Hi all, long time lurker, first time poster here Here is the dilly. I’m looking at getting my first Aero Leather Jacket and was looking for a little input. The style I’ve settled on is the Teamster. I’m looking for a jacket that I can wear about 10 months of the year and is useable for work as well as maybe a night out on the town and I’m a fan of longer type jackets (and buttons). I am super nervous about spending what will be close to 2000 on a coat once exchange rates are factored in (I live in Canada). One of the details that kinda freaks me out is that the fit coat I tried on was a 46 in FQHH, and it felt good. Roomy, but good. Carrie suggested that I would fit better in a 44, especially if I went with the Vincenza leather, so I’m going with her recommendation on that. That kinda freaks me out because there wasn’t a size 44 in that style to try on. She seems to know her stuff very well, so I’m trusting her on it, but still kinda worried about it. The second thing I’m spending WAY to much time on is the back of the jacket. I’m not a fan of the bi-swing back and the western point yoke, so I’m looking to have it changed to the speedway/1920’s Work Coat back, with the seam running down the middle. My concern with this, and this is where I hope some people here can help with, is that I’m fine with the seam/vent/whatever you call it opening, but I really don’t want it open all the time (ie. when my hands are at my sides, or driving). Does anyone here happen to know a.) how much these seams open and b.) how often they open? I realize the alternative is to just have the vent sown up, but I’m worried that might restrict movement, especially because I’m looking at getting rid of the bi-swing back. Part of my anxiety over this decision comes from the fact that I myself am a graphic designer, and I’m very conscious of changes to my design by clients. So I recognize that Aero designed the Teamster as they did for a reason, and I don’t want to create a ‘franken-jacket’ that interferes with their design and looks utterly bizarre. I’ve done a super quick photoshop mock up of what I’m thinking, I’m curious to know what people think. I would welcome thoughts from any members on this issues or advice on how to reduce anxiety during all the decision making. Thanks very much for reading this rambling!