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  1. zebedee

    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Yes - they're all the same sort of work coat - I like the Troy blanket lining and thought that it might work. I think Himel Bros Canuck is a great jacket, but I'm one of those odd people who can't quite square the higher cost/extra details because I simply don't know enough to do so; in the...
  2. zebedee

    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Ok, I'll post some in the AM. Out of the longer styles, this and the Maxwell are favourites.
  3. zebedee

    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

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  4. zebedee

    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Recently-arrived Aero 1920's work coat in russet Badalassi with Troy blanket lining. It'll be fun wearing this in.
  5. zebedee

    Question on Stitching in general

    You don't necessarily need to - you could just snip it off. The first pic is where the thread snapped and the second is the layer of stitching underneath. There's been no 'shift' in the structure of the jacket, and I beat the hell out of them.
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    Question on Stitching in general

    I've had stitches come loose on an Aero Highwayman and a cafe racer jacket. The Highwayman stitch is now 8 years old and never 'spread'. The cafe racer collar thread is three years old and never spread. I burnt the frayed bits with a lighter for neatness. Leather jackets have outer and inner...
  7. zebedee

    Anyone else still waiting for jacket weather ?

    I'm in Hong Kong, so it won't be cool enough till December. On the other hand, I don't enjoy very cold weather much.
  8. zebedee

    Am I the crazy one? customer service experience with Wested

    Aero or Five Star are your high- and ok-price options. I'd go Aero if you can afford it. Simmons Bilt is marginally cheaper; their build quality is on a par with Aero and they have a wide range of custom options. People get upset about SB, though. I once bought a jacket from them, which has...
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    In Hong Kong

    In Hong Kong
  10. zebedee

    Am I the crazy one? customer service experience with Wested

    If it's a full custom job and it requires new 'blocks', probably not. If it's a Levi's Menlo style you're after, it *might* be possible to get one used at a fair price. Simmons Bilt's base prices then attract extras as you choose options. Magnoli Clothiers might be an option. I think that...
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    Am I the crazy one? customer service experience with Wested

    Simmons Bilt - whatever their sins and the long shadows they might cast - will do you an excellent custom jacket. It'll set you back about 900 quid, though.
  12. zebedee

    Am I the crazy one? customer service experience with Wested

    I had a Wested experience that ended after I mentioned that I owned an Aero and was wondering about Wested's horsehide. That was it, apparently: I only had to mention it and I brought down radio silence.
  13. zebedee

    Uneven grain/crease on a Horsehide?

    Fit looks ok to me. If leather is too tight on a skinny person, it's a bit more forgiving; if a person carries extra weight, it's like comical sausage skin in too many cases. I reckon that slightly too loose is better than too tight if a person has a gut. Nothing weirder than when an unzipped...
  14. zebedee

    Uneven grain/crease on a Horsehide?

    ^ Even given this stridency, leave your scrotum be. Don't iron it or try to stretch it out.
  15. zebedee

    Uneven grain/crease on a Horsehide?

    It's fine, it's all normal. Be at peace, etc.
  16. zebedee

    Heavy CXL question

    Yes, it softens. It won't ever get lighter. I recommend the medium-weight hides for overall 'wearability' (which might be a word), but there isn't a huge difference.
  17. zebedee

    What is your all time favourite leather

    Aero's Seal Goat would probably be a contender for its suitability in many weather types - its weight/thickness is pretty much the mutt's nuts in climates I live in.
  18. zebedee

    Where can I get the screen accurate war of the worlds jacket made? 44 long

    Johnson Leathers would be your best bet. I don't think I've seen JL make a misstep yet.
  19. zebedee

    Aero wool and leather Halfbelt

    The wool jackets are great. If Aero did a Mariner in black or navy wool, I'd get one.
  20. zebedee

    Cannabis smell. How to get rid of?

    It's time for an olive-coloured jacket.
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