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December 24 2005

Crafter of original "Mal browncoat" now available to make reproductions! I was recently referred by Shawna Trpcic to the original maker of Mal's Firefly browncoats, when asking about reproductions. So I contacted him.

What do: Nathan Fillion as Capt. Mal Reynolds in "Firefly"...

... Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Natalie Cole, Shaquille O'Neal, Winona Rider, Marilyn Manson, David Copperfield, P. Diddy, and Sandra Bullock have in common? They all wear custom-made garments with the Jonathan A. Logan label.

Jonathan's customers come from all walks of life including luminaries from the entertainment, recording, film, television, and sports industries. They come back to him again and again because of his visionary designs, attention to detail, and flawless craftsmanship.

He will make you a browncoat just like Mal's - which he certainly has experience with since he made all of the Firefly Mal coats - in sizes small, medium, or large. Custom sizes up or down are also available. The coats will, if available, include duplicates of the clasps which were cast for Firefly. Mr. Logan has researched and obtained leathers which will as closely match Mal's original browncoat as possible, just for the Firefly/Serenity community!

To get your Logan Browncoat, contact him for further information and pricing at:

Jonathan A. Logan - Custom Leathers
8336 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone: 800-472-5984 or 323-653-9155
Fax: 323-653-9730

Please reference this message when you contact him.

Clasps are not available for sale separate from the coat.

Source: direct interview with Jonathan A. Logan.

Has anyone contacted them re pricing?

I don't want to get my hopes up if it's still 100s of dollars.
rivergirl, I have no connection to this and have not contacted them, but I would imagine that, by your message, you should not get your hopes up. Your budget sounds like mine, and this sounds like it would be waaaay out of my budget.
Prices which may be quoted for browncoats include:

Leather | Sizes | Price | Options
deer skin | small, medium, large | $1,200.00 | +$100 for custom sizing up or down
cow skin | small, medium, large | $800.00 | +$100 for custom sizing up or down
lamb skin | small, medium, large | $600.00 | +$100 for custom sizing up or down

Clasps are not available for sale separate from the coat.


For those who might be wondering...

No, I am not getting paid for this. Jonathan Logan didn't seek out the Browncoat community to sell his wares. Because of the overwhelming interest I saw from fans to have a real browncoat (as evidenced by the recent auction of Mal's coat by Shawna), I sought out the information myself in order to post it as a community resource on Fashionably Brown.

[ edited by Julesong on 2005-12-24 20:21 ]
Oh yeah this is out of my budget.

But I'm so looking forward to seeing some browncoats (literally-) at the SEQUEL.
Out of my budget too but it's a nice idea all the same.
Have you all checked out Abbyshot's version of it. It looks pretty nice and I think in the $400 range. Course I'm excited about their Rocketeer jacket.
Yes, the Abbyshot version is okay. At the Universal board, a lot of browncoats have said they wanted a more accurate coat, as the Abbyshot is off in a few ways, color being one. I can't think of any better way to get the best coat I can than to have the original creator make it. :)
Not sure if the color is so much off as the lighting of the pictures stinks.

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