Ben Macintyres Wested? jacket on BBC's 'SAS: Rogue Warriors'

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  1. Bluebottle

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    It is a Bill Kelso's Relic Hunter, their version of an Indiana Jones jacket. Andy Falzon posted about it on another forum.
     
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    Mike. .. shouldn't you be packing your bags and dusting off the sombreros :)
     
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    Is Mike off to Mexico? If so have fun Mike!

    I have an Indy jacket, a Wested in cowhide, which I chuck on occasionally in late spring, summer here. Funnily enough it's one which seems to get a lot of positive noises and is very, very comfortable to wear and do stuff in. It's also one of the wife's favourites so I daren't argue :)
     
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    I also have a wested raiders in cowhide which is just their standard fit but have been looking at their Raiders Hero jacket in shrunken lamb as a possible next jacket
     
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    There hasn't been a lot of talk about Indy jackets here on the forum. They've got to be one of the most beautiful jacket styles in all of leather jacketdom. Mine is a dark seal
    goatskin from Gibson & Barnes. Point of interest: new Indy movie coming out summer of 2019 with Harrison at the helm.
     
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    I think that is because the main interest is in flight jackets.
     
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    Excellent - to know who made it. I was wondering who the manufacturer was. I went to the Wested Factory Shop a few years ago and tried on their version but didn't like the look.
     
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    I just can't see why the Indy type jacket gets such a following. One of those things that's beyond me I guess.
     
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    I got one after outgrowing my A-2 Paddy and because the better half hates jackets with knits, I can't wear my B-10 or B-15C if we're out together, yes fellas bad I know! I got it purely because it was the closest to an A-2 but without the knits. Although it's not my favourite jacket, I do like it. It's super comfortable and allows for a great range of movement. Plus I was lucky to get what I believe was one of the last in the "soft seal brown cowhide" which is a seriously nice leather IMHO and is wearing in nicely. Thing with Wested is that it's not going to break the bank for those who want to give one a go, and I suppose if they fall head over heels they can always stump up for a BK version down the line.
     
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    Well, I watched part three of the SAS program last night, (After returning from a few lovely days in Barcelona) and noticed the jacket had side pockets as well as the A2 style patch pockets, which instantly marked it down! That's on a level with having hand warmer pockets on your Irvin for me ... sacrilege!
    Thanks for the info on it.
     
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    The hand warmer pockets behind the patch pockets is accurate to the original. If it didn't, THAT would be sacrilege. ;)
     
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    I like the Indy jacket and have one of Wested's Raiders in novapelle hide which is about 10 years old now an is just off the rack but am I thinking as my next jacket, I have been looking at their new Raiders Hero jacket in shrunken lamb as a possible option.
     
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    Really?? That's me told then! Every day is a school day here :)
     
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    If they still offer the "soft seal brown cowhide" definitely have a look at that as well. I got a custom Raiders in that and it's wonderful stuff, grainy but with a really wonderful soft drape. It's tough stuff but drapes almost like lamb or soft goat. Mine's also developing a very nice patina from wear.
     
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    Indy jackets are also the perfect travel jackets !
     

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