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    Custom Aero advice, please: 3rd times charm?

    I loved the brown sample of the battered steer. I told myself that a black PHWYM would be my one-and-done custom, but I think we all know that is not true lol
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    Custom Aero advice, please: 3rd times charm?

    This is a great looking hide! I just emailed Carrie to say I will stick with the steer unless she knows why Aero suggested the goat. Thank you!
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    Custom Aero advice, please: 3rd times charm?

    I have not held the goat sample. I initially was interested in the badalassi, but after sampling it as well as the soft steer, I decided the steer had the hand feel I was looking for. The fit jacket I received was badalassi and it was stiff and squeaky. The battered steer was the best, but it...
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    Custom Aero advice, please: 3rd times charm?

    I’m not sure why Aero is suggesting the goat. All Carrie’s note said was: They feel that it is a nicer hide than the Black Steerhide and it will make a really beautiful Premier Highwayman. I don’t have experience with goat. I do have a vintage Golden Bear in an unknown hide that is incredibly...
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    Custom Aero advice, please: 3rd times charm?

    Hmmm… if the goat does not patina much, then it seems like it won’t develop much creasing or character over time. Not sure I want it to still look new in ten years’ time. Do you know if the is goat very soft? Or is it a waxier feel?
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    Custom Aero advice, please: 3rd times charm?

    So, after much hemming and hawing after my last post, I decided to go with the PHWYM in soft black steer. Fast forward a couple of months, I get a note from Carrie at TB saying that Aero is recommending goat hide for my order. I am not sure why… but now I am really on the fence. I want the...
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    Aero blackened brown or soft steer?

    Oh cool! Thank you! He had me at “pliable” lol
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    Aero blackened brown or soft steer?

    This description is really helpful!! It sounds like the steer is heavier, but more pliable…. I am fine with a heavier or beefier(ha) weight; it’s restricted movement I don’t want. I wonder if the Vicenza might be better on a cafe racer or even an A-2…
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    Aero blackened brown or soft steer?

    Oh wow, yeah it’s definitely browner than what I am after. Your CXL had great patina! Thank you so much for sharing your photos! This helps a lot!
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    Aero blackened brown or soft steer?

    My Ridley is blackened brown Vicenza and I like it a lot. Can wear right away without having to break it in first. I would take again and again. Thanks! Do you mind telling me how brown your Ridley has become? I like the idea of a warmer toned black, but at the end of the day, I still want it to...
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    Aero blackened brown or soft steer?

    @handymike why did you sell your highwayman in CXL?
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    Aero blackened brown or soft steer?

    I am back from my previous post. I’ve put a deposit on a custom Aero PHWM and just need to decide on the hide. The hide I like best is the battered steer, but I want black (not brown) which isn’t an option. I have narrowed to either the black or blackened brown Vicenza or the soft black steer...
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    Why a Leather Jacket?

    Nodding my head! Like Monitor, many of my heroes wear leather jackets. So, maybe it’s deeply ingrained in my personality… it’s also like armor (technically, it *is* armor) but, also mental armor. I mean: when I am out in the world dealing with folks and the stuff in it, I like wearing my...
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    Torn between two... Help me decide!

    The Thedi in cuoio Buffalo looks pretty spectacular. I just emailed them to see if they can make one with a point collar instead of the shawl collar. There is also an Aero in badalassi that looks pretty cool, too… May as well spend the whole budget on one unicorn jacket instead of 3...
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    Torn between two... Help me decide!

    Ha @dannyk ! Now I’ve been checking out Thurston Bros stock offerings and may have found a totally different one. Then I started looking at the different hides, which has me considering a custom…. Damn. !!
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    Torn between two... Help me decide!

    Thank you everyone for your feedback! I appreciate it. I looked at Aero… nothing from their stock collection was calling me (except for the battered HH which looks really cool, but I suspect is incredibly stiff and I don’t want to spend a ton of time on the break-in). Honestly, the reviews I...
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    FS: The very first sold jacket from Field Leathers, Route 66, size 44

    Wow! Gorgeous jacket! Love the color. GLWS!
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    Torn between two... Help me decide!

    Hi! I am new around here and looking for guidance on a new jacket. I have narrowed it down to the Schott 626vn and the Schott 519. I have everything I need for riding, so this is a more daily, non-armor piece. Ideally, I want soft but strong… with minimal break in time. I’m a little wary of the...
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    How many of you owns/buying Lamb leather jacket ?

    I’ve got my eye on a Schott 232 in a waxy lambskin. Not sure what that means in terms of fragility, but I keep coming back to it in my search for the perfect unicorn jacket. https://www.schottnyc.com/products/waxy-lambskin-club-jacket.htm Ideally, I want a summer version of my vintage flight...
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    Aero 1930s Halfbelt. 44. Very Reluctant sale!

    Oh wow it’s a stunner! If it were an inch smaller all around, I would pounce on it! GLWS!
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