Wested were contracted to make this ¾ U Boat Jacket in Mid Grey Leather for the Film Das Boot, but the coat is so good we were asked to remake the jacket in Black worn by Christopher Eccleston in the TV series Dr Who. The style known as a reefer jacket its the perfect leather 3/4 coat coming in a variety of skin choices and made in England... The double-breasted coat has beautiful double stitch details on the front point design (continued at the back of the jacket). Based on a WW2 German submarine jacket and bought back to the future by Wested Leather.
- Double breasted
- 4 Outer pockets
- 1 Inside pocket
- All satin lining
- 3 Rows of double buttons
- Button straps on cuff
- Double stitching details
- Made in England
- Made to order (Custom made start at £20 extra)
|Best Fit for a Size:||Armpit to Armpit||Sleeve Length||Back Length|
|40 – 42 (MEDIUM)||23”||25.5”||31.5”|
Brand:Wested Leather Co
I like this coat very much. It fits perfectly and is just short enough to drive. The leather is very lightweight ( regarding to my expectations based on my grandfather's old fireman coat which should be replaced). But it looks tough too and I expect it to age nicely. Your leather guide says that it is horse hide. So I would like to thank the unknown horse for its donation :-)
Two little points of improvement...
The shoulders are very slippery. So the strap if my backpard is always falling off. Shoulder flaps would help here. And as you are applying two rows of buttons why don't you go the last step and give it two rows of button holes? I asked around here and was told that everybody does it that way but what a reason is that?
But in general I like the coat very much.
See you Kai
I've been eyeballing this one for awhile. Being 6'2" and about 200lbs; I ordered the XL. To me, it seems the sizing runs a bit small but I chalk this up to differing expectations between the US and UK. If anyone ordering has any doubts, then I highly recommend to spend the extra money for custom sizing. Beautiful job. Great craftsmanship.
Gorgeous jacket. I am very pleased with the finished product. Wested worked with me to make some adjustments on the pocket layout. Top notch customer service. The price point is very competitive with similar quality garments costing much more stateside.
This is a tremendous product - beautifully made and really warm. It feels surprisingly light to wear too. Excellent service and swift delivery.