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    Jan 26, 2011, 4:39 AM - Pre pro #2 vest question-- #1

    Okay, so I can't seem to find anything on this so if it's been covered, I apologize. Is the PrePro #2 vest leather? It sure as heck seems like it! Thoughts?
  2. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Jan 26, 2011, 5:55 AM - Re: Pre pro #2 vest question-- #2

    All the vests were made with the same material by the same company.
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    Jan 26, 2011, 6:30 AM - Re: Pre pro #2 vest question-- #3

    What makes you think it's leather?
  4. Jan 26, 2011, 7:50 AM - Re: Pre pro #2 vest question-- #4

    straight and informative answer anyone?

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    Jan 26, 2011, 9:32 AM - Re: Pre pro #2 vest question-- #5

    It appears shiny in some pics so that's why you might think its leather.
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    Jan 26, 2011, 11:12 AM - Re: Pre pro #2 vest question-- #6

    At first I thought it to be of a different material too....almost a windbreaker nylon or something.....but apparently tackle-twill, depending on how it's weathered, can give off a real high sheen. I have some swatches of all my viable PP2 fabric options that I still need to test (dyeing/weathering). I'll gladly share my results.
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    Jan 26, 2011, 12:28 PM - Re: Pre pro #2 vest question-- #7

    Tackle twill will be very shiny with a flash...
  8. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Jan 26, 2011, 1:16 PM - Re: Pre pro #2 vest question-- #8

    True, it is shiny when new
    Here's my Tackle Twill Vest prior to any weathering
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    Jan 26, 2011, 2:09 PM - Re: Pre pro #2 vest question-- #9

    all the vests were apparently made from poly-pro twill, also referred to as tackle twill, which is a 100% polyester twill fabric.... which in a very real sense IS just like an outdoor windbreaker material as a lot of outdoor jackets/coats use polyester or polyester/nylon blends in their shells. It is also interesting to note that the vest was actually referred to as a "jacket" in the wardrobe breakdown sheet for the Fett costume list, not a vest.

    So the shine is from polyester, which can have a wide variety of sheen depending on the production process. It can be very shiny or very dull, but when weathered and photographed with just the right lighting, it can mimic the shine of leather like it does in some of the pp2 photos. But it's not actually leather.
    Last edited by Lufo1138; Jan 26, 2011 at 2:54 PM.
  10. Jan 26, 2011, 3:43 PM - Re: Pre pro #2 vest question-- #10

    now THAT'S an answer!



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    Jan 26, 2011, 4:42 PM - Re: Pre pro #2 vest question-- #11

    Thanks guys! I knew we'd get to the bottom of this one, once and for all. I mean seriously, look at this--



    --that totally, with sheen, the way is bends, looks like leather! I'm glad to know it's not. Here's another question. What were these gloves? "Real Gloves?" Is that a brand or something? I know about the patches, but look at these--



    --are these fan-made? Or are these store-bought this way? I know the patches, who made these gloves, do you think?
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    Jan 28, 2011, 2:04 PM - Re: Pre pro #2 vest question-- #12

    The "Real Gloves" are a brand name given by the maker of them. They are not store bought but made by a TDH craftsman.
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    Jan 28, 2011, 6:34 PM - Re: Pre pro #2 vest question-- #13

    Do you know who made the gloves pictured above?

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