Bootlegger questions for Bootlegger owners

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by rockandrollrabbit, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    Cotton tartan is quite a bit thinner than cotton drill. I don't think it will be as durable (i have actually worn small holes in mine at the waistline), it does look great though and has an airy feel more similar to a thin cotton T-shirt compared to the tighter drill.

    Regarding the cuffs, both my size 40 bootleggers have buttoned cuffs, both made by Julie Leitch, yet they have a different diameter.
    The brown one i can put on without any trouble, the black one i need to force my hand through the cuff as it is noticeably tighter. I would assume that asking for "a fraction if an inch more room" would be a total crapshoot.
     
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  2. rockandrollrabbit

    rockandrollrabbit New in Town

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    Well, if I do that I'm going to give them a number. I plan to measure the wrist openings on the fit jacket.
     
  3. torfjord

    torfjord A-List Customer

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    Keep in mind that Aero won’t guarantee exact measurements. They have a 0.5 inch margin of error on everything. You can read about it here: http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/custom.php

    Chiming in on the cuffs, I had hidden storm cuffs on my bootlegger and I really liked it. In my experience it added quite a lot to the jackets wearability in lower temps as it stops cold air from coming in at the sleeves. But aesthetically I prefer the tapered look that you get with button cuffs. I have Aero jackets with button cuffs and regularly wear them with sweaters, no problem.


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  4. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    My point was, both jackets should have had the exact same cuff opening measurement, yet they don't.
    As @torfjord mentioned above, you shouldn't ask for an exact measurement and expect to get it.
     
  5. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 One Too Many

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    Sounding good here overall...

    Regading Wool Tartin lining, please have a read of this thread linked below. I don't mean to spread bad information or make something look poor in quality here, but I was suprised to find some holes in one of my jacket's linings at such an early time. (Note that the Wool tartins look and feel amazing overall - even with some damage)

    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/tartan-lining-service-life.94436/#post-2442644
     
  6. rockandrollrabbit

    rockandrollrabbit New in Town

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    Yeah, that makes sense. I bought a Bronco A-2 last year and I do remember that.
     
  7. rockandrollrabbit

    rockandrollrabbit New in Town

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    Thanks for the link. Are there also cotton tartans?
     
  8. rockandrollrabbit

    rockandrollrabbit New in Town

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    Ah, ok. Forgot what I read. Apparently the answer is yes.
     
  9. I enjoyed the zip sleeves that I ordered on my Bootlegger. Left them unzipped when not so cold and zipped when colder.
     
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  10. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    I have button cuffs on my slim-fit Boot and have never felt the need to undo them to get my jacket on.
     
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  11. rockandrollrabbit

    rockandrollrabbit New in Town

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    Yeah, if I could barely get the sleeves on that might be grounds for sending it back. I'd probably feel kinda bad about it, but, yeah.
     
  12. rockandrollrabbit

    rockandrollrabbit New in Town

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    The zips definitely look cool, but they might make the jacket a little too biker for me. But I like them.
     
  13. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    I have cotton tartan lining in an Aero jacket that I picked up off eBay and it does not seem nearly as robust as the cotton drill lining. It is both softer and thinner.
     
  14. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 One Too Many

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    Exactly what he said. I had one with cotton tartan, vastly preferred the wool tartan. Just FYI the wool tartan in thin and mid-weight is about the equivalent of the cotton drill as for warmth. It's very smooth, not itchy at all.
     
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  15. rockandrollrabbit

    rockandrollrabbit New in Town

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    Do any of you guys have experience with the quilted liner? Seems like it might be warm, yet thin and not bulky. If I wanted to make it a colder weather jacket, would that be a good choice?
     
  16. Mich486

    Mich486 Practically Family

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    I’ve had the quilted liner in my Grizzly and I think it’s decent at keeping warmth, maybe comparable to Alpacs. Just be aware that the petrol blue is very pinkish in real life (get the red ;))


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  17. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    I am not a fan of quilted lining, every single one i have (5 or so) ended up having loose threads after very little wear.
    It is warm but not much more than Strome tartan.
     
  18. rockandrollrabbit

    rockandrollrabbit New in Town

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    Is it fairly thin, or does it add a bit of bulk?
     
  19. Mich486

    Mich486 Practically Family

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    It’s not particularly thick but obviously thicker than any other lining option excluding shearling.


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