Aero Leather Clothing trial update

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Sloan1874, May 1, 2015.

  1. pawineguy

    pawineguy One Too Many

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    That's a pretty dramatic cash flow swing. To be fair, the numbers in 2005 are incredibly short, but every industry has its own standards.
     
  2. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Just a question: I see that RJL (Drifter Productions) is advertising his new Alexander jacket as horsehide made by Horween. Is this correct?
     
  3. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    It's just chromed horse, not CXL.
     
  4. Bunyip

    Bunyip Call Me a Cab

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    I think so. They use Chrome tanned, not CXL. I might be wrong. They were using the same CXL steer as far as I know.
     
  5. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

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    What is CXL?
     
  6. Horween's Chromexcel, or CXL is a combination tanned leather that undergoes at least 89 separate processes taking 28 working days to complete.
     
  7. ykurtz

    ykurtz One of the Regulars

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    cxl = 140.
     
  8. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

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    Thank you!
     
  9. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    This is something I struggle with a bit in understanding - in layman's terms, what is the difference between chromexel and chrome tanning? I'm sure I remember reading that my Schott 618 is chrome-tanned. I suppose I'm asking not about the technical processes (which have been discussed before), but what exactly is the difference from an end-product pov?

    It's interesting how the market went there. Back around the time AL must have been set up, all anyone seemed to be interested in was Horween FQHH, but by the time AL had reached an understanding with Horween and gotten the variation of Horween horse they use, it seemed that the market had largely moved on and many other hides had become just as popular. I think goat seems to be the big one on the rise these days.
     
  10. AdeeC

    AdeeC Practically Family

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    They're seems to be more interest in exotic Italian and Japanese hides also these days. Just the current trend. Choices and options are getting better. No one wants an entire collection of FQHH or goat jackets. A big win for aficionados who are more informed.
     
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  11. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    It's definitely a bonus to have a wider range of options. I love my FQHH jackets, but it's also nice to have the goat, bison, and steer. I always used to think it wasa shame, really, when a lot of other hides got overlooked due to the great FQHH. I think my next couple of jackets will be goat, then I might dabble with the Vicenza... I'll go back to FQHH for the Thunderbay and J106, but otherwise...
     
  12. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

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    Nah, I'm happy with that.
    Less you got a snake skin dinner jacket in my size!
     
  13. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Reckon you could pull it off like Nic Cage? Back in the day, Steve Strange had a full length trenchcoat patterned snakeskin coat. (Boy George stole it from him during the Blitz Club era, and it later turned up being worn by the Steve Strange character in George's eighties-set musical, Taboo).
     
  14. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

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    I could pull that off. I'd be a symbol of my individuality and belief in personal freedom!
     
  15. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Ha. I quite fancy the look, but the price of snakeskin stuff is insane.
     
  16. 100 x 50 = 5000....
     
  17. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

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    Really? Coz I'm looking at my wife's handbags, shoes...really? I had no idea. I know that LVMH (Vuitton, Hermes) have snake farms in Oz for this sort of thing.
     
  18. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

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    I don't understand :confused:

    D*mmit Jim, I'm a cultural/social anthropologist, not a mathematician!
     
  19. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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    For the benefit of younger members who did modern maths - Roman numeral jokes - C is 100 X is 10 L is 50, XL is 40 or mixing old and new X is multiply etc
     
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  20. ykurtz read it as one number represented in Roman numerials where I read it as an equation....
     

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