Highwayman Virginian

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Graemsay, Nov 6, 2020.

  1. Graemsay

    Graemsay Practically Family

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    Aero posted their new Highwayman Virginian on their Instagram feed earlier. It's their 59er jacket, but with a fringe, based on the original Rivetts Highwayman Virginian.

    So who is getting one?

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  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Honestly, how many versions of the same jacket are they going to produce? Their energy would be better used by offering different cuts, designs, and collars IMO. They’ve milked the Highwayman for all it’s got at this point.
     
  3. Guppy

    Guppy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I think fringe is hopelessly dated, and I hope it never comes back into style. It's fine for colonial frontiers men and hippies. Not my thing.
     
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  4. Nope...no fringe...unless Aero comes out with a big Mexican Sombrero with those little balls on strings hanging around the brim..then HELL YES..!!! Aayeee..!!! Hey Ciisco...Hey Paancho..!!
     
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  5. Fonzie

    Fonzie One Too Many

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    That fringe looks a bit silly TBH.
     
  6. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    This might really be a chance for me to step up and put my money where my mouth is. I remember protesting stridently when @handymike cut the fringe off his Bates racer. Now maybe it’s my turn to except the fringe challenge!
     
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  7. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Nah, don’t bother.
     
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  8. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    At this point i am pretty much convinced they are pulling different combinations randomly out of a hat...
    I wish they would fix the lingering pattern issues rather than focus on recycling them with different cosmetic overhauls.
     
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  9. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie Call Me a Cab

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    On top of everything said, that fringe looks poorly designed and frankly, cheap. I have seen 30 bucks jackets on ebay where the fringe looked better than this. Guess it is a question of length and diameter.
     
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  10. Graemsay

    Graemsay Practically Family

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    The other option for a tasseled leather jacket is the Tex from Electric Leather Studio...

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  11. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I’m not such a fan of the fringe, but that Electric Leather jacket is beautiful! At this point (9years in) it’s about the subtleties- the collar, the stitching, curves, fit, and feel.
    Now if the Aero were in suede, buttoned up (or pearl snaps), had a great double point collar, and a killer western back yoke...
    There is great inspiration out there for a “western” jacket:
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  12. Kalmer

    Kalmer One of the Regulars

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  13. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Aero should change the pocket angles and add fringe to the sleeves to make it more like the older ones if they’re pushing forward with this design. I have to admit- the best part of a fringe jacket is swinging your arms around and feeling/hearing the fringe flap. The snap cuffs are also better than the zippers IMO, unless it is a CR design. Now, if they wanted to do a Board racer in Western style- I have pictures.
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    The modern Lewis version misses the target too.
     
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  14. Kalmer

    Kalmer One of the Regulars

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    This kind of pocket angle always fascinates me, similar to the D-1 jacket.

    I wonder why the more vertical angled ones are way more popular than this, as we only see so few of them on jackets.
     
  15. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    They seem better for carrying things, but not putting your hands into. I really like them, but the zippers are a must to keep unwanted items from falling in.
     
  16. oneterrifichog

    oneterrifichog Practically Family

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    This looks Good, Aero not so much......
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  17. Marc mndt

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    Tiger king called, he wants his jacket back. A4E07AC8-6388-411D-96A8-C8EB240A03F6.jpeg
     
  18. jpk_NJ

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    Agreed. Kind of like playing the old Mr Potatoe Head toy back in the 80s. Random switching of parts etc. The last few attempts have just looked tacky out of style IMO. But to each his own.

    Work on refining the existing product line, construction, odd little nuanced pattern work etc.
     
  19. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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  20. Turnip

    Turnip One Too Many

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    No fringes for me, sorry, don’t want to look like grandma´s couch.

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