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Introducing the Aero Majestic!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Sloan1874, May 21, 2018.

  1. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Took a trip over to Galashiels this morning to pick up my Eton collar sports jumper - lovely bit of clobber, I'll post it later along with a few other items I saw/bought - but this little gem caught my eye: the Aero Majestic.
    It's based on a reversible vintage Levi's jacket (not dissimilar to the one on another thread) that's pinned up in the factory. I'll let the pics speak for themselves, though as you'll read from the explanatory blurb below, Ken's pretty pleased with this one:

    The Finest Vegetable Tanned Double Faced Goat Suede
    Classic 1930’s Hollywood Styling
    Available in Dark Sand or Rust
    Hookless Gromit Zipper
    1930s Repro Looped-Pocket Zipper
    Cotton Tartan Lining
    To quote the respected The Art of Vintage Leather Jackets blog………..
    1930s suedes were the creme of the fashion product of their day. 1930s suede is quite unique and unlike any I have ever seen. The inside is always the top grain of the hide and the suede side is always a super, super fine nap”

    We are immensely proud to announce that the suede described above “Is no longer unique to the 1930s” as we’ve had this suede recreated exactly as it was tanned in the 1930s. It’s been a long haul though, for at least the last 25 years we’ve been trying to find a tannery that could recreate this legendary goat suede, we’ve come close a few times but we wanted perfection, now, finally we’ve managed find a tanner capable of recreating this long lost leather to perfection, 100% so, the weight, the touch, the drape, the appearance and the quality are all identical, it really is the most incredible leather, almost worth the 25 year wait!!

    A Suede of this rarity and quality deserves the right jacket, we feel we’ve achieved this goal with our new “Majestic”. While not an exact replica of any particular jacket from the 1930s it’s commensurate with many. We’ve flipped the collar, facing, trim and cuff lining to the top grain leather side of the hide, again typical of the original jackets, we’ve use the highest grade Japanese trimmings, a 1930s Hookless Zipper and looped pocket zipper, Corozo Fish Eye buttons on the cuffs and, as these jackets were invariably lined in a lightweight checked cotton lining, we lined our jacket in Lanark Tartan cotton.

    In naming this jacket “The Majestic” we realise we are setting the bar particularly high but, in the words of Aero’s founder ……

    “I honestly believe this is the best leather jacket Aero has ever produced”

    As collectors know, when a good example of a similar original American Suede Jacket from the 1930s comes upon eBay, the winning bids are regularly in the region of $2000, we believe in 10 or 15 years a good used Aero Majestic will fetch a similar hammer price.

    PICS!

    Lining800.jpg Aero Majestic.jpg
    AeroMajestic Back800 (4).jpg

    Zip800.jpg sideadjuster800.jpg

    Cuff800.jpg

    Collar800.jpg

    Chestpocket800.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2018
  2. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    Superb!!!
     
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  3. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Can you get it with an August collar? ;)
    Good looking jacket.
     
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  4. Sloan1874

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    The rust suede goat is my favourite - great colour but also very wearable.
     
  5. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    As ever, you'd just have to ask. I don't see why it wouldn't be considered as they're both 1930s jackets, but I really like this collar. A bit of wear and shaping, Bob's yer uncle!
     
  6. Superfluous

    Superfluous Call Me a Cab

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    Thats real nice! Do you have any photos of the other color?
     
  7. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

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    I really like that one, would also like to see pic's of the other colour hide.
     
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  8. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Afraid not. This is the only sample at the moment.
     
  9. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    Very nice jacket and exceptional write up. Well done.
     
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  10. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Please tell me it’s NOT the small shouldered premier fit!
     
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  11. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 One Too Many

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    Very nice! I was about to ask who does quality Suede today. The answer

    Aero

    This sounds like it will have a Majestic price. I don't know any of the high end makers doing much of anything in Suede.

    I think it should have roll up cuffs. I'll write Aero and suggest it.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Fonzie

    Fonzie Practically Family

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    I want one, it’s awesome!
     
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  13. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Very nice. I'm wary of the price (if they reckon a second hand one will fetch two grand in fifteen years' time!), but this looks fantastic. I've always run shy of suede for fear of staining, but this could just suck me in...
     
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  14. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    Looks like a suede version of a Hercules to me.
     
  15. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Scotch Guard the life out of it!
     
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  16. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Breath easy, it's not.
     
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  17. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    Looks like the Original Hercules with 1930s HB pockets on it. The suede does look nice, though. Love that rust color.
     
  18. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    So who is going to be the guinea pig for this one? I'm looking forward to a review!
     
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  19. Fonzie

    Fonzie Practically Family

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    The best way to approach this is if all you guys crowdfund one for me and I will happily give you a detailed review when I get it.
    Boy Scout promise.
     
  20. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I think the shipping might be too high @Fonzie. Better to send it to California ;) that way it won't get ruined by rain.
     
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