Fit check Aero Premier Highwayman

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by ErgaOm, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I think your jacket looks great!
    I find that buying a used or sale jacket liberates me from the “knit-picky” voice inside asking what could be improved upon. If it feels right, it works. If it feels wrong- move it along.
    If your plan is to order a custom one then maybe longer sleeves, but also maybe a size down.
    Here’s mine that I bought used. I like the “feel” of it.
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  2. ErgaOm

    ErgaOm New in Town

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    Size down? Really??
     
  3. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    It is designed as a trim fit. If you are cinching all the way in, it might be too big.
     
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  4. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    I don’t usually like doing this but I’m going to skip reading all of the previous because I know they say that is EXACTLY how a Highwayman should fit. Nailed it first try. Turn back now. Leave TFL and only wear that jacket for the rest of your life. There are no unicorns.
     
  5. ErgaOm

    ErgaOm New in Town

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    I am pretty sure that a size down would be too small in the shoulders and chest...
     
  6. ErgaOm

    ErgaOm New in Town

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    Haha, are you being serious or ironic? Hard to tell. You're liking the fit? :)
     
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  7. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    Especially considering you are only wearing a T-shirt.

    Listen to @Bfd70 he is a wise man...
     
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  8. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    I think you'd be happier with an inch on a custom jacket. For OTR, not bad.
     
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  9. ErgaOm

    ErgaOm New in Town

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    An inch where?
     
  10. Mr Knight

    Mr Knight Familiar Face

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    Without seeing where the jacket lands in terms of your belt it's hard to make a call on the body length.

    Do you wear different jeans with different rise heights? Typically I find the PHWM looks best with the back landing in the middle-bottom region of your belt line, to me it looks odd if it's too long but then again my preference goes to jackets with a body that resembles a trucker in terms of length.

    With respect to the sleeves I would say add 1-1.5" length as they should land just passed your wrist done with your arms by your sides at a minimum, the reason being as soon as you lift your arms the sleeves will pull back and the sleeves will look like they are too short. Again this is just personal preference as I like a jacket with slightly longer arms due to me coming from a motorcycle background.
     
  11. Bennarion

    Bennarion One Too Many

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    It looks perfect. But I will say from my own experience that everything in the jacket will be perfect on the photo, but it will not be suitable for everyday use. Therefore, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable in the jacket. Another first impression may be wrong, it takes some time to understand about the fit. The first time I put on a jacket and was happy, but a little time passed and I realized that I was wrong :D
     
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  12. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    100% Serious
     
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  13. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Sleeves. Whoops; still ingesting my coffee!
     
  14. ErgaOm

    ErgaOm New in Town

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    Ok so you guys are not making this easier. Many say sleeves to short, some say sleeves are right, some say body too short, some say just right, some even say size down, most not. :)
     
  15. breezer

    breezer Practically Family

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    the fit is great - sleeve length is perfect! Don't change a thing.
     
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  16. Hh121

    Hh121 One Too Many

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    And you start to wondering "who am I and why am I here".....
     
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  17. barnabus

    barnabus Practically Family

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    Ok, stop. This is your jacket, right? You own this now?

    Then wear the heck out of it because you won't get a better fit, except by wearing it into oblivion and letting it form to you.

    It's not too short. The sleeves could stand up to another inch, but so what: they're just fine now.

    The torso is fine. You can snug it in with the straps, or you've got room for a sweater.

    This thread will run forever with people giving you thoughts about how the fit could be just a little more perfect, but so what? It looks absolutely great, right now.

    Wear it. Enjoy it. Come back after a year and show us how awesome it looks.
     
  18. ErgaOm

    ErgaOm New in Town

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    Haha. I don't really own it until I decide to keep it. I can return it to Aero easily and let them make another one. No probs.
     
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  19. BloodEagle

    BloodEagle Familiar Face

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    I can’t believe it’s even up for discussion - it looks fantastic, I don’t see how the fit could possibly be better - it hangs fantastically, it looks extremely cool, if it feels good to wear then it’s surely a done deal!
     
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  20. Mr Knight

    Mr Knight Familiar Face

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    Don't mess around with sizing to get a fit in terms of lengths, size it so that the chest and shoulders fit you right, these are measurements that can not be changed so nail these and then you can tweak the lengths to suit.

    Your own preference in terms of fit is what takes priority after all as it's your money and your back that the jacket will be on. FWIW it may be worth directly emailing Denny at Aero and getting his two pence on the fit for you, he's no doubt seen hundreds if not thousands of fit attempts so will be able to advise you but do remember it's all just advice and ultimately your decision.
     

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