One Too Many
- San Francisco
Just based upon my own personal experience (trying on Aero jackets and Simmons over the years) I get the feeling the Simmons Bilt tweaked the Aero patterns slightly. Again, this is totally random from trying on similar "styled" jackets of both(Custom made jackets not withstanding).I'm not saying this to rehash the whole history but given that Simmons Bilt jackets use Aero patterns, I think you're essentially comparing different models/sizes. There isn't a "Simmons Bilt fit" except for them changing some of the size labels resulting in things like a size 38 jacket with a 44" waist.
I'm not saying Aero is any less- it's just the several Simmons Bilt jackets that I've had the opportunity to try on have fit my body better, especially the back and shoulders. Conversely, I'm guessing someone who has broader shoulders and back would say Aero fits them better.
Regardless, I think this feed has run it's course... I just was interested in finding out how the Dude made out. Whether he found his special jacket or not.