@Morrowless, I would strongly urge you to contact Aero immediately with photos for resolution of this issue. Just my opinion, but if you went to a Schott store and picked up a jacket off the rack, and on the way to the register saw this kind of damage, however small, you would take the jacket back to the rack and select another before paying. This is a quality control issue IMHO, and 'artisans' don't get a free pass to label 'damage' as 'character'. It's up to me to put character into my jacket, I don't expect the manufacturer to start the process for me. Yes, jackets look better when they are broken in, used, scuffed, whatever, but all of that is the result of me living with the jacket- it's very personal. At this price point, Aero (and any other maker) shouldn't be sending out jackets that look like this.