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    New Buttoned Aero Leather??

    Just been doodling in Photoshop.

    I'm thinking I'd like a buttoned FQHH for my next Aero Jacket.

    They currently don't seem to do one (other than John Lever's excellent Radjacke, which is just a touch too radical for me).

    Here's a mock up.

    I don't ride a bike - the idea is for a close fitting jacket worn with the bottom button undone and the belt unbuckled (comfier for sitting down in the pub!)

    Thoughts and suggestions, both positive and negative, welcomed

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    Those are some pretty good photoshop skills!

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    What you describe sounds sort of like this (but this one has no belt):

    http://www.insurrectionvintage.com/u...5_orig.jpg?197

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    Quote Originally Posted by majormajor View Post
    Just been doodling in Photoshop.

    I'm thinking I'd like a buttoned FQHH for my next Aero Jacket.

    They currently don't seem to do one (other than John Lever's excellent Radjacke, which is just a touch too radical for me).

    Here's a mock up.

    I don't ride a bike - the idea is for a close fitting jacket worn with the bottom button undone and the belt unbuckled (comfier for sitting down in the pub!)

    Thoughts and suggestions, both positive and negative, welcomed

    Looks like a Trail Rider with buttons. Not bad, I reckon they would make you one if you asked nice.

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    I'd like to see how a button fastening halfbelt would turn out. A good choice might be the Twenties halfbelt model that Aero have prototyped, but not (yet) put into production. Alternatively, their A1 modified with an A2 collar would be nice. I'm sure they'll create something to replace the Stuart (one of Will's designs, I believe?) once they're on top of their back orders. With regards to the photo-shopped picture above, I'd lose the half belt. Something about combining that with buttons looks wrong to my eye, especially if the jacket i closed but it is worn open. Side buckles would be better.
    If in doubt - overdress.

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    A much better alternative might be a Teamster cut much shorter in body length, maybe approaching that of the Stuart. IMO an understated look is generally best, at least for my taste. Not saying that I don't like what you are showing us but not saying that I do either!)

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    MajorMajor, rather than basing your jacket on a Trail Rider, why not consider the Route 66 instead?

    Aero don't have particularly good photos on their site, but Kentaurus do. It's quite a trim jacket, so probably a similar cut to the Trail Rider. If you lost the chest pocket and added button cuffs then it'd be similar to what Edward was proposing.



    I had a double breasted Cossack, more pictures in the Broken-In FQHH thread. That was a custom build, and I'm not sure how much of that sort of thing that Ken is doing these days.



    If you are going for an all-buttoned style then I'd suggest finding a haberdashers to source your own buttons. Those on my old jacket came from MacCulloch and Wallis.

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    I actually think they pictures in the sale sections have improved hugely. They're closer to the type you see on the Japanese websites, and you get a real sense of the colour and fit of the jacket. It's a tricky art though, that's for sure.

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    Major, I really like it. Very Nice! My only concern is that if it is made of a heavy FQHH as Aero is known for, it may take some time before one could easily fasten the buttons. But that just might be the "burden" you bear for a gorgeous jacket like this. Also, I vote for an interior pocket of some sort.

    Dave

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    The best website for pictures is John's Goodwear site, which shows each jacket being worn by the same person with information on his measurements and those of the jackets for fit comparison. I imagine that's an easier thing to do, though, with a range that is mostly the same basic design and that has been built up over time, rather than Aero starting from scratch with their large catalogue with widely varying fits as is now the case. The Aero site is far and away better now though that it used to be in terms of pictures of details, etc. Would be nice though to be able to see more of the jackets being worn in order to gauge fit.
    If in doubt - overdress.

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