I am also looking into getting a Nomex CWU and would really like to have one of those with the matte fabric.
Is there any way to identify them definetely? The pictures on eBay can be very misleading.
Judging by the pictures on the Valley Apparel website I also have the impression, that the...
Thank you very much guys for your input. I think I will contact Amanda again to send me some of their leather care.
In the next days I will also post some pics of me wearing the jacket...
@SwimCap: Did the Pecards help in smoothening the leather?
Indeed the leather is quite rough and dry on the back. Amanda says, this is normal though :-/
What kind of conditioner would you recommend?
Anyway I would expect, that a new jacket does not need any kind of treatment!
Well I think that the quality of the leather is different.
This is the front:
...and the back:
What do you think?
recently I received my new custom Aero Highwayman with a one-piece back.
I really like the jacket and admire the workmanship on this garment.
But one thing keeps me thinking: the quality on the back panel differs from the front.
While the leather used on the front is smooth and...
OK, finally placed my order today:
Highwayman, size 40, in black heavy front quarter horsehide
wider chest by small turnings (size 41'')
tapering at the waist by 3.5” total (from 24'' to 20.5'')
plain one piece back
no breast pockets
two handwarmer pockets
two internal map...
Well, that's what I did. Sent Amanda my measurements and that I would like to have a close fit.
I also told her that I recently tried on a size 40, which was basically fine, besides that I found the waist way to large.
So she offered me to do some tapering "by an inch or so, whatever I feel...
Thanks for your quick reply!
Hm, I really like the look of the vertical pockets, but the horizontal ones seem much more practical to me.
Well, that's correct :rolleyes: But I will see it as an incentive to stay in shape ;)
Like you mentioned I would like to avoid the crumpled sides...
after reading all these posts about other people's leather jackets I finally decided to get one too.
I would like to have a clean, slim fitting jacket, so I am thinking about ordering an Aero Rocker/Highwayman in black FQHH in size 40 with these alterations:
- one-piece back
Well, I also tried on the Halfbelt jacket - indeed the fit is much trimmer than the Highwayman. But actually I don't like the halfbelt on the Halfbelt ;)
The jacket would be for casual wear basically. I am looking for a style as the Ace Rocker - clean and simple, but with a snug fit around the...
I am thinking about buying an Aero Ace Café Rocker Jacket, but don't have the opportunity to try one on.
So could anybody give me some hints about the fit?
I really would like to have a slim fit, my measures are 107 cm at the chest and 96 cm at the navel area.
Recently I tried...
I am looking for a sturdy classic looking boot with a commando sole and I am thinking of buying some Red Wing Gentleman Travellers http://www.redwingshoes.com/productdetails.aspx?prodid=1900
But what I do not like about them, is that they do not have any inner lining/leather.
Could any of...