Here is where you can get creative with your Indy jacket, from sizing to skin to special requests. You get a choice of over 10 amazing skins which are updated constantly with new offerings. Each jacket is handcrafted within our Kent or London factory and made exactly to your order.
This particular jacket is the Last Crusade, it sports slightly larger armholes than the other jackets, a stud at the top and bottom of the storm flap and a pointier collar than the rest. The standard specifications for the custom made are one leather bound inside pocket, leather facing supporting the zip, two-way handwarmer pockets, action pleats and side vents - the rest is left down to your personal choice.
We ask you to carefully go over your measurements before placing an order, once the order is placed it's rare we are able to change your measurements - there's a link below with a measurement guide (under helpful links).
Break down of the options available
Side Straps There's a choice of D-rings on the side straps (shaped like a D) or buckles (just your regular buckles), they are both good choices, neither one is better than the other. You can have an 'X-box stitch' this is just an X stitch that goes into the box that attached the side strap to the jacket.
Extra Inside Pocket You already get one plain piped inside pocket, if you select "Yes" to this option you'll get another pocket, they are positioned on both sides of the chest.
Gussets These are a small triangle shaped material that go underneath the armpit of the jacket, it would not be seen unless you raised you arms, it is to help arm movement and can be popular with bikers for this reason.
Brand:Wested Leather Co
I bought my first Indy jacket from Wested about 8 years ago; an off the peg Raiders in goatskin. It's served me well and is still going strong, however this is the first time I've had one made to measure. It's a Last Crusade in copper novapelle and the difference is remarkable. Custom made to my own specifications, the slightly looser fit of the Crusade means it can be layered up for the winter months, and the copper novapelle is a thing of beauty. Quite thick and heavy, it's also very soft, and after only a couple of weeks wear its beginning to take on some great creases and folds giving it real character, and the colour is fantastic. Indoors it has a fairly dark, multi-layered brown. Yet outside, particularly in direct sunlight, it has ( as the name suggests) a coppery, almost dusty look. Really is beautiful.
If you're thinking of investing in an Indy jacket from the mighty Wested Leather then I thoroughly recommend paying that little bit extra to have one custom made.
Wested is the best when it comes to leather jackets and customer service! I am a repeat customer. The leather they use is top notch and very durable. Each unique request I've had they make happen. For instance I asked for a special interior liner protector made of leather to accommodate a pocket knife and they honored my wish. There jackets are roomy, comfortable, warm, and weather resistant. If you want an ideal leather jacket, Wested is your best and only choice!
I just received my custom Last Crusade jacket, and it is another Wested masterpiece! I am absolutely in love with it! It's perfect -- it's everything I've ever wanted in not just an Indy jacket, but a leather jacket in general.
I ordered mine in Pre-distressed cowhide, and the color and texture are stunning. This new Pre-distressed batch is a thing of beauty -- it doesn't have the fake-y look of typical pre-distressed hides.
If you're looking to capture the look and feel of the Last Crusade jacket, get yourself a Wested, and get it in Pre-distressed cowhide. It looks and feels sturdy -- you'll feel like you can go galavanting on any adventure that comes your way, without fear of it damaging along the way!
Thank you, everyone at Wested! I love this jacket!
I ordered the LC in distressed hide. The distressing looks great and the leather is quite soft. Be sure to double check your measurements and maybe ask a tailor to measure you as perfect sizing makes a world of difference. The hide feels heavy in the hand but doesn't feel that way when worn. Great jacket.