Aero August in battered tan

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  1. Cooperson

    Cooperson One Too Many

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    Aero August in battered tan horsehide, 42”. Don’t recall seeing many of this pattern out in the wild so might be of interest to forum members. Aero list this as a medium weight horsehide but it’s got some heft to it.

    Size 42
    Measurements
    Chest 23 1/4”
    Shoulders18 1/2”
    Sleeves 25”
    Back 24 3/4”

    My first pull up hide jacket and it’s very interesting stuff. Easily marked or scratched but put it in the sun and let the oils and waxes warm and the scratches just disappear before your eyes - it’s like some magic trick. My first Aero ‘campfire’ label, which is a nice touch.

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  2. Mich486

    Mich486 Practically Family

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    Nice jacket and interesting hide. Sort of where a natural veg tan leather ends up.


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  3. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    I'm definitely interested in seeing more of August. Brilliant jacket, one of my favs from the regular line and this one is just too beautiful. Looks perfect on you! How's the action back? Must be really comfortable to move around in?
     
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  4. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    That's really nice, i am not usually a fan of tan jackets, but i love the marbling on this one.
    Greta fit too.
     
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  5. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Beautiful jacket and ideal fit! You sir, are the KING of the halfbelt. Absolutely stunning!
     
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  6. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

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    Nice!

    The August is such a nice design for a half-belt. I like the sharper collar than their 50's HB design, and it seems a lot of the custom jackets people have been getting lately (Sheenes, especially) specify to use this collar rather than the Highwayman collar. This one sounds like it's a bit closer fitting than the boxy 50's HB fit, as well.
     
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  7. westportrich

    westportrich Familiar Face

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    The jacket appears to fit you well. May I ask how tall/short/fat/skinny you are? Sorry to be so personal but based on your answers I can be interested.
     
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  8. Psant25

    Psant25 Practically Family

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    Beautiful hide and excellent fit I would be very happy !
     
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  9. Cooperson

    Cooperson One Too Many

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    Many thanks, the action back works well, it just gives enough to make reaching forward easier.
     
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  10. Cooperson

    Cooperson One Too Many

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    Ha ha, I am a sucker for a half belt
     
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  11. Cooperson

    Cooperson One Too Many

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    No problem, I’m 5’ 11’ but sadly not as slim as I used to be, 36” waist now - I really need to work on that!
     
  12. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thats REALLY nice! I've never really considered the August...this makes me wonder why! Great choice of leather too.

    Is there are front drop on the front like the 30's HB or is it more even like the 50's?
     
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  13. Cooperson

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    The leather is different, no doubt, still hefty but more pliable than heavy horse. There is a small drop from back to front but not as pronounced as my 30’s half belt. If you look at the second photo, showing the back, you can see the drop.
     
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  14. sweetfights

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    Gorgeous color.
    Great fit.
    Very nice jacket.
     
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  15. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    As usual Coop, you’ve nailed it!
    Great pattern, hide, and fit.
    Congratulations!
     
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  16. Cooperson

    Cooperson One Too Many

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    Many thanks, first time I’ve ventured into tan leather and I’m struggling to find colours to go with it, have to get my thinking cap on.
     
  17. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    It looks great! Looks rough'n'ready, great colour and fit.
     
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  18. Will Zach

    Will Zach One of the Regulars

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    What you wear in the pics is perfect. Jeans or dark chinos and a darkish shirt to provide contrast to the tan hide.
     
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  19. Robbie79

    Robbie79 A-List Customer

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    I haven't seen an August (very clean half belt design what I really like) made of battered tan before but I think it's a perfect combination and battered tan is a special/unique/beautiful leather and the jacket fits you very well!
     
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  20. Superfluous

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    Outstanding! I generally do not favor tan jackets, but this tan is uniquely gorgeous!
     
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