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.
The jacket carries the original ‘Leather Concessionaires’ label and differs in fit from the modern easy fit ‘Wested’ Raiders jacket that we sell today and does not fit like a regular jacket. 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.
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Write an online review and share your thoughts with other shoppers!Reviewer: François Portelance from Les Cèdres, Québec,Canada
I have just received my Special Raider ´Hero' Jacket in pre-distress Lambskin and it is FANTASTIC! It is perfect,fits like a glove and with it I bought the shirt and pants and whip now I am ready very cool. Do not hesitate this is THE place to buy your next jacket, it took only 1 week before I received my jacket now that is good service and quality of the product is the best to!Reviewer: Dale Dassel from Georgia, USA
Wested delivers again! Having assembled the perfect LC outfit, I decided to return to my roots as an Indy fan and put together the Raiders outfit. I chose the Hero in dark brown novapelle, and it is absolutely flawless: smooth-grained, buttery soft cowhide, dark brown lining, silver nickel zip, gorgeous scalloped pockets and generous slouch collar. The armholes are higher than the standard Indy jacket, but the fit is perfect and I couldn't be happier. Wested forever!
- Dale Dassel
USAReviewer: Matt from Thorpe-Le-Soken
Very happy with my Hero Jackets from Wested.They are beautifully made and knowing that they are the original makers of the Indiana Jones Jacket makes it very special. If you want the real thing,this is it!
Always a pleasure to shop at Wested and the service is second to none. Many thanks.Reviewer: curt from Nebraska
do your own homework!! After many hours of contemplating which coat, I had to ask several questions.I wanted a "hero" , but opinions varied on what would be best. Figuring on the nature of the off the shoulder build of this jacket worked very well in my favor since my shoulders are wide,
The Lambskin is not as conducive to Nebraska weather so i elected for DARK BROWN NOVAPELLE. talk about a gorgeous skin!, A little lighter than I was hoping ,so I slathered it with Pecards dressing and it is exactly what i want. It naturally distresses with every movement, scrape, scuff And is just beautiful! and Still maintains a great feel to the hand. I WAS SO HAPPY I DIDNT NEED TO RETURN IT AND I IMAGINE THEY ARE TOO.. and it has a great nostalgic look on my motorcycle. make sure if you want the true look to measure the back to to the top of your back pockets, unless you want a belt line jacket.But I couldnt be happier thank you all!