My first leather crosszip jacket has arrived. As a teenager, I once had a fabric cross zip, but never leather. At the beginning of the 80s, leather jackets from Erdmann were popular, but they were a) too expensive and b) very motorcycle-like. But I would have liked them. Anyway, now I'm ready for Crosszip and when I saw an Aero Ridley here in the forum, it was clear that I needed exactly this one. Aero produces the Ridley model exclusively for Thurston, but offers a slimfit motorcycle jacket for everyone else, which can then be configured as desired. My choice fell on blackened brown Vicenza with brass hardware (not aged), olive cotton drill and olive contrasting seams. No epaulettes, no belt, no belt loops, no gussets, but the J106 pocket setup. The size is a 44, because Holly said based on my desired measurements and pictures of my Cafe Racer in 46, the slimfit jacket is small and therefore 44 is the best size. Of course with longer sleeves and body. Because the leather is so soft, the jacket looks a bit bigger. The only thing that has room for improvement would be 0.5-1 inch less P2P, but the 0.5 is within tolerance and I don't find it dramatic. Vicenza leather because my Cafe Racer is actually too heavy and too stiff for me for everyday use. The Vicenza is a dream. Soft, but still firm, smells good (even if Shinki smells even better), feels good, drapes good. I'm curious how it will be when I've been wearing the jacket for a while. This jacket definitely has the potential to become a grab'n'go jacket. So far one of the best jackets I have. Many thanks to Holly and Chloe from Aero, who once again showed a lot of patience with me and Julie for making this great jacket. Here are a few better pictures, unfortunately without sun.