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Aero Kangaroo Board Racer via Thurston Bros

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by wanz, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. wanz

    wanz One of the Regulars

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    I posted a few pictures of this jacket on another thread and it seemed like there was enough interest for one of its own. This jacket came about because I wanted to take advantage of Aero offering kangaroo hide. The leather's character seemed to match up well with the Board Racer. I am very happy with how it turned out.

    Leather: Kangaroo (2 oz. estimated)
    Hardware: Antique brass
    Construction: I simplified the design a bit by deleting the wind flap and the rear outside kidney panel. The interior kidney panel is still there though. Julie at Aero did a fantastic job.
    Customer Service: Carrie at Aero was great as usual. She suggested that the green thread would go well with the hide. I would have never thought of that on my own The fit jacket was also key as I had to size up from my normal 42 to 44 as this is a slim fitting jacket.
    Delivery Time: I received the jacket about a month after placing my order. Fastest delivery of an Aero yet.

    And some pictures (I'll post some fit pics after it cools down a bit in Texas)...

    Front:
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    Back:
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    Inside Kidney Panel:
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    Chest Pocket Zipper for Hardware / Stitching / Leather Detail:
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    Last edited: Aug 24, 2015
  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Sa-weet!
     
  3. Worf

    Worf I'll Lock Up

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    Gasp.... Is it a heavy or more of a mid-weight hide? It's one fantastic looking jacket!

    Worf
     
  4. wanz

    wanz One of the Regulars

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    Thank you. I don't know the exact weight (maybe an Aero or Thurston Bros rep could say), but I would describe it as light-weight. I actually own one other kangaroo hide jacket. I thought that the lighter / thinner hide would be a good match for a cafe racer like this.
     
  5. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

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    Very, very nice!
    Kangaroo normally has the great combination of being a light (thinner) hide with a very strong tear resistance characteristic. It is commonly used in motorcycle protective clothing.
    I have a pair of Kangaroo RM Williams boots & protective motorcycle racing gloves. Nice stuff.
     
  6. avsmusic1

    avsmusic1 Familiar Face

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    Really nice!
    What's the specific color title on this hide?
     
  7. Peacoat

    Peacoat I'll Lock Up

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    Love the hide. I am interested in the weight of the jacket and the hide. If you have a scale at home, you could weigh yourself without the jacket and again with the jacket. We know it is basically a size 42 jacket, even though it is labeled a 46, so that would tell us the weight of the jacket, and from that I can figure out the weight of the leather. PC.
     
  8. SpeedRcrX

    SpeedRcrX One Too Many

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    Beautiful jacket and beautiful leather, I would be interested in knowing the weight of that baby.

    Congrats wear it in good health!
     
  9. Damo

    Damo A-List Customer

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    That's one really nice hide!!! Colour is fantastic, I love the black and brown.. Excellent work!!! How's the stitching
     
  10. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Crazy beautiful!!!

    Another example of what stitching on a $1000+ should look like. Flawless!
     
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  11. Damo

    Damo A-List Customer

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    +1
     
  12. Carlos840

    Carlos840 One Too Many

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    Very nice, i can't wait to see evo pics in a few months! I'm sure it will mold to you like no other leather.
     
  13. IXL

    IXL One Too Many

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    Very attractive jacket. I really like the color. The BTR keeps moving up on my "want" list.
     
  14. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    I'll guess it's mid weight to light. I used to look at Kangaroo bike jackets here in Melbourne years ago and bought one that never quite broke in - I don't think you an get this hide any thicker than about 2.20z. But it's very dense and tough. This roo Board racer is a lovely looking object.
     
  15. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Spectacular color. I doubt there'll be much left of it at Aero after everyone sees those pics. Really a nice looking jacket.
     
  16. wanz

    wanz One of the Regulars

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    I appreciate all of the kind words about the jacket and the hide. I don't know that either Aero or Insurrection have provided any title on the color of the hide. The jacket came in at 3.5 pounds.
     
  17. Peacoat

    Peacoat I'll Lock Up

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    I think Seb was on the money. It is about a 2 oz. leather.
     
  18. technovox

    technovox Practically Family

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    Beautiful jacket! In these increasingly warmer climates, a lighter weight high quality leather is definitely worth considering. And I'd love to see some fit pics, just to get a better idea how that leather looks when worn.
     
  19. wanz

    wanz One of the Regulars

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    Thanks Peacoat! I updated my original post with your estimate.
     
  20. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Super nice . . . congrats!
     

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