Convert to selvedge
I used to be skeptical, too, of selvedge, because of the cost. The wider problem is that we are rarely exposed to the kind of high-quality clothing that we seem to like on this forum. There are plenty of high-end stores selling soft lambskin jackets that "drape beautifully"...
It looks like you got kidnapped by a gang of scottish tailors and emerged with the perfect fit--it looks great. It's also a great recommendation for the color.
Wear it in good health!
...Are you going to vote for him?
What criteria do you use when looking for a leather jacket? His website as a sales tool lacks much, including courtesy, but that lack doesn't necessarily warrant a reply. His politics I find to be unlike (very) mine, but to what extent is that a...
Interesting that these jackets that we see as "casual" or "biker" are presented office dress and neckties.
I wonder if that's just the aesthetic of the advertising of the day or just because men just wore ties even if they were riding motorbikes.
The recession, while genuinely hurting many, does happen to give some a great excuse to defer the kitchen redo, put off the hi-def-tv upgrade, cancel cosmetic house maintenance, etc. The money saved on all of that versus an Aero jacket? Well, when you think of it that way...
Goatskin, and so I've heard, horsehide tend to do well in the rain (fairly waterproof), without any real damage to the hides. Steerhide does OK, but perhaps a little more porous (and leaving only a slightly stronger leather smell). And of course there are variations depending on how...
I've never tried on an Aero or a Lost Worlds (though...I'd like to...).
However, when it comes to heavy leather, I find my Elstermode DB coat, as heavy as it is, sits lightly and well-distributed on my shoulders, and my Taylor's Leatherwear presses down on the ends of my shoulders...
Aero with button pics
I noticed this while drooling ove...uh...looking at the U.S. aero leather site:
It's a half belt/Cossack with buttons.
Looks VERY cool
-1 with wind chill?
...Elstermode (Germany) police double-breasted reefer/peacoat with a 300-weight fleece jacket under it. Definitely cold proof.
More important, my five-dollar neck gaiter that covers my throat/face/ears. It's been really cold and exposed flesh is quickly affected...
Your English is far better than my Norwegian or Dutch. Welcome to the board from across the world!
Also, given the current 4-degree windchills in New York, I've been wondering how good alpaca is in cold cold weather--many thanks.
10, which is probably 9 too many...
(USA) Tunstall vintage "Hercules" style.
(USA) Cresco vintage "Hercules" style up top but "70s pimp" length.
(USA) Taylor's Leatherwear vintage, like the "Passaic" style -- excellent but even at 44L too small across the shoulders so I think it has to go. ...
A professional's opinion
I asked a friend who is a long-time professional costumer for films/broadway how he makes a stiff new leather jacket look old. He said you put it in a cement mixer with one or two pounds of driveway gravel for about an hour, but you have to make sure it's well away from...
buttons n zips
I like the look of buttons, and they are versatile, but the smallest paper cut on a fingertip can make it tough to work them. And on a chilly windy day like today (in New York) the wind can whistle right through the button gaps on a single-breasted coat. Brrr...
I bought one of these three years ago; I am a 44L, I bought a 46L. The quality of the wool was fine for the price, but the fit was off. Tight across the shoulders and positively swimming with much extra fabric around the waist. I have narrow hips, so that doesn't help, but I find that...
Horsehide surfaces in brown/russet seem to vary
smoothly even color:
and Lost Worlds
But Aero's seem to be slightly marbelized...
Only a year ago
Summer of 2007, an infestation of carpet beetles chewed their way through every decent wool coat I had (the more Italian the better; cashmere a delicacy), I started wondering if I could get a custom made leather coat that would fit in the same way that my wool coats fit...