Super. Thank you very much.Good choice. Will look awesome on your frame!
Front dop is negligable. I´d say, half an inch max (1-1,5cm).
I have CXL, and it works just fine. Badalassi seems like a natural choice too, but a bit depending on the look you want to achieve in the long run.
If you´re ok with super-rugged (as in your old Cafe Racer) CXL is great. I haven´t seen Badalassi really, really broken in, but I would assume it will still look pretty uniform, but with lots of molding to your body shape. Perhaps a bit too much for my personal taste, but that´s subjective.
Don´t do Hooklees, please. The (Premier) HWM has a thick leather-welt to overcome at the waist, and, that´s just to much strain on the zipper, the way Aero places the zipper tape.
I´ve had three zipper replacements on my Premier HWM (one by Aero themselves) before I gave in and settled for a standard zipper.
Universal/YKK are reliable (as in: never had an issue so far) and look very good too, IMO:
This supports some of my thoughts on the model.
I also think that for the style of PHWM, the CXL would fit well.
If CXL I'm considering cordovan steer, tumbled cordovan or midnight blue.
The hookless I had already read somewhere, but thought I'd ask if it's really that bad ;-) Because visually I like it quite well with the two rivets on the hem.