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Seb Lucas

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thank you a lot for your answers ,wow 40 jackets...i am a real newbie than with my 5 :)

40 I can count.

Here is a cafe racer I got on the really trim side. For reference I am 6ft 2 and 180 with 32 inch jeans. This one hurt. It looked great and was a lovely goat - by Ironheart which I got used. Unfortunately after 4 weeks of wearing it I realized it was too f-n trim. I struggled to breath and eat in it. Bloody pointless so I moved it on.

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vivicorsi

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great forum and really helpfull,thx
yes this one looks like it was painted on you. a touch looser is certainly not bad
 

vivicorsi

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i have to say that the shepperd tartan lining was a good choice. i think it really suits the blue vicenza. blue sateen cotton in the arms for comfort
 

ai00344

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40 I can count.

Here is a cafe racer I got on the really trim side. For reference I am 6ft 2 and 180 with 32 inch jeans. This one hurt. It looked great and was a lovely goat - by Ironheart which I got used. Unfortunately after 4 weeks of wearing it I realized it was too f-n trim. I struggled to breath and eat in it. Bloody pointless so I moved it on.

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Eating is overrated. You should have absolutely kept this and just held your breath, it looks fantastic!
 

Sloan1874

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I lost 0.5" on all my heavy leather. Mid-weight hides don't really shorten. I hot-soaked the sleeves on a Shinki jacket and apart from bringing up the grain *a lot*, it did nothing to change the length. What did adjust it a bit was long-term wear, ie 5 years, which developed creases in the cuffs that took a cm or two off.
 

vivicorsi

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if i made the jacket again i would have them make it with a light taper to shred off 2 inches at the belt line, but i agree that that is really just a minor detail.
arm lenght not so sure... i should have ordered it half an inch longer, my fault. i prefer the arms to be longer, and didnt think the board racer would need that much longer arms compared to the cafe racer where the shoulder fits looser. ( i did add 1,5 inches but that wasnt enough)
However this is a wonderfully made jacket as usual with aero, and a compliment magnet, by far the most compliments i have ever gotten for a leather jacket. and Holly is just really nice to deal with.
so for now i think i am going to keep it (there is this fear about the creases taking .5 inch off...). if i decided to change, i would have to buy a new one and let them sell it via aero, but that would mean lots of extra money
 

SlimJim

New in Town
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Johnson leathers in San Francisco can trim the waist for you.
They trimmed the body and biceps on my Vicenza Board racer for me.
 

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