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 Raiders, it has a medium sized collar, no studs which makes the storm flap different from the Crusade and it is considered the easiest fit of all the collection. The standard specifications for the custom made are one leather bound inside pocket, leather facing supporting the zip, two-way hand warmer 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.
• Two way "hand-warmers" pockets • One leather bound inside pocket
• Side vents with adjustable side straps
• Certificate of Authenticity provided
• Inside Authenticity label
• Classic, tailored fit
• Made in England!
• Original maker, original jacket
• Comfy street-wise fit
Brand:Wested Leather Co
It is hard to fault this jacket. The Novapelle is a thick leather but very soft so instantly comfortable. Having been leapt on by the trusty Spaniel I can also say it is rock solid, no scratches or permanent marks. Construction wise the materials are high quality and look great, stitching is tight and even, fittings top quality and I can say that in the past I have paid several times more in monetary terms for several times less in terms of quality. I have no reason to suspect that I wont be wearing this for years to come and when I do hang up my leather pass it in to someone else.
As far as fit is concerned if you get your measurements right (which involves a certain degree of personal honesty for best results !) Wested manufactures bang on.
On top of that Wested have been for me a pleasure to deal with which these days is the exception rather than the rule. I am really impressed.
The quality on this jacket is superb, all the details are as refined as you would expect. I had mine in shrunken lambskin which looks and feels great and the sizing is spot on. A jacket that is very nice and also easy to wear everyday.
Wested's custom made jackets are something very special. Their off-the-rail jackets are undeniably excellent in terms of quality, fit and value, but for just that little extra you receive a made to measure jacket that is uniquely yours. I've recently bought a custom Raiders jacket in Authentic Lambskin and it is truly magnificent. I asked for buckles, gussets ( which I would thoroughly recommend by the way ) and, as a special request, the Nickel zip that is usually used on the Hero. The fit is superb, the quality of the lambskin, has to be seen to be appreciated. I can't recommend Wested highly enough. Their products, craftsmanship and customer service is second to none.
Ordered a custom Raiders in Goatskin and only real difference was that I wanted longer sleeves & underarm gussets - I'm tall and have long arms! - as an owner of a Standard size Raiders (in Authentic Lamb) I've always felt the sleeves are a touch short.
This jacket arrived well before the due date and I'm happy to say is absolutely fantastic and the measurements and fit is spot on. I've always loved the look of the Indy jacket and I intend for this to be a "go-to" jacket - something I can wear every day, all the time. I requested an extra inch on the sleeves - spot on for me. The Goatskin is light and drapes perfectly but feels slightly heavier than my standard jacket & feels absolutely bombproof. Slightly darker in shade than my Authentic Lamb jacket too.
I can highly recommend adding the gussets if you intend to wear this jacket for driving, riding a bike, general every day wear etc.. Overall, I am a very pleased customer. Many thanks Wested!