If I ordered my actual chest size, the OTR would be way too small. Andy at BK will make some changes to facilitate fit. I had to go a little bigger on the pit-to-pit. The back length is shorter than my Wested jackets on paper but came out about the same fit.
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:11 PM   #352
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Great looking jacket. I really like that colour. A better fit than Westeds Hero would you say, or quite similar?
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:02 PM   #353
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Great looking jacket. I really like that colour. A better fit than Westeds Hero would you say, or quite similar?

The Kelso is a copy of a Nowak Raiders which should be pretty darn close. It fits much more comfortable than the Wested Hero and does not that weird fit feeling. I have 2 of the Kelso Cairo ones in SL and HH. They are good wearing jackets.

From the jackets I own and I like them all, I would rate them:

1. BK
2. S&J
3. Gibson & Barnes (No Longer Made)
4. Wested
5. US Wings
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:52 PM   #354
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BK Indy jackets run on the slim side which is very good for normal sized folks. As a more beefy guy, it feels comfortable with some snugness in the pits and chest. If I ordered my actual chest size, the OTR would be way too small. Andy at BK will make some changes to facilitate fit. I had to go a little bigger on the pit-to-pit. The back length is shorter than my Wested jackets on paper but came out about the same fit.

Interesting, I was going to ask you about the measurements. I was looking at their website. Noticed they had the option of ordering OTR sizing short/regular/long or including your measurements. According to their guide chart I should order a 40R

Are they UK based? I noticed a banner at the top that said free UK shipping.

If I were to order one I suppose I'd have to pick the striated leather, and maybe south america version of the jacket.

Which version of the jacket is the Flying Wing, it's the Cairo jacket I think.

Why am I rambling. I can't see myself pulling the trigger on £500

I hope you're not thinking about it Drones, your new Wested Hero looks fiine.
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:13 PM   #355
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The guy who owns BK is American but they are located in Greece if I remember correctly. A BK Indy is cheaper than most Aero jackets. They have a goatskin that is not a bad price if the other leathers are too expensive.
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:12 PM   #356
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Yes it is a reasonable price. The striated leather is sourced from the same place as the original movie jacket where they still tan leathers by hand the old way. You're paying for high quality.

I'll have a look at the goat, but I think the striated lamb is a must for a first time buy of a BK Relic Hunter.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:15 AM   #357
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Interesting, I was going to ask you about the measurements. I was looking at their website. Noticed they had the option of ordering OTR sizing short/regular/long or including your measurements. According to their guide chart I should order a 40R

Are they UK based? I noticed a banner at the top that said free UK shipping.

If I were to order one I suppose I'd have to pick the striated leather, and maybe south america version of the jacket.

Which version of the jacket is the Flying Wing, it's the Cairo jacket I think.

Why am I rambling. I can't see myself pulling the trigger on £500

I hope you're not thinking about it Drones, your new Wested Hero looks fiine.
Nah. I've considered it a few times, and as you say if I were to buy a BK it would have to be the striated lamb, but that five hundred quid price tag puts me off. I doubt my understanding Wife would be THAT understanding
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