Aero Barnstormer in Seal Vicenza

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  1. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    As promised, here's some fit pics of my purchase from Aero's sale. I've always liked the barnstormer design but wasn't sure 'it was me'. Well, Ken insisted I give this one from the sale rack a go, and it turns out I was wrong!
    To use a Scottish term, this one is a stoater: the mid-weight seal Vicenza is closer to dark chocolate than the milk chocolate of Horween's FQHH, set-off nicely by the subtle OD green thread. But if this all appears a bit sober and severe, there's an eye-popping heavy, Strom-weight Aberdeen tartan lining.
    Anyway, the fit's on the nail - remarkably it's a size 34, so I can wear it with just a jumper under it - and because it's not FQHH, it's got an inside pocket! Anyway, enough gab, here are the pics:
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  2. Peter Bowden

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    Gorgeous- Is the (fixed?)belt loop on the back a new feature.
     
  3. ton312

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    That’s a beautiful coat! A true winter weather leather. Nice!
     
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  4. Sloan1874

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    I think it is - a useful wee addition.
     
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  5. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 Call Me a Cab

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    Nice coat and Great pictures!
     
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  6. willyto

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    As good as it gets. I have the Eastman black version without the handwarmer pockets and it’s so nice to have a winter coat on this style.

    Fits you really well
     
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  7. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    Spectacular Sloan!!!
     
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  8. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    A Barnstormer is a leather jacket essential!
    Well done Sloan!
     
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  9. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

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    Great coat well done!
     
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  10. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Can I commend the strome tartan for anyone thinking about warmer linings. It’s substantial without being unwieldy, so you can still layer.
     
  11. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Looks superb - and long enough to fit a suit jacket under without it peeking out at the bottom?
     
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  12. VestCoast

    VestCoast Familiar Face

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    Looks awesome! The Barnstormer is one of my favorite patterns but can't justify getting one here in Texas. The tartan looks wonderful as well. All around excellence.
     
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  13. Sloan1874

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    Just tested this, and indeed it can fit a suit jacket with 3-4 inches of clearance, depending, of course, on your preferred House style.;)
     
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  14. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    Really nice jacket and appears as if it was made for you. I think the Vicenza is a better choice (over FQHH) for a double breasted coat. Yes to the interior pocket as well!
     
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  15. Sloan1874

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    Thanks, Grayland. I agree on the fit, I couldn't have done it better if I'd specced it myself. I definitely feel the Vicenza was the better option for me - a FQHH Barnstormer is a lot of leather for one person - though it's still a pretty formidable jacket!
     
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  16. Well done Sloan. Ken gave you excellent advice.
    HD
     
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  17. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I wondered what the surprise purchase was! Like you, it's not a style I've gravitated to personally but it looks great in your photos and, more importantly, it looks perfect on you. All that's missing is Bernard Fox to comment, "I say, well done old chap, that's a purchase to be right royally proud of!"
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  18. Seb Lucas

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    Sloan are you able to weigh it? I'm interested in a long Herc in Vic - curious if it might be too much for here.
     
  19. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Down in London for a few days, I'll do that when I get back.
     
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  20. breezer

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    Is this the jacket Aero used in their newspaper adverts back in the day? I'm sure they used to advertise in The Independent back in the 90's, and the image was of a jacket like this....
     

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