Probably true, but this one one feature I use all the time. I actually sold an Aero board racer because I kept trying to put my hands in pockets that weren’t there.Esthetically, I hate handwarmer pockets on a Type III. It's one of those 80s inventions which should best be forgotten.
Solid advice, exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!I'm actually in the middle of getting a trucker through Thurston right now and was also on the fence between the Maverick and Aero Type III. As someone who owns an absurd amount of trucker jackets in various brands and materials, I'd say go for the Maverick. IMO, you're not really sacrificing anything in terms of quality but the Maverick comes with handwarmer pockets and an insider pocket standard on the jacket. My understanding is Aero won't even add handwarmers which isn't the worst thing on a short style like this but it can definitely be annoying in colder weather.
This style of jacket just isn't my favorite overall. It's weird for me to say that considering I have a leather "denim style" jacket in my Freewheelers roughout version of a Levi's Type III. Everything just aligned in this jacket.
What I will say is that I strongly believe that they look better in roughout or suede than they do in regular grain side leathers.
I have a couple Vanson Cheyennes, they where made for the Japanes market and might have a different pattern, but i fid them a bit baggy and shapeless:
I also have a Lee one which i actually prefer:
As i think it fits more like an original:
If it was me i would look around for a used Lee version, they come up pretty cheap on eBay, we have had a few go through the classifieds as well.
The Vanson ones are cool, but i think the pattern has been changed a lot over the years, as a few members have had them and they all look pretty different from each other.