An outstanding Jacket of great quality, excellent heavy grey-coloured steerhide, with wonderful attention to detailing! Strong stitching overall, with unique leather grain characteristics. What really impresses me even over all this is how quite historically accurate this Jacket is to the same Jackets I've seen in various period photos and actual surviving U-Boot leather jacket relics.
One note on sizing: I am a size 101.5cm/40" chest and found the size XXL to offer the necessary 7.6cm/3" - 10cm/4" extra internal room I need for a trim, but comfortable fit (the suggested size for my actual chest on this site is Medium and that is far too small!) Also, one must be aware that the arm holes of this Jacket are higher up, which takes some getting used to, and the historically accurate design of the jacket features a bit narrower fit at the top, which widens from top to bottom, typical nautical A-shape. I treated the Jacket with leather conditioner and after a few times wearing it to shovel snow, I found the leather relaxing perfectly where I previously found it a bit snug at the shoulders and upper chest.
Find yourself a navy blue U-Boot wool watchcap with the fuzzy tassle at top and you are one finely equipped Oberfähnrich zur See.
This is my most favourite leather jacket of all time, although the Hartmann runs a close second!
Finally, I cannot praise Noble House customer service enough - Alex, Melanie, you folks are simply WONDERFUL!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]