Thurston Bros. offers the option of ordering a custom Vanson jacket! The cost for this can vary from $700.00-$2,000.00, depending on the level of customization you would like on your jacket order. Contact us at email@example.com for an estimate.
Step one: Fit Jacket
Thurston Bros. believes in getting the fit that is right for YOU! At all times we have most sizes, 36 through 46, in stock and ready to ship, in a variety of Vanson styles. When you are ready to order, we send you a stock Vanson jacket that will be used as a "fit jacket" for your custom order. This takes the guesswork out of the fitting process! We'll use this jacket to assess if the body fit is correct. We'll also determine if you need a longer or shorter sleeve length, as well as if you need a longer or shorter body length.
The shipping cost to receive a Thurston Bros. fit jacket is $30.00 for US Customers, $60.00 for Canadian Customers and $75.00 for all other International Customers.
You'll return the fit jacket to us (unless, of course, you love it and want to keep it!) and we'll use the information gathered from the fitting to write up the specifications for your custom order. Make sure to take photos of yourself in the fit jacket before shipping it back. We'll need to see photos of the jacket zipped up, front and back. Customers are required to pay return shipping for the fit jacket back to Thurston Bros. Once the fit jacket is shipped to the customer, the custom process has started and there are no refunds permitted.
Step Two: Customizing Options
Our most popular leather choices are Competition Weight Cowhide, Z150 Medium Weight Cowhide and Octagon Brown Medium Weight Cowhide. A variety of colors are available for $125.00 extra.
Vanson's standard lining is black rayon, but they do have two plaid linings and two heavy quilted linings available. Thurston also offers a number of specialty linings, such as floral and camo, for $50.00 extra.
There is a variety of color and style choices for hardware. Most zipper styles are available in nickel, brass, or black finish. You can also choose from a variety of pocket zipper sliders, such as rectangular pulls; bell pulls, leather rivet pulls; and ring pulls.
There are typically other options that are unique to the jacket style you are ordering, and we will bring those features to your attention at the time of purchase. Just a few examples are--snap-off fur collar, striping, quilting, extra interior pockets, and extra exterior pockets, just to name a few. If you are wondering if a particular feature is possible for your jacket, just ask!
A number of fit changes can be made to standard Vanson jackets--sleeve length, body length, body taper, etc. These changes are priced out individually once the overall fit has been assessed with a fit jacket.
Step Three: Final Approval and Production Schedule
Final approval for your custom order specifications is done via e-mail so that you will know exactly what you have ordered! Once you have given your final approval, the order goes into the production queue and we can give you an estimate for delivery at that time. Wait times can vary quite a bit, depending on how much customization is needed for your order. Custom sizing adds about 2-3 months to any order because it must go through Vanson's patterning department.
To get started with a custom Vanson order, give us a call at (206) 550-3545 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! You can also purchase the jacket you want to custom order directly from the website and we'll contact you for more details.