Be a real man; just kill an animal and drape it around your neck.
Would this design (back length shorter than front) exist in the 1950's half belt as well?
Good question. I chose to keep my jacket. Still, I thought long and hard about it, and I valued the variety of opinions raised.
Since some Fedora members have asked for close ups of the hide on my latest jacket from Aero, here they are. Enjoy.
Sorry if the images are a bit blurry. I took them with my cell phone. The last one was quite clear. It is also of my jacket, not a sample from online.
p.s. This jacket is cordovan, as I've said before. I asked for thinner than normal FQHH. It is noticeably thinner than my other FQHH from Aero, which I bought on Ebay. The back is the same, but the front, arms, collar, and cuffs are thinner than usual. This suits me perfectly. I really like the additional flexibility and pliability of this jacket over my other one.
The hide appears to change color a little depending on the light, and whether it is day or night. I find cordovan is like hazel eyes: it changes noticeably depending on which other colors it is worn with it, and also depending upon the light. Of course this "change" is an optical illusion, but it is noticeable. This jacket is a chameleon.
Last edited by Gambetto; 06-30-2012 at 01:11 PM.
one more. . . .