Calling on all AERO "Happy Days" Jacket owners...

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Dagenham Dave, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

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    I don't know what they did or didn't do in the past, but Ken worked really hard with John Chapman's help, to get my M422a pattern perfect, it wasn't the standard pattern.
     
  2. Rudie

    Rudie Call Me a Cab

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    Some level of customization is still there, though. Think Simonc's Pioneer with button front. Or that they agreed to taper my Rockafella down from L to M to make the fit work for me. It's just that they don't do full bespoke service.
     
  3. pawineguy

    pawineguy One Too Many

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    What everyone said above - the last three of my jackets had room added from the arm pit down to the waist. What I am confused about in the string is that Holly appears to be asking for measurements that haven't been supplied yet... wouldn't that be step one in getting their recommendation?
     
  4. Dagenham Dave

    Dagenham Dave One of the Regulars

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    Whether or not I had the wrong assumptions on Aero's ability to customize is not really the issue here. I simply CANNOT believe they are unable (or unwilling) to provide me with pit-to-pit measurements for a 42 and 44 in their "Happy Days" jacket from which to utilize their offer of custom sleeve and back length.
     
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  5. Dagenham Dave

    Dagenham Dave One of the Regulars

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    I have supplied her my measurements - I just left that email out. The emails I included were just to illustrate their reluctance to supply a pit-to-pit measurement. It was from my body measurements that she suggested a 44 in an ORIGINAL CONTACT A-2, and a 42 in their "Happy Days" jacket. But still no commitment on pit-to-pit measurement, and I don't want someone recommending a size for me. I know what measurements I want!!!
     
  6. Dagenham Dave

    Dagenham Dave One of the Regulars

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    I'm definitely leaning that way Seb! ;)
     
  7. pawineguy

    pawineguy One Too Many

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    Totally understand and sometimes I am puzzled by different people having totally different experiences at Aero. I do understand their reluctance to heavily modify patterns, especially if it changes their intended fit of the jacket... so for someone who really wants full MTM, they probably are not the best choice right now.
     
  8. Dagenham Dave

    Dagenham Dave One of the Regulars

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    Denny Calder has contacted me from Aero and supplied these:

    42 Happy Days –
    Pit – Pit – 25”
    Across shoulders – 19.5”

    44 Happy Days
    Pit – Pit – 26”
    Across shoulders – 20”

    Yay!!!

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
  9. Mark Ricketts

    Mark Ricketts One of the Regulars

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    I have never dealt with Aero, simply because I had the same experience as you and could never get accurate measurements. In the end I asked myself, if they are this difficult when they are trying to get my business, what would they be like once they actually had my money?
     
  10. schitzo

    schitzo Suspended

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    then maybe you need to post your enquiry here, like Dagenham Dave did. That seems to be the way to get a straight answer
     
  11. tonypaj

    tonypaj Practically Family

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    Under the previous management customisation was easy. The present management (the real old one) has a different approach. Then again, I'm lucky to have more leather jackets than I need. Some customised, some not. No need to buy right now.

    However, as a basic principle I would not want to have a loose cut jacket made slim fit. It makes little sense to me, too many things can go wrong. Anyway. over the internet you can never have a truly custom fit, tailor made clothing.
     
  12. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    It sounds to me like Aero has been very responsive to your questions; they even found a stock jacket. Why is it a shock that they don't have a stock jacket in every size for every model (if I understand this correctly)? They're not mass-manufacturers. When I got my LHB they upped the fit by .5 inch for me nd it's perfect, but as Tonypaj says, it's an internet order.
     
  13. Mark Ricketts

    Mark Ricketts One of the Regulars

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    Can someone explain what I am missing. Why do Aero need a stock jacket to measure? If they do not already know the measurements of a stock jacket before they make it, how can they possibly create a consistent product?
    This is not meant as a criticism, I honestly do not know the answer.
     
  14. pawineguy

    pawineguy One Too Many

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    Because they have the patterns for the jacket in each specific size.
     
  15. Mark Ricketts

    Mark Ricketts One of the Regulars

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    I also find many people here forget about waist and hip measurements for jackets. Describing something as premium fit, slim fit or boxy are open to interpretation, mistakes can be made and customers left disappointed. If the number of inches is quoted, there are no surprises and everyone is happy.
     
  16. Mark Ricketts

    Mark Ricketts One of the Regulars

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    If they have the patterns for each specific size, is it not possible to measure them, and make allowances for the material, without the need for a finished jacket to measure?
     
  17. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Well, because not having one on hand isn't the issue - manufacturers usually have the patterns and sizes on file.
     
  18. pawineguy

    pawineguy One Too Many

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    That I can't speak to... for some reason that for now is only known to Aero, they don't seem to want to publish this info, including when selling items on their own web page. There are numerous reasons they might want to do this, but I won't speculate. On the other hand, here in the states, Thurston does give this information, including the waist or hip measurement. Their fit jackets take out this guess work and makes sure all dimensions will work before the jacket is made.
     
  19. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    I personally think it's important to know pit to pit in a jacket. And reading that a size 42 is 25 inches sounds pretty wide fitting to me.
     
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