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Do you get mostly custom made jackets? Do you add shoulder gussets so the jackets are more moveable?
My leather jackets are all custom made. Either completely or base size extended and tapered.
Shoulder gussets I have only on 2 jackets. With two other footballs / armpit gussets. All others do fine without. For what I do when I wear leather jackets, it all works well.
 

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I ended up going to the Schott factory sale yesterday and it was actually worth it.

There were a good number of high end jackets in the 'minor blemishes' section at massive discounts. There's one I regret passing on, but I had my eye on one particular jacket model (didn't want to get a near-enough similar one) so I bought that one from their factory stock, at a big discount. I also bought a ton of sweaters to give as gifts.
 

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My leather jackets are all custom made. Either completely or base size extended and tapered.
Shoulder gussets I have only on 2 jackets. With two other footballs / armpit gussets. All others do fine without. For what I do when I wear leather jackets, it all works well.
cool man. BTW do you have a favorite leather and or maker combo?
 

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Field Leathers Route 66 with customized collar. Brown Shinki leather.
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Looks great, that's sorta the fit I was going for with my Five Star trucker but ended up running a little larger than expected. When you order custom jackets, do you usually provide your physical measurements, or the adjusted measurements that the final jacket is intended to have?
 

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cool man. BTW do you have a favorite leather and or maker combo?
I still lack too many manufacturers to make a statement.
Previously I have worn various no names, fashion leather and motorcycle jackets (eg Hein Gericke) and then an Aero CR. Then a few years only fabric, until I came back to leather. But then I got stuck with Aero again. In addition, the Field Leathers (which is really top of workmanship)). My numerous FiveStar jackets are to try out. Are not expensive, are delivered quickly and I can have everything made according to my ideas. Goat and shearling are top and the workmanship also. Ideal to bridge the waiting times of the well-known manufacturers. Next week my racing jacket from Lewis leathers should be delivered. I am still considering Vanson and Thedi.
 

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Looks great, that's sorta the fit I was going for with my Five Star trucker but ended up running a little larger than expected. When you order custom jackets, do you usually provide your physical measurements, or the adjusted measurements that the final jacket is intended to have?
I always give the measurements of the jacket including every detail I can think of. Many photos with lines and measurements. The body measurements are certainly always interpreted differently, even more so if the manufacturer does not know how it was measured.
 

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Sizing wise for those who’ve had the 5 zip, do they find it fits TTS? I’ve got broad shoulders anyways so I usually can’t size down lol
In case this is a helpful reference, here is my 2015 5-zip in heavy calf with quilted lining and blackout zippers, size 48 on a 39" chest and I'm 6'1". The jacket's shoulder width measures 18" and mine (acromion to acromion) is approximately 17". Apologies for the minimal contrast between jacket and shirt. I’d returned a size 50 because, in that instance, it added length and shoulder width but nothing in the chest and fell awkwardly on my hips. I've owed a number of 5-zips and each has fit (vastly) differently and conveyed a very different style, independent of the expected piece-to-piece variances and leather type, as others have mentioned.

This 2015 version is more structured by virtue of its thickness than the other models I've owned and, in my opinion, wouldn't lend itself to sizing up – so just keep in mind that the variability @dieworkwear is referencing makes a big difference and I recommend trial before committal. If I had my druthers, I'd add an inch to the chest and waist for comfort if ever zipped (a rarity) but it works in a (literal) pinch.

Hope that helps.

 
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@Subscribed thats an awesome fit as well. I’m just going to go to the MM boutique and try it in person, it looks like they have a 52 and 54 in stock.
 

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