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3.14nche

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Delivery day today.
Christmas came early!
Aero Hooch Hauler & Grenson Jonah
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photo2u

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Salmosalar

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The quilted lining would only be on the body like a vest and sleeves are still line in either drill...etc. Their quilt is different than the ones JL/Schott/LW uses.

CXL 4.5 oz Steer crosszip is gonna be at least 9lbs then, it may be over 10. Could be your heaviest jacket. Can't wait to see it!
I have the quilted lining in my Wayfarer sleeves, which I had fitted with storm cuffs - the outer is badalassi and the body is lined in shearling - this works perfectly for cold weather, without the sleeves being to grabby as can be the case with cord or moleskin etc.
 

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Canuck Panda

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I have the quilted lining in my Wayfarer sleeves, which I had fitted with storm cuffs - the outer is badalassi and the body is lined in shearling - this works perfectly for cold weather, without the sleeves being to grabby as can be the case with cord or moleskin etc.

That’s a very cool Wayfarer! Holly is gonna hate me, I think I sent her an amendment email everyday for the past week now.
I’ve only gotten quilted from SB and FL before this current Aero build, and those two didn’t do the quilt in the arms. It’s definitely less grabby than moleskin for sure. But moleskin sleeves are so soft and cuddly when wearing a short sleeve shirt. So many choices…
 

Salmosalar

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That’s a very cool Wayfarer! Holly is gonna hate me, I think I sent her an amendment email everyday for the past week now.
I’ve only gotten quilted from SB and FL before this current Aero build, and those two didn’t do the quilt in the arms. It’s definitely less grabby than moleskin for sure. But moleskin sleeves are so soft and cuddly when wearing a short sleeve shirt. So many choices…
I liked the black one so much I followed up with another in russet badalassi - with a slight tweak - this time I got rid of the side and wrist straps, and for the former I replaced them with an elasticated section at the side instead…..
 

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Canuck Panda

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I liked the black one so much I followed up with another in russet badalassi - with a slight tweak - this time I got rid of the side and wrist straps, and for the former I replaced them with an elasticated section at the side instead…..
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better then this. Well done!
The Badalassi leather is really something special. I have a Kelpie jacket in queue and I wanted to see if that could be the horse equivalent to the Badalassi. Or it may be more CXL. I enjoy how aniline leather evolves.
Great mk2 Wayfarer!
 

jacketjunkie

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My Bootlegger is moleskin-lined in body and sleeves, @Hh121

It is more of a spring/fall jacket than a winter jacket, don‘t think you have to worry about it being too warm.
 

Damon141

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Took delivery of this Himel Kensington a couple weeks ago but with the stifling heat here in the Southern USA and my first newborn baby girl, I just haven’t found the time to take good fit pictures and give a review of my experience and the jacket which this forum and its knowledgeable members deserve.

I really can’t say what an immense resource you guys are.

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ojaw

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Took delivery of this Himel Kensington a couple weeks ago but with the stifling heat here in the Southern USA and my first newborn baby girl, I just haven’t found the time to take good fit pictures and give a review of my experience and the jacket which this forum and its knowledgeable members deserve.

I really can’t say what an immense resource you guys are.

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Terrific work on that, so tight.
 

Canuck Panda

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Took delivery of this Himel Kensington a couple weeks ago but with the stifling heat here in the Southern USA and my first newborn baby girl, I just haven’t found the time to take good fit pictures and give a review of my experience and the jacket which this forum and its knowledgeable members deserve.

I really can’t say what an immense resource you guys are.

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Very nice! Teacore Shinki right? Double stitch lines around the zip and pockets are nice design touches. Congrats!
 

photo2u

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I remember when machines were able to sew 1/4and 3/8. I loved my singer 112w115. I gave it to a nice Tijuana gentleman who did all the leather work on my centerboard speed demon sailboat. I assisted him in completing my project. The knowledge I got from him was invaluable. I love the double needlework on your jacket. The quality of the detailed work is top-notch. The space between the perfect needle penetrations shines and makes the jacket shine. When you get a chance, please share the fit images.

 
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Took delivery of this Himel Kensington a couple weeks ago but with the stifling heat here in the Southern USA and my first newborn baby girl, I just haven’t found the time to take good fit pictures and give a review of my experience and the jacket which this forum and its knowledgeable members deserve.

I really can’t say what an immense resource you guys are.

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I’m not a stitch guy but anyone who takes even a cursory glance at that will notice how well that’s done. That’s impressive! Beautiful hide too. Looks sumptuous and good enough to eat!
But more than anything welcome to the ‘hood. Being a daddy (as the old army recruitment ad would say) “is the toughest job you’ll ever love”. Congrats all around man!
 

Damon141

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Very nice! Teacore Shinki right? Double stitch lines around the zip and pockets are nice design touches. Congrats!
This leather is the Black Oak Steerhide he used on random jacket collaborations but never came fully available on his site.

People might wonder why choose that when he is known for the Shinki horsehide, I asked if he had anything not advertised and he mentioned this combination tanned chrome/veg leather with a pull up effect and since I doubled down and ordered 2 Fields Leather jackets when I first arrived at the lounge which will both be Shinki since that is Ofcourse all he carries. I figured why not experience other leather options for variety.

I love the double stitch lines, kind of obsessed tbh

True to his word there are 9 stitches per inch just like Dave Himel mentioned in his YouTube Kensington video.
I remember when machines were able to sew 1/4and 3/8. I loved my singer 112w115. I gave it to a nice Tijuana man who did all the leather work on my centerboard speed demon sailboat. I assisted him in completing my project. The knowledge I got from him was invaluable. I love the double needlework on your jacket. The quality of the detailed work is top-notch. The space between the perfect needle penetrations shines and makes the jacket shine. When you get a chance, please share the fit images.

I will surely share fit pictures when I get someone to take proper ones because I love reading you guy’s reviews with pictures and I wanted to reply everyone’s help with my own photos and reviews as my form of contribution
I fear too many probably pick everyone’s brains and when they finally get a decent jacket they disappear, not on purpose but more of a kind of mission complete. I’d like to stick around an learn more and now that I have my Cafe Racer itch scratched, it’s time to graduate to a good half belt. You guys that wear them look so classy, it makes me reminisce about movies set in the 30’s to 50’s where men were true gentlemen and people seemed to take pride in portraying that image.
I’m not a stitch guy but anyone who takes even a cursory glance at that will notice how well that’s done. That’s impressive! Beautiful hide too. Looks sumptuous and good enough to eat!
But more than anything welcome to the ‘hood. Being a daddy (as the old army recruitment ad would say) “is the toughest job you’ll ever love”. Congrats all around man!
Thanks for the warm welcome to fatherhood, I’m a little late to the party. Just turned 40 so I was kind of on the George Clooney plan and had one late in life. Nothing like it, it’s amazing how I went from not caring to have my own kids to not understanding why I didn’t have one earlier. Life is full of surprises.

The Stitching!!! it does seem to me to be about as good as it can get, stitching isn’t a dealbreaker but I’ll admit I do appreciate a well crafted jacket, even just admiring pictures.

After my first attempt at a Himel Kensington not fitting, which also had good stitching. I wasn’t quite ready to spend full price on another Kensington so I tried and failed to order a Lewis Leather Super Sportsman but it fell through because of some staff issues on their part so sadly I had to get a refund.
Point being is though I do appreciate good stitching, like you and it’s not a requirement because obviously you can look at a Lewis and see it’s constructed similar to a Schott.
I just wanted a well designed, well built jacket that fits.
In the end there are plenty of members that look better in their Aero jackets than their Freewheelers just because they fit better and nobody outside of us OCD guys here are going to notice anyway. So great stitching isn’t necessary for a great jacket.


Honestly the only thing that made me spend more on the Kensington than an Aero cafe racer at half the price was that I was really obsessed with the double stitching and piping/welts on them along the main zipper and sleeve zippers. Like I mentioned, just a strange obsession, a small detail that sets it apart. ELMC does a great one too but the measurements didn’t work.
 

Canuck Panda

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This leather is the Black Oak Steerhide he used on random jacket collaborations but never came fully available on his site.

People might wonder why choose that when he is known for the Shinki horsehide, I asked if he had anything not advertised and he mentioned this combination tanned chrome/veg leather with a pull up effect and since I doubled down and ordered 2 Fields Leather jackets when I first arrived at the lounge which will both be Shinki since that is Ofcourse all he carries. I figured why not experience other leather options for variety.

I love the double stitch lines, kind of obsessed tbh

True to his word there are 9 stitches per inch just like Dave Himel mentioned in his YouTube Kensington video.

I will surely share fit pictures when I get someone to take proper ones because I love reading you guy’s reviews with pictures and I wanted to reply everyone’s help with my own photos and reviews as my form of contribution
I fear too many probably pick everyone’s brains and when they finally get a decent jacket they disappear, not on purpose but more of a kind of mission complete. I’d like to stick around an learn more and now that I have my Cafe Racer itch scratched, it’s time to graduate to a good half belt. You guys that wear them look so classy, it makes me reminisce about movies set in the 30’s to 50’s where men were true gentlemen and people seemed to take pride in portraying that image.

Thanks for the warm welcome to fatherhood, I’m a little late to the party. Just turned 40 so I was kind of on the George Clooney plan and had one late in life. Nothing like it, it’s amazing how I went from not caring to have my own kids to not understanding why I didn’t have one earlier. Life is full of surprises.

The Stitching!!! it does seem to me to be about as good as it can get, stitching isn’t a dealbreaker but I’ll admit I do appreciate a well crafted jacket, even just admiring pictures.

After my first attempt at a Himel Kensington not fitting, which also had good stitching. I wasn’t quite ready to spend full price on another Kensington so I tried and failed to order a Lewis Leather Super Sportsman but it fell through because of some staff issues on their part so sadly I had to get a refund.
Point being is though I do appreciate good stitching, like you and it’s not a requirement because obviously you can look at a Lewis and see it’s constructed similar to a Schott.
I just wanted a well designed, well built jacket that fits.
In the end there are plenty of members that look better in their Aero jackets than their Freewheelers just because they fit better and nobody outside of us OCD guys here are going to notice anyway. So great stitching isn’t necessary for a great jacket.


Honestly the only thing that made me spend more on the Kensington than an Aero cafe racer at half the price was that I was really obsessed with the double stitching and piping/welts on them along the main zipper and sleeve zippers. Like I mentioned, just a strange obsession, a small detail that sets it apart. ELMC does a great one too but the measurements didn’t work.
I honestly thought it was teacore shinki. I saw good grains, blackened brown, and given the brand. So it’s safe to say it’s very good stuff!
But more so I noticed the double stitched welt pockets. And along the main zip. On a very simple design these subtle small details makes a world of difference.
Well done!
 

Damon141

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I honestly thought it was teacore shinki. I saw good grains, blackened brown, and given the brand. So it’s safe to say it’s very good stuff!
But more so I noticed the double stitched welt pockets. And along the main zip. On a very simple design these subtle small details makes a world of difference.
Well done!
It definitely looks similar, good grain out of the box, though It feels different, a softer hand than the only Shinki (a black pigment finish) that I have handled.
He told me it was chrome tanned then vegetable re tanned which I thought would be perfect with the sudden rainstorms here in Florida.

The Shinki was somewhat stiff in comparison and I could see how it would mold to the wearer but this feels almost broken in already.

I really want to feel the oil finished Shinki now. I’m already picturing myself in a Frobisher made from that.
On the other hand My wallet is picturing an Aero halfbelt.
 

Canuck Panda

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It definitely looks similar, good grain out of the box, though It feels different, a softer hand than the only Shinki (a black pigment finish) that I have handled.
He told me it was chrome tanned then vegetable re tanned which I thought would be perfect with the sudden rainstorms here in Florida.

The Shinki was somewhat stiff in comparison and I could see how it would mold to the wearer but this feels almost broken in already.

I really want to feel the oil finished Shinki now. I’m already picturing myself in a Frobisher made from that.
On the other hand My wallet is picturing an Aero halfbelt.
The black oak steerhide looks really good!
 

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