Dustbowl natural cxl

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by torfjord, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

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    My Dustbowl in natural CXL arrived earlier today and I snapped some pictures that I wanted to share with you.

    Can’t really write an essay about it since I’m typing on my iPad, but the short version is that I’m really happy with it.

    I’m 181 cm, 82 kg. Went with a size 42 as per Holly’s recommendation. Added some sleeve length and a throat latch like on the original Hercules which turned out real nice I think. I’m happy with the fit. It allows for some layering without being too loose in my opinion. Went with the Mackenzie weathered tartan for the lining which I think complements the natural cxl nicely.

    The natural cxl definitely is very unlike the natural veg tanned leathers that I’m used to. It’s a lot darker and almost sandy brown. It will be interesting to see how the color will evolve with time.

    Huge thanks to Holly and everyone at Aero for being so service minded and quick to respond on all my emails. Also a special thanks to Julie Leitch, great work!

    Picture time:

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  2. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Oh WOW!! No way!! Dying here.
    I’d call off work for a week just to wear that!
    Good go torfjord
    Be well. Bowen
     
  3. Thebuzzard

    Thebuzzard One of the Regulars

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    Bah the photos won't load! So interested!

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  4. Wallman

    Wallman New in Town

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    Now that is something special! Wow! A nice clean fit as well, should look even better once broken in!
     
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  5. Guppy

    Guppy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Compare to my Schott CX113, I think the color is very close. It will take some time to develop character, but if you make it your daily wearer and give it a lot of sun, it's going to reward you.
     
  6. ton312

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    Hell yeah man!!! That's just plain awesome. Fit is spot on. Love the config and that hide will develop into an absolute masterpiece. Well done!!!
     
  7. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie Call Me a Cab

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    Looking good! I think I would have gone with the 40 if I was you, but you can definitely pull off the 42, too!
     
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  8. hondurasdave47

    hondurasdave47 Practically Family

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    Love it! I was waiting for this one. Congrats!
     
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  9. barnabus

    barnabus Practically Family

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    That looks the bomb! Good work fella.
     
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  10. sweetfights

    sweetfights My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    BRILLIANT!!! This will be my next leather choice!!!! LOVE!!!!!
    And Congrats!!
     
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  11. sweetfights

    sweetfights My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Torfjord
    Did you ask for a specific weight of leather? How thick is this leather??
     
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  12. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Oooh man, great looking jacket. Please post some pics after some wear...then after a lot of wear. We have to see how this beauty develops.
     
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  13. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Very nice indeed, enjoy!
     
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  14. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

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    Frustrating! Have you tries using a browser or another device?


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  15. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

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    Thanks Bowen! Actually it just so happens I have vacation next week [emoji6]
    Probably it will be too warm to wear it except for early mornings and late evenings though. I’m considering placing it on my balcony to let it get some sun when it’s too warm to wear it.


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  16. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

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    Thanks jj! I understand where you are coming from and I agree that a 40 would have worked as well. My 30’s half belt is a 40 and it’s also a good fit. However it is too tight to wear anything more than a T-shirt under it. With the dustbowl I wanted something that I could wear for more months in the year.


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  17. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

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    Thanks! As with any natural leather, the final judgment will have to wait til it’s been worn at least 6 months or so.

    But I also really like this, and looking at pictures of aged natural cxl it certainly has potential [emoji6]

    Hopefully Aero will add this to their standard range. I did not ask for a specific weight as this was a one-off jacket that they made from the last of the natural cxl they had left from a batch they ordered to try it out. But it does feel a little bit less stiff than my brown cxl jacket did when it was new, but I don’t think it’s thinner.


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  18. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

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    Definitely! These natural leathers need to be documented in how they age.


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  19. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

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    It looks very close indeed. And pictures of your Schott was actually one of the factors that made me want this leather.


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  20. Thebuzzard

    Thebuzzard One of the Regulars

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    Any update pics, so into this leather!

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