Aero Sheene vs Cafe Racer

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Bulldozer, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. Bulldozer

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    What are the differences between these two models?

    Is it just the Highwayman collar? (Or is it August?)
     
  2. Guppy

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    It's a Highwayman collar, but I think they will do an August collar if asked.
     
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  3. Bulldozer

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    Thanks, so no other differences except the collar?
     
  4. Guppy

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    Not unless you specify something.
     
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  5. Peacoat

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    I think the Sheene is not as tightly fitted as the Cafe Racer.
     
  6. Stitched

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    I believe the Sheene is same fit as cafe racer and the Seven is the same as the board racer.
     
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  7. Fonzie

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    Yep, the Sheene IS the Cafe Racer, just with a different collar.
    Sheene is the name Thurston Bros. came up with when they started selling this model. I believe it was their request to Aero too.
    Aero does it by request (they normally don’t refer to it as Sheene though) but when I got mine three years ago they would only allow the Highwayman collar, the August collar was only via Thurston request. No idea why, it seemed odd to me at the time but I went with it. I love my Sheene though and I’m glad I went with the highwayman collar.
     
  8. dan_t

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    The 'Sheene' is technically a Thurston Bros special. It is a cafe racer with the Highwayman collar - so the fit is IDENTICAL in every way.
    So called after Barry Sheene, a British professional Motorcycle Racer & World Champion;
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Sheene
     
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  9. ducatimonster

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    Hi
    I ordered my Sheene directly to Aero last year and asked it for with the August collar
    No problem at all!:)
     
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  10. Bulldozer

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    Is August collar smaller? They look similar in the website pictures. What is the difference between the two dollars that I am not seeing?
     
  11. Lebowski

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    Aero August collar has more pointed appearance, like on Dubow A-2 for instance.
    Usual Aero collar looks quite similar to the one of Rough Wear A-2.
     
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  12. Bulldozer

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    Ah I see. So the size is the same, but the August collar has a sharper angle at the two pointy ends?
     
  13. Lebowski

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    August collar also has a bit narrower appearance (than the usual Aero collar).
    Kind of more elegant and stylish, I'd say smart looking.
    I like August collars mostly on Vicenza HH jackets, and the usual collars - on CXL jackets from Aero, just personal preferences of course. People tastes may vary, and that's nice!)
     
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  14. Guppy

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    I think the August collar is nicer looking, between the two, personally.
     
  15. Lebowski

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    Not always, but sometimes. It depends)
     
  16. Fonzie

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    IMO August collar looks better in Jackets with mid-weight leathers, the highwayman collar in Horween CXLHH. Horses for courses really.
     
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