Roy Hobbs Jacket
Date Added: Friday 19 January, 2007
by David Z.
I remember seeing The Natural starring Robert Redford again on DVD several years ago and remarking how incredible I thought his jacket was. I started to do some research on which company might have made it but I was not succesful in my pursuit. Then I heard Indy Magnoli was thinking about making leather garments and I knew this was a golden opportunity. I have bought MANY garments from Indy all of which I treasure and enjoy so I assumed I would be pleased with his effort in making an accurate The Natural jacket....I was NOT disappointed.
As usual Indy took great care to use exacting measurements for this jacket and great care that it would fit me as close to the movie one as possible. Using reams of reference shots he and his company produced what you see in the photos below. This cow hide jacket is put together VERY well with all the details, like the tabs and buttons in the right place. The lining is a cotton material that feels wonderful when you are wearing the piece. The lines of the jacket are authentic to the screen used one and the jacket pockets are roomy enough to fit a newspaper just like in the movie. The collar is comfortable as are the sleeves yet they both retain that fitted vintage look I so loved in the movie. The color itself is an antiqued brown that gives the jacket a look that I have owned it for many years.
I am incredibly happy with this jacket, the service provided by Magnoli and the time it took from concept to delivery.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]