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Here's a photo that shows Vicenza horsehide (in a custom Aero Sunburst half belt) next to a rare 1940s/1950s Buco J-24 in horsehide.  The weight, finish, grain and character of the two horsehide leathers are remarkably similar!  The Aero Sunburst has seen about three months of wear and quite a bit of Seattle rain...   We have a new Instagram page--please follow us @thurstonbros  
For individuals who want the larger shoulders, the Vanson Derby is still available...email info@thurston-bros.com and we'll get a fit jacket headed your way for a custom Derby order!   Also, please follow us on Instagram:  @thurstonbros  
 Hi indaleciox, Absolutely!  You can change the hardware for no extra cost (choices are nickel, brass and black).  A black fur snap-off collar is $150.00 extra.  We have three floral linings, as well as a red tartan, available for $50.00 extra.  Based on your numbers, you'd most likely be a Large with a tapered torso/waist.  I think you'll like the fit a lot--when we designed this jacket, we wanted a crosszip that did not have a dropped back and also had very slim...
 Regarding the customization on our Vanson Daredevil, there's a $90.00 charge for each change (typical changes are sleeve length, body length and waist taper).  What we found, however, is that very few customers have needed any custom changes!  We actually planned for this by patterning "in-between" sizes (like S/M and M/L) for the Daredevil in order to fit more people perfectly right off the rack... If custom is needed, it's easy to determine this through the fit jacket...
Vanson Daredevil customer fit photo!    Our June batch of orders is now in our Vanson production queue and we're currently filling up our July batch...if you'd like to reserve a fit jacket, contact us at info@thurston-bros.com to start your order.    You can check out the measurements for all the fit jackets on this page on our website: http://www.thurston-bros.com/#!vanson-daredevil-measurements/c1id5    
You may want to check out our Vanson Daredevil thread--   http://www.styleforum.net/t/387175/vanson-styleforum-thurston-bros-slim-fit-japanese-double-rider-mto   This project is now completed, with all sizes available in fit jackets and tons of leather choices (colors too)!   You can view the Vanson Daredevil on our website:   http://www.thurston-bros.com/#!vanson-daredevil/c1wvt
Just received this beautiful custom Aero Board Racer in smooth Black Vicenza horsehide!  This jacket would be a perfect base for anyone who was interested in the moto design...  Custom wait times for this jacket are about 6-8 weeks and the base price is $1,099.99 (Vicenza horsehide is $125.00 extra).  Fit jackets are available, so if you'd like to start an order, just contact us at info@thurston-bros.com!   Measurements for this style:   Size 36: chest--20...
Vanson Daredevil fit photo from a customer--he's going to do some fit mods (extra body and sleeve length, and a waist taper of 2 inches), but the overall fit is really good!  Thus far, only a small percentage of Daredevil customers have required fit modification, but this is easy to assess by ordering one of our fit jackets...   For more info on the Daredevil, check out the product page on our website: http://www.thurston-bros.com/#!vanson-daredevil/c1wvt  
 Water treatment can work really well for shaping a collar--just don't put any clips on it (they would leave an impression on the moist leather)--just use your hands to shape it!
 This is a feature of the jacket and can also be seen here:  The Z150 leather used for the Daredevil is thicker than the leather used in the earlier Derby/Junya jackets, so there is more stiffness to the collar area.  The collar will relax a little with time, but style/shape of our collar distinguishes it from other crosszip jackets on the market, and we (and Vanson) like it a lot!  Again, the Daredevil and the above Junya jacket come from the exact same pattern...
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