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.
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.
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?