Latest purchases Aero Bronco A2 and Aero B-10

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Royalcrown32, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Royalcrown32

    Royalcrown32 One of the Regulars

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    Just got myself two new jackets to add to my Aero Leathers jackets collection. First off a Bronco A2 in Russet. I had this jacket made for me and requested extra length to the body and arms (I'm 6'5"). Although they cut the jacket shorter than I requested I quite like it.

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    The other one is one of their B-10 Flight Jackets. I found it on eBay. It's a size 42 but it is quite snug (maybe too snug) and fits more like a size 40. Despite this I'm keeping it because I like snug fitting jackets and Aero B-10's are hard to come by. All it needs now is a squadron patch.

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  2. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Nice! I think the lengths are perfect...any longer and the proportions for the style would be off.
     
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  3. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I agree with Ton: the A2 especially would look really off if it was longer; as it is, it looks fantastic. Nice find on the B10 too - I'm still kicking myself for not buying one of Aero's B15s when they were blowing them out at £100 odds some years ago when they got out of the cloth jackets...
     
  4. Tommy-VF51

    Tommy-VF51 One of the Regulars

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    A2 looks spot on, B10 looks a little slim, but looks good. How's it feel to move in?

    I wish I'd gone after the Waterfront and B15 jackets, does anyone know how the current Pike Brother's offering they have is, because the PB one didn't seem to be rated that well on here a while back?
     
  5. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    I concur the A-2 Bronco is "bang on" as the Brit's say, and the B-10 looks good enough.
     
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  7. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    They look very good. Very good.
     
  8. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    Nice...........
     
  9. Cocker

    Cocker Practically Family

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    The A-2 fit is spot on! The B-10 sure looks a bit on the slim side, but nothing bad, I really like it.

    @Tommy-VF51 , you could check directly through PB website, they still have them available in almost all sizes, I think. I'm also looking at it, to be honnest...
     
  10. Tommy-VF51

    Tommy-VF51 One of the Regulars

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    I think Aero still have most sizes of the Pike Bro's B-15?
     
  11. Royalcrown32

    Royalcrown32 One of the Regulars

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    Thanks for the kind words guys! I have a PB B-10 as well. It is an awesome jacket. Really warm and well made but not as accurate as lets say a Buzz Rickson. But be sure to buy one one size smaller than your actual size. Mine is a Medium but it fits like a Large.
     
  12. Cocker

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    @Royalcrown32 , as we're about the same size, what the body length/sleeve length/shoulder width on your Aero A-2? I'm asking because I'm kind of surprised the PB B-10 in M suits you in the arms/body!
     
  13. Royalcrown32

    Royalcrown32 One of the Regulars

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    @Cocker. From the top of my head. The shoulder width of the Bronco is 18.5", the body length is 25.5" and the arms are 26" long. The PB B-10 is a massive jacket. The only jacket I have in a Medium size and it fits me perfectly. I would drown in a Large..
     
  14. Brettafett

    Brettafett One Too Many

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    Very nice. Both great looking jackets. Bronco lengths are good! Wear them well ;)
     
  15. BlackAce41

    BlackAce41 Familiar Face

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    20161201_121616.jpg My new Bronco Jacket by Aero... Love it.
     
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  16. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    When I was at Aero in 2014, they had half a dozen Waterfronts hanging. I still have mine (though I wish I'd gone up one size for more layering options - I'd consider one day a second one with a mouton collar and a shearling lining....). I gather they're still between wool providers? Hopefully they get that sorted - it's an outstanding jacket.

    I've handled the PB B15. It's a B15A spec,. I believe (two triangular oxygen mask tabs). I think Ken's description of them as perhaps a bit "over-engineered" compared to a more accurate repro is reasonably fair, though all things consdiered, including price, I think they're the best value non-nylon B15 out there. To wear in a civilian context, I wouldn't feel the need of anything more accurate. The quality of them as a garment is, imo, very good indeed.
     
  17. Tommy-VF51

    Tommy-VF51 One of the Regulars

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    Do you know if the Aero PB B15 is as green as it looks, when I've seen it elsewhere it's a olive colour?
     
  18. jeepjeep13

    jeepjeep13 One of the Regulars

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    Hi guys,
    I’m not sure if anyone will see this since it looks like a dead thread, but here it goes anyhow. Any advice on the aero a2 bronco in regards to fit? Is it a slimmer/military cut or a bit looser? Also, does aero make their jackets longer than most? I found an aero bronco a2 size 42L and it’s almost 29” back length which seems like a lot but I’m 6’4” so it might be perfect.
     
  19. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    I own a Bronco in size 40 and it is a very trim fit with 21" ptp. Backlength is 25.5" which I believe is not longer than most, my A2s by other makes have pretty much the same body length. I recommend going true to size for a trim fit and one size up for a more civilian relaxed fit. Don't size down.
     
  20. jeepjeep13

    jeepjeep13 One of the Regulars

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    Still that back length kinda worries me. I had an Eastman m422a 42L and it was only like 27” length which was a pretty traditional look. 29” might work better with modern jeans and pants which are worn lower on the waist, but might look sloppy. Thoughts? Keep in mind in 6’4”
     

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