Hey thanks so much for the advice! It really helps. Abby does still offer both Rocketeer jackets. I couldn't find it through their website's links but was able to locate it through google searches.
http://www.abbyshot.com/products/ps-roc ... jacket.php
I don't know what they did to their website but navigation is not nearly as intuitive and finding anything is difficult.
I was going to go ahead and order the Wested jacket but ran into another snag with them... they don't give any indication of what measurements best fit their sizes... I emailed them a few days ago asking for a chart or something but, as yet, have not heard back. I just want to be sure since they're in the UK and returning anything will be a hassle... I just want to be sure since the jacket is actually supposed to fit a little more snug than most other jackets... I usually wear an XL but according to South Beach Leather's size chart I would wear a Large and sometimes larges are just a smidge too small... and lord knows if there's some sort of strange British Large that is a medium anywhere else... ARGH!
If Wested doesn't get back to me I may have to spend the extra $$ and go with Abby's... a decision primarily on customer service...
Thanks again, fellas!