Aero Vicenza vs CXL FQHH vs CXL Steerhide = 1st world problems

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  1. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    We guessed identically. It's funny how we both thought the steer was the Vicenca and the Vicenca was goat. I own three CLX steerhide jackets and none of them look even anything close to to this steerhide sample. Same for the Vicenca, looks nothing and I mean nothing alike my Vicenca jacket. @Fortehus you really shouldnt make up your opinions on these samples, they are straight up missleading.
     
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  2. Fortehus

    Fortehus Familiar Face

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    Absolutely. I would like to see real one when I visit aero next week.

    The steer grains feels similar though with my 673 (I also attached above)


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  3. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 Call Me a Cab

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    ^^ Nice you are getting to visit. That is quite the plane ticket for me but hoping to get that done rather soon as well!
     
  4. Fortehus

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    The stars just aligned perfectly for me. It’s business trip but that particular weekend is also aero sale day


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  5. jpk_NJ

    jpk_NJ A-List Customer

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    Will snap a pic when I get a chance but I do own Vicenza, FQHH, and Steer Aeros. Still in the keeper collection and multiple others that have been rotated out. In my experienced based opinion, the Vicenza is my least preferred option and I would never pay extra for it. Even if it was equal price, it would still be my least fav and Id only select it for a 3/4 length jacket where I prefer softer draper and thinner hides. But then again, my preference is for thicker heavier duty hides in general.

    Even with the FQHH and Steer. Some batches are better than others, sometimes drastically, so I always ask that my sample cutting be from the current batch my actual jacket will be made out of. Its just the nature of leather tannery's and an organic product. It is super difficult to make it a 100% consistent product which must be a hassle for jacket manufactures who's reputation is made on it.

    Vanson is perfect example of this. The good old rep was heavy duty comp weight for riding built iron tough. While they can control the quality of construction which I feel has remained consistently tough. The variation in hide batches and specific tanneries used, has definitely wavered. One person might end up with a keeper jacket and another an instant return or last purchase and semi disappointment. However, if you talk to them ahead of time and mention what you're after they can point you in the right direction. Or say hold off till the next batch arrives which might be a better fit.
     
  6. Fortehus

    Fortehus Familiar Face

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    Just got back from Aero sale. Tried a lot of jacket.

    Some of the fqhh is amazingly stiff and I can barely move my hand.

    The best fit I can get is the russet Vicenza [​IMG]

    Though it’s lighter and thinner, the vicenza can still stand by its own.

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    The color is feel like painted so when it chipped it’s like showing different color and not depth.

    Regardless to say with good price, it’s still a good buy.

    From 750 marked down to 600 + tax refund of 100, cost me 500.

    And this one is made by Julie.

    If I need custom and get my whole spec, leather, ship, import tax it will easily reach £900-1000. And that’s crazy! I can totally accept it with half of that cost


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  7. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Congrats man! The jacket looks happy on the ride home.
     
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  8. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Superb!
     
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  9. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 Call Me a Cab

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    Nice catch there sir!! :)
     
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  10. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Nice score for your first Aero! Now start saving for your second, whiled planning your third, fourth, fifth.... ;)
     
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  11. Fortehus

    Fortehus Familiar Face

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    I am opening donation for it :) PM me for anyone who would like to donate


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  12. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 Call Me a Cab

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    ^^ Nicely said! :)
     
  13. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 Call Me a Cab

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    Back on the fence with this jacket. Truth be told, the sleeves are just too short. But the jacket is not getting a lot of attention up for sale, and it's just so darn nice to wear. Considering just pulling it off the market altogether and wearing it periodically. It's just too nice really but going to be a little bit of a difficult fit for a lot of people.

    Any thoughts? Want to help steer my decision? Open to ideas...
     
  14. Fortehus

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    donate to me? :)
     

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