Aero Half-belt

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Guppy, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Guppy

    Guppy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Here's a few photos taken yesterday while I was out in my recently acquired Aero Half-belt. This one is really nice. Heavy horse, and I don't think Aero is sourcing anything this heavy currently.

    I have it listed for sale in the classifieds, but to be honest I'm not sure I want to sell it. It's growing on me. Mainly I was I thinking it's just a little bit small, but I'm losing weight, and in a few months if I still have it, I may change my mind about letting it go.

    What do you think? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. barnabus

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    I think that looks great @Guppy!

    Perhaps a little on the short side, if anything, but that could be just as much to do with the lower rise trousers.

    Everything else looks spot on.
     
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  3. Carlos840

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    Looks great to me!
    I wouldn't call that short in any way. Sleeves are good, and body would look good with less droopy pants.
     
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  4. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Keeper for sure!!
     
  5. hondurasdave47

    hondurasdave47 Practically Family

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    Looks great! I have a 50’s HB that looks almost identical. Same heavy HH too. Keep it!
     
  6. ton312

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    Yeah the fit looks spot on to me! Man I can't wait for mine to be done!
     
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  7. tropicalbob

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    It looks fine in the shoulders, sleeves, and chest, and being an owner of a LHB, I think that's the proper length. How's the crucial zipper test? Does it zip up?
     
  8. Guppy

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    Yes, over a t-shirt. Don't think I could get much else under it at my present weight, though.
     
  9. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    I would suggest you just look at the menu at the ice cream stand then! :D
     
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  10. Guppy

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    I'm on a ration plan, just once a month :(
     
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  11. ProteinNerd

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    Looks great on you as it is.

    I always say, you can’t un-sell it. If you are losing weight, hang in to it till next season and see how it goes.

    Really nice jacket!
     
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  12. Thebuzzard

    Thebuzzard One of the Regulars

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    Lol what do u have coming?

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  13. ton312

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    Modified 50's HB. Should be something sweet.
     
  14. Thebuzzard

    Thebuzzard One of the Regulars

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    Lol no details?
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  15. ton312

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    Oh nothing too severe. Hopefully by months end it'll be done!
     
  16. sweetfights

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    I find it almost impossible to get anything near a fit that can be accomplished with a suit. Soft material allows for a very tailored fit. Leather is a completely different animal. The best you will see in the leather typically found around TFL would be a tailored fit with jacket zipped up that looks awesome but is not practical for real life movement. The half belt is not a design like the cafe racer where the fit is designed, by function, to fit very close. In your first photo of Guppy you see the slight bunch of leather that exists in all of my leather jackets, including the "Grail". If Guppy temporarily draws both shoulders back, while the jacket is zipped up, that look would vanish. Each movement produces different bunching of the leather.
     
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  17. Monitor

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    Instead of illustrations (and of a suit at that, a comparison that doesn't even apply), why don't you post photos of yourself in a leather jacket? I'm really curious to learn how do you think a leather jacket should fit.
     
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  18. Hh121

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    Sleeve is too short, front length is little bit short as well.
     
  19. Guppy

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    Everyone, I value all of your opinions, especially from those who see issues with the fit. But above all, let's keep this civil. I don't want this thread shut down. Thanks.
     
  20. Boyo

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    @Guppy, I think there is room in "everyones" ( At least everyone on TFL) closet for a jacket that fits just like that.. don't sell it..
    is it a bit short? probably, but if you don't mind then i'm pretty sure no one else will even notice, And i bet you'll get a few complements along the way too.
    @Broker glad to have you here most of us have a thick skin and can take it.. so say what you want. Im just wondering if you're another keyboard commando who posts here by a different name and likes to stir it up ..
     
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