Help with my Aero Hooch Hauler

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Dbrn, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. Dbrn

    Dbrn Familiar Face

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    Hello leather lovers,

    Last year this community helped me pick my first and still only "real" leather jacket, an Aero Hooch Hauler in CXL FQHH. Overall I've been very happy with it, but I am finding one irritating thing that I could use some help with fixing, of possible. The lapels and, to a lesser degree the collar tips, 'fly away' from the main body instead of lying flat, and it drives me crazy!!! It's something small but I find it really detracts from the overall look. This happens both zipped up and unzipped.

    I've tried spraying them with warm water before wearing and just in general, but they've stayed exactly the same since purchase. To some degree this seems related to the design of the jacket, because the lapels seem cut and folded in a way that forces them up against, rather than neatly alongside, the collar tips. I'm also aware it may be the result of the jacket being slightly too large for me. But, if anyone can suggest some tips for getting them to lie flatter, I'd really appreciate it!

    On a sort-of-related note, I bought one of the Aero hangers that came out last winter, to very mixed reviews. One thing I will say is that, after a year, my jacket has no vertical lines on either side of the zipper, despite having inside pockets on both sides. So that seems good.

    Thank you!

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  2. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    Your lapels are folded wrong, you folded them like suite lapels...
    Just fold the lapel right and the gap between collar and lapel will magically open up.
    The fold should be a good 6' higher.
     
  3. JoeNiblick

    JoeNiblick One of the Regulars

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    Here’s the pic from the TB website to show where the fold is supposed to be. How do you refold a jacket? Warm water and zip it closed?
     

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  4. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    No need for water, just wear it for a few days with the lapels correctly folded and it should correct itself.
     
  5. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Leather is a creasy, wrinkly, stubborn material - get used to it. It will crease where it wants to crease and will take time to look and feel right. All perfectly normal. And your lapels are folded too low.
     
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  6. Dbrn

    Dbrn Familiar Face

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    I never tried to refold the lapels, that was how they showed up. Guess that's why I've always had this problem. But I've tried fixing it as recommended. Looks better I hope, but any other expert advice is always appreciated. Thanks for tips!
     

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  7. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Like Carlos said, they're just not folded correctly. Every once in a while the lapels on my Freewheelers Sunset get messed up and I think something has happened to them, but I just folded them incorrectly when zipping the jacket up. Folding them as shown in the stock picture from Aero should fix the issue.
     
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