I heard about Ravenswood through a friend who ordered a top a few years back and I finally ordered something for myself back in June 2012 (It is now August 2012). I ordered a custom made Harem Bodice that would feature the same hood as the Saberist Bodice. During the entire process of planning and ordering my top, Ravenswood Leather provided top-notch and speedy customer service. They were ready to answer any and every question that I had and would respond the same day that I asked. After placing the order, I was told that it would take approximately five to ten weeks to create and man was it worth the wait! My top came in the mail via UPS in a well packaged box and when I opened the box to view the top it was absolutely stunning!
The leather is thick but very soft and comfortable to wear. It fits my small build perfectly while leaving a little bit of breathing room so that I won’t get hot as fast while running around in the sun. My personal top features the black leather as well as the renaissance burgundy and they are absolutely gorgeous! The burgundy looks to me like a redish-brown, which is perfect for my time period at the renaissance faire. The top is incredibly stitched and appears to be able to handle any wear and tear that I put into it! The lace that binds everything together to tighten it up seems to be made of nylon and looks very nice in my opinion; I will probably leave them in until they wear out. The hood lies beautifully flat when down and when it is up it frames the face perfectly.
This top is everything that I wanted and more! Plus, as a little bonus gift, Ravenswood added in a bonus mini-drawstring pouch that features the same colors as my top and looks like it could hold a smaller phone (It wouldn’t fit my android), money/ID/debit card, or even some medieval coins if you would prefer. Thanks again Ravenswood leather for your amazing service! I will most definitely be ordering again!