Aero Half-Belt Jacket in rare Kudu Hide 40-42

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  1. technovox

    technovox One Too Many

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    Selling an Aero Half-belt in the rare African Kudu Hide. Aero no longer offers the Kudu hide and even when they did it was in limited quantities so these Kudu jackets have become really hard to find. Quoted from Aero’s website: ”Unfortunately the Kudu hides proved uneconomical, due to heavy scarring from their days in the African Bush resulting in huge wastage in cutting.”

    I bought this locally from the original owner. He wore it twice and then it sat in his closet. I tried it on and wore it around the house, and it’s been sitting in my closet since- a little too heavy for this climate. So it’s practically new.

    Original owner description: “Super spectacular Kudu hide was chosen for this entire jacket. This one is superbly constructed, close stitching throughout, carefully chosen hide for each panel, contrast stitching. It weighs a hefty 6 pounds. This sturdy jacket still needs to be broken in by wearing it. A few scars and variegated areas that define the beauty of the Kudu hide.”

    The Kudu hide really hits that sweet spot of being thick yet supple, with lots of character right out of the box. Dark brown, or darkish with brown overtones depending on the light. Simply a rare and gorgeous jacket...photos don't do it justice.
    From a non-smoking, no pet household. Approximately a size 40/42 but please go by measurements.

    Approximate measurements:
    Pit to pit 22 inches,
    Shoulder seam to shoulder seam 18 1/2 inches,
    Shoulder seam to cuff end measured straight 25 1/2 inches,
    Back measurement to bottom 24 inches.

    $475 Paypal Friends and Family. Pick it up in person, or add $25 for CONUS shipping
    Please DM any questions.


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    Last edited: Sep 15, 2021
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  2. Rgcards

    Rgcards One of the Regulars

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    This is stunning. I shouldn't buy any more jackets. Plus its probably too small. But so unique. Why pay for shinki when you get something so nice?
     
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  3. GW KY

    GW KY A-List Customer

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    Any idea the tagged size?
     
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  4. technovox

    technovox One Too Many

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    Thanks! Yes, this Kudu hide is something truly unique that is no longer available... definitely don't see it or come across it everyday.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2021
  5. technovox

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    No size tag...not that it matters with Aero. I've found that their sizing is all over the map. Please go by the posted measurements.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2021
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  6. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Call Me a Cab

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    When was the jacket made?
     
  7. technovox

    technovox One Too Many

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    I'm not sure, since I'm not the original owner. But as near as I can pin it down, the jacket was made somewhere between 2012 and the very latest... 2017. This Pioneer style was introduced in 2012 and Kudu was discontinued in 2017. Also, it seems a strong possibility that either Greg Field or Julie made this jacket, since they were the two machinists that consistently worked on the heavier hides at Aero. But again, not being the original owner, I can only conjecture at this point.
     
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    Going up on EBAY soon.
     
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    .
     
  10. Rgcards

    Rgcards One of the Regulars

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    How big are you. Its probable too small but nice
     
  11. Robbie79

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    If it would be smaller I would take it! I have one made of thick and heavy Kudu (definitely 5oz) and love this hide. GLWS!
     
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  12. Rgcards

    Rgcards One of the Regulars

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    I'm 6 1 210 with 43 in chest , 34 in waist. Think it would be too small?
     
  13. technovox

    technovox One Too Many

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    Yes, honestly I think this would be too tight on you. I'm 6', 168 and the jacket works, although just a bit more snug than I like my jackets to fit.
     
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  14. TREEMAN

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    Any idea how much it weighs ?
     
  15. technovox

    technovox One Too Many

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    Weighs approximately 6 pounds.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2021
  16. Cool Hand Luke

    Cool Hand Luke New in Town

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    Hi, When is it going on eBay?
     
  17. technovox

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    Sigh. Just haven't gotten around to dealing with EBAY's new payment scheme. Was hoping to avoid all that by selling it here. But when I list it, I'll be selling it for more on EBAY...to compensate for all the exorbitant ebay fees. Get it here while it's cheap!
     
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  18. technovox

    technovox One Too Many

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    SOLD. Thank-you FDL!
     
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