Custom Aero B3

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by SpeedRcrX, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. SpeedRcrX

    SpeedRcrX One Too Many

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    For this winter, I wanted to order a shearling jacket.

    But living in the south of France we don't have a lot of really cold days (about 3 to 4 weeks) so I don't need a really, really warm jacket.

    Because of this, at first, I was looking for a B6. I liked it a lot but I was always eyeing the B3. Even my friends always told me the B3 looked better and more distinct than the B6 they found the design bland.. (they're not jacket junkies like us).

    So I wrote to Holly and described my dilemma. She wrote back saying she put Sam in the loop and to see directly with her what could be done.

    Sam, if you remember, is the pattern master who supervised my Shackleton vest and my Sheene.

    She wrote me saying they could slim down a B3 and put a lightweight shearling inside without a problem. But first, we needed to see how a regular B3 fit on me. So a few days later I received a fit jacket to try on.

    I got the fit jacket quickly, it was a size 42. Way too big but it was a base to begin the work.

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    Yeah I looked like Bibendum aka the Michelin man.

    So after the fit pics Sam suggested to go a size down, sliming down the sleeves 1” at their widest point, narrowing each shoulders 0,5” and of course using a thinner sheepskin (15 ML instead of the regular 22 ML for a B3)

    Et voilà the result

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    I couldn’t be happier. Thank you Sam, thank you Greg and thank you to all the Aero staff.
     
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  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Very nice!!!!!!
     
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  3. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

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    Beautiful jacket, the redskin was a great choice.
     
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  4. kowalski

    kowalski Practically Family

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    I can not see vast the difference except color jacket, sory
    but if you feel good to stay just enjoy:)
     
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  5. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    That looks a beauty Speed.
     
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  6. kowalski

    kowalski Practically Family

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    Both jackets are beautiful, with pointing for redskin :cool:
     
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  7. Cooper A-2

    Cooper A-2 Practically Family

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  8. Cooper A-2

    Cooper A-2 Practically Family

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    Love the Redskin!
     
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  9. Peter Bowden

    Peter Bowden Practically Family

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    Lovely-I can see you in a Citroen DS Decapotable
     
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  10. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    That looks fantastic: enjoy!

    Whereabouts in the South are you based? I was at a wedding in Oloron Sainte Marie in August - it sure was hot compared to what I'm used to!
     
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  11. Harris HTM

    Harris HTM One Too Many

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    Congratulations! I hope it gets really cold so you can enjoy it! Love the redskin.
    Ps- I love how we all dress the same. Selvedge jeans, workboots, leather jacket and paperboy cap.
     
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  12. SpeedRcrX

    SpeedRcrX One Too Many

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    Ah ah ah a far cry from my X1 but next time I see a DS I will think of you [emoji6]

    I live near Montelimar in the Rhône Valley. We often have the hottest temperatures. But we also have a really windy area, so during winter we can really feel the cold....
     
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  13. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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  14. Worf

    Worf I'll Lock Up

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    Redskin.... (drool). Love it, just love it. That's why I have two! Congrats, enjoy wearing it. You'll get a lot of comments, trust me.

    Worf
     
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  15. MET

    MET A-List Customer

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    Nice jacket and perfect fit. Enjoy it. Maybe you might move to Normandy :)
     
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  16. SpeedRcrX

    SpeedRcrX One Too Many

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    No way! [emoji16]
     
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  17. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    My son wore his Aero B-3 to Normandy in 2011, and it was the perfect jacket - November, 2011!
    It's not the most flattering jacket, but this one is 100% better and the red is my choice. Looks great Speed! You'll be as warm as you'll ever ned to be!
     
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  18. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck Call Me a Cab

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    I think the color change was the biggest improvement! :D I love that redskin.
     
  19. SpeedRcrX

    SpeedRcrX One Too Many

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    I always wanted to have a redskin one. The dark seal was just the fit jacket.
     
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  20. wdw

    wdw One Too Many

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    Great fit on you, @SpeedRcrX, and the colour is fantastic, so much better than the test one.
     
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