FS: Vtg 1980's Aero Highwayman in Brown Connolly Steerhide sz38 (fits 38-40)

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  1. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Offered for sale is this beautiful vintage 1980s Aero Highwayman in chocolate brown Connolly Steerhide.

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    Labeled size 38 (fits like a 38-40)

    Measurements:

    Pit to Pit: 22 in / 55.88 cm
    Shoulders: 17.5 in / 44.45 cm
    Back Length: 24.5 in / 62.23 cm
    Sleeves: 25 in / 63.5 cm (around curve)
    Bottom Hem Width: 20 in / 50.8 cm (adjustable)

    For reference: I am 5ft 10.5in tall and weigh 162 lbs.

    Here is a gallery with lots of photos:

    https://imgur.com/a/V9bPerd

    Holly says that there were only a couple of people working for Aero at the time, and it was probably made by Ken as a one-off piece. Check out the stitch-work!

    I’ve never seen an Aero in this color of Connolly, and it looks and feels like a vintage jacket from the 40s or 50s.

    It is lined (body/ sleeves/ and pockets) in red checked flannel which feels like a well-loved shirt.

    There is some damage to the bottom edge of the lining where the side adjusters tighten (see the photos).

    Please ask any questions by PM or "start a conversation".
    Please title it AERO.

    Asking $450 + shipping

    I'm happy to ship internationally at cost.

    I accept Venmo or Paypal as a "Gift."

    Thanks for looking!
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2019
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  2. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder One Too Many

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    I got one in Black size 44 purchased from Ken Love the Connolly hide paid 450 15 year ago
     
  3. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    The Connolly hide is something special! I’ve owned a few Aero jackets, and this one has my favorite leather by far. It’s a real shame they don’t make them out of this anymore.
     
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  4. Rabbit

    Rabbit Call Me a Cab

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    This is tempting. What is the width across the hem (1) with the cinches fully open (2) and fully cinched?
     
  5. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Bottom hem (across):
    Fully open: 21.25 in / 53.98 cm
    Fully cinched: 19.25 in / 48.89 cm
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2019
  6. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    A rare bird around here...a fully broken in Aero. Beautiful hide.
     
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  7. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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  8. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    This is a perfect Autumn jacket!
     
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  9. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    This is nuts to have 4 Connolly jackets available at one time!
    Gentlemen, pick your size- 38,42,46,or 48.
    You deserve to try one of these beauties! :)
     
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  10. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder One Too Many

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    Nice jacket Mike: the only difference between your jacket and mine that I see besides the color and size is my jacket has a band at the helm. Ken showed it on the forum he used to host before he first retired from active managing Aero Leathers. If I remember correctly he described it as a zip sleeve highwayman. My jacket is tagged 44. I feel it fits like a sung 42.
    Cheers
     
  11. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder One Too Many

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    If this was an inch bigger in the pits I would probably be wearing today, I wore my 44 black twin today.
     
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  12. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    SOLD!
     
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  13. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder One Too Many

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    Someone scored?
     
  14. Torstein

    Torstein New in Town

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    Yup! I've been eyeing this for a few weeks now. When I finally pulled the trigger, Mike was a pleasure doing business with. Very smooth transaction and he shipped it within a few hours. Now waiting... :)
     
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