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Just prior to a HA cruise to the Norwegian fjords, we stayed in London for a few days, during which time I had arranged for a Sheene to be shipped by Aero to my hotel in London prior to sailing. Over the course of my vacation I was able to wear my new Sheene mainly while in Norway.

It is a size 42 with 2” added to the waist (1” added to each side panel) and has the following measurements:

Pit to pit – 24”
Waist – 21” (21.5” at the bottom)
Back – 27.25”
Shoulder – 19.5”
Sleeves- 27.25”

The skin is russet Vicenza horsehide with olive cotton drill lining throughout and antique brass zippers and leather toggles. It does not have shoulder gussets, only a single point rear yoke, and no kidney panel. The construction is flawless (thanks Julie Leitch) and fits exactly the way I like. I was greatly assisted with fit by a TFL member who is very similar to me in size and am indebted to him for his assistance.

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The last picture probably best illustrates the color (in the sun). Speaking of the sun, I am now back in hot, sunny N Texas and am several weeks away from wearing my Sheene again.
 
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wdw

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Very nice indeed and a great fit. Good move getting it sent to your hotel and getting some use out of it in a European summer.
 

pawineguy

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Fit is really perfect. Looks like just enough room in the shoulders to keep it comfortable and the russet Vincenza is a beautiful color. Well done and welcome back.
 

garzo

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Great looking jacket, but what I'd really like to know is how you managed to get this custom order delivered to your hotel in London in time for your cruise -- sounds like a logistical miracle!
 

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What I really like is how the jackets drapes so nicely when it's unzipped. They did a nice job adjusting the pattern for you.

Thanks Chris. I feel certain your experience with the drape of the Vicenza HH is the same as mine. ;) I am still blown away with the Premier HWM in Seal Vincenza HH that you posted yesterday.
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Great looking jacket, but what I'd really like to know is how you managed to get this custom order delivered to your hotel in London in time for your cruise -- sounds like a logistical miracle!

Holly had assured me that Aero could pull it off. The logistical miracle was accomplished by the Aero staff. All I had to do was walk into my hotel room at the end of a busy day navigating the London Tube to find the box sitting on my bed, having been placed there by the concierge. :D
 
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