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Aero J106 Order Plan

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by olworthers, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. olworthers

    olworthers One of the Regulars

    Hi All

    Well after my fantastic experience with an Aero Cafe Racer jacket I have decided to pull the trigger on a J106 motorcycle jacket before the pending price hike!

    I've owned a few jackets in this style over the years, but at 6ft tall with a 'slim build' I find getting a good fit really difficult. I like the slimmer cut of this jacket, and by adding length to the body and sleeves I'm confident I'll have for I want - especially after my last order where Aero got the fit perfect for me.

    Here's my planned spec - any thoughts?


    Heavy Steerhide
    Black Cotton Drill lining
    Nickel Hardware
    Talon Zips
    Half length bi-swing back/shoulder bi-swing/bikers bi-swing
    1 G-1 style pockets in lining, snap closure
    Extra length on the sleeves and back to meet my height

  2. Mojo1975

    Mojo1975 Sponsoring Affiliate

    At 6'1", you've gotta be very careful with the lengths...this jacket is the slimmest of all Aero jackets and therefore, the body and sleeve length have to be spot on...

    Here's the jacket you've specified... Sorry for the camera phone photo...it doesn't do the jacket justice...

  3. olworthers

    olworthers One of the Regulars

    Thanks for the info! I was planning to base the back and sleeve length dimensions on a cafe racer I already have....
    Great photo - love the look of these jackets!
  4. Fanch

    Fanch Call Me a Cab

    With FQHH it is my understanding that Talon zips have been problematic and would consider going with an Aero zipper instead of Talon.
  5. Mojo1975

    Mojo1975 Sponsoring Affiliate

    Only certain types of Talon zippers... Other Talon zippers work just fine!

    The real trick is the placement of the lapel snaps such that they don't rip the liner over time...
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2012
  6. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 I'll Lock Up

    Talons are hit and miss. I'd go Aero too, but that's up to each person. I listened to JanSolo on this and he was right. I've got some Talons that are great, some not. Some are NOS, some repro. The design sounds good Wilbur. Consider the satin/sateen in the sleeves.Also, I love a black/white checkered lining in moto jackets. Might really only be appropriate for the cafe racer set, but it's pretty cool. Yer never too old man! lol
  7. Edward

    Edward Bartender

    What's the recommendation on Aero MC jackets re sizing? My Aero jackets are all a 42. This is a neat fit on me in the Thirties Halfbelt (as it should be). I'm having to sell a used Aero MC (the Perfecto type) in a Size 42 because although it's an excellent size for me over the shoulders (closer to my Bootlegger, actually, than the 30s Halfbelt), it is simply far too tight around the waist - fastened, it seems to be a good couple of inches neater than the Thirties Halfbelt. I've been eyeing a J106 for a long time, but I'm beginning to suspect I might have to go up two sizes from my normal 42 just to get into one??
  8. How did I get into this? I have owned 2 Buco replicas from LW and they like this one from Aero are the cats meow; but too long for me. I think this is a really nice looking jacket though from Insurection/Aero.
  9. Carrie @ Insurrection

    Carrie @ Insurrection Sponsoring Affiliate

    I was working on taking photos for the website this past weekend and the photos of the J106 show how beautiful this D-pocket reproduction is...






    Also, when you compare the J106 to an original Buco J-24, even one of the longer steerhide Buco J-24s, the J106 really holds its own...

    Buco J-24 (photo taken at Insurrection Apparel & Boots, Seattle, WA)--


    Aero J106 (photo taken at Thunderhill Raceway, Willows, CA)--

    Last edited: Nov 5, 2012
  10. malligator

    malligator New in Town

    Hello, everyone. My name is Mal and this ^^^ is my new jacket. I can't wait for it to get here. I've never wished for a weekend to hurry up and pass until now. :)
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2012
  11. Mojo1975

    Mojo1975 Sponsoring Affiliate

    All shipped out...it should reach you safely on Tuesday!

  12. Another thread transformed into an Insurrection Ad...and with the help of a new poster out of the blue..again.
  13. Mojo1975

    Mojo1975 Sponsoring Affiliate

    People get excited about becoming a part of the forum after they've made a purchase...please be respectful to new FL members...
  14. Of course I am respectful to new FL members.
    I seem to remember Mojo as a new FL member who was so excited about being an Insurrection customer until another FL member questioned if he wasn't really more than just that. Then there seemed to be other new FL members that seemed more than just only customers as well.
    Some might view that as clever marketing..where others might look at it as less than honest.
    Or maybe a few of us have read it all wrong.
  15. malligator

    malligator New in Town

    I'm not out of the blue. I'm out of Phoenix. I've been lurking on FL for years, but since FL subject matter isn't a main hobby for me I've never felt compelled to register.

    Two and a half years ago I weighed 290 lbs. I decided to take control. My gift to myself for getting below 200 was a dream motorcycle jacket. I could link to the P90X forum post where we were discussing our superficial desires for losing weight and you'd see I said just that.

    So here I am two years and 100 pounds later and I've finally ordered my jacket so, yes, I was excited enough to register and post about it. I was on the fence about posting, but since my jacket was already pictured in a thread I decided to post.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2012
  16. cuthbert

    cuthbert One of the Regulars

    Congratulations for your new weight, now post a pic of you in that jacket!
  17. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I hear you H.D.. I sometimes wonder about how many posts merchants should be able to contribute to before it's just a drone of sales pitch. And the tone of the contribution is an issue too. Alerting us to new supplies of goods for us to buy isn't the same thing as answering an honest question about services. But maybe that's just me.
  18. Well..when it has been apparently a game of play,in some cases,to conjure up excitement..it has taken on an unusual tactical meaning of the normal sales pitch. Perhaps an acceptable maneuvering for an FL 'Vendor' that many might not even notice...in the scheme of things(?).
  19. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Maybe. And we'll put.
  20. malligator

    malligator New in Town

    Thank you for the congratulations, Cuthbert, but I think I'll refrain from posting pics. I don't want to be accused of being a shill again.

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