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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Nathan Flowers, Mar 26, 2013.
Carrie, any chance of seeing the Maxwell worn? SJ
SJ: I was in the shop on Friday getting my new HB side straps tacked and I tried the black Maxwell, size 42, my size. A perfect fit, but the heavy steerhide is not my cup at all. Feels like a button-up 30's HB, basically: snug all the way through, and a wondrous beauty to behold. Heck, even I looked dashing in it!
The Maxwell fit is exactly the same as the Slimfit Stuart (which is exactly the same fit as a 1930s Slimfit Half Belt); however, the pocket structure of the Maxwell is more 1920s-period correct. We'll try to get front, back, and detail shots on a person up soon, but, in the meantime, here's the general fit.
Thanks, Carrie; thanks, Jack. I like it a lot! SJ
Definitely a nice jacket. Mind you, it would be good to see it on someone who wears them less skintight, so those of us who're less blessed can judge.
I like the snug fit, although it wouldn't work with a protruding belly. FQHH is just too heavy to have any excess, which is why I'd consider trading in my Stockman for something like this.
Carrie, what do you think about wearing it a but longer – a kind of slimfit Teamster? Think that would work?
SJ--It could work...for reference, here's slimmed-down Aero Long Half Belt in black FQHH...
We're on it!
Hm, not bad, although flaring out a little below the buckles. I'm thinking a trim-fitting Teamster, without the action back, might be what I'm after. Thurston doesn't stick the Teamster, I gather?
A trim-fitting Aero Teamster without an action back would be no problem!
Exactly right, guys! Although we do a lot of jackets that are custom and quite short, from both Aero and Vanson, our off-the-rack jackets are made for our shop with length added to both the body and arms. The Vanson Model B "House" Jacket, pictured below, is one exception, as we feel the stock lengths are pretty good...
Aero size 42 Cafe' Racer with 27 inch body and 26.5 inch arms
Aero size 42 1930s Slimfit Half Belt with 26 inch body and 26.75 inch arms
Vanson size 44 PLU-3 (custom length Vanson Comet) with 26 inch body and 25.75 inch arms
Vanson size 40 Model B "House" jacket with 25 inch body and 25.5 inch sleeves
However, as others have stated, we can get any jacket, Aero or Vanson, with any body or sleeve length that is desired!
Carrie, how tall is the model of the above jackets?
Carrie, are you able to order the Vanson Chopper? It looks awsome, trying to deal directly with Vanson hasnt been the greatest.....
He is 6'1", 205 lbs.
We are currently waiting on a full size run of the Vanson Chopper jackets. Hopefully they will be in soon!
Carrie, hope you don't mind all these questions but wondering what exactly you did to slim down the Long Halfbelt like that.
A TFL member stopped by the shop today and we got some great shots of him in the Aero Maxwell, size 42, in black C/X steerhide. Enjoy!
We simply sized down to a 40...
I hope Ben bought that Maxwell..!! Surely he couldn't leave without it..!!
It is killer, isn't it? Like I said: even I look dashing in it. Yea, though I was tempted mightily, I left wearing the jacket I arrived in, the incredible seal goat 30's HB. It was sure fun trying that black beauty on. Getting a couple of buttons done was a bit of work; the hide is heavy and thick.
Jacket is great, the hat is a killer....