Today my new Aero arrived. This is the order I placed in January: http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showt...ons&highlight= The only change I made (actually before placing the order) was concerning the angle of the chest pockets.
The jacket is much lighter than the FQHH and feels much more comfy right out of the box. I prefer the look of the brown FQHH, though. I can tell nothing beats the patina the brown FQHH develops. The russet goat is still a stellar leather. Even if I find the FQHH more appealing to the eye the russet goat is much, much nicer to wear!
This time the fit is much better. I can easily layer a thick sweater underneath, so the jacket is going to be much more versatile than anticipated. Still it has that fitted look I like. My FQHH Halfbelt has slimmed down two-piece sleeves, and they are a little tight. This time I went with the standard sleeves as everybody said they are slimmer than the sleeves of a HWM. I find the upper arm portion of the sleeves to be a bit much. A bit less fabric would give it better proportions. But that's only a minor complaint. I also find that the batwing effect is much diminished this time, as the fit is much better. I also went with the standard longer front and actually like the look better than that of my other jacket where front and back have the same length.
For comparison with my 1930s Halfbelt in brown FQHH: