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Aero Highwayman with a Plain Back?

Cyber Lip

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I stupidly sold my Highwayman and am thinking about getting another. Thinking about doing a plain back with shoulder gussets. I love the back yoke but I've got another jacket w/that same yoke style, so trying to add some variety. Anyway, has anyone done one with a plain back and shoulder gussets?

I'll be getting zip sleeves and zip pockets as well. I'm imagining those appointments along w/the plain back and shoulder gussets should look great. Then again, the back yoke is classic and maybe I shouldn't mess with it?
 

Aloysius

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Premier or regular?

I'm curious about how shoulder gussets would work on the Highwayman (original) given its boxy cut; of course, large chest + shoulder gussets aren't an unheard of combination.
 

MrProper

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I think that shoulder gussets mess up the shape of the jacket. But that could also be a prejudice because I'm not a fan of gussets.
 

Edward

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I wouldn't mess with the design, myself. In terms of gussets, I'd be surprised if Aero were open to that, given it would mean a fair bit of change to the pattern?
 

Cyber Lip

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Premier or regular?

I'm curious about how shoulder gussets would work on the Highwayman (original) given its boxy cut; of course, large chest + shoulder gussets aren't an unheard of combination.

Regular. Had a Premiere version once but didn't like it, and I sold my regular to get that Premier!
 

Cyber Lip

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I think that shoulder gussets mess up the shape of the jacket. But that could also be a prejudice because I'm not a fan of gussets.
well, I had an Aero Chips done with a plain back and gussets, and it was great. Not far off from a Highwayman, but the Chips did fit slightly slimmer. Another cool jacket that I stupidly sold lol
 

Canuck Panda

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Real Mccoy Nelson?
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I am sure Aero can build you a custom one from the 1930s Highwayman pattern block,

Plain back,
Change to wider 1950s Highwayman collar (the 1930s collar is narrower)
Minus 1" back length, front length stays same

I am gonna take a wild guess (not slandering, just wild guess) that the RMC Nelson was probably "inspired" by the Aero 30s Highwayman.
 

El Marro

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well, I had an Aero Chips done with a plain back and gussets, and it was great. Not far off from a Highwayman, but the Chips did fit slightly slimmer. Another cool jacket that I stupidly sold lol
I think I remember that Chips, was it brown?
 

El Marro

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If it’s the jacket I’m thinking of, I remember when you listed it for sale. It had every single feature and detail I would ever want and if it was my size I would have bought it in a heartbeat.
 

MickeyPunch

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I’ve placed an order for a Premier Highwayman because the yoke at the back running down the sleeves is the coolest design detail in the back of any leather jacket I’ve seen (purely subjective of course), and it’s one of the main reasons I ordered one.

So I wouldn’t omit that. If it’s the regular Highwayman, why not.
 

Cyber Lip

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I’ve placed an order for a Premier Highwayman because the yoke at the back running down the sleeves is the coolest design detail in the back of any leather jacket I’ve seen (purely subjective of course), and it’s one of the main reasons I ordered one.

So I wouldn’t omit that. If it’s the regular Highwayman, why not.

Yeah I feel the same way about it, maybe I should just go with that
 

Aloysius

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I’ve placed an order for a Premier Highwayman because the yoke at the back running down the sleeves is the coolest design detail in the back of any leather jacket I’ve seen (purely subjective of course), and it’s one of the main reasons I ordered one.

So I wouldn’t omit that. If it’s the regular Highwayman, why not.
The regular has that as well.
 

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