My new Aero Royale in battered steerhide. My jacket size is normally a 38 but I had to go down to 36 for the right fit. I had the waistband made wider, the same width as on the 38 as on the 36 it would have been pretty tight. Being as I live in a very hot climate the lining is cotton Lanark tartan. Waldes nickel zip and matching d-ring waist adjusters. The only soft horsehide I have handled is horween vermont and for softness and weight I would say the battered steerhide is very similar. When worn the back of the jacket is designed to blouse out from the waistband, you can't really see that until I can post some pics of me wearing it. The style of the jacket means that to look it's best it does need to be cut a shorter length than what you normally would wear. I don't think the jacket would suit someone who wears their pants or jeans low. "Another new Aero design from our small range of British jackets introduced in 2014. Although not a reproduction any one particular jacket from the 1930s this jacket is atypical of the Sporting Leather jackets available from the likes of Gamages and Warring & Gillow designed primarily for Golf and Skiing, in fact our jacket is very similar to the one in the original St Andrews poster illustrated. Our jacket has two flapped patch pockets with button closure, sleeves that are slightly gathered at the wrist above the adjustable button cuff. The back panel is quite heavily gathered into the waistband, the waist itself draws in with "D" Rings and side belts, front closure is by a period British style zipper. Typical of the originals, we've lined this jacket in a fairly lightweight checked cotton We've used the same tailoring techniques used in the originals in order to get the true feel of Britain in the 1930s when a gentleman dressed with taste for sport and recreation while to complete the true period look, the jacket is fitted with our new "Outdoor" label which has been specially commissioned for our new range of 1930s British leisurewear. Customers should note that the styling and the British tailoring techniques used for total period authenticity means that this jacket will only be available in our lighter weight leathers."