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View Poll Results: What Indy jacket do you own?
Wested 36 56.25%
Todd's Costumes 11 17.19%
Steele and Jones 4 6.25%
Bill Kelso 0 0%
Other (post about it below) 13 20.31%
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Old 12-22-2017, 04:23 AM   #501
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Old 12-22-2017, 04:36 AM   #502
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Great, enjoy your new jacket and post some pics. Be careful with the tight fitting, I have a 18year old Wested on a daily basis and I have changed the lining twice because it's rubbing against my jeans.
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Old 12-22-2017, 09:57 AM   #503
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Great, enjoy your new jacket and post some pics. Be careful with the tight fitting, I have a 18year old Wested on a daily basis and I have changed the lining twice because it's rubbing against my jeans.
Will do! I really like the fit.
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:09 AM   #504
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I'll have the lady take some
Of me later today. But it really turned out well for an OTR


Im a noob so idk how to post pictures from the safari website version. Any help?


Also I'm sold on this jacket my lady offered to buy me the TOD as an xmas gift, she didn't really know what to get me.. So here comes my next question..

What skin? I like this raiders goatskin but I wish it was more matte. I was thinking of maybe doing the pre-distressed lamb skin. What're everyone's thoughts?
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:12 PM   #505
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The predistressed lamb is a nice leather, but not a suitable colour for anything screen accurate. YOur ToD jacket won't look like a ToD jacket lol. It's best to stick with Authentic Lamb, Goat or Shrunken lamb. Shrunken lamb is not available on the ToD though. I would say Authentic Lamb, but it's brand new looking and has shine you said you weren't keen on with the goat. The shine wears off eventually or you can distress it off.

Re: the pics. You need to host the pictures somewhere like imgur and the post links or embed the links here.
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:41 PM   #506
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The predistressed lamb is a nice leather, but not a suitable colour for anything screen accurate. YOur ToD jacket won't look like a ToD jacket lol. It's best to stick with Authentic Lamb, Goat or Shrunken lamb. Shrunken lamb is not available on the ToD though. I would say Authentic Lamb, but it's brand new looking and has shine you said you weren't keen on with the goat. The shine wears off eventually or you can distress it off.

Re: the pics. You need to host the pictures somewhere like imgur and the post links or embed the links here.
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Thank you major west! I'll have to get another platform for the photos. It's nice don't get me wrong, but you're right, very shiny
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Old 12-23-2017, 10:10 AM   #507
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So here's another question. If you can go with the Steele and homes TOD or the wested. Which do you prefer?!
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:11 AM   #508
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So here's another question. If you can go with the Steele and homes TOD or the wested. Which do you prefer?!

Steele & Jones** I use my phone to type these lol
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:15 PM   #509
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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

Excellent, Iím glad youíre happy with it.
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:25 PM   #510
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So here's another question. If you can go with the Steele and homes TOD or the wested. Which do you prefer?!

For a ToD Iíd probably stick with wested. Steele and Jones offer a beautiful Ribby Merino skin which is pretty damn close to screen accuracy for the Raiders jacket, not too sure what they offer for a ToD. Am guessing lamb and goat, which is available from wested for about £130 less than S&J, and will probably be ready in less than two weeks custom made, rather than three months from S&J.
Donít get me wrong, Steele & Jones do amazing work, and Diego is a pleasure to deal with. But westeds ToD jackets are great.
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:25 PM   #511
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So here's another question. If you can go with the Steele and homes TOD or the wested. Which do you prefer?!

If I was wanting to pay more money and have the time to wait ( I believe 2-5 months) I would get a Steele and Jones because they will also distress the jacket just like the movie version, if you want. Also the Steele and Jones uses the screen accurate two prong buckles. The wested just uses standard buckles.

It depends how you view the situation. I'm happy with my ToD from wested. Either Goat or Authentic lamb are good choices. You can distress them yourself to look more like the movie jacket.
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Old 12-23-2017, 03:24 PM   #512
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Excellent, Iím glad youíre happy with it.
Thank you drone! And also thank you for the response with the TOD. I agree with both you and the Major. I love how they S&L looks but I'd have to sell a few things to cover it.

I'm sure it's been covered, but what's the best way to distress your jacket and not completely ruin it? I'm
Sure it's been asked but maybe it can be revisited ?
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Old 12-23-2017, 04:01 PM   #513
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There isn't really a best way. There are several approaches. It's an area I'm still experimenting in myself. Time to start reading all the threads and googling information is the best advice I can give. This is the stage where you opt to buy a jacket that's been distressed, or research research research, and experiment.

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Old 12-25-2017, 04:18 AM   #514
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Just wear it and let it get distressed on your adventures in life.
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:20 AM   #515
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New Steele and Jones

Back in December I ordered a Raiders jacket from Steele and Jones, the Cazadora ‘36 in Ribby Merino lambskin. Got an email on Monday from Diego at S&J to say it was ready to be shipped. Should have it within a week or so. I’ll post some pics when it arrives.
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:08 PM   #516
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I have to say, I ordered a Steele and Jones custom tod pre distressed. This jacket runs loops around my wested OTR. I'm not saying wested is poor quality or bad in any way. Just shows how incredible Steele and jones really is.
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Old 02-23-2018, 04:50 AM   #517
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I personally have found the 3-Steel and Jones jackets I have bought to be a step up from Wested. Wested does usually make a decent jacket for the money. From my personal experience with Wested, they do not pay enough attention to their QC.
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Old 02-23-2018, 05:10 PM   #518
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I have to say, I ordered a Steele and Jones custom tod pre distressed. This jacket runs loops around my wested OTR. I'm not saying wested is poor quality or bad in any way. Just shows how incredible Steele and jones really is.

Steele and Jones is definitely worth the extra money; you're paying for the attention to detail only a fan vendor will give you. That said if you know how to distress a jacket properly you can work miracles with an OTR wested. Anyway Let's see some pictures, you still haven't posted any yet.

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Old 03-01-2018, 10:06 PM   #519
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Here's just a few from the Steele and jones TOD. Couldn't get more to attach :/


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Steele and Jones is definitely worth the extra money; you're paying for the attention to detail only a fan vendor will give you. That said if you know how to distress a jacket properly you can work miracles with an OTR wested. Anyway Let's see some pictures, you still haven't posted any yet.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:57 AM   #521
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Looks good.
My S&J Raiders arrived today. I’ll post some pics as soon as my PC is up and running again. For some reason I can’t post pics using my iPad.
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Looks good.
My S&J Raiders arrived today. Iíll post some pics as soon as my PC is up and running again. For some reason I canít post pics using my iPad.

How is your Novapelle LC looking now? It looked great in the pics upthread. I've just bought a Novapelle myself and was thinking of giving it the distressing you gave to yours.
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Old 03-03-2018, 05:42 PM   #523
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Great pics VKDG77. The jacket looks excellent. Thanks for posting.
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:42 AM   #524
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How is your Novapelle LC looking now? It looked great in the pics upthread. I've just bought a Novapelle myself and was thinking of giving it the distressing you gave to yours.

I love the novapelle, I think it’s a great choice for an LC and for a Hero too I reckon. I recently gave my LC a coat of Pecards and it darkened really well, but the distressing still shows through. Check out some recent pics in the link below...

https://00177840.deviantart.com/art/LC-NVP-733863708

And here’s a few shots of the new Steele & Jones.

https://00177840.deviantart.com/art/s-and-j-2-733516040
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I love the novapelle, I think it’s a great choice for an LC and for a Hero too I reckon. I recently gave my LC a coat of Pecards and it darkened really well, but the distressing still shows through. Check out some recent pics in the link below...

https://00177840.deviantart.com/art/LC-NVP-733863708

That's great: it looks like a lovely leather. From the shots on here of others (particularly this one on eBay which I thought looked perfect) and yours I think it's my favourite: can't wait to get mine!


That's looking great! Love the shape on the back. Are you happy with it?
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