Don't want to see this ad? Sign up for anRPF Premium Membershiptoday. Support the community. Stop the ads.


Don't want to see this ad? Sign up for anRPF Premium Membershiptoday. Support the community. Stop the ads.

mrwax

Well-Known Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
The wording is strange: "This jacket is cut from Our Original Patterns and is made..." From what I can tell, they've just used a new leather, I don't see any statements about finding the actual original patterns.

My only jacket is a Todd's from back in the day, which I love, but I'd like to replace it eventually. I appreciate the discussion on the current options!
 

ID10T

Well-Known Member
I just had another look.

And I think you may be right- the "news" is that they found a suitable replacement hide for making the jacket. I can interpret their wording either way, but I feel they would have driven it home if they found the original patterns... I guess the big deal is the color? I think patterns are "consumed" in the manufacturing process (at least that's the story I got from Schott, when they made me a custom). Plus I figure they made a "rough" jacket and then tailored it to Ford perfectly for the film. But that's just my theory.

I guess now, just like when I got mine, you need to specify the details to get it done the way you want. If anyone is interested, I can take more photos and measurements on my jacket. The pocket size, shape and placement was a big area of adjustment, and the side buckles were changed. I also have a nickel zipper, not brass, as that is what was used on screen. I don't know if my snaps are the correct brand or not...

But, mine is not "screen accurate" in the body length- the real jacket is VERY short. But pocket shape size and placement (relative to the bottom of the jacket) is correct. Collar is correct. Side buckles are correct. I guess you would also specify the new lamb they have. Mine is horsehide as I mentioned earlier, so it doesn't "drape" the way the thin soft leather used in the film does..
 

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.

Don't want to see this ad? Sign up for anRPF Premium Membershiptoday. Support the community. Stop the ads.

Top