Aero Indian Ranger finally here!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by North_Star, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    Just checked the customizations page and on the quilted lining it says that they have added a heavy strip of corduroy for durability, but i was expecting they only meant the hem of the jacket, not the collar.
     
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  2. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    It is pretty much a standard fit, I only changed the back and sleeve lenght a bit, and also stated that the shoulders should be rather wider than narrower because of the 0.5" tolerance, so they added 0.5" to the shoulders to accommodate that.
     
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  3. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    And for the mixed hardware, there weren't a option for that on the the page so I had to ask them to do it that way.
     
  4. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Sublime!
     
  5. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    Now some fit pics! The sun is already gone but here are some not so good pictures from inside, as I don't want to keep you guys waiting.

    Later this week I will post some outdoor pics for you!

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  6. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    It started in the Lauder years, when a lot of people were paying £50 a pop to have a 1" strip of leather sewn across the bottom to stop sagging of lining or wear on that vulnerable spot. When Ken came back, he put a stop to that because he felt that it was unnecessary to the point where those who had been convinced to spend on it were basically being ripped off; at that point they offered the corduroy for a while as an alternative, but it was never intended to be more than a temporary thing to deal with then current demand. At this point, I would imagine if it appears unrequested it's down to the individual design and lining combination as Aero chooses. A similar approach is used on some of the shearling linings as well.

    Probably specific to the lining then - plus the neater waist on jackets cut like that does get more wear than a looser hem on the likes of a Highwayman. TBH, the only lining I've had on an Aero that had issues was a tartan wool one, but that's only because moths got to it...

    I think that's the standard anyhow (probably why it's not listed as an option) - at least that's what the website copy suggests.

    I see too they've tweaked the pattern so it now is a specific replica of the 1947 model. Looks great. I love the standard check lining too.
     
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  7. saucerfiend

    saucerfiend Practically Family

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    Wow! That's a genuinely PERFECT FIT!

    Brian
     
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  8. Mich486

    Mich486 One Too Many

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    Nice fit @North_Star!

    @Carlos840 I didn’t require the cord strip at the bottom. I think it’s fitted as standard on the quilted lining as apparently it suffers from abrasion more so than other linings. It should be mentioned somewhere on the Aero site. I also think it’d be nice to have it as standard on CXL jackets as they show wear on the bottom portion of the lining in a very short time.
     
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  9. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder One Too Many

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    You and Aero nail it fit looks spot-on to me
     
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  10. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Perfect spot-on fit!
     
  11. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

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    Perfect fit in every way, well done.
     
  12. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    Just found this photo of James Dean wearing his Indian Ranger! And if you zoom on his coin pocket there seems to be some sort of a badge there, that doesn't appear on the more famous photo of him wearing the jacket (last photo).

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  13. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    Also found this, nothing new to learn from it but I haven't seen it before.

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  14. Sid33

    Sid33 New in Town

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    @North_Star - Awesome Jacket and even better fit. Love the V taper on this jacket.

    I am looking at an Indian Ranger myself, Can you tell me if the back zipper pocket on the left side is a lined pocket or an unlined one with the lining seams.
    Whats the lining on rest of the pockets ?
    I am looking at a IR available at Caine Clothiers, Helsinki.
     
  15. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    It is unlined, and not sure but i think it's just used as a handwarmer pocket for the passenger. It is between the leather and the inside lining of the jacket. The rest of the pockets are lined with heavy moleskin.
     
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  16. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Spectacular jacket, IMO still the best one they've got in the MC range and among the top 3, at least for me personally. It fits you exactly as I believe these should. Literally perfect on all counts.
    I would have preferred if they kept the pocket zipper piping but I understand this it's more accurate as such.

    That one Dean is wearing is ridiculously long, though. It's like a coat.
     
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    The belt on JD’s MC jacket looks pretty robust; and it’s unfinished roughout on the inside.
     
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  18. North_Star

    North_Star One of the Regulars

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    That isn't his Indian Ranger. That's the other jacket you can see Dean often wearing, not sure about the brand.
     
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    North_Star One of the Regulars

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  20. JMax

    JMax My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Cal Leathers. He had impeccable taste.
     
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