I have Aero's steerhide CR, much like Griff's before it was modded. It is tan but was "aged" by Aero, and IMO they did a wonderful job on that. I have owned (& still own) old leather jackets and the artificial aging looks pretty convincing to me although I realize it may be sacrilegious to some. Also, I have the satin lining and my only concern is that the satin runs down to the edge of the cuffs and is now sticking out beyond the end of the sleeve just a little. In retrospect, I should have requested an inch or so of leather inside the cuff to prevent that problem.
I've noticed a few people have had this issue with the sleeves - I'll ask Amanda about it when I place my order. Cheers!
Originally Posted by nevadapd
Ok I think I've got my final spec, big thanks to everyone who's given me feedback, this forum is a great place, only made possible by the great people!
Specs - Aero Cafe Racer
Heavy FQ Horsehide
Dirt rider style collar
Black Cotton Drill lining
Half length bi-swing back
2 G-1 style pockets in lining, snap closure
Inch + of leather inside the sleeve ends
Extra length on the sleeves
Any final thoughts before I 'pull the trigger'?!
One Too Many
I think the smaller biswing is called "shoulder bi-swing" or "bikers-bi-swing" just so it cant be misinterpreted.
Also, I cant see any specs of how many outside pockets you want.
And I think its wise to tell them exactly how much + you want in the arms?
And you might want to specify what hardware - nickel, shiny or "aged" brass.
Griff - thank you, that's very helpful.
Yes - going for 4 outside pockets. I'll give Amanda my arm length and explain I want 1 inch adding. And I think I'll go for the shiny brass and let it age as the rest of the jacket breaks in.
What is a "dirt rider" style collar?
Originally Posted by olworthers
Ok so I've placed my order, Amanda is excellent - very helpful!
Now it's time for the long wait....! Photos and review to follow....
Many thanks for all the Info and advice guys!
What was Amanda saying about the "dirtrider" collar? Are they making it for you? Are you going for the same collar height as in the picture (pretty high!).
Yep, they're making the "dirtrider" collar. I wanted it higher, that was the only thing that I wasn't sure about with the cafe racer style!