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  1. Dagenham Dave

    Calling on all AERO "Happy Days" Jacket owners...

    I just looked up Aero Badalassi and found this jacket in Tobacco Badalassi: https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/custom-aero-a1-in-tobacco-badalassi.98648/ Wow! What a sensational looking leather and a great colour. Tobacco Badalassi looks significantly lighter than Seal Vicenza or Seal...
  2. Dagenham Dave

    Calling on all AERO "Happy Days" Jacket owners...

    Hello again, Well I totally freaked out trying to buy my second Aero Happy Days late in 2017 and completely pulled out. Now over 2 years later, I've finally decided to definitely buy my second one through Pickings & Parry. As mentioned previously, I've just found the FQHH on my original to be...
  3. Dagenham Dave

    Calling on all AERO "Happy Days" Jacket owners...

    Kasper, regarding FQHH for our climate, I haven't worn it that much here in Geelong/Melbourne, and am not familiar with Brisbane's winter weather. I wore it in LA during their winter and felt I needed a denim jacket underneath to be warm enough at night. But for me it's more about how it feels...
  4. Dagenham Dave

    Calling on all AERO "Happy Days" Jacket owners...

    Your jacket looks great in the picture posted by Graemsay. Congratulations! Is soft Italian HH available in brown? Seb suggests a hide that is no heavier than 2.2 oz. Does anyone know soft Italian HH's weight?
  5. Dagenham Dave

    Calling on all AERO "Happy Days" Jacket owners...

    What is shinki leather? What is the blackened brown HH that Aero now offers? Dave
  6. Dagenham Dave

    Calling on all AERO "Happy Days" Jacket owners...

    Thanks Sloan. I don't really like the dull finish of oil pull. I have sent an email to Aero asking their advice also. And I have also contacted Pickings and Parry (where purchased my original "Happy Days" and where I will purchase the second one), and the owner has suggested I come in to the...
  7. Dagenham Dave

    Calling on all AERO "Happy Days" Jacket owners...

    I can't seem to find any pictures of medium steer hide in brown on the Aero site.
  8. Dagenham Dave

    Calling on all AERO "Happy Days" Jacket owners...

    Seb, this was in relation to your thinking that I suggested that the vintage jacket looks like FQHH. I was only trying to clarify. And I'm only trying to get this one right, because it's a lot of time and money to get it wrong again.
  9. Dagenham Dave

    Calling on all AERO "Happy Days" Jacket owners...

    I really like this Italian Soft Horsehide in the smooth sections: However, it is a bit grainy for my liking on the front right-hand chest piece: Is it a mid-weight? Does it come in brown?
  10. Dagenham Dave

    Calling on all AERO "Happy Days" Jacket owners...

    I haven't really made my self clear in that last post. I agree that these vintage jackets don't look like FQHH. But I felt when ordering my jacket, that Brown Front Quarter Chromexcel Horsehide was the closest in terms of colour and smooth finish to the leather on the vintage ones above. Not...
  11. Dagenham Dave

    Calling on all AERO "Happy Days" Jacket owners...

    That's why I love the look of the FQHH, because like the vintage jacket in the pictures I posted above, its hide is flat and uniform. I'm not sure any of the mid-weight horsehides offered by Aero give that flat and uniform look, especially Vicenza. Below is another vintage jacket that has in...
  12. Dagenham Dave

    Calling on all AERO "Happy Days" Jacket owners...

    You're right Seb. I should have listened in the first place. And I particularly agree with your last statement - "It's also not a great deal of fun to wear in my opinion." Which Aero leather is most like this 50s original below in your opinions?
  13. Dagenham Dave

    Calling on all AERO "Happy Days" Jacket owners...

    Cheers. Is the Seal Jerky considerably lighter and thinner than the FQHH?
  14. Dagenham Dave

    Calling on all AERO "Happy Days" Jacket owners...

    Hi guys, I absolutely love the look of my "Happy Days" jacket, but I'm just finding the FQHH to be too heavy and rigid, so I'm about to order another "Happy Days" with exactly the same measurements as my last one, but this time with a mid-weight leather. Do you recommend SEAL VICENZA or SEAL...
  15. Dagenham Dave

    To treat or not to treat?

    Yes it does. And also the smooth side is up on the top panel inside of the zipper.
  16. Dagenham Dave

    To treat or not to treat?

    I only have one other suede college style jacket that I had custom made a few years ago, and it feels slightly thicker to me than that one, but it still feels soft. It's definitely not stiff. Here's an article written about it on Jocks&Nerds...
  17. Dagenham Dave

    To treat or not to treat?

    Thanks to all of you for your advice. It is much appreciated. Maybe I'll leave it to get that "hard lived suede look". I just hope it doesn't get any "tomato ketchup, strawberry jam, ballpoint ink" stains on it! ;)
  18. Dagenham Dave

    To treat or not to treat?

    I have asked Aero, and Denny said that they have little experience with suede jackets, so he suggested I pose the question on The Fedora Lounge. And thanks for the compliments ProteinNerd and ButteMT61.
  19. Dagenham Dave

    To treat or not to treat?

    Hi all, I recently took delivery of the Aero "1950s College Jacket" as pictured below, with a beautiful tanned goat suede outer and Cheviot Check cotton tartan lining. Should I treat the suede with a protector such as Scotchgard before I wear it? Cheers, Dave
  20. Dagenham Dave

    Aerial Star A-2 size 38 tall pics (a lot) & review

    Hi Lord Flashheart, I decided to go with the Aero "Happy Days" jacket and am very happy with my choice: http://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/calling-on-all-aero-happy-days-jacket-owners.80001/page-15 Cheers, Dave
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