Got my jacket! Seems like a pretty good fit! It’s the real leather version from fjackets. A few points on it to anyone interested in buying from them – if you go directly to their web site, the only version they have available is a synthetic leather one for $149. They don’t list the real leather version on there for some reason! But, if you go on Amazon, they have both listed – real leather and synthetic – at different price points. Since I occasionally take the motorcycle out for a spin, I figured having a real leather jacket for me to be a high-speed nerd in would be a plus, so I opted for the slightly more expensive material. Feels good!
Here’s a link to the Amazon listing. I did a lot of looking around before I pulled the trigger, but I get the impression pretty much all of these jacket providers are using exactly the same patterns and producing exactly the same jackets – that is, if they’re not all coming from one place and just named differently! My jacket, in case of point, came addressed to me from Pakistan.
I have a 42″ chest, and decided to go for a Large in their sizing. Glad I did – any smaller would have been too small. Sleeves are the right length, and it’s a little snug when I zip it up, I will confess, but I’ve also put on a bit of weight lately from being a lazy piece of garbage. I don’t think I’d trade it in for an XL at this point – the fit is supposed to be pretty much as it is on me, as far as I can tell.
A final note on why I ordered from Amazon is I figured having the extra buyer protection would be decent when dealing with international vendors like this… and also my rewards card gives me 5% cashback on ‘book store’ purchases, which ironically enough this falls into.
In the meantime, I’ve been idly working on cleaning up my 3d-printed Infinity Orb and it’s coming along. I took the opportunity to magnetize it together and added plastic posts so that it would firmly lock shut without any lateral sliding.
Still needs a lot more work and sanding, but it’s a start! I’m going to fashion an interior piece and hopefully 3d print that in the next few days to cradle the electronics and gem. Haven’t figured out what I’m going to do for the infinity gem just yet, but I’m honestly thinking I’ll just go outside, find an appropriate-looking rock, make a silicon mold of it, and then cast it up in clear resin with a purple LED or two embedded inside.
Last but not least, I think I’ve got the 3d-printed nerf barrel replacement piece sorted. I was just testing the hinge and I think I need to move it about .5mm to get a better spring-loaded opening movement, but that shouldn’t be too difficult to do. Printing a second piece now with those slight changes. Here’s a test: