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Canuck Panda

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1934 - I am amazed at the intel here. Thanks for sharing!
I'd assume this would infringe on the original design patent if any one try to do a true repro. I will ask my tailor if he can add one on aftermarket so it's more fan art than commercial rule breaking.
 

Claybertrand

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1934 - I am amazed at the intel here. Thanks for sharing!
I'd assume this would infringe on the original design patent if any one try to do a true repro. I will ask my tailor if he can add one on aftermarket so it's more fan art than commercial rule breaking.
Well the patent is expired and so has the inventor and his company soooooo................ I think you will be fine. Lol.......
 

Hh121

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Both jackets came in
Highwayman is good, sleeve back length meets my request. But HB DELUXE makes me unhappy, besides the sleeve length is too short (requested 25.25) and hem is too big at 22"!! The major defect is the big scar at sleeve, I will be waiting for their response. Both jackets weigh around 6.5 lbs, even though I have requested heaviest hide possible.
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Both jackets came in
Highwayman is good, sleeve back length meets my request. But HB DELUXE makes me unhappy, besides the sleeve length is too short (requested 25.25) and hem is too big at 22"!! The major defect is the big scar at sleeve, I will be waiting for their response. Both jackets weigh around 6.5 lbs, even though I have requested heaviest hide possible. View attachment 453774 View attachment 453775 View attachment 453776 View attachment 453777 View attachment 453778 View attachment 453779 View attachment 453780 View attachment 453781
Cinch in the belts on the HB deluxe and you are good to go! FWIW I think that sleeve length actually looks better, although I understand it's not what you wanted/ordered. Is that scratch on the sleeve through the topcoat? Like it was made by a box cutter?
 

Hh121

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Cinch in the belts on the HB deluxe and you are good to go! FWIW I think that sleeve length actually looks better, although I understand it's not what you wanted/ordered. Is that scratch on the sleeve through the topcoat? Like it was made by a box cutter?
I had HB 50S before, never that big. The sleeve will even shorter after some wear which will be bad looking in my book. The scar looks deeper in person, and I am concern it will eventually crack.
 

Hh121

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Cinch in the belts on the HB deluxe and you are good to go! FWIW I think that sleeve length actually looks better, although I understand it's not what you wanted/ordered. Is that scratch on the sleeve through the topcoat? Like it was made by a box cutter?
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Mich486

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The front on the HB looks too short… but the back is fine? I hope the one I have in the making won’t fit like that. Yeah I wouldn’t be too happy either. Sleeves look fine to me but then I don’t like when they reach the knuckles.

Highwayman all good although I see a scratch/cut/whatever on the sleeve of that one too… man 2 out of 2 with marks is serious bad luck!
 

Canuck Panda

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The black HWYMan looks good. The sleeves will lose a bit of length (on the inside elbow) because they're curved so you did good there.
The brown HB deluxe, if it were mine, I would ask for a remake. 22" Hem is either 50's size 42 or 30's 44. On a shorter jacket it will just look boxed out. Plus the sleeve is in the danger zone now it's only gonna get aesthetically shorter with wear. This is also my nitpicks with some of my old Aero's sleeves. For all my current orders I added sleeve length and they've worked out like your HWYMan.
Mid 6lbs isn't light weight. But I was also expecting 8lb jackets given that they are steer. So they've thinned down to 3oz for the steer now? It was 4oz plus before. Again could be a Horween thing and not so much an Aero thing. Honestly I am surprised Aero is still using Horween given the current exchange rates. They must be losing money on the Horween jackets or not making much.
The nick on the brown one would also bug me. But that's a Horween thing - inconsistent in the past couple years.
 

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This just came in a few minutes ago. Inspired by our brilliant colleague's @Monitor recent post, I did a quick search on Dickie's denim jackets. Sure enough I found near NOS Branders Dickie's trucker in my size (38) for a whopping sum of $18.99. Heavy denim, feels about 15-oz, probably American. 1980s. I really don't need an IH trucker if I can have this. I am over the moon. Gonna cross-post this in the denim jackets thread. There are unreal things at unreal prices to be found if you follow the wise. Btw, a quick search on Ford mechanics jackets inspired by @Davisleathernyc post unearthed a couple mint jackets too, but I have not had found the cojones to order one yet, lol. Probably not age-appropriate, I would proudly wear one when I was 17, lol. Now I would just be looking like a real old Ford mechanic that just came off the job...:). Enough rambling, back to Dickie's. Hell yeah.

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willyto

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Both jackets came in
Highwayman is good, sleeve back length meets my request. But HB DELUXE makes me unhappy, besides the sleeve length is too short (requested 25.25) and hem is too big at 22"!! The major defect is the big scar at sleeve, I will be waiting for their response. Both jackets weigh around 6.5 lbs, even though I have requested heaviest hide possible. View attachment 453774 View attachment 453775 View attachment 453776 View attachment 453777 View attachment 453778 View attachment 453779 View attachment 453780 View attachment 453781 View attachment 453794 View attachment 453795
Fit is very subjective but I think both look very big and boxy for your frame.

The damage for a new item isn't acceptable.
 

Hh121

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@ton312 @Canuck Panda Here is the response from dhl : Section 321, 19 USC 1321 is the statute that describes de minimis. De minimis provides admission of articles free of duty and tax imported by one person on one day not exceeding $800. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has recently expanded enforcement of one person on one day requirement at both the national and local levels.
By the way, my KOTR is coming, package weight 5KG
 
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@ton312 @Canuck Panda Here is the response from dhl : Section 321, 19 USC 1321 is the statute that describes de minimis. De minimis provides admission of articles free of duty and tax imported by one person on one day not exceeding $800. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has recently expanded enforcement of one person on one day requirement at both the national and local levels.
By the way, my KOTR is coming, package weight 5KG
Ah ha....so they got you b/c you had two incoming, and had to pay on both? 11 lb KOTR? so the ultra heavy cxl is still a thing then.
 

Canuck Panda

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@ton312 @Canuck Panda Here is the response from dhl : Section 321, 19 USC 1321 is the statute that describes de minimis. De minimis provides admission of articles free of duty and tax imported by one person on one day not exceeding $800. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has recently expanded enforcement of one person on one day requirement at both the national and local levels.
By the way, my KOTR is coming, package weight 5KG
There you go I knew it your KOTR would be a beast!
 

Mrfrown

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This well-worn Aero 50s Halfbeft is on its way to me courtesy of fellow lounger @AerGuitar

It has the wool tweed lining and storm cuffs, will hopefully nail down then colder end of the spectrum for me. None of my others have any insulation to speak of.

If it fits I'll never need to buy another leather jacket! ;)

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