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Just got my new AERO B3

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by carl_c, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. carl_c

    carl_c New in Town

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    It a B3 made with B6 lampskin. It feels soft no need to break in (much softer and a bit lighter than my schott p613s), the shearling smells good.

    The only thing that I'm not 100% satisfied is the fit, the body and sleeve length are perfect, but it could be a little slimmer, especially the upper arm.

    Here are some photos of the fit, is it a little too big or it's how a B3 supposed to fit?

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    And BTW, what am I suppose to do with this:
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  2. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon A-List Customer

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    It looks like a good fit to me, they’re meant to fit big so you can layer if you need to. The shoulder tabs were originally meant to have military epaulets attached and then they’d be stitched down, but as far as I know they weren’t used too often. After a while you won’t notice them.
     
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  3. Do you mean that is made with the shorter B6 fleece? Strange it looks like longer fleece than my Aero B6 more like a regular B3 . Are you sure that you received just what you ordered? I think the fit looks like it should for a B3.
    Congrats
    HD
     
  4. carl_c

    carl_c New in Town

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    Yes, it's made of 15mm lampskin, at least that's what I requested and it's printed on the recipet.
     
  5. carl_c

    carl_c New in Town

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    I only have a shirt inside, I will try a sweater
     
  6. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    It looks pretty nice! I've never noticed those tabs either, but I avoid these threads because they make me want a sheepskin jacket! I'd probably take the scissors to those tabs. Lol.
     
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  7. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Looks good to me. The top of the arms are big on my B-3s as well, especially on the redskin, but I think that's how they're supposed to be, certainly helps with movement.
    As for the leather tabs, yes they will flatten with wear, molding them down when wet helps, you'll soon not notice them.
     
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  8. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

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    As others have said the arms are meant to be big due to the layering of a uniform underneath.
    Personally I would not put a rank badge on those flaps, I just sewed them down. Cut them off but if you decide to sell it later it ma be a buyer bargaining point you may not be happy with -$$$£££€€€

    Here's what I did:

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  9. Ttown

    Ttown New in Town

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    Jacket came out looking good but could be little trim. Too bulky for my taste but I understand people have different preferences.
     
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  10. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Stunning jacket but I think it's a bit large...
     
  11. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Agreed. This looks one size too big to me.
     
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  12. Peacoat

    Peacoat I'll Lock Up

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    From what little I know about the B-3, this one looks like a good fit. It needs to be large enough to comfortably fit a sweater underneath, at least that is the way I would like it. Upper sleeves look OK to me, but I think I would sew down those tabs. Looks like you are about to take off using the small wings.
     
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  13. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    The back looks a bit roomy for my taste. Having owned one of Aero's heavy fleece jackets, you're not going to need to layer too much. I'd have gone down a size, but ymmv.
     
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  14. Dumpster Diver

    Dumpster Diver Practically Family

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    NO I disagree, I think it's a PERFECT FLAWLESS fit on you!!! awesome jacket!!! Really good cut man!

    You're not swimming in it, If it's a bit roomy you Layer up and wear a nice military Scarf.

    Once it breaks in you'll have a lot more room though I'm sure when the fleece packs down a bit more you know?

    but I think you can live with it as-is...looks Really legit on you.

    When are you planning to get old and pack on a few extra pounds, you'll be glad you got a little extra space in that Jacket, It will out live you..you know?
     
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  15. carl_c

    carl_c New in Town

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    me too, but not a big problem for a winter jacket
     
  16. carl_c

    carl_c New in Town

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    do I have an option to send it back for modification? I have a name tag, can't exchange
     
  17. Ttown

    Ttown New in Town

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    If they can trim it down you should definitely do it man. Personally will make a huge difference. Winter jacket I get but this looks way too big for you. At least one size too big. Other wise dam good jacket.
     
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  18. carl_c

    carl_c New in Town

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    If it's not too troublesome I would like to have it modified, but if it is, I'm OK with the roomy fit.
     
  19. carl_c

    carl_c New in Town

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    The length is perfect, just a bit roomy. I'll see if anyone in fedora lounge has ever modified his jacket and see what I can do.
     
  20. Chris7273

    Chris7273 Familiar Face

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    On the large side but you will keep it long enough that one day it will be a slim fit :)
     

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