If in doubt - overdress.
I think that FQHH might be too stiff for a genuine Indy look.
Here I woud prefer goatskin.
This is a request for anyone who has picked up one of Aero's indy jackets to post pics and details, maybe a small review? Doesn't matter what leather--just interested to see and hear more.
I own the G&B version of the "Indy" jacket, in goat.
Thoughts about it/the design;
The film version(s) of this jacket were made out of lambskin, except for the last movie, made out of cow leather.
The G&B goat does not drape like that in the movie. New G&B goat skin does not have much drape to it. It is no where as stiff as FQHH..but doesn't mold to the body much...if at all. I suspect with a lot of wear, it would get softer.
I can only imagine a FQHH "Indy" jacket would be even worse... fitting like a cardboard box. The "Indy" design is not one that offers much in way of form.
I am not a fan of how G & B did the side adjust tabs...which are placed so that the leather tab pulls forward rather than backward (as on an Aero Highwayman). I understand the forward pulling tab design is "screen accurate"...one or two of the screen shots on the link I gave above you can see the tabs face that way.
Hard to tell from the Aero web site pictures what direction the tabs pull in. If backward, this is not "screen accurate". Which may or may not be an issue for you.
You can get a "custom fit" G&B jacket made for you ..but it costs extra and if I recall, is non-returnable if it doesn't work out.
Aero, of course, custom makes your jacket.
I rarely wear my "Indy" jacket. Maybe once a year.
My Aero Highwayman, Halfbelt, Bootlegger, and assorted maker A2's get most of the wear.
Last edited by Jeff M; 08-19-2012 at 04:38 PM.
I have a different view on the side straps. I prefer the G&B to the others as it is properly anchored into the seam. The screen accurate strap looks a bit half-cocked to me. As for drape, after a couple of years of wear the goat drapes pretty simliar to lamb. That said, I don't wear it much as I've kinda gone off the look of an Indy jacket.