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AerGuitar

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^^ Definitely not as pliable as LL Veg sheep. I’m going crazy waiting for Midwest temps to cooperate, so that I can finally wear my new black Badi jacket. I’ve been on the edge of my seat since mid July when I received it. Can’t wait to see how it behaves with some proper wear. This particular batch of black Badi feels significantly heavier than my board racer in tobacco.
 

jszair

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What’s the russet badalassi shade in real life?

Thurston Bro’s pictures are very orangey. But the one @AerGuitar posted seems to be closer to some of the tobacco badalassi under sunshine pics…

Is the real shade closer to thurs bro or AerGuitar’s
 
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Canuck Panda

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Russet is just russet. Mine doesn’t have orange hues in it. Russet is one shade lighter than the Tobacco. I’ll take a compare photo in day light. There’s red hues in the Tobacco. And the chestnut is light seal, no red, just brown. You can’t go wrong with any of them really. Badalassi burnishes around the edges with just a few wears. Feels very premium compared to other leather options. There’s a stretch to them, very pliable.
 

AerGuitar

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Russet is just russet. Mine doesn’t have orange hues in it. Russet is one shade lighter than the Tobacco. I’ll take a compare photo in day light. There’s red hues in the Tobacco. And the chestnut is light seal, no red, just brown. You can’t go wrong with any of them really. Badalassi burnishes around the edges with just a few wears. Feels very premium compared to other leather options. There’s a stretch to them, very pliable.
Russet is definitely a shade lighter than the tobacco. In the right light, I can see some of the russet color in my tobacco jacket. I don’t own the russet BR anymore to compare the two. The russet did darken with a couple seasons of heavy wear.
 

Salmosalar

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Here are russet and tobacco together, in case it helps. Russet is not orange, but a lighter version of tobacco imo….
 

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Canuck Panda

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Russet / Chestnut / Tobacco / Black
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I would say Tobacco is close to Brown CXL, Chestnut is close to seal vicenza, and Russet is just russet, no orange.
The finish is similar to CXL but no teacore and not as waxy stiff when cold. The squeak can be tamed by conditioning the seams. It's really the better leather option for everyday-grab-and-go type jacket from Aero at the moment. No one else is really using this leather either. And the upcharge from Aero is worth it, more so than Vicenza from a patina potential point of view.
 

Marc mndt

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No one else is really using this leather either.
Thedi Leathers offers Badalassi.

I specifically asked Theodoros whether he could bring some badalassi hides because I never handled the leather and I was curious about the squeak, how bad it really is. I was somewhat surprised to hear that Theodoros never heard of the squeak issue.

I tried one of his Badalassi jackets and with normal wear it didn't squeak at all. Only when I tried really hard I was able to make it squeak, twisting my arm in such a way that the upper sleeve rubbed against the lower sleeve.

Maybe Aero uses hides that are finished differently? (Minerva vs Minerva Box which has a more pebbly grain)

Or maybe Thedi's construction techniques differ from Aero's? (Tighter stitching at the seams, applying glue, I don't know I'm just guessing here)

Badalassi swatches and jacket

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Salmosalar

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Russet / Chestnut / Tobacco / Black
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I would say Tobacco is close to Brown CXL, Chestnut is close to seal vicenza, and Russet is just russet, no orange.
The finish is similar to CXL but no teacore and not as waxy stiff when cold. The squeak can be tamed by conditioning the seams. It's really the better leather option for everyday-grab-and-go type jacket from Aero at the moment. No one else is really using this leather either. And the upcharge from Aero is worth it, more so than Vicenza from a patina potential point of view.
I have not seen the chestnut one before - looks v nice - is that Aero and do you have any more shots of it? Is it a new/regular offering or a one-off as it is not on their website as far as I can tell? Thanks for sharing!
 

Salmosalar

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Thedi Leathers offers Badalassi.

I specifically asked Theodoros whether he could bring some badalassi hides because I never handled the leather and I was curious about the squeak, how bad it really is. I was somewhat surprised to hear that Theodoros never heard of the squeak issue.

I tried one of his Badalassi jackets and with normal wear it didn't squeak at all. Only when I tried really hard I was able to make it squeak, twisting my arm in such a way that the upper sleeve rubbed against the lower sleeve.

Maybe Aero uses hides that are finished differently? (Minerva vs Minerva Box which has a more pebbly grain)

Or maybe Thedi's construction techniques differ from Aero's? (Tighter stitching at the seams, applying glue, I don't know I'm just guessing here)

Badalassi swatches and jacket

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That is a really beautiful jacket Marc! I bet the lack of squeaking comes down to his more waxy finish vs Aero's more shiny polished finish (at least initially)…..the mink oil/lotion on my Aeros seems to have fixed mine so far, which suggests that the outer surface could be where the friction and hence noise are generated rather than “deeper” issues with the leather itself. Badalassi is by far one of my favourite leathers - I much prefer it to shinki, vicenza or CXL and put it up there at the very top with LL vegtan cow and sheep and FL pony.
 

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