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  1. Finn Vigorous

    Vegecow Lewis Leathers quality

    I discussed the tight fit option with Rip, too, when ordering my Corsair, but figured out quickly that it's not gonna fit me at all. Besides the oddities you describe, also the sleeves were way too tight. This is how a tight fit Dominator looks (can't imagine how odd it would look like on me...
  2. Finn Vigorous

    Vegecow Lewis Leathers quality

    Wow, interesting if LL staff describes the Rutland as smoother and cleaner than the veg. tanned sheep. The ones in Rutland I have handled over the years have been way more pebbly than the ones made of regular sheep and the Rutlands had that thicker and more robust chrome-tanned feel to it that I...
  3. Finn Vigorous

    Vegecow Lewis Leathers quality

    Yes, you're right, it's not always that rough, and there's also variation in their veg. tan sheep. But they does look and feel different anyways. This is smoother Rutland: This is mine in reg. sheep:
  4. Finn Vigorous

    Vegecow Lewis Leathers quality

    Depends on the model and personal preferences, but they are completely different hides: The Rutland Sheep is more rugged and pebbly, and also more durable to abrasion etc., while the regular one is smoother. A jacket in Rutland looks like this...
  5. Finn Vigorous

    Vegecow Lewis Leathers quality

    This - super soft and great drape, a lot of character and yet reasonably priced. Their veg. tanned sheep has also became somewhat of a trademark for Lewis over the years. That was also an easy choice when I ordered my Corsair half a year ago, and I would go for that route again when ordering...
  6. Finn Vigorous

    Aero jackets worth it?

    This is nicely described what also others have told me about the fit/comfortability of these particular models. I own currently two CRs and one BR in CXL, and have relatively thick neck. When fully broken in, all three are comfortable to wear off the bike. But I can anyways feel the effect you...
  7. Finn Vigorous

    Aero jackets worth it?

    Agreed. The Steerhide of my Hockey Coat from the 90's looks fresher than CXL horse of the Seven I bought last year.
  8. Finn Vigorous

    Aero jackets worth it?

    Fair enough, jackets need to feel comfortable to live in for sure. For me, the easiest leather jacket to wear has always been Aero's Highwayman. Have had some ten of them in different sizes and leathers, and they have never been the fanciest ones of my rack but easily worn in many occasions and...
  9. Finn Vigorous

    Aero jackets worth it?

    Do you guys mean, that some models of their 60+ range don't fit you right, or quite a many of them actually, or maybe almost all of them?
  10. Finn Vigorous

    AeroMarine featured on "The Dig" movie

    Looks great! I was very tempted buying this and had it several times in my basket, but never pulled the trigger. I was too worried about the exact things that turned out great for you: leather being too stiff, the mention of a test-pattern in the ad and the shoulder measurement vis-á-vis online...
  11. Finn Vigorous

    A barf worthy rip off of an appropriated pattern

    Yup, my point was exactly that these do not mix easily as some tanneries are better in some leathers than others. Fans do what fans do, but I would never take Shinki shell before Horween and even Comipel. Yet the Shinki my FW Brakeman is made of is way nicer than many Horween and European veg...
  12. Finn Vigorous

    A barf worthy rip off of an appropriated pattern

    These groups are not easily mixed as Shinki shell is not known for high quality. Horse(hide)s for courses.
  13. Finn Vigorous

    A barf worthy rip off of an appropriated pattern

    This Lewis Leathers Corsair rip-off is one of the best-fitting FCL jackets I have seen, but in a way it seems to combine what LL terms tight-sizing (intended for the Far East market) and their normal Corsair pattern: the sleeves are slimmer-cut than the torso, which is spot-on on the shoulders...
  14. Finn Vigorous

    How many new jackets do you have coming (and how many potential ones)?

    I will not call it "barf worthy" because that would be unnecessarily hostile. The comment above is inconsiderate and I would never write something like that.
  15. Finn Vigorous

    Highwayman - Zip Sleeve Highwayman Database

    Well put, and couldn't agree more, based on experience of ten of these jackets. I have better-fitting and fancier jackets in many respects, but the HWM is the one I eventually end up wearing the most. The new HWM fits you nicely btw. - ready to see a lot of wear!
  16. Finn Vigorous

    A barf worthy rip off of an appropriated pattern

    I think one explanation for these kind of brands/fits being popular are the on-line enclaves, such as Styleforum and Superfuture, where these are hyped, also by contrasting them to more classical styles and patterns favored by old farts, such as myself.
  17. Finn Vigorous

    Aero 25% off sale starts tomorrow

    Hah, the black Vic HWM in 40 was exactly the one I noticed had been added.
  18. Finn Vigorous

    Aero 25% off sale starts tomorrow

    They have added some new jackets throughout the day to all categories. Might be worth checking the range every now and then.
  19. Finn Vigorous

    Hi Folks, looking for help in identifying/value of this 70s Cafe. Only labels are pictured, thanks in advance

    I completely agree with that, and I do own pieces I paid far too much for in terms of their materials, actual construction etc. But still I would advice to start a (vintage) leather jacket hobby by buying a jacket primarily for ones own use, and then I think it's about its utility/practical...

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