I've never owned an Aero, and at this point that's largely based on reports that their "contract" patterns aren't particularly accurate. I know that's not a supremely guiding factor for a lot of folks, but I'd still like to give high marks for my Bill Kelso experience. Customer service and communication from the folks at BK was excellent. I got a Dubow 27798 during a time when it seems they were transitioning their frontline leather. I got samples sent to me in the States quickly and was notified when I was up in the queue. I definitely missed out on the current Victory Horse line ( early adopter ), but the leather I did receive is great. Further, the construction is top notch and the pattern, by all accounts, is pretty darn accurate. I had a Real McCoy's of the same contract and honestly feel the Bill Kelso iteration is much better. These pictures are about two months old, I think, and were taken after I'd worn the BK while playing baseball. It is very comfortable, with comparatively little wear prior to this outing, having gotten a Good Wear at around the same time. As it stands, the Good Wear is my primary go-to jacket because, hey...Good Wear, but I wear the Bill Kelso when I expect to break a sweat*. It's a great jacket. *heh... It probably saved me a couple of dollars in gas this year, as well, as I've used it as my Mr. Rogers cardigan for keeping the morning an evening chill at bay.