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Kt Templar
08-03-2010, 08:44 PM
When Peter was invited to provide a sample for Crystal Skull, it was presented to him as a done deal. Little did he know about the machinations behind the scenes. History has left us with Nowak as the person who eventually supplied jackets for the film.

Peter supplied at least 2 jackets for consideration in 2 experimental leathers, neither would have been right for the movie. However he was very close to sourcing a leather his supplier called Novapelle, which in the end was very similar to the leather used by Nowak.

This is my CS prototype virtually new and a couple of years later.

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/6551/lccs.jpg (http://img686.imageshack.us/i/lccs.jpg/)

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/1431/np2r.jpg (http://img72.imageshack.us/i/np2r.jpg/)

RCSignals
08-03-2010, 09:41 PM
Is it of Novapelle?

Kt Templar
08-03-2010, 10:17 PM
Yes, sorry should have mentioned that! :). It is regular novapelle and a beautiful example of their work.

Raider S
08-03-2010, 10:30 PM
No matter the history, it looks good. Love the pockets. Is Peter able to make these now for interested parties? The leather looks thicker/more substantial than the Westeds I'm used to.

crismans
08-04-2010, 02:48 AM
Novapelle is a leather that has intrigued me in the past. I really like the look of it (both the regular and copper version).

Kt Templar
08-04-2010, 05:07 PM
No matter the history, it looks good. Love the pockets. Is Peter able to make these now for interested parties? The leather looks thicker/more substantial than the Westeds I'm used to.


I'm sure they can. Feel free to send them those pics to underline the fact that those are the pockets you want.

Novapelle is a cowhide. Definitely more substantial than lamb and washed goat.

crismans
08-05-2010, 02:10 AM
Yeah, I have to say that I'm a fan of those pockets as well. The scalloping on the flaps is excellent.

I'm assuming this is naturally distressed, KT?

Kt Templar
08-05-2010, 07:31 AM
Yeah, I have to say that I'm a fan of those pockets as well. The scalloping on the flaps is excellent.

I'm assuming this is naturally distressed, KT?


Mostly, it's recently been aided by a *very* light rub with very fine sandpaper just to highlight the edges and a bit of the grain.

Nefarious
08-06-2010, 01:42 AM
that jacket just keeps getting better with age KT. i've always loved that one....enjoy in good health sir.

btw, does wested stock any of that 'dark' novapelle still?

Topper
08-06-2010, 10:30 PM
Looks like a great jacket KT! The Novapelle is a top notch choice.

Noah
08-08-2010, 02:05 AM
Good looking jacket! Novapelle is a nice looking leather.

Raskolnikov
08-08-2010, 07:14 PM
I find it a little bit like a mixture between the LC and a CS, but it doesn't matter because it looks terrific. Love those pockets.

deadseascrolls
08-30-2010, 03:20 AM
When Peter was invited to provide a sample for Crystal Skull, it was presented to him as a done deal. Little did he know about the machinations behind the scenes. History has left us with Nowak as the person who eventually supplied jackets for the film.

Peter supplied at least 2 jackets for consideration in 2 experimental leathers, neither would have been right for the movie. However he was very close to sourcing a leather his supplier called Novapelle, which in the end was very similar to the leather used by Nowak.

This is my CS prototype virtually new and a couple of years later.

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/6551/lccs.jpg (http://img686.imageshack.us/i/lccs.jpg/)

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/1431/np2r.jpg (http://img72.imageshack.us/i/np2r.jpg/)










Nice Jacket! I'm curious about the pocket flaps. Were you going for LC or CS on those? Or is it a special design you felt you wanted? Just wondering as I've done some checking on the Nowak CS jacket and it seems that not only is there more scalloping on Nowaks vs. Westeds, but it comes down to a sharper point than Wested's. So just wondering if yours was replicated on LC or CS. Either way, it's a VERY SWEET JACKET! Wear it with pride my friend.

RCSignals
08-30-2010, 03:31 AM
I think the pocket flaps are explained as being based on Wested's CS prototype jacket for the movie.

deadseascrolls
08-30-2010, 03:41 AM
Ahhhh... I understand now! :) Thanks for clarifying that. That explains why the pocket flaps don't match the film. I'm not all that familiar with the ordering process of Wested but was thinking of ordering a CS from them.

Does anyone know what is the best leather to duplicate the leather of CS? I was thinking copper novapelle. Also, do they do custom changes - say if I sent them a picture of the pocket flaps on the CS jacket to have changed from theirs?

Thanks all.

Kt Templar
08-30-2010, 07:06 AM
Yes, they will do custom changes, they may charge a small custom fee if there are a lot of changes. But it seems to be rare.

The CS pockets ended up slightly taller and narrower than the LC. They also have a less scalloped and more pointy centre to the flap. Send pics. It helps clarify what you want.

Another thing to ask for is no topstitch on the rear arm seam and no hem stitch on the body.

Yes, copper novapelle seems a really good leather for this jacket to me.