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Aero Real Deal A2 fit pic

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Bigbenbs, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Bigbenbs

    Bigbenbs One of the Regulars

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    Hi all,

    So I just got an Aero Real Deal size 42 in from a bloke who wasn't all that pleased with the fit of his new creation. Now I'm trying to make sure I'm sufficiently pleased as well.

    It's definifely à relaxed fit, but I think that's the cut. Because she shoulder, sleeves, and length seem pretty good. Only worry is that I've got too much leather flapping around in the back.

    FYI, this is my first time even touching a proper A2.

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    The last shot really captures the dilemma. Lotta leather back there.
     
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  2. marmalademan

    marmalademan Banned

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    Yeah, back seems a lot roomier than the front. Safe to say we can see what the first bloke wasn't happy with it. I'm not sure what's gone on here but that real deal looks like a real mess to me
     
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  3. ducatimonster

    ducatimonster Familiar Face

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    Hello
    What are your shoulder and pit to pit measure?
     
  4. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    Looks like a good fitting jacket to me.
    The bottom rear material in the one pic looks excessive but the hem is ridingbup. Perfect front
     
  5. GregGale

    GregGale One of the Regulars

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    I once bought an A-2 that was slightly too large. Sent it back because there was too much leather in the way as you say. Yours isn't so bad, some people in WWII worn them even larger. Then again, it's up to you what fit you wanna go for. I prefer trimmer jackets but that's subjective. What is you height and chest measurement?
     
  6. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    I've never been a huge fan of jackets with knits, especially at the hem. More often than not they create a balloon effect and it's just not flattering to have all that excess material at the waist. To me these jackets look best when worn super trim but I understand that might not be desirable to everyone or "historically accurate" the latter being something I've never cared to recreate.
     
  7. Carlos840

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    To me this is too big, shoulders are droopy, back is floppy, it's also on the short side in the body (although you are wearing low rise jeans).
    It's definitely wearable, but i don't think it qualifies as a "good fit"
     
  8. Bigbenbs

    Bigbenbs One of the Regulars

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    5' 10", 42 chest, weight 175
     
  9. Bigbenbs

    Bigbenbs One of the Regulars

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    On the jacket or myself?
     
  10. Brettafett

    Brettafett One Too Many

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    Front looks good, but the back looks like it has too much room.
    Check the front pit to pit, and compare with the back pit to pit. They should be pretty close, with the back a bit wider... but not too much.
     
  11. Boyo

    Boyo Practically Family

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    I don't hate the way that fits you.. there is always room in your wardrobe for a jacket that fits like that. If you did'nt spend a lot for it i would keep it even though you may not love it.
    The leather looks nice and I like the color.
     
  12. Bigbenbs

    Bigbenbs One of the Regulars

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    "I don't hate the way it fits you" is not the strongest endorsement I've ever received.
     
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  13. Boyo

    Boyo Practically Family

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    Haha.. sorry... i really do think the fit is fine.
     
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  14. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    If you read the posts here over the years the 42 contract has been described as "baloony" in fit by several members. But also, it looks like you just need to pull the back down a little. I'd keep it.
     
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  15. Bigbenbs

    Bigbenbs One of the Regulars

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    Well this is a pretty strong 50/50 split, maybe a bit closer to 60/40 on the big side. I guess it just comes down to the jacket cut.
     
  16. Bigbenbs

    Bigbenbs One of the Regulars

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    So I measured the jacket and the pit to pit is perfectly semetrical on front and back. Also it is measured precisely as was advertised.

    P2P 22.75 front and back

    Shoulder 19

    Sleeve 25

    Length 25.5

    These are basically the identical measurements on my Hooch Hauler, but the cut of the model apparently makes a big difference (surprise!) 1539364289528991.jpg 1539364399154134.jpg 1539364290239946.jpg 1539364290602256.jpg 1539364289968106.jpg

    It is a beauty, though, I have to admit. I really like the graininess of the jerky HH.
     
  17. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    If I'm not 100% happy with the cut / fit on me I'd move it on personally...
     
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  18. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Well within the ballpark of an accurate 'how they wore it' WW2 fit for the later (i.e. 1942/wartime) A2 contracts. Much closer than earlier A2 contracts also to the jackets styled after the A2 that civilians had access to from 1945-probably 1960. Personally not a fan of A2s that are very trim, but evne among people into 'vintage', different fits go in and out of fashion.
     
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  19. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The solution is simple. Grab a couple cases of beer and a few pizzas and get to work!

    Nice jacket but would suit someone with a more generous waist measurement imo.
     
  20. Bigbenbs

    Bigbenbs One of the Regulars

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    So I think I'm going to try to pass this one on. But I'm glad to have gotten my hands on another jacket to get a sense of what works for me.

    I'd be interested to hear any thoughts about what model and/or sizing shifts other would recommend if I was looking for a trimer fit and generally more form flattering A2.
     
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