Aero Sheene Natural CXL

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  1. trainspotter

    trainspotter Familiar Face

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    Hello good folks of TFL, hoping everyone is well & safe

    Just received a new jacket from Thurston Bros, this is a Sheene in Natural CXL. I would love to have your views on the stretch marks on some parts of the jacket. I have more than a few CXL jackets in both Steer & FQHH, and although I understand that each hide has its own unique characteristics, feel & look, and CXL is known to 'grain' more/better(subjectively) than most leathers, but I don't think this is the 'grain' of the leather coming out, rather looks more as leather stretch marks?
    What do you think?

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  2. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    I currently am selling in the classified section a natural Italian half belt from Aero.
    Your jacket looks awesome- completely normal and expected in my opinion.
     
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  3. Monitor

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    Nah, that actually really is just grain / character coming out

    This is what stretch marks usually look like (right side & kidney panel).
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  4. Psant25

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    Looks good to me. Only issue I ever have with hella grain is when it is not symmetric. Such as one area of one sleeve really grainy and other is not at all. Luckily my current aeros were cut in such a way the grain patters are really symmetrical
     
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  5. Psant25

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    D5ECE266-7331-4331-8F1F-39623DF4283E.jpeg Like this bad boy
     
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  6. Guppy

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    It looks completely normal to me, and very nice grain at that.
     
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  7. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Yeah, that's actually an envious grain. You're lucky.
     
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  8. trainspotter

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    Thanks @sweetfights @Monitor & @Psant25 . What do you think about below pics ? Is this classified as loose graining? That is another jacket in natural CXL Steerhide(not aero). I am just trying to err on the side of caution with this one :) WhatsApp Image 2020-05-15 at 1.29.37 PM.jpeg
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  9. torfjord

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    Echo what everyone else is saying, that does not look like stretch marks.
     
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  10. trainspotter

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  11. Monitor

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    Would stretch marks worry you? It isn't a leather of any lesser quality or durability. :)
     
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  12. torfjord

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    +1 stretch marks is not a mark of lesser quality at all. Whether you like them or not is subjective. I absolutely love them and I would be excited to have a jacket with stretch marks all over.
     
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  13. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    Yup, that is called "Loose Grain"..dont sweat it
     
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  14. Guppy

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    How heavy is it?
     
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  15. trainspotter

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    @Monitor i think that would depend on the colour and type of the leather. On your black jacket, they sure look good, and make the jacket unique. I am not sure how they would look on Natural CXL or Vicenza
    @Guppy don’t have a scale, will try to weigh and update later. It is substantial but not too heavy. Weight is in similar territory of my other CXL FQHH jackets, but definitely not in CXL Steerhide territory(actual glad about that). UPS says total package was 7lbs, if that helps
     
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  16. torfjord

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    8CE51E76-9288-4A99-9699-5F1D48D21BC2.jpeg As I said before all of this is highly subjective but I don’t see why stretch marks on natural cxl would be undesirable. When I found the hide with these stretch marks (natural veg tan cow) I was super excited to build a brief case out of it. I think it looks amazing!
     
  17. trainspotter

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    Wow @torfjord that looks awesome. I have a briefcase in Horween Natural Essex which has a similar color
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  18. torfjord

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    Looks great but it would be even better with stretch marks ;)

    How long have you had that one?
     
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  19. trainspotter

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    It was purchased an year back, but it hasn't seen much usage since. I am sure it will patina very nicely though, once it sees some sun
     
  20. torfjord

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    You should get it out there!
     
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