Custom Aero Board Racer in battered brown steerhide

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Mainspring, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. Mainspring

    Mainspring New in Town

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    I thought you all might like to see my custom size 38 Aero Board Racer since it features some uncommon selections.

    For maximum comfort and mobility I opted for battered steerhide and added shoulder gussets. It feels like I'm cheating with respect to breaking in the jacket!

    Other options include a T back with no kidney panels, zipper-less hand warmers, the Aero "Rock n Roll label", a left side vertical interior pocket, and adding an inch in both body and sleeve length. For lining I chose olive cotton drill with olive sateen for the sleeves.

    The fit is perfect and it was such a pleasure to deal with Carrie at Thurston Bros during the entire process.
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  2. patrick_b

    patrick_b One of the Regulars

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    Looks great! Would love to see the back.
     
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  3. Mainspring

    Mainspring New in Town

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    Here you go.
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  4. ton312

    ton312

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    Perfect fit! Nicely done!
     
  5. Hobbes1

    Hobbes1 One of the Regulars

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    Looks really nice!
     
  6. jonesy86

    jonesy86 I'll Lock Up

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    Thats a really good one!
     
  7. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Very nice!
     
  8. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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    Very nice! Excellent fit & details, hope to see more photos as it breaks in.
     
  9. oskar

    oskar One of the Regulars

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    Nice fit. I am very surprised how even the colour is or is it just the pics?
     
  10. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    Congrats! Beautiful jacket and excellent fit!
     
  11. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Aero's battered hides different from Aero's tumbled hides?
     
  12. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    I only have experience with battered tan horsehide and can compare it with Aero's tumbled horsehide. The weight and thickness is similar as far as my two jackets are concerned - I guess my tumbled CXL one was just a thinner/lighter horsehide batch. The battered tan horsehide feels also thicker/heavier than Vicenza HH even if Aero also calls it mid-weight leather and at least my battered tan jacket was as stiff as a normal tumbled CXL HH jacket or probably slightly stiffer. The battered tan HH is not shiny at all and the feel/touch of the leather is like the description says "battered" (and waxy...difficult to describe)....the look and character of the battered tan HH gives the leater a vintage look as you know from many beautiful pics from @HoosierDaddy 's battered tan Teamster. This is my favorite leather from Aero's portfolio even if I know that Horween CXL are their top sellers (or even Vicenza but I'm not a big fan of Vicenza). As far as their battered steer is concerned, I'm sure there are others who hopefully can compare both leather types better than I can do.
     
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  13. Merv

    Merv A-List Customer

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    That's a beautiful jacket looks like it fits you spot on! Be interested in seeing it from the back with you wearing it, just to see how the back fits you :)
     
  14. marker2037

    marker2037 Practically Family

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    The battered leather selection from Aero is one that definitely intrigues me and one I don't see enough of. I would love to see more examples and pics of any color of battered or tumbled leathers.
     
  15. zebedee

    zebedee One Too Many

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    Battered Tan:

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    Battered Seal:

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  16. marker2037

    marker2037 Practically Family

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    Does the seal have variations like the tan? Hard to see on that picture.
     
  17. tnjyoung

    tnjyoung A-List Customer

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    Looks beautiful! I was really close to choosing the BS for my latest build. I love it! Great job!
     
  18. zebedee

    zebedee One Too Many

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    Yes, it fades quickly to a lighter brown and has a slightly waxy hand.
     
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