Finally Bought an Aero

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by LordOfLeather, Dec 16, 2020.

  1. LordOfLeather

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    I have been collecting leather jackets ever since I bought my first from a market vendor in Florence, Italy, over two decades ago. Despite the excessive number of jackets I've acquired over the years (perhaps not excessive by some FL members' standards), most of which are of high quality, I have never owned an Aero... until now.

    I picked up this Board Racer along with the Vanson Chopper I posted about a few days ago, from the same seller on ebay. It shows no signs of wear and the tag says it was made in 2018, so I got a basically new jacket for a *good* price, relatively speaking.

    Since this is a jacket style that's had plenty of posts on TFL already and isn't custom, I don't see the need to go into a whole lot of detail, as most of you will already be familiar with the style and leather characteristics. It's a Board Racer of Thurston Bros' specifications, in Dark Seal Vicenza, size 40.

    This is the first Aero I've seen in person, having only lusted after them online over the years. The quality and attention to detail are as high as everyone makes them out to be. I especially like the olive thread and surprisingly soft (fuzzy?) pocket lining.

    I knew the Vicenza HH was a medium weight leather, but I was hoping it was a bit heavier than it is. It arrived in the same box as the Comp Weight Chopper, which probably affected how lightweight it felt upon initial inspection. I am happy with the color and grain though and can tell it will become all the more beautiful with age. I have enough heavier jackets to wear when that's what I'm in the mood for.

    My only complaint about the jacket is that it's missing the leather zipper pulls. I fashioned one for the main zipper with some leather I had on hand, but it's not great. Thankfully, Carrie is sending me zipper pulls in matching leather, so my homemade one is a temporary solution. Shout out to Carrie for the excellent customer service.

    I'm happy with the fit, as I can comfortably wear a sweater under it, but it also looks good with just a t-shirt. I'm looking forward to making this part of my regular rotation.

    Sorry for the poor lighting and camera angle on the fit pics. I didn't feel like going outside.
     

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  2. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That's a PERFECT fit. Like it was made for you. Congrats!
     
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  3. Bennarion

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    Cool jacket, great fit. Congrats
     
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  4. Will Zach

    Will Zach One Too Many

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    This is a lovely fit; as good as you will see anywhere. Congrats!
     
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  5. LordOfLeather

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    Thanks, guys. Here’s hoping the weather warms up 10 degrees so I can comfortably wear it out.
     
  6. Pandemic

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    The fit and jacket look perfect. This and @Jin431 's Field jacket are probably my two favorite CR fit pics!
     
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  7. Robbie79

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    Congrats! Perfect fit and the Boardracer is one of my favorite Aero designs.
     
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  8. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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    Very nice! Looks great on you there. The pocket lines are "moleskin" which is quite similar in feel to a flannel.

    I've always liked the sheene/board racer pattern!
     
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  9. LordOfLeather

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    Thanks for the pocket lining details. It did remind me of a very soft flannel, so that makes sense. I like it!
    Although it is ironic that one of my only jackets WITHOUT hand warmer pockets happens to have the most inviting pocket lining. :)
     
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  10. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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    ^^ That's happened to me. Actually my favorite pocket lining is the Vanson Enfield - with leather handwarmer pocket lining as standard.
     
  11. Pandemic

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    Barbour jackets also have moleskin hand warmers - pretty hard to beat when it’s cold!
     
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  12. Marc mndt

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    I guess you haven't experienced Thedi's corduroy lined pockets yet :)
     
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  13. LordOfLeather

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    I’m not familiar with Barbour jackets. Something new to research...
     
  14. Pandemic

    Pandemic One Too Many

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    Uh oh, you may expand from Lord of Leather to also being the Wizzard of Waxed Canvas!
     
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  15. LordOfLeather

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    I have not! I have a Thedi, but no corduroy.
     
  16. dudewuttheheck

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    Fits you very well! Great pick up.
     
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  17. LordOfLeather

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    Haha
     
  18. LordOfLeather

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    Thank you!
     
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  19. ton312

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    Congratulations and condolences. An Aero and a Vanson....You are now officially done for. Welcome aboard!

    PS- Both look great!
     
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  20. Fiver64

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    Aeros are much like potato chips. Can't stop with just one! Congrats!
     
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