Frequently asked questions

What is pit to pit?

Pit to pit is the measurement that we take from lying the jacket out flat and measuring from underarm to underarm.

This measurement is given in order to estimate the exact dimensions of jacket.

For example

If a size 38 jacket has a pit to pit of 22 (doubled being 44) then you know that the jacket has a 6-inch tolerance for ease of wear.

A size 38 jacket with a pit to pit of 21 (doubled being 42) then you know that the jacket is maybe a slimmer cut as the tolerance would be only four inches.

Most of our jackets we allow a 6 inch plus tolerance.

How to measure my back length?

The back length is measured from the nape of the neck to the desired finished length of the jacket.

This measurement comes from the neck seam to the hem of the jacket.

It does not include the collar or the collar stand.

We are often asked for example I am 6ft 2 so what back length do I need ?

Height does not always determine length of jacket.

For example

We could have 2 men of the same height but one may be long waisted and one short waisted .The short waisted man may need a slightly shorter jacket to the long waisted man.

If you do not fit the standard jacket and need a custom then maybe look at your own jackets and see what length suits you.

How to measure my sleeve length?

Sleeve length is measured from the end of the shoulder down towards the wrist finishing at your desired sleeve length.

Everybody has their own choice to how long they like to wear their sleeves. Some people like their sleeves to finish at their wrist whilst others like their sleeve to finish mid hand. When ordering a custom there is no right or wrong sleeve length.

It is just a matter of your desired sleeve length.

You may have a favourite jacket that you love the sleeve length of or use the size chart attached to each design for further help.

I have measured my chest and I am 39 do I order 38 or 40?

If you are ordering a standard jacket then take a look at the measurement chart attached to that style and look at the difference between the chest and pit to pit .

For example

Style A 38 chest, pit to pit 22 (doubled 44)

Tolerance of jacket is 6 inches so a 39 chest would still have a 5-inch tolerance. So, we would recommend ordering size 38

Style B chest 38, pit to pit 21 (doubled 42)

Tolerance would be 4 inches but for a 39 chest only 3-inch tolerance. So we would recommend that would be too small so order a 40

The difference between stock and custom

Stock jackets are as advertised within skin choice and sizing.

Each jacket also has an attached drop down box with its own individual measurement chart.

Many of our jackets are also available as custom orders.

Options for custom orders are as follows

Sleeve length

Back length

Hardware options

Skin choice

Lining choice

We also include a pocket change if a direct swop from one of our other styles.

Any additional requirements would be classed as bespoke.

The difference between Custom and bespoke

Customers often supply us with a complete set of measurements including quite drastic changes to the original patterns.

Custom really is only an option for the list above. Anything above and beyond the custom list becomes a bespoke.

A bespoke means that you have your own pattern made individually for you with as many changes and alterations that you want.

It also is an option for you to design your own or replicate a similar style to your favourite movie hero for example.

It has a 4 week turn around as more work is involved.

It is broken down into two stages, a cotton mock-up (toile) then we proceed to the leather/suede version.

Skin, lining and trims of your selection.

This service can be done remotely

The Bespoke service often has a waiting list so please contact us for availability.

This unique service starts at around £400.00 depending on size of design.

Why did I not receive my certificate of authenticity?

A certificate of authenticity is only issued for a Raiders of the lost Ark, temple of doom or last crusade jackets, providing no custom design has been added.

for example

If you have changed the pockets of your indie jacket or added different hardware other than our options for example, then this will not be an original indie style .Therefore no certificate will be issued.

I weigh 11 stone so what chest am I?

Your weight will not determine what chest size you are I am afraid.

The only way to determine your chest is to measure yourself or know the size that you always buy.

There are how to measure yourself guides on the website

There is also a size chart to each individual style.

I wear a 44 shoe so what chest am I?

We can accommodate a boot or slipper to this information, but I am afraid this does not help us with any other measurements.

I have a raiders jacket that fits perfectly, will a Logan jacket in the same size fit the same?

The honest answer is probably not as the Raiders jackets have action plates at the back for a better range of movement and the Logan jacket is a fitted Levi style short jacket with no action pleats.

My answer to you would be to compare both measurement charts to see the difference between the two individual styles. If the styles are similar in size just bear in mind that the Logan has not got an action pleat so the movement will be slightly limited in comparison.

Even our full range of Indy jackets are totally individual in fit. Each style has its own chart.

My chest measures 42 should I order a 44 or 46?


If your actual chest measurement is 42 the you must order a 42. We have already inbuilt a tolerance of at least 4 -6 inches on every individual jacket depending on style and look.

The pit to pit on each measurement chart is also there to help you calculate the actual dimensions of each individual style