Aero Moonshiner

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Boyo, May 27, 2019.

  1. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    Im not usually the thread starting type a guy but since there hasn’t been too much posted on the Aero Moonshiner, I figured Id step outta character for this one.
    Quick intro:
    The jacket was posted on the Aero sales page on a Friday, I know I don’t need another jacket, heck I just bought 2 used Aeros and a Lost Worlds off eBay this month already so I resisted.... until the following Tuesday..
    It’s a size 46 and made from Kudu leather that Aero recently unearthed from their cellars. It looks like a blackish gray with brown undertones.. not quite CXL weight or stiffness but heavier than Vicenza and for sure heavy and stiff enough.
    The fit is pretty good through the shoulders and P2P, although the wrists and forearms are tight and make getting the jacket off a bit of a struggle..
    Unfortunately this (and the other 3 “new” jackets) get put away while I work on my tan these next few months
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    *yeah I’m wearing shorts... don’t judge..
     
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  2. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Looks nice!

    You could always just undo the button cuffs (and just leave them undone) to make it easier to take off.
     
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  3. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    Kudu leather with gray fleck tweed lining and the original measurements:
    Pit to Pit: 26.5"
    Sleeve: 27"
    Back: 27.5"
    Shoulder: 20.
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  4. Colin G

    Colin G Practically Family

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    I really like it Boyo. I think I'm too slim for that kind of cut but the Moonshiner, the 20's Premiere work coat and the Mulligan are about the only Aeros I really like.
     
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  5. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    Thanks for the review. Very helpful for me and others who are considering this style and there indeed are very few pictures out there... think Aero mostly sells HWM/Sheene/CR style jackets these days.. it's funny.. back when I started looking into them, people were all over their longer coats and buttoned styles..

    Jacket fits you perfectly. I like the angle of the pockets, they nicely secure stuff and that back design reminds me very much of a 40s vtg jacket that I love and hope to have re-engineered some day. I like the leather, too. The distressing is nicely done imho, very nicely actually. Reminds me a bit of the RRL Barnstormer I recently picked up. Not too much or too aggressive distressing but jacket has none of that "hey there I'm new and unworn"-sheen and is good to go without having to consider showering in it first (hello @ton312 :D )
     
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  6. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    It's a great fit, I can see why you didn't resist the purchase. It's good to see one in the wild, as you say Boyo we haven't seen much of this style outside the Aero website photos.
     
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  7. bluesmandan

    bluesmandan One of the Regulars

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    Finally some fit pics of the moonshiner! Been wondering what it looks like on a person since they came out with it. Came close to buying one but there were no fit pics available anywhere. Even asked Thurston for some but nope. Thanks for posting!


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  8. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Man this is just bad ass boyo! Love the hide. Suits the style to an absolute T. Fit looks perfect for a joe fix it. Well done man. Design really wears like it was born for you. Excellent all around!
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  9. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Nice! (Shorts, you say? That's a relief... I thought your tailor had really screwed up your inside leg meassurement.... ;) :p )
     
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  10. navetsea

    navetsea Call Me a Cab

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    looks really cool, great fit, and that's a hide with Character.
     
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  11. Bennarion

    Bennarion Practically Family

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  12. Downunder G Man

    Downunder G Man A-List Customer

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    Leather jacket with shorts ?

    AND I THOUGHT IT WAS ONLY ME HERE IN AUSTRALIA !

    Long ago "I was through with being cool" so head out dressed that way in early summer "no worries"..

    PS that is a cool Aero for sure ( and I'm usually a zipper guy thru and thru !)
     
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  13. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    I just had a note from Aero letting me know that the leather on this Moonshiner is Kudu, not cowhide as originally listed. Its still a beautiful jacket and I am still very pleased with it.

    Thanks Ton, and thanks for cropping the photo the way i like

    The jacket was only on for the photo op..way too warm here these days

    Yup..Ive been admiring this style since it came out as well.. this is the first time I've ever seen one also.
     
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  14. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Moonshiner has instantly became my favorite jacket on Aero's site even tho I've never seen it in the wild before now. Now I know why. Fantastic looking and fitting jacket! Everything about it is perfect.
     
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  15. NZJono

    NZJono New in Town

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    Great jacket. I like the button styles also, hence why I have an Aeromarine. Classy looking jackets, both of them.
     
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  16. bluesmandan

    bluesmandan One of the Regulars

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    In these fit pics, to my eye, it resembles the Maxwell somewhat. I can see the cross zip pattern a bit but it doesn’t immediately strike me as a cross zip.


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  17. I like it. Don't see anything cross zip or cross button about it. The buttons go straight up like a Maxwell. Looks good.
     
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  18. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    I don't detect the the slant of the buttons when I'm wearing the one above, but i think the buttons do have a very slight slant similar to a cross zip jacket

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  19. Yep..you're right and it does add a good style to the jacket.
     
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  20. Canuck Panda

    Canuck Panda New in Town

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    It's perfect fit and it's Kudu and it was on sale! Congrats!
     
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