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What Jacket are you wearing 'this month?'

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by GriffDeLaGriff, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. GriffDeLaGriff

    GriffDeLaGriff One Too Many

    Here in Norway its still cold. We had a wave where it was 15c and I could wear my new 30´s halfbelt for about a week but after that it became really cold and it has actually snowed some! So I had to change to the Alpaca lined Cheyenne for a couple of days.

    Now its about 5c and while its still cold, you can wear a Highwayman with a sweater underneath if its sunny.

    This is me last Saturday, visiting a museum of how people lived in the old days.
    Aero Highwayman with a wool sweater underneth. Tapered IronHeart 634s and Wolverine montgomery shoes.
    Is it working? :)




    Yeah the jeans are starting to go very baggy, but I have used them since about October without a wash. I put them in the freezer twice and have had them aired out a couple of times. Man they fade very slow but seem to get a great patina!

    The Wolverine shoes are also getting a nice patina and they are extremely comfortable to walk in. The sole wears very slow in comparison to the RedWing Engineer.

    I love my Highwayman more and more. It looks best with just a t-shirt under, but I think it works with a sweater aswell, although it gets a little tight.
    Seems like it changed kinda quickly in the beginning and now it has almost stayed the same in looks for a long time (a year almost?)
    It is the perfect length so that I don't have to care how long the shirt I'm wearing is, I can always just grab the Highwayman and go without looking in the mirror, its really a to-go jacket and it works with all my attire.

    I really hope we will have a period of 15c before it gets too hot so that I can wear the halfbelt some.

    What about you?
  2. Edward

    Edward Bartender

    Nice jacket. Sleeves look much slimmer than on mine - is that because they're the zipped sleeves? It's been odd here. We had a couple of weeks at the start of the month when it was really hot, now it's back to that typical April thing of being just pleasant in the sun, and freezing if it's overcast or a cloud passes overhead. I've been getting a lot of wear out of my Highywayman, also my Thirties halfbelt. Halfbelt is lined in the gab twill Aero used to use for their B10s, and the Hwn is in cotton drill. Mostly I'm just wearing a shirt under those. It can get nippy after dark, but for now I'm readier to brave a bit of a shiver rather than the hassle of carrying an extra layer around all day cause I'm too warm with it on.
  3. GriffDeLaGriff

    GriffDeLaGriff One Too Many

    Sounds like its almost the same as here then.
    Yes the arms are slimmer because they are zipp-sleeves that are fully zipped.

    And....LOL :D I wrote May but its April :D:D
  4. Great attire, Griff! Love the pants, jacket and sweater. Your neck looks a bit bare though. It would look more "complete" if there was a shirt collar, white t-shirt or henley shirt visible. I thin summer linen scarf would also look great... Apart from that you have good taste and great stuff!
  5. GriffDeLaGriff

    GriffDeLaGriff One Too Many

    Now that you mention it, yes it does look bare. A shirt collar or scarf would have been really cool.

    I should definitely get a scarf. You have any nice ones in mind?
  6. smoz

    smoz Familiar Face

    Aero do some nice ones, I have the Mackenzie tartan one, which is the right hand one of these three:

  7. Edward

    Edward Bartender

    lol I missed that too. Clearly we are Future People. ;)
  8. Dav

    Dav Practically Family

    This is what I've been knocking around in recently during the day, not very smart or vintage I know, but nice and casual imo!

  9. Dr H

    Dr H One Too Many

    My trusty ELC A-1 (top right). Good for most weather, even when the thermometer starts to climb...
  10. What's the bottom left one?

  11. Dr H

    Dr H One Too Many

    My old Good Wear A-1 (capeskin) from 2008 - recently sold.
    It's approximately the same vintage as Scott's shown on another thread.
    I have a newer GW A-1 on order with some design tweaks incorporated.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012
  12. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 I'll Lock Up

    My new A-1 of course. It is lighter than the A-2’s, and it's new. But the cool weather looks to be going away this week, so it will be only early mornings and nighttime only for a little longer...
  13. Sir Jacket

    Sir Jacket Practically Family

    Good look, Griff. You look a bit like me.

    What are your thoughts on the Ironhearts? Thinking of investing but they seem frightful expensive.

    Likewise, I'm close to saying yes to a GW A-1. Dr H, what are the design tweaks you mention? And would you share how mcuh you got for your previous one?

    And for scarves and all manner of vintage-inspired clothing, have a look at http://www.wolsey.com/. I bought a beautiful scarf and jumper from them to the pattern of those the same company made for Scott's ill-fated mission to Antarctica. (It might be cold in the UK but there's fairly little chance of freezing to death.)

    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012
  14. Otter

    Otter One Too Many

    My B-10 is the jacket I grab on the way out the door to work, light, comfortable and it does not matter if it gets soaked. Perfect for our changeable Scottish climate
  15. wild_balls

    wild_balls A-List Customer

    Blatt Chicago Horsehide long half belt for the cold springtime in Sweden right now!

    Cheers, Joakim
  16. GriffDeLaGriff

    GriffDeLaGriff One Too Many


    Well...they take a bit of getting used to, but I definitely love them. I don't think they are my best fitting jeans, but since I love things that are made well with good materials this compensates it for me. Standard, they are *way* too wide in the legs for me, infact I found them almost ridicilous looking. Maybe this is because I got them in quite a big size, they dont look so bad on the IronHeart forum on some of the members, but on me they just looked bad. So I sent them to "The Denim Doctor" (along with alot of other jeans) and had them tapered. After the taper they are better, but I still like the cut of the Nudie slimjim better. These jeans are still kinda baggy imho.
    This made the jeans *very* expensive all in all.
    There is also one more thing, the pockets are too tight so its cumbersome to get your keys out everytime you need to. I don't understand this, it really makes the Jeans very uncomfortable.

    Apart from the issues, they seem to hold up very well, alot better then any other jeans I have had. If it weren't from the slight fading they almost look like new so I think they will hold for a very long time.
    You should know that they are also warm, but this should be understandable when one knows they are made from 21oz denim.

    I love this pair but I wont get another pair, I think their tripple works are good enough (no experience, just guessing)

    I didn't find any scarfs :p
  17. dr.velociraptor

    dr.velociraptor One of the Regulars

    None, too hot, on the bike I still wear my jacket but not for much longer, it's 80 degrees today.
  18. mattp

    mattp One of the Regulars

    My Ironheart 634s in 21oz are by far my favorite jeans, a perfect fit and they feel bulletproof. Once you break them in they're super comfortable, and any other jeans feel like pyjama pants after wearing these. I'm going to get some of the 25oz ones in the near future.
    A Vanson PLU-3 and Red Wing 2268s complete the outfit for me most weekends.
  19. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 I'll Lock Up

    How do you clean/dry them? I saw some in Scotland and they're hefty SOB's!
  20. mattp

    mattp One of the Regulars

    Good question! I have only had them ~3 months, so haven't washed them yet. There are varying levels of OCD that people seem to go to with washing them, from buying special Japanese washing powder and hand washing them to just regular washing. I plan to just soak to loosen up any crud then cold machine wash and dry them flat. Speaking to Giles, who's the main man here in the UK for Iron Heart, this seems like the way to go.

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