Aero Vicenza HH Bootlegger

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by jack miranda, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. jack miranda

    jack miranda A-List Customer

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    I recently sold off an Aero Maxwell I thought would do forever…but, no. Too small in the shoulders, and when Celsius headed for the basement, I couldn’t wear even a light sweater under it. That has been the most persistent problem: trouble fitting the shoulders. Then, (as if you’d no idea where this was heading) about two weeks ago on Aero’s sale page appeared a Bootlegger in dark seal Vicenza hh with a 20’’ span where I needed it, and long sleeves, to boot. I jumped. The pics will tell the tale. A gorgeous jacket, one under which I can wear a bulky sweater if need be. For some, this jacket will appear a bit large. Alas, I’ve never been a trim fit lad, and, when it’s cold I want to wear my jacket and be warm, too. On a purely sentimental level, this jacket appears the clone of my first leather jacket, purchased in a thrift shop almost fifty years ago (shown at the end of this post, worn by some kid), already worn hard, and I wore it out completely. I’ve missed that old jacket, label gone, maker unknown; this one in the pics is how I remember the first one. An old friend, home again. Ignore the fellow in the jacket; he’s just an OG (Old Geezer), also worn hard, for somewhat longer than fifty years…
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  2. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    If you want to wear a thick sweater under it like you said, then its not too big at all...looks great!

    Nice snag from the sale page...wish I could get a deal there but they never have just what I'm after lol
     
  3. Stringmaster

    Stringmaster One of the Regulars

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    Love it!
     
  4. 53Effie

    53Effie A-List Customer

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    Nice snag Jack. Looks very nice. Enjoy!
     
  5. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie Call Me a Cab

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    Looks great to me. I am a big fan of wider jackets myself, always layer under them. Also, they are much more comfortable. Wear it in good health!
     
  6. Gromulus

    Gromulus Practically Family

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    Looks good to my eyes ...and comfortable!
     
  7. Looks great Ben. The Bootlegger is still my favorite style.
     
  8. Plumbline

    Plumbline One Too Many

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    Looks great Ben ... I always prefer function over fashion. Great job ... Wear it as hard as the previous one :)
     
  9. Mark

    Mark Practically Family

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    You look great in it, beauty.
     
  10. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Looks great on you, the Vicenza's a peach of a leather. Love the vintage pic, still recognisably you!
     
  11. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    From another Old Geezer, Well Done!
     
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  12. K-Pants

    K-Pants One of the Regulars

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    Nice one. Has a lot of character and that dark seal is very dark, which makes for a nice effect. I am with you on layerability. Overall looks pretty fantastic.
     
  13. ton312

    ton312

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    There's no better design on earth in my opinion and you wear it perfectly. Congrats and enjoy!
     
  14. Worf

    Worf I'll Lock Up

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    You look pretty "trim and fit" to me! I love my Bootlegger and yours looks great. I'm glad you're happy with it. I know something about shoulders, glad you've the jacket that "fills the bill".

    Worf
     
  15. Peter Mackin

    Peter Mackin Practically Family

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    My new favourite leather from aero....your bootlegger looks magic..if I ever buy another jacket it's gotta be a aeromarine in dark seal vincenza...then I'm finished.
     
  16. Cooperson

    Cooperson One Too Many

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    Comfortable jackets get worn, picture perfect but uncomfortable ones stay on the hanger and get looked at. Wear it and enjoy it!
     
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  17. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The dark seal Vincenza looks great! Hope you have a much fun wearing this new one as you did the old.
     
  18. tweedydon

    tweedydon Call Me a Cab

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    That's a beautifully written post, OP!
     
  19. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    Jack that is a beautifully designed jacket and exceptionally well done narrative with pictures.
     
  20. seres

    seres A-List Customer

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    Beautiful jacket, and it fits you perfectly! I had always considered FQHH for this jacket, but the Vicenza looks stunning! Now I'm going to have to reconsider...
     

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