Much as Indiana Jones travelled the globe in search of The Ark of the Covenant, many a budding adventurer has been tirelessly seeking the most authentic version of the original Raiders of the Lost Ark leather jacket.
And here it is.
After 30 years we go back to our original ‘Hero’ jacket pattern available to yours truly! Made to order using the original patterns created by master craftsman Peter Botwright for Harrison Ford back in 1980, the Wested Leather HERO Jacket is as close as you can come to the real thing... unless you steal one from the Smithsonian Museum or the Lucasfilm Archive, neither of which we recommend.
This jacket is a unique design AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FROM WESTED, the same company that fabricated the iconic wardrobe for Raiders, as well as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
The jacket carries the original ‘Leather Concessionaires’ label and differs in fit from the modern easy fit ‘Wested’ Raiders jacket that we sell today. The jacket has no inside facings enabling the nickel zip to go right to the bottom of the jacket but may result in a wavering effect. The collar is cut so it hangs off the back neck. The oversize shoulder width means the sleeves are set off the shoulder and are narrower and tapered. The inside pocket is a leather welt type with a single antique brass buckle for the side straps.
Shrunken Lambskin is the best skin for a screen-accuracy jacket. It has a rough-hewn texture from day one, with no pre-distressing required to achieve a credible "lived-in" look.
This is quite simply the closest match available to the original screen-worn Indiana Jones jacket.
Brand:Wested Leather Co