FWIW, When I drove the U-Haul down to Pennsylvania to pick up from Buzz Bissinger, as we were loading the few hundred leather jackets in, I commented that it was dangerous that he and I were nearly the same size. He told me that he was appreciative of the work I was doing and the drive I made to pick up the pieces, and said I could keep a few of the leathers for my own. This was NWT and I only wore it twice. It is absolutely exceptional and had something crazy like a $5,000 price tag on it when I took it from him. So, great provenance for you on it.
Guys, I'm sorry I didnt have time to run this flash sale before the auctions went live, but Ive got tons of stock on the Lock & Co. Hatters and the Borsalino fedoras. Ive got many sizes, so if you'd like to buy one outright let me know - Im not sure if I have doubles of the sizes that are live now in the auctions but let me know what you need. The straw one though, is my only one.