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Bootlegger Fit Feedback

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by VestCoast, Dec 8, 2018 at 8:28 PM.

  1. VestCoast

    VestCoast New in Town

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    Hi all,

    I was fortunate enough to become the third owner of this magnificent Aero Bootlegger in brown CXL steerhide. This particular jacket features prominently here on TFL and in the Thurston Bros. instagram feed and was one of the deciding factors in convincing myself to order an Aero. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to wear it. Funnily enough, Thurston recently posted a 4 jacket tile, and as of yesterday I own two of the featured jackets. The details on this jacket are fantastic, and the brown corduroy lining is exquisite. Im also a huge fan of the brown steerhide and I think it works really well with Wesco's brown domain engineers.

    I have a black Sheene in size 40, and this Bootlegger is also a 40. This jacket has more room in the chest than the Sheene and I was hoping for some feedback on how it fits. I was a little hesitant to grab this as Ton (the OG owner) is about the same height but has almost 30lbs on me, but the measurements on the BL were very close to what I would order so I went ahead and nabbed it. Im very happy with the sleeve length/body length and the shoulder hits me just where I want it to. The chest is roomy but I think it will allow me to layer a little more. I'll post zipped and unzipped fit pics below with an undershirt and thin sweatshirt on underneath. Thanks for taking a look!

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    Special thanks to Ton for designing and ordering such a fantastic jacket and Aerofan for assisting in the break in before passing it along to me. Buying the jacket from Aerofan was so easy and fast, I know he's already got a stellar reputation here re: buying/selling but it's always worth mentioning a great experience.
     
  2. Hh121

    Hh121 Practically Family

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    It will be big once the hide became loose, what's your weght and chest size?
     
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  3. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Spot on. Looks great.
     
  4. Fonzie

    Fonzie Practically Family

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    Perfect fit. Congratulations, looks great on you, nice outfit too.
     
  5. Guppy

    Guppy Call Me a Cab

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    I think it's great. I can't understand why this jacket has had so many owners in its brief history, it looks great on everyone who has worn it, and should have been a keeper for everyone.
     
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  6. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I see absolutely no reason not to keep this, it looks great!
     
  7. El Marro

    El Marro Practically Family

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    I know that jacket anywhere, that’s Bootlegger 2.0!
    Congratulations on a great score, now please hold onto that one and wear the hell out of it.
     
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  8. VestCoast

    VestCoast New in Town

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    Location:
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    My weight fluctuates between 180 and 185. Chest size is 43.25". I don't imagine it will become much looser as it's already decently broken in, but I don't have much experience with steerhide so I can't say for sure.
     
  9. Hh121

    Hh121 Practically Family

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    Should be just fine!
     
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  10. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    Looks great on you!
     
  11. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    Yeh, looks great. Definitely a keeper.
     
  12. Lebowski

    Lebowski A-List Customer

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    Congrats!
    P.S. You may finish the whole jigsaw puzzle if you manage to buy Ton's J106 sometime, it was as much unique jacket (still is actually) as this gorgeous Bootlegger 2.0 you've just purchased.
     
  13. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    And now the student has become the master. Friggn perfect man. I knew it would be! Wear it in good health!
     
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  14. seres

    seres A-List Customer

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    Perfect fit!
     
  15. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Practically Family

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    My thoughts exactly!
     
  16. Psant25

    Psant25 Familiar Face

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    that is an excellent fit !
     
  17. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Epic jacket!
    Look forward to seeing what you can do with it!
    B
     
  18. Solo

    Solo New in Town

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    Couldn't have done better. Well done.
     
  19. saculer

    saculer New in Town

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    Dude you have hit another one out of the park! And to be quite candid, a lot of us maybe could fit in that jacket but couldn't really rock that look. You can do both! I say it's a keeper.

    As for my two cents...I recently posted about a brown 4plus-oz CXL steerhide I got a month ago. It already has close to 200 hours wear-time. It has conformed exactly right, loosening in exactly the right places and drawing in at exactly the right places. It's over 8 pounds and now I forget I'm even wearing it. It did all this in, like, a week. I have no doubt yours will too. Then this jacket and your (flipping amazing) horsehide Sheene will have cage matches in your closet to determine who gets worn outside. :D
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2018 at 7:36 AM
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  20. VestCoast

    VestCoast New in Town

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    This is high praise indeed!

    Thanks! I just took a look at your fantastic highwayman, the grain really pops on that steerhide--and illustrates a bright future for this bootlegger. Can't wait to put some wear on this jacket! Its going to be my primary jacket for the next few weeks but once its broken in for me the Sheene will make a resurgence. Picking between the two is going to be agonizing...
     
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