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IfAdventureHasAName
07-14-2013, 02:37 AM
After previously researching Johnson's Leathers in San Francisco, CA, along with reading how "Gunslinger" was going to use them for a custom jacket, I decided to give Johnson's Leathers a try in altering my US Wings New Zealand Antique Lambskin "Indiana Jones" jacket.

Before

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/macayetano/Indiana%20Jones/IMG_0888_zpsb43b6b1e.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/macayetano/Indiana%20Jones/IMG_0883_zps2cce837c.jpg

After

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/macayetano/IMG_0907_zps6c2c49a9.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/macayetano/IMG_0910_zps795418fd.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/macayetano/IMG_0908_zps2b483fa1.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/macayetano/IMG_0909_zpsb2a375a8.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/macayetano/IMG_0913_zps9843ed2e.jpg

To summarize, I had the lining changed to their cotton lining, which actually made the fit better by being more snug, removed the inside zipper facings, replaced the zipper from a nickel right hand pull to a antique brass left hand pull, and replaced the snaps on the storm flap from black to antique brass spring snaps.

Was going to have the front flap cargo pockets snaps changed to nickel but, due to a mistaken turn of events, it didn't happen at this time.

All in all, IMHO, the price was fair, and the service was excellent. Wish I didn't hesitate in using them.

BTW, I currently reside a half an hour away from them so I had the opportunity the visit the store and speak to the owner in person. Professional and friendly person who knows all too well about us "Indiana Jones" gearheads.

Do I recommend them for possible custom leather jacket work? Yes.

Gunslinger
07-14-2013, 12:03 PM
That lining is much better! I quite like that antique look as well. I think Alan has chosen similar hardware for me as well. Was it Alan who you spoke to?

IfAdventureHasAName
07-14-2013, 01:34 PM
Yes, it was Alan I was fortunate enough to meet and speak to in person. Very friendly but professional also. Overall, IMHO, they did a great job with the alterations that I requested.

crismans
07-14-2013, 11:59 PM
Yeah, I really prefer that lining. Good choice!

IfAdventureHasAName
07-15-2013, 01:30 AM
Thanks, "Crismans".

neutronbomb
07-15-2013, 01:16 PM
Wish i would have had time to drop in a meet them when I was in San Fran a few weeks ago. I had them on my route along with Unionmade, the hound, and the alden shop, but ran out of time before having to catch my flight. I still plan on a visit next time I'm in San Fran.

Sounds like you had a great experience which is very promising. I've lost a bunch of weight and they may be an option to get some of my jackets altered.

Here's a stupid question that I'll cop to. How come the storm flap is on the left side of jackets despite whether the zipper is a right or left pull.

IfAdventureHasAName
07-15-2013, 03:17 PM
"Neutronbomb", as to why the storm flap on the jacket is on the left side of the jacket regardless what side the zipper pull is on is a GOOD question which I wouldn't mind hearing the reasoning as to why.

As previously stated, due to the great experience I had with Johnson's Leather's, just wish I would've gone to them sooner for custom work. Prior to "Gunslinger" contacting them about a custom jacket, a friend of mine and I were looking into them about a custom "Indiana Jones" jacket since we were interested in having custom work produced locally. After we both communicated to them about so, it appears they are ready willing and able to do so.

So, I do recommend everyone to at least check them out for possible custom work.

Mr. Furious
07-15-2013, 11:13 PM
I wonder if they would consider non-local work. I am so on the fence about letting go my Wings jackets and all because of the lining.!

IfAdventureHasAName
07-16-2013, 01:21 AM
"Mr. Furious", doesn't hurt to ask them. Here is the link to their website. But, I believe they would be able to accommodate your requests if they do "non-local" work.

http://www.johnsonleather.com/

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