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Canuck Panda

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Oh, now hat's useful to know.... I'd always assumed my Androids wouldn't fit there, they might.... though the mp3 player definitely will. Is there any facing on the Shackleton that would support an inside pocket?
No, the Shackleton is lined to the edge, like an A1 jacket.
I upgraded to the wool lining instead of the cotton lining. And they are quite warm and very versatile. I know Aero marketed them as mid/outside layer like a jacket to be worn over a thick wool sweater. But I use mine strictly as a mid warming layer under the jacket/coat and over a dress shirt. There are four very useful pockets on the Shackleton. It can fit a lot of stuff. It may be small but packs a lot of function, more functional than most of my Aero jackets. If you are a vest guy like me, its worth to check it out. I would also stay with the wool back too. It's warmer and makes better shape with the darts. I think the Aero melton wool is about 18 oz, with the 16oz strome wool lining the Shackleton out performs my 24oz Filson vests easily. Plus it has a leather facing so it's just looks cool.
 

Mickiemac

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I got notice from Aero today that my Type III is on its way! I placed the official order on 8/18/22 and the arrival date based on DHL is 9/19/22. That sure is a quick turn around from ordering to receiving the jacket. Of course I don't have it yet so the wait begins. I've read of various stories about any additional charges based on how the item is handled and who determines what the that charge may be. I guess I'll get some update from DHL if there are any assessments before delivery. Then again, maybe I'll get lucky and the jacket will breeze through the customs gauntlet without a levy!

I will certainly provide the requisite images upon arrival of the jacket next week!
 

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The type three should be within the 800 dollars limit and so you won't have to pay any duty. Not sure if you have any state sales taxes though.
I have to pay province / state taxes for my netflix subscription now. Taxes... It's less than a cup of coffee but hurts so much.
 

Edward

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No, the Shackleton is lined to the edge, like an A1 jacket.
I upgraded to the wool lining instead of the cotton lining. And they are quite warm and very versatile. I know Aero marketed them as mid/outside layer like a jacket to be worn over a thick wool sweater. But I use mine strictly as a mid warming layer under the jacket/coat and over a dress shirt. There are four very useful pockets on the Shackleton. It can fit a lot of stuff. It may be small but packs a lot of function, more functional than most of my Aero jackets. If you are a vest guy like me, its worth to check it out. I would also stay with the wool back too. It's warmer and makes better shape with the darts. I think the Aero melton wool is about 18 oz, with the 16oz strome wool lining the Shackleton out performs my 24oz Filson vests easily. Plus it has a leather facing so it's just looks cool.

Thanks, yes, definitely up for one of these. The one thing I'm still in two minds about is the wool. I'm looking at it as something I'd be more likely to wear in a 'vest as outerwear' manner when it's too warm for a jacket. I'm not fully wedded to going to a leather back, though I'm somewhat leery of the wool, both for heat issues and, well, it's just one more thing I have to worry about moths with.... If a sturdy canvas was an option, I think I'd prefer that, with cotton lining. Definitely I can see the point of not going leather all over in order to maintain the shape of it. I'd love a black and a brown one, though I can see a real danger I'll want one in cordo too....
 

Mickiemac

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The type three should be within the 800 dollars limit and so you won't have to pay any duty. Not sure if you have any state sales taxes though.
I have to pay province / state taxes for my netflix subscription now. Taxes... It's less than a cup of coffee but hurts so much.
Thanks for your input regarding duty/fees. The jacket had an OTD price of 615 bp (about 709.00 USD) including the shipping charge so I will hopefully have a nominal fee to forfeit. I understand DHL acts as my agent when processing a package through all the hoops to get it to me so the outlay (as you stated) should be minimal. Not sure how the state tax component applies in Virginia but we have a 5.3% sales tax so that hit will be quite modest if assessed.
 

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Thanks, yes, definitely up for one of these. The one thing I'm still in two minds about is the wool. I'm looking at it as something I'd be more likely to wear in a 'vest as outerwear' manner when it's too warm for a jacket. I'm not fully wedded to going to a leather back, though I'm somewhat leery of the wool, both for heat issues and, well, it's just one more thing I have to worry about moths with.... If a sturdy canvas was an option, I think I'd prefer that, with cotton lining. Definitely I can see the point of not going leather all over in order to maintain the shape of it. I'd love a black and a brown one, though I can see a real danger I'll want one in cordo too....
Ahh. Moths. I start to see them a lot now. This is their most active times... Keeping wool off the ground will save it from silverfish but moths fly...

How about goatskin backing or something that is soft enough so they can still do the functional darts across the arm holes. The darts and the small bottom side vents on the Shackleton makes it fit a lot better than other vests. Other vests have a "hip pop" look and the Shackleton has the tailored look. I think a softer/stretchy hide like goat could work for the Shackleton back design. Freewheelers uses moleskin as lining instead of wool. Aero's moleskin is same high quality but they are asking for £15 extra for moleskin lined sleeves now because material increased cost dramatically. I am not sure if silverfish / moth larva eats moleskin or not. Seems to be just wool. FWIW I stopped murdering spiders in my house now. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. I hang my wool now and been having a much better result than in the drawers.

Aero vs FW vs SB vest back pattern shapes
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Thanks for your input regarding duty/fees. The jacket had an OTD price of 615 bp (about 709.00 USD) including the shipping charge so I will hopefully have a nominal fee to forfeit. I understand DHL acts as my agent when processing a package through all the hoops to get it to me so the outlay (as you stated) should be minimal. Not sure how the state tax component applies in Virginia but we have a 5.3% sales tax so that hit will be quite modest if assessed.
You should be good. If anything DHL would charge their flat documentation fee which is $25 or $35 depending where you're at, and the State sales tax. There might even be a chance where you won't get charged anything at all because there is no duty under 800.
Aero Type 3 is a good jacket. I got myself one during their last stock sale. It used to be 800 pounds for the blanket lined one. I remember paying about 600 something pounds for the sale page stock one.
 

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yeah I got those cedar blocks too! Cedar blocks + hanging has been quite effective for me for some time now.
It totally blows when there is a small hole that turns into multiple small holes on the sweater. The holes can get mended by skilled seamstress though. But still a pain.
I may still consider a pet spider just in case. Or a moth eating cat.
 
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Just arrived. Wanted to flip 'em or something but these turned out to be waaay too cool. Germany or Austria for sure and my estimate would be 1950's, judging by, well, everything. Leather is very stiff and very thick and I know it's not really possible to tell but I'm fairly certain we're talking horsehide here.
Fully lined in cotton drill. They fit me perfectly, too, which is always a good bonus when buying something very old like this.
In any case, I know there isn't much interest in leather pants but I don't suppose a few photos of such a nice, proper vintage piece of outerwear will hurt the thread (too much).

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Just arrived. Wanted to flip 'em or something but these turned out to be waaay too cool. Germany or Austria for sure and my estimate would be 1950's, judging by, well, everything. Leather is very stiff and very thick and I know it's not really possible to tell but I'm fairly certain we're talking horsehide here.
Fully lined in cotton drill. They fit me perfectly, too, which is always a good bonus when buying something very old like this.
In any case, I know there isn't much interest in leather pants but I don't suppose a few photos of such a nice, proper vintage piece of outerwear will hurt the thread (too much).

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Wow! They look amazing. Looks like quiet a strong taper below the knee - is that typical for vintage leather trousers?
 
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Wow! They look amazing. Looks like quiet a strong taper below the knee - is that typical for vintage leather trousers?

Yes it is. :) Early European leather motorcycle trousers were near exclusively jodhpurs (or breeches, term they're better known as today) but after the second war, the shape started to shift toward straight, contemporary cut. These were made somewhere during the transformation.

They're quite tapered but still don't really look like jodhpurs when worn, which is something I'm very happy with as I personally can't stand leather breeches.

I could have these easily narrowed at thighs and get a perfectly shaped leather trousers, which is something I'm (over)thinking right now. I'll see.

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Canuck Panda

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7.5 kg ( 16.6 lbs in one package) for two jacket coming from Aero, so each jacket probably weigh 6 lbs at most? ( HWM and HB deluxe)
Or one is an 8lb and other is high 5lbs. I think if one of them is steer it will be close to 8 lbs or over. All my CXL FQHH regular length jackets average out in the 6lb range. But the steers are easily above 7, some are 8 plus.

Can't wait to see your HB Deluxe.
 

torfjord

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Just arrived. Wanted to flip 'em or something but these turned out to be waaay too cool. Germany or Austria for sure and my estimate would be 1950's, judging by, well, everything. Leather is very stiff and very thick and I know it's not really possible to tell but I'm fairly certain we're talking horsehide here.
Fully lined in cotton drill. They fit me perfectly, too, which is always a good bonus when buying something very old like this.
In any case, I know there isn't much interest in leather pants but I don't suppose a few photos of such a nice, proper vintage piece of outerwear will hurt the thread (too much).

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Beautiful!
 

Hh121

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Or one is an 8lb and other is high 5lbs. I think if one of them is steer it will be close to 8 lbs or over. All my CXL FQHH regular length jackets average out in the 6lb range. But the steers are easily above 7, some are 8 plus.

Can't wait to see your HB Deluxe.
I requested both heaviest cxlsh, but looks like it is a nice mid-weight cxl which is ok by me. I asked them to ship seperately to avoid import tax and they will do it now.
 
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I requested both heaviest cxlsh, but looks like it is a nice mid-weight cxl which is ok by me. I asked them to ship seperately to avoid import tax and they will do it now.
Looking forward to seeing them both. I think the trend has been more toward “lighter”weight CXL for the last few years. It’s certainly not a bad thing and it’s still well placed in the heavyweight category. TBH I’d probably never select CXL again., despite the fact that it is arguably the most beautiful leather on the planet imo.

I’m super interested in badlassi as it seems to be a nice middle ground. A good thick batch of vic is a wonderful hide too, but just like every other hide, it’s luck if the draw. Of course absolute consistency is impossible, given the material is not man made. What surprises me the most is that vic and badlassi are as close to CXL in thickness and weight. I didn’t think that was actually possible. But that pull-up. That’s where CXL absolutely wins the day. To this day I have yet to see any other hide reflect such drop dead gorgeous pull up. Even bainbridge, which almost gets it. Doesn’t.
 

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Looking forward to seeing them both. I think the trend has been more toward “lighter”weight CXL for the last few years. It’s certainly not a bad thing and it’s still well placed in the heavyweight category. TBH I’d probably never select CXL again., despite the fact that it is arguably the most beautiful leather on the planet imo.

I’m super interested in badlassi as it seems to be a nice middle ground. A good thick batch of vic is a wonderful hide too, but just like every other hide, it’s luck if the draw. Of course absolute consistency is impossible, given the material is not man made. What surprises me the most is that vic and badlassi are as close to CXL in thickness and weight. I didn’t think that was actually possible. But that pull-up. That’s where CXL absolutely wins the day. To this day I have yet to see any other hide reflect such drop dead gorgeous pull up. Even bainbridge, which almost gets it. Doesn’t.

I decided to give Bainbridge a try with the Aero Maxwell. Holy crap it's soooo nice!

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Hh121

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Looking forward to seeing them both. I think the trend has been more toward “lighter”weight CXL for the last few years. It’s certainly not a bad thing and it’s still well placed in the heavyweight category. TBH I’d probably never select CXL again., despite the fact that it is arguably the most beautiful leather on the planet imo.

I’m super interested in badlassi as it seems to be a nice middle ground. A good thick batch of vic is a wonderful hide too, but just like every other hide, it’s luck if the draw. Of course absolute consistency is impossible, given the material is not man made. What surprises me the most is that vic and badlassi are as close to CXL in thickness and weight. I didn’t think that was actually possible. But that pull-up. That’s where CXL absolutely wins the day. To this day I have yet to see any other hide reflect such drop dead gorgeous pull up. Even bainbridge, which almost gets it. Doesn’t.
When Aero check the final spec of KOTR with me, in the sheet it did not mention "customer request heaviest leather", it's just said heavy Cxsh, I asked them to add" request heaviest please" as I did put it on my order note.
I suspect that's what happend to my highwayman and HB deluxe, they did not put my request on final production note.
It still ok, because I don't want my preference of heavyweight hide become obstacle from ordering Aero.
 
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