First Aero!!! Battered Tan Teamster

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by GW KY, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. GW KY

    GW KY Practically Family

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    the vicenza is so damn comfortable, and seems to drape beautifully. I am sure the heavy duty hide drapes after broken in a lot, but damn it's iron when new.
     
  2. jonesy86

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    I’ve had luck getting jackets damp and pulling on the sleeves, and hem to stretch them.


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  3. ButteMT61

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    To that point, I had an A-2 that was amazing, but too small arms. I wet them in hot water, and shoved big, glass soda bottles in them - I had to go and buy them but it worked. Then I let them dry and voila!
     
  4. sweetfights

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    Great looking jacket and fit
    I believe you nailed it again!
    Congratulations!
     
  5. navetsea

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    as long as you pull it evenly, can result in wavy hemline if not careful I imagine, and while the leather might stretch a bit the stitches and zip will not, so you might have looser seams or break a stitching.

    I had a success with goat that is somewhat too snug on my hip, and now it fits better and less wrinkly on the back, but I don't pull it, I just wear it while wet over the stuffiest pants plus the chunkiest belt I have, and let it dry on me.
     
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  6. GW KY

    GW KY Practically Family

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    Thanks! I am blown away with the fit and comfort of the Highwayman, absolutely love it!
     
  7. sweetfights

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    Then definitely stick with the highwayman!!!! Only you know how truly good it feels and fits!!
     
  8. jonesy86

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    Yeah, I am in total ignorance of how to do things. I have of course been tutored by very kind folks as yourself on TFL. However, I have really been just messing around and messing some stuff up. Mostly on my cheap stuff. Although I may have precipitated the need for a zipper replacement on The Beast. My Hercules CXL steerhide brown shearling lined/alpaca.
    But, Al at JL said that the zipper that Aero specified would never have worked on such a heavy jacket. He wasn't bad mouthing Aero, just speaking from his experience. He put in a #10 Talon and aligned it with the original stitch holes. My guess is it would have failed even if I had not been messing with it.
    But How knows? It works now!

    Cheers!
     
  9. jonesy86

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    Correction. It was a YKK. I am not a purist by any means. I don’t think this Zipper will ever fail. Al does good work!
     
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  10. GW KY

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    of course, it's perfect!
    just wondering what's next...
     
  11. jonesy86

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    Ahh, the first signs of jacket-related and Addictive Disorders, accordintg to the DSM-5.
     
  12. dudewuttheheck

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    I don't think that highwayman could fit any better! It looks beatuiful
     

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