Aero 1980 Highwayman, tons of character!

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  1. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

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    You just don't see these every day.....
    I recently acquired this absolute stunner of an original Aero Highwayman jacket.
    Purchased by the original owner (who I acquired it from) around 1980 from a shop in Taunton UK.
    It's been well-worn over those 40 or so years & has developed a wonderful character that can only be generated through time & wear.
    The jacket is Black, with brown undertones appearing in many spots.
    It is a size 40 (fits closer to a 42, which has always been true for the generous Highwayman cut).
    The lining is original & is actually in a superb condition, especially for it's age. There are only 2 extremely small spots that could do with a very light darn.
    It has elastic cuffs at the wrist, which again are in an excellent condition.
    I'm only passing this one on as it's really a good inch too short for me in the body and sleeves - a shame really....
    Zips are all original and appear to me to be a very good working order.
    It's not perfect, but it's a bloody good condition & honest Aero Highwayman from way back when.

    Price is USD $500 - which INCLUDES international shipping, tracking and insurance to your door.

    Size; 40
    P2P; 24"
    Sleeves; 25.5" around the curve
    Shoulder; 19"
    Back; 25"

    Here are many, many pic's, taken in shade, direct sun & inside for full transparancy.
    Let me know if you have any questions.

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  2. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

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  3. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

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  4. Seank

    Seank One of the Regulars

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    That’s a beauty!
     
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  5. ton312

    ton312

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    Gorgeous.
     
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  6. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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    Really really nice! Sadly the sleeves are at least 1.5" too short for me to consider. GLWS :)
     
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  7. Bummy67

    Bummy67 New in Town

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    Very nice Dan, beautiful for its age!
     
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  8. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

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    Could even look at doing a deal for a local......
    ;)
     
  9. Bummy67

    Bummy67 New in Town

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    PM me mate, lets talk
     
  10. Kunja

    Kunja A-List Customer

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    Any idea if the is the Connolly Steerhide? Is the liner wool or cotton? Heavy and warm or lighter? Soft or scratchy? Thank you!
     
  11. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

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    Good questions.
    Connolly...?
    I know that Aero were using Connolly around this time & I have owned another Highwayman that was made from Connolly Steerhide (since passed on to another lounger).
    This one IS very similar to that hide (certainly shows very similar grain & has a very soft hand), but as I can't say for certain, I haven't mentioned it for fear of misleading someone (call me conservative).
    Lining
    I'd guess that the lining is wool, at the very least all of my other Aero's with Tartan are wool & this matches them perfectly.
    As for the weight of the Tartan, that's a bit difficult for me to answer. Although I've owned many Aero's, I can't think of any that ever claimed to be a 'heavyweight' lining, so I don't really know. What I can say is that it IS a heavier thread and somehow more 'robust' than all of my modern Aero's with Tartan. Now, whether that's a true heavyweight lining, or simply that they used a thicker wool back in the early '80's I just can't say.
    Soft or scratchy; definitely comfortable, not scratchy at all.

    Hope that helps, don't hesitate to let me know if there are any more questions.

    Cheers,
    Dan
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2020
  12. Harry Fabian

    Harry Fabian Familiar Face

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    lovely jacket but I think it's from the mid 90's going by the tag...
     
  13. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

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    Thanks, I can only pass on the info as relayed to me from the prior (and original) owner. The info above is exactly as I was informed.
    Either way, it doesn’t change whats offered for sale here. The best way for any potential purchaser to make a decision is take a look at the pics.
    Ive done my best to take as many as possible, in varying lighting conditions to illustrate the condition in as honest a way that I can think of.
    I’m happy to have a discussion about the jacket with anyone via PM if they’d like.
     
  14. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Call Me a Cab

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    I like early Aero highwaymans, I am on my third HM do to body changes and how I like my jackets to fit. Currently I have a recent issue but have owned early 2000 issues with the heavier HH
     
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  15. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

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    And........... SOLD!
    Thanks to @Bummy67 , this beauty is about to embark on the next chapter of it's life.
     
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  16. Bummy67

    Bummy67 New in Town

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    Thanks again for today Dan,beautiful jacket which will be well loved.
    But even more so was the time Dan spent showing me the different types of leather ,styles of jackets & how they all vary in size from 38-42 but all fitted great a real eye opener, what a great hour spent learning so much!WOW what a collection of great jackets you have mate. Top guy , thanks again dan_t
    Enjoy!
     
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