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faststreetsofhongkong
10-25-2010, 03:55 PM
What can I say about this Raiders Jacket project … it has been a real outing all in its own.

It became clear that Todd was my choice to do this jacket for me, for various reasons. I strongly suggest not trying to tell him too much about how to make the jacket (or any jacket), he kept telling that he “gets it” and has studied the jacket(s) for years. I understood and respected that, but sent him photos, a video, and talked at great length about what exactly I wanted. But we all know you are never going to get exactly what you want, and:


“Well, things can’t always be the way you want’em to be … (long pause)

“But sometimes there are.”

I wanted the jacket to look like this Harrison “Well of the Souls” Production still:

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu359/sparksr_2009/r50-1.jpg


With the Iman’s yoke for a more comfortable fit.

Todd nailed it, I mean that I have no complaints about the final jacket, fits EXACTLY the way it should, I mean just like the picture above. No, I will not do a side by side comparison between Harrison and the Fat Guy (I would be the Fat Guy). Trust me, it is absolutely perfect.

Front:

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu359/sparksr_2009/photo-10.jpg



As we all know, there were several jackets used in RAIDERS, but I love details I see on the boards, so I wanted Zipper Gaps & Rounded Collar … Todd nailed it:

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu359/sparksr_2009/photo-8.jpg

With my New “Streets of Cairo” Shubert Hat:

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu359/sparksr_2009/photo-21.jpg

Black Lining:

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu359/sparksr_2009/Lining.jpg

Back with Iman’s style Yoke:

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu359/sparksr_2009/photo-11.jpg


Right Front Pocket:

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu359/sparksr_2009/RightPocket.png

Check out the Back Panel Striations:

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu359/sparksr_2009/Back.png

My review is A+++

This jacket fits me perfectly, and I was never in Todd’s shop, he and his team are top notch!!!




However, if anyone wants this jacket, I a willing to trade only for Kim Novak from “Vertigo” and or Hong Kong model Chrissy Chau, please PM me for details if you have either:

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu359/sparksr_2009/Picture76-1.png

HWaltonJonesJr.Phd
10-25-2010, 04:28 PM
Wow! I love it. The hide is perfect and that is one of the best Raiders jackets I have seen. Are there striations on the RH panel as well? The subtlety looks just right IMO. Gorgeous jacket!

HWJJ

admin
10-25-2010, 05:26 PM
Very nice. I would trust Todd to make me the perfect jacket, over someone who's never made a jacket in his life - namely me. Great job and spot on!

faststreetsofhongkong
10-25-2010, 05:49 PM
Wow! I love it. The hide is perfect and that is one of the best Raiders jackets I have seen. Are there striations on the RH panel as well? The subtlety looks just right IMO. Gorgeous jacket!

HWJJ




I know what your talking about with the striations you can see when Indy says: "There gonna fly it out of here ..."

Todd could only work with what I had sent to him, which were (are) amazing hides, but none of them had those style of striations, I'm sure if they had, he would have done it.

Again, I am 100% happy with it.

Todd
10-25-2010, 06:19 PM
Faststreetsofhongkong,

I'm glad you like your jacket! As for the stripes on the left shoulder - yeah, good luck on that one. You'd have to find a hide with just the right three streaks, and in just the right spot on a hide big enough for a left front panel. Maybe someone can genetically engineer a sheep to grow just the right marks on just the right spot. I wouldn't put it past some of you guys to try! :)

Weston
10-25-2010, 08:13 PM
Incredible jacket! Excellent work Todd!

Weston

indyclone25
10-25-2010, 08:20 PM
that's why i like todds so much, he make great items and knows what you want, todds strives for perfection and hit's the mark ! :)

crismans
10-25-2010, 08:20 PM
Terrific jacket! Looks awesome and dead on to what you wanted.

So, Faststreets, you sent the hides to Todd and he made the jacket from them? If Todd could source those hides, the custom jackets would fly out of the shop.


Maybe someone can genetically engineer a sheep to grow just the right marks on just the right spot. I wouldn't put it past some of you guys to try!

Don't! We'll be bioengineering something as soon as we can!

The Last Crusader
10-25-2010, 08:57 PM
It's beautiful!!!! ???

Michael

Gunslinger
10-25-2010, 09:26 PM
I'm -SO- glad this turned out well for you Faststreets. Congrats.

Raskolnikov
10-25-2010, 11:58 PM
Just beauuuuutiful. What a great job!

RCSignals
10-26-2010, 01:07 AM
Looks great. Is the leather black or very very dark brown?

What's an Iman’s yoke?

Noah
10-26-2010, 01:27 AM
It looks beautiful!! Great job Todd!

IfAdventureHasAName
10-26-2010, 01:40 AM
Beautiful looking jacket, "Faststreetsofhongkong". And GREAT job, Todd. Cannot wait until you start offering custom produced jackets once more. :)

The Last Crusader
10-26-2010, 02:57 AM
Awesome jacket! Congratulations to both you and Todd!

I hope you will reconsider a pic or two of you wearing this beauty! I'm sure you look great! ;)

Michael

bigrex
10-26-2010, 07:25 AM
I forgot what I was going to say when you have the Novak photo there, sheesh. Oh, yes, ahem, Amazing stuff there on your back, wear it proudly, and I'm sure you will. That's the best Todd's I've seen yet.

faststreetsofhongkong
10-26-2010, 01:45 PM
His jackets all look great. This one was a custom that he did for me. I (OK, my friend Kurt) provided the hides. Not that there is anything wrong with Todd's hides (at all), frankly, and most likely, my next jacket will be done with Todd's in-house hides.

For this jacket, I just wanted that black-ish "Well of the Souls" look ... and that's just what I got.

Kt Templar
10-26-2010, 03:13 PM
I was wondering if it was one of Kurt's sourced skins. Looks really good.

TheExit148
10-26-2010, 03:32 PM
Great looking jacket you have there, very cool. And the leather looks good as well. Its good to see Todd offering the custom jackets again. Lets see some outdoor pictures of this jacket.

Canyon
10-26-2010, 08:14 PM
Faststreets, absolutely gorgeous jacket you have there and many congratulations on your latest piece of gear! ;D

The Last Crusader
10-26-2010, 08:33 PM
Ouch!!! :o

(That was me kicking myself for not taking Kurt up on his offer for hides!!! :'()

Michael