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06-13-2015, 07:07 AM
Dusted off most of my Indy stuff and took it for a spin this week! Now that school's over, I can go adventuring again without having to think, "Will I have enough energy to teach classes tomorrow?" :) My gear is an amalgam of items from every movie, since I like different pieces of gear from each film.
Hat: Coyle's Uptowner, with a loose LC-style bash
Jackets: US Wings Legend Lambskin & Legend Steerhide
Shirt: Magnoli Adventure shirt (stone, circa '08, w/darker buttons)
Trousers: Kirkland dress pants
Bag: Magnoli (circa '08)
Bag strap: Todd's
Belt: Todd's Raiders
Gunbelt: Wade Egan ToD
Gun: unfinished WG replica (can't remember, Todd's? Wade's? hmm...)
Holster: IMA-USA Webley replica
Whip holder: Wade Egan KotCS
Whip: Cheap Mexican-made 'toy' whip
Gloves: Todd's undistressed
Flashlight: Replica
Shoes: Clark's Newbern

Steerhide jacket:
Lambskin jacket:
My favourite idol prop, the mighty Cthulhu!

The jackets are the only thing undergoing a revision this summer. I'm selling both of the ones above, and replacing them with a larger-sized Lambskin Legend, and a S&J Last Crusade in thin cowhide.

06-13-2015, 06:34 PM
Dusted off most of my Indy stuff and took it for a spin this week!

Whip: Cheap Mexican-made 'toy' whip

All the gear looks good aside from the whip, but really, I barely noticed that. Sharp-looking! :)

06-13-2015, 07:40 PM
Good pictures and great looking gear!

Ram Man
06-14-2015, 02:15 AM
Wow, for non Indy pants they sure have the look and color!! Nice job! Can't wait to see your new jackets when you get em.

10-28-2015, 08:10 PM
I've updated almost every piece of gear since my first post up above. Most notably, I've added a new Caicedo whip that Tibor GIFTED me! People in our hobby are awesome (and yes, someday when I replace it, I'll gift it once again). 8) As far as jackets, I'm still waiting for my S&J, but it should be done in the next few weeks. The US Wings Legend I was waiting for turned out to be fine in the chest but way too long, and I didn't care for the colour. I've since sold all my US Wings and acquired a new Wested LC and a used Magnoli LC (which was not the plan, but more of an opportunity, haha). I'm in the middle of writing reviews for them, and I'll go outside and take some new gear pics soon.

In the meantime, here's my new Wingun Webley mk VI. I bought the weathered (labelled 'shabby') version from EhobbyAsia, that fits the 6mm airsoft bb's. (I would have preferred the .177 pellet version, but haven't been able to find that.) It's a fantastic replica and worthy holster-stuffer. Decently priced at $175 plus shipping, which only took about a week from overseas. If you're thinking about getting one, join EhobbyAsia's email list, and wait for a sale. They seem to have a 10%-15% off sale every other month or so, and definitely will with the holidays coming up.


10-28-2015, 08:42 PM
Thank you for the Webley tip Indy_cheers Can't wait to see your jacket reviews on the Wested and Magnolia LC. Will be interested in seeing compares against the S&J's that's also coming. Do the Wested and Magnolia fit you better than the US Wings?

10-28-2015, 09:57 PM
Thank you for the Webley tip Indy_cheers Can't wait to see your jacket reviews on the Wested and Magnolia LC. Will be interested in seeing compares against the S&J's that's also coming. Do the Wested and Magnolia fit you better than the US Wings?

I'm interested in seeing the jacket differences as well, and looking forward to laying them side by side. Diego sent me some pictures of one of the recent S&J's, and it looks incredible!

I never had a great fit with Wings, as I mentioned in another thread (always seemed too 'full' and heavy, and I could never find a good length). The Magnoli fits okay though not great, but the Wested fits wonderfully! Granted, the Magnoli I got used off ebay, and the Wested was made for me, so that's to be expected.

Interestingly, as I'll note in the review, the Magnoli is very uncomfortable compared to the Wested, but the Magnoli actually looks more SA on me than the Wested. :doh:

10-28-2015, 10:04 PM
I've always wanted a Last Crusade jacket, ever since I saw the movie. I felt like the LC was THE Indy jacket. While I'm waiting for my S&J to show up, I decided to get a Wested to fill the niche of a ‘nice’ work jacket that didn’t look like I had been punching nazis on a tank all morning before school (I'm a teacher, so it's ties and slacks every day). I did hours of research on various Indy and jacket forums prior to purchase, and came up with some pretty accurate, though not perfect, specs. movie-screencaps.com also proved useful.

Here were my specifics and requests. Not all of these are screen-accurate, nor did I want all screen-accurate details:
Jacket Size: 46*chest
Sleeve Length: 25”
Back Length: 26”
Skin Type: Authentic Brown Lambskin*
Lining Type: All Cotton*
Side Straps: D Rings*
Gussets: Yes
— Special Requests —
1. NO leather facings.
2. Black cotton lining, sleeves and body.
3. Single-stitched seams on sleeves, no overstitch at back of arm, plain butted seam like the front sleeve seam.
4. Simple piped inside pocket.
5. Antique brass zipper.
6. Collar 3.25” at the end points and 2.75” tapered in the back (adding 1/4" to the current LC/CS collar pattern).
7. Collar stand 7/8”.
8. Rounded collar points (not pointy like Crystal Skull).
9. Top of storm flap squared-off, not tapered.
10. Storm flap width 1.75”.
11. Pockets raised off the hem of the jacket, base of pockets 2.75” above bottom of jacket.
12. Pockets 7.25” tall x 6.5” wide.
13. Well defined Last Crusade scalloped flaps with rounded-centre (not pointy like CS).
14. Large pocket flaps that snap on midway down the pockets.
15. Dark or antique coloured D-rings.
16. “Leather Concessionaires” label tag.

The order took exactly one month, as I ordered on September 8th and received it on October 8th. Here it is:

Front zipped:

As with most Wested orders, they hit a good 75%-90% of your requests. I was pleased that most of mine got in there. As you can see it has its pros and cons.

- The comfiest and best jacket fit I’ve ever had. The cotton lining is far superior to all the nylon and satin linings I’ve had.
- Feels great zipped or unzipped (which isn’t the case with many LC jackets)
- Beautiful lambskin leather that feels buttery soft, but still has heft (heavier than Wested’s old lamb).
- Nice warm brown color, with a dusty brown undertone (from what I’ve seen).
- The lack of leather facings makes the zipper have that perfect screen-accurate wave.
- The collar seems very SA (depending on the scene).
- Pockets are placed exactly how I wanted.
- Gussets feel good, and give you little of that flying-squirrel look.

- Those pocket flaps: I have a love-hate relationship with the pocket flaps. They are beefy and full (which I wanted) but they are simply too big. They look better/worse depending on the angle that you look at them. (They are definitely like no flaps I’ve ever seen!)
- The collar stand is not 7/8”, but rather 1.25”
- Zipper makes an annoying jingle because it is a 3-section zipper. Should’ve asked for a simpler one.
- Back pleats are a little too deep, and tend to stick out.
- The back panel seems a bit big.

Suggestions: If you’re looking to have Wested make you a SA LC, I’d recommend sending them pictures and diagrams of the exact details you want. Also, I neglected to raise the D-rings up an inch or two, and for screen accuracy I should’ve asked for no stitch on the bottom hem. These are small things, but still things we care about around here. You might need to nicely pester them a bit about some of your requests, or else they might forget a thing here or there.

All in all, I like the jacket quite a lot. To be SA it would need a lot of distressing, but for what it is now, it’s perfect for me. The only thing I would definitely change would be the pocket flaps. At least I'd rather the flaps were too large than too small! The other things are minimal, and I really feel like I’m slipping on a LC jacket when I put it on. When the weather stops being 100ºf on weekends, I’ll head off into the wilderness for some gear pics.

10-28-2015, 11:55 PM
Great write-up on your Wested jacket. Seriously nice work 8) I agree with you on the points you made. Both the pros and the cons and your overall assessment. Well done. The flaps are a toughie. Don't know what went wrong there, but like you mentioned, most everyone knows the deal with Wested. Over the years the jackets they've allowed to leave their shop makes one just shake their head.

In your case, you have a nice jacket with a fantastic fit. After acquiring so many jackets myself, I'm a firm believer that the fit is not to be underestimated. I clicked on the links you provided and scrolled through and saw the magnoli. You mentioned the fit isn't as nice as the Wested. Is it a bit tight? One thing you might try with it if you aren't very concerned about reselling it or keeping it pristine is to get it wet and then wear it until dry and letting it mold to your body. Zipping it up and hunching your shoulders forward and trying to touch your elbows together in front of your body to get a good pull across the back. Then standing in a doorway and doing like a deep push-up across the frame and then holding it to basically get a good pull and stretch across the chest. Whatever you can do to get the leather to mold around your body while it drys. Wearing it throughout the day all the way zipped up and if possible sleeping through the night with it after you have soaked it is something I've had great success with in helping get a jacket to give a better fit. Be careful and go slow though if you do decide to give it a go as you don't want to pop the stitches.

10-29-2015, 03:39 AM
Very nice review! I agree that those pocket flaps are a bit "wonky". It seems that every time I'm about to pronounce (to myself anyway) that Wested has their quality control issues fixed, something like the flaps happen. They are still more consistent than they used to be, I think.

Since the jacket is really a nice fit, I'm wondering if you couldn't have a competent leather tailor fix the flaps. It seems it would be a relatively easy fix to shorten them. I'm not sure what you could do about the hole for the snap on the pocket though. I'm just wondering because, in this situation, I could see the flaps "wearing" on me until I didn't like the jacket and eventually sold it off. I've done this with other jackets I've owned. Hopefully, you don't have my affliction though. ;)

*Actually, after looking at the pictures again, I'm not sure the snap hole would be that much of a problem. I think if you could get a leather tailor to recut the flaps to a more correct length, they could cut the new flaps to where the tip of the flaps would just cover the spot where the old snaps were. You could have the holes patched and no one could see the repair. You would know it was there, but that would be it.

10-29-2015, 07:46 PM
Thank you for all the kind words. Wested came so close to hitting the mark for me.
I’ll write up the Magnoli review in a couple days, but for right now, thanks for the tips! What’s nice about the Magnoli is that it’s very lightweight, surprisingly close to twice as light as the Wested. I’ll be deciding whether or not to keep it after I receive the S&J. The details are spot on, as you can tell in the pictures. Unfortunately, the arms feel too short (and might shrink more with water treatment), and the length is long than I like. I prefer my Indy jackets to be fairly short SA LC length, reminiscent of an A2.

The pocket flaps seem to bother me more and more, and if it didn't fit me so perfectly I'd probably get rid of it. That's a great idea about maybe going to a leather tailor and having them see if they could fix it. After some digging for pocket flap info last night - mostly through lots of useful and useless threads on COW - I found this diagram made by Zoltar for his LC (which I really like).


Based on that diagram, I could potentially have a leather tailor simply trim the sides of each flaps and end up with a much more SA flap.

10-30-2015, 12:34 AM
Yeah well..forget the water treatment idea then :drink:

12-22-2015, 09:29 PM
UPDATE: I wrote the text below over a month ago, but hadn’t gotten around to posting it yet (thanks to the busy life of a teacher). My S&J jacket is still a little ways off from any arrival, but to pass the time I did some distressing on my Wested, and it’s looking a lot better! Pics of that are coming. Meanwhile, here’s my review of my Magnoli.

Part 2: Magnoli Clothiers Jacket

As I mentioned before, I nabbed a Magnoli version #3 on eBay rather unexpectedly (you know purchases like that). To preface this, I’m a long-time Magnoli Clothiers customer. I have loved everything I’ve bought from them, including multiple Indy bags, journals, shirt, and several ‘Jack Bauer’ cotton jackets. On that note, this jacket was made for someone else, so I knew the measurements would not be perfect.

What type of hide is it? That’s a good question. The seller posted it as lightweight cowhide, but it doesn’t feel like that at all. The weight and grain make me think it has to be either lamb or goat. This jacket is VERY lightweight, maybe even half the weight of my lamb Wested! It’s also lighter than my old US Wings featherweight lamb Legend. I took a bit of sandpaper to it, and it did not distress at all, so I’m fairly certain it’s goat. Easily strong enough to withstand moderate to heavy use.

The star points of this jacket are the details, and they are fantastic! As has been reported before, the measurements were allegedly taken directly from the Smithsonian jacket, and that is definitely true, from what I can see. Many specs are similar to or mirror my Wested. The collar is 3” all around (no taper), and the collar stand is 1”, and it sports single-stitched seams and no hem stitch. The only thing that seems off is (once again!) the pocket flaps. They are more akin to the simple rectangle look than the SA rounded scallop. The lining is a high quality black satin, and there are no leather facings, so it curls out naturally and screen-accurately. Stitching is tight, and the leather is tough; it feels very Indy-like. The satin lining is very nice, and makes for a comfy costume jacket, though I personally greatly prefer cotton lining (which I know Tony could get for you).

Surprisingly, I find this jacket very uncomfortable. I had heard rumor that the LC style was not comfy, and if this is what it feels like, I am now a believer! It just kind of hangs off my body at weird angles. Fit-wise, the sleeves are too short for me, and the chest is too large. I think the chest size was made for someone whose chest pushed out more than mine, and the armholes are almost too far back for me, making it seem both too large and too small! ??? The back length is 27”, which is too long for the look I prefer, but very comfy for a casual jacket. The lack of gussets give me quite the flying squirrel effect, and it’s even less comfy when zipped up. Here's some pics:








So many people have great experiences with Magnoli, I know if you want one of these made for you, it will be a near perfect fit if you measure properly. If this was heavily and properly distressed, it would be a dead ringer for the ‘beach’ scene jacket. Some water treatment and breaking in might help it fit me better, but I can’t run the risk of the sleeves shrinking any more!! I’m on the fence though: wearing it makes me strongly consider selling, whereas looking at my own pictures here makes me want to keep it! Will probably pass it on soon, because I won’t need three LC jackets in the closet, but this one truly is a beauty.

02-24-2016, 04:47 AM
My search for the perfect LC jacket has come to an end - for now - as my S&J LC has arrived! I’ve purchased many Indy jackets over the years, but this is definitely the first time I have been TOTALLY satisfied! I feel like I stole the jacket off the set! It was definitely worth the wait, and I couldn’t be happier with the fit.

PLEASE NOTE: This thing is hard to photograph! Unfortunately my cheap old camera did not like working with me today (and I don’t own a smartphone), so the pictures don’t pick up a lot of the nuances. The leather is not as thin as it looks, and is smoother than it appears on the screen. The distressing seems to pick up the light a lot, and it’s definitely not as ’glossy’ as it might look. The distressing itself is very hard to photograph also. The color also seems to morph, but it’s definitely dark brown, not as ‘russet’ as it looks outside. I color-corrected as best I could, and for reference I’m wearing a Wested shirt.

Front (first pic is best colour match):




My jacket was order #53, in pre-distressed premium cowhide. Fits exactly like I wanted, and for cowhide, the leather is very light-weight, even lighter than my Wested up above. I asked for black lining and Diego delivered! As soon as I slipped it on and looked in the mirror, it looked like I had just boarded the zeppelin and was about to sit down next to Sean Connery. It might not be a perfect match to what’s on screen sometimes, but I will say this: I like this jacket more than the one in the movie, which is something I’d never thought I’d say when it comes to an Indy jacket. I will try to get some better pictures soon.

02-24-2016, 08:33 PM
Looks absolutely fantastic!

02-24-2016, 11:21 PM
They could have used it in the movieIndy_cheers

http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/neutronbomb_photos/vendors/Steele%20Jones/th_sj_lastcruscadecompare_zps6zvadhl8.png (http://s615.photobucket.com/user/neutronbomb_photos/media/vendors/Steele%20Jones/sj_lastcruscadecompare_zps6zvadhl8.png.html)

02-25-2016, 12:37 AM
Hands down the best LC jacket I've ever seen.

Ram Man
02-25-2016, 10:32 PM
Hands down the best LC jacket I've ever seen.

Second that!!

Indiego Jones
03-11-2016, 12:03 PM
Thanks for the kind words!
Great review!

06-18-2016, 05:57 AM
Here’s a couple pics with the jackets I’ve acquired recently. Complete gear list is at the bottom, though I chose not to be SA because it was really hot outside, my Wested shirt is awol, and my Todd’s uptowner needs a serious reblocking.

Kelso Relic Hunter, Cairo version, in seal goatskin:

Wested ToD in authentic brown lamb:

Wested LC custom in authentic brown lamb:

S&J LC in premium cowhide:

Indoor shots showing the two LC’s with flash:

Notable gear…
Bag: Magnoli mk VII
Belt: Strait City dark brown military
Gun: Webley mk VI (weathered BB gun version)
Gunbelt: Wade Egan ToD
Holsters: Todd’s Raiders and IMA-USA Webley
Pants: Kmart generic
Shirt: Sams Club Field & Stream Outdoor
Strap: Make-It-Jones ToD
Whip: Caicedo 10ft
Whip holders: Crease N Corral double-wrap and Wade Egan KotCS

06-18-2016, 12:37 PM
Nice gear Photoss! On your wested Last Crusade custom, did you ask for Hero pockets and Hero Collar? (and no facing) Looks like it, unless I'm mistaken.

06-18-2016, 06:31 PM
Nice gear Photoss! On your wested Last Crusade custom, did you ask for Hero pockets and Hero Collar? (and no facing) Looks like it, unless I'm mistaken.
Thank you! Yes, I did have some specific requests for that jacket, which can be read about here (post #8, page 1 in this thread):
The pocket flaps still bother me, but not enough to do anything about it. I like the jacket too much to get rid of it or have a leather tailor cut them. I actually bought my ToD in ABL since I really liked the leather, but Wested's current ABL is really lightweight and gray (I distressed some leather on the inside of it, and it was almost 'Wehrmacht' gray.

06-18-2016, 10:17 PM
I chose not to be SA because it was really hot outside,

When your gear is that awesome, the hell with screen-accuracy. :)

06-19-2016, 01:00 PM
Thank you! Yes, I did have some specific requests for that jacket, which can be read about here (post #8, page 1 in this thread):
The pocket flaps still bother me, but not enough to do anything about it. I like the jacket too much to get rid of it or have a leather tailor cut them. I actually bought my ToD in ABL since I really liked the leather, but Wested's current ABL is really lightweight and gray (I distressed some leather on the inside of it, and it was almost 'Wehrmacht' gray.

Impressive list of Specs. I see what you mean about the pocket flaps, but still a great looking Last Crusade jacket.