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...
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...
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...
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?
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...
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.
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...
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...
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?
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...
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...
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! ;)
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.
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?
Hi Lord Flashheart,
I decided to go with the Aero "Happy Days" jacket and am very happy with my choice: