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Aero has natural CXL from Horween!!!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by ton312, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. handymike

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    Amazing Jacket!
     
  2. John D Maccarter

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    Thanks, it's my favorite!
     
  3. sweetfights

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    Waiting for the weather to cooperate. :)
     
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    That’s a sweet looking jacket! Though I gotta ask if you’ve done anything to it, besides wearing it? I’ve had mine for 9 months now and have worn it a lot but it doesn’t have anywhere near that amount of patina.
     
  5. regius

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    This GW Horween is not the same kind Aero uses. I’m not sure exactly what Horween calls it but it’s not your regular chromexel


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  6. John D Maccarter

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    All I have done is work in it, sweat in it, and I live in a "sunny" place

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  7. ton312

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    I believe the Horween that GW uses is significantly lighter. In the 2-2.5oz range. Or at least I feel like I've read that here somewhere.
     
  8. Lebowski

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    Not sure about if it's lighter, but it looks much softer and more drapey definitely. I'd say JC's Horween looks like a higher grade Horween.
     
  9. ton312

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    LOL!
     
  10. Lebowski

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    Horween makes hides of several grades, doesn't it?
     
  11. ton312

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    I believe the most expensive is shell cordovan due to the small amount of available horse ass from which it’s sourced. As far as the other tiers I’ve not a clue.
     
  12. Lebowski

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    That's right, but for instance Aero's Cordovan isn't Shell Cordovan at all, it just names the color in case with Aero.
    Anyway, I like Aero's Cordovan too, it's the very nice leather.
     
  13. ton312

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    Well yes of course. There is not enough material available for a shell cordovan jacket. I believe that’s why the largest piece might be a handbag in shell and more often used for shoes.
     
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  14. Lebowski

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    Yep, that's right.
     
  15. ton312

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    I just got a little chuckle out of the notion that JC uses a higher tier of Horween leather. I suppose I’m old fashioned but for me the tried and true CXL shows infinitely more character than the Horween hides I’ve seen JC/GW use. I’m sure I’m missing something...somehow.
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  16. Lebowski

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    Ton, they're both gorgeous. Each one has its own adwantages. Btw, Horween have even more expensive hides in their line. Just look at Hercules of @jonesy86 - that jacket was made of Horween HH too, but that leather looks absolutely different. Horween's line is quite diverse.
    I mean, not necessarily Aero's Horween will have the same patina as JC's Horween with the time being.
    That's what I mean.
    But it'll have different looking patina which will look absolutely gorgeous too, just in a different way a bit.
    Each one has its own glory.
     
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  17. Lebowski

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    Ton, this your Bootlegger which you've bought from @HoosierDaddy looks fabulous, what a leather! You should give many thanks to @HoosierDaddy for this jacket as well as for your Maxwell! They're very nice jackets both, kind of unique.
     
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  18. ton312

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    Indeed. Had I known he was selling I never would’ve ordered a third custom BL. It was exactly this very jacket that gave me the desire to own a Bootlegger at all! The lesson is simple. If you see something you like posted here. Be patient and one day it might be yours. You never know.
     
  19. Lebowski

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    I understand you Sir, both jackets - Bootlegger and Stuart - are very nice purchase! (At first I confused your Stuart with Maxwell 'cause those patterns are quite similar, but I mean Stuart of course).
    I like how your Bootlegger shows its fabulous play with lots of beautiful undertones under the sunlight.
     
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  20. John D Maccarter

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    I posted on reg original sale page of this good wear the guy trying to sell him a Ventura that was 2.5 ounce cxl
     

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