Aero claim their Badalassi is 2.25oz / 1.3mmIf Greg buys his Badalassi at the same thickness as the Aero ones (3.5oz) then it won't drape as well as the thinner Shinki (2.5oz). And as much as I love thicker leather, for a 30s jacket I would go for the 2.5oz Shinki for better drape. Don't get me wrong, the thicker Badalassi is very pliable, but not as drapey like the Shinki. It won't "suck/stick" to the body, it will just roll.
I know deerskin is all the hype in Japan jackets now, everyone is doing them and I got some. The scars and marks comes out after getting wet and dried. And I think that's why Greg didn't want to do them. He is not a rustic leather type of guy. The Shinki's give the same drape but no scars and marks.
Aero under estimated themselves. Haha. Good for me. The Aero Badalassi jackets I have are about the same weight as the CXL FQHH and most Vicenza which is about 3.5oz or 1.4mm. There is a lot of heft to them but very pliable and soft. Not sure what the newest batch is like but from the September sale/production its still the hearty but soft stuff which I like.Aero claim their Badalassi is 2.25oz / 1.3mm
Which imo is the best from Japan, or best everywhere. I know that word has been said a lot but everyone who goes nuts about Freewheelers are really going nuts for Rainbow Country who actually made the jackets for FW.
There are 20 Tuscan tanneries which together form the 'Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium"Tempesti is another great Italian leather, but there are many amazing tanneries in Italy/ Tuscany.
And I think I finally figured out the Aero and now Greg's neck thing some people find discomfort about. It's close fitting but not weight bearing but gives the perception of weight bearing because it's close fitting, like how a blazer jacket hugs the dress shirt collar. But I need to eat dinner now.
There are 20 Tuscan tanneries which together form the 'Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium"
The Peters test jacket looks really good. A different size I'd already BIN.
Does anyone ask for chocolate bar shaped Talon zipper pull? Rectangle instead of bell shape. Or fan "shell" shape one I forgot the name... FW Whizzer but there is another name, used on the FCL jackets.
Tannery names can be misleading. Too much focus on one name will make me miss out on something that is better.I’ve said it many times but the workwear fetish practice of knowing tannery names and making quality assumptions based on them is one of the biggest delusions in the culture today.
People will assume that not knowing a tannery or not having one listed is an indication that it’s bad. In the other direction this leads workwear fetishists to overpay for the bad products from good tanneries!
Yeah I prefer a bar pulled on the main zip. I was disappointed that my Indian Ranger came with a bell main zip instead of the deadstock bar Talon it is supposed to from all the photos and descriptions. At least the bell zipper in its place seems to also be deadstock Talon.
spectacular. And to all those posting brown pony pics, sheeeet. I just missed out in the supply. Good on you though. Going to wait a couple months and see what happens, but the last thing I need is another black jacket.Keep forgetting to post my Manhattan. Absolutely love this jacket and the leather is incredible.
Big thank you to Marc and Jib for their input during the fitting process. Your first hand experience really helped me dial everything in
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Thank you! and I keep telling Greg that he just needs to do an upcharge for this leather so if people still want it and are willing to pay for it.. that's their preference. But I think beyond it being not very cost effective to match hides, this leather is hard to source right now. Just a guessspectacular. And to all those posting brown pony pics, sheeeet. I just missed out in the supply. Good on you though. Going to wait a couple months and see what happens, but the last thing I need is another black jacket.
He was already up charging £200 before it was discontinued.Thank you! and I keep telling Greg that he just needs to do an upcharge for this leather so if people still want it and are willing to pay for it.. that's their preference. But I think beyond it being not very cost effective to match hides, this leather is hard to source right now. Just a guess