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Black Vicenza Premier 1930's Half Belt - 9 months

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Janx, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Janx

    Janx New in Town

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    Hey there -
    Long time lurker and I really appreciate all the knowledge I have gained from this forum. My second Aero should be arriving shortly from Thurston, but I thought I would post some pics of my first. Got this beauty last Spring (Carrie posted it here: http://www.thefedoralounge.com/thre...e-for-aero-jackets.77738/page-23#post-1914502) Thought some of you might like seeing how the hide breaks in.

    I wear it all...the...time, but obviously took some months off in the summer. It probably has the equivalent of 6 months of constant wear. Cheers -

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  2. Chi-Town Co

    Chi-Town Co Familiar Face

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    Welcome Janx! Your half belt looks sweet and really breaking in nicely. The contrast stitching is subtle but a nice touch. Out of curiosity how much length did the sleeves shorten due to the wrinkling? The sleeve length looks good to me as is so I wondered how you ordered it.
    BTW- what up next from Aero?
     
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  3. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    Great looking jackets and I love the creases on the sleeves. The high armholes are very nice as well. We don't see enough broken-in jackets around here as most of us have so many jackets it takes 5 years to put 6 months of wear on one of them. If I ever get another HH jacket from Aero, it will have to be the Vincenza leather. It appears to break-in much better than the waxy Horween FQHH.
     
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  4. Jägernaut

    Jägernaut A-List Customer

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    Damn! That is looking nice. Love how the sleeves have creasing all the way up.
     
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  5. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    @Janx - killer! Now you've swayed me back to me needing a black jacket. Perfect all around!
     
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  6. mendelboaz

    mendelboaz Practically Family

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    Yes!!!!! Nice!!!! That's what I'm talking about :D!!
     
  7. pawineguy

    pawineguy One Too Many

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    Fantastic! I can't imagine a better fit. Vincenza really does break in beautifully.
     
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  8. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    Killer jacket and fantastic pictures but still looks like new! :D Seriously though, love the creases in the arms that none of mine exhibit, maybe because I tend to knead the sleeves back down. I wonder how many here with very long arms tend to do that. Anyhow thanks for posting, and welcome to the Lounge!
     
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  9. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    Not me @Fanch. I'll take the creases. Now, if you make a mistake and get arms that are too short, then yes, I'd do it ;)
     
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  10. heron163

    heron163 One of the Regulars

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    fantastic jacket!

    I will have one soon (I hope)
     
  11. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That jacket looks amazing!
     
  12. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    Butte, if my jackets creased like that, the sleeves would barely clear my elbows! :D
     
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  13. Janx

    Janx New in Town

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone. I was thrilled when I first tried it on, and the fit has only gotten better as it molds to me. The arm wrinkles started right away. I intentionally got them a bit long after reading here and talking to Carrie about how they shrink. These are 28" which is a half inch or so past the base of my thumb. The arms are so slim that they basically had to bunch up on day one.

    The body is 27.5" which I think is pretty perfect. Any shorter at all would have been too short for me. I considered getting a bit longer on the next one, but opted for the exact same measurements. If it ain't broke...

    The jacket also keeps me honest about my diet. I got it after losing quite a bit of weight and there's really no room to grow and still fit in it :)

    As to next jacket, I have a Russet Maxwell that should be done this month. It's a Premier fit again, which I haven't seen many pictures of, nor have I seen many Russet Maxwells. That new batch of Russet looks amazing, so I am excited.

    I do feel a little bit like I am cheating on this jacket, though. I enjoyed the one jacket vs many jackets thread a while back, and I think I identify more as a one great jacket guy. But hey, the opportunity arose and a brown one would be nice too, right :D

    After this one I am done, though... ;)

    Cheers -
     
  14. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    I didn't realize Aero did a Premier fit Maxwell.
     
  15. Roma

    Roma A-List Customer

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    I do it too, Fanch. My arms are gorilla's and it's a habit for me to do that.
     
  16. Bunyip

    Bunyip Call Me a Cab

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    I think it might be a Thurston thing? I believe I saw Carrie advertise one the other day. I imagine it will look pretty sharp?
     
  17. Bunyip

    Bunyip Call Me a Cab

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    @Janx, that is a killer jacket. I don't own any black leather, but looking at that makes me rethink my whole strategy! Very,very nice. Congratulations, it's wearing in beautifully.
     
  18. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    @Janx what tartan is that?
     
  19. Insomnia

    Insomnia One of the Regulars

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  20. StrykerMontana

    StrykerMontana New in Town

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    That's what I'd call a SICK JACKET BRO!
     

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