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My Aero 1930s Half Belt

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Jwag, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Jwag

    Jwag Familiar Face

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    Hey everyone. I finally took some half decent pictures of my new Aero jacket. I posted some pictures in other threads but thought this deserves its own being that it's such a significant investment for me. This is my second Aero and by far my favorite. I believe this is what they call the "Slim Fit". I ordered it through Thurston Bros in May and got it a month later. All brass hardware, OD stitching and Buchanon Blue tartan. The color is very dark brown FQHH. Crafted by Julie Leitch. I want your opinions on the fit. Personally I think the fit is perfect for me. It is tighter in the chest and shoulders than my other Aero which is good because I don't have a lot of meat on my bones!

    Back length was specified as 24". It measures 23.25" which is great.
    Sleeve length is 24.5"
    For reference I'm 5 feet 4" and 115 pounds soaking wet.

    I've worn it everyday around the house since Tuesday. DSC_0035_01 (800x533).jpg DSC_0037 (800x533).jpg DSC_0036_01 (800x533).jpg DSC_0031_01 (567x800).jpg DSC_0034 (560x800).jpg DSC_0032 (547x800).jpg
     
  2. Jägernaut

    Jägernaut A-List Customer

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    Thats a stunning shade of brown. I like the fit.
     
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  3. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    That's great - you did a great job with the measurements - it is not always easy to get a leather jacket to fit so well at your height.
     
  4. Guppy

    Guppy One Too Many

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    You did very well.
     
  5. willyto

    willyto Practically Family

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    Fantastic fit and such a rich colour! It looks great with a tee and you can also layer under it anyway.
     
  6. El Marro

    El Marro Practically Family

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    That’s some of the nicest brown CXL I have seen in a while. Fit looks good to me, now you just need to wear the “new” out of it. Enjoy!
     
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  7. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Perfect fit, lovely CXL, man...it's a done deal, slam dunk...excellent in every way imaginable!
     
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  8. Superfluous

    Superfluous Call Me a Cab

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    Gorgeous jacket and great fit. Other than that, it sucks.
     
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  9. Peacoat

    Peacoat My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Color is fantastic. A very rich and dark brown. I think I like that better than my standard brown Aeros. Well done.
     
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  10. hondurasdave47

    hondurasdave47 One of the Regulars

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    Perfect! Well done.
     
  11. MondoFW

    MondoFW A-List Customer

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    Brother, I feel you with the height and weight thing. I'm a very thin man, and the most common deal breaker on jackets is the shoulder width. Every time! Mission success on this jacket, by the way. But why do I feel like you already knew it was excellent and you just had to show off? ;)
     
  12. Looks great..!!
     
  13. Carlos840

    Carlos840 One Too Many

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    That's a very nice shade of CXL and a great fit!
    Well done.
     
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  14. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Lovely red undertones in that jacket, great stuff. The lining works especially well with that shade. I need to et off me bum and sell a few jackets so I can get onto the 30s hb project I have in mind....
     
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  15. sweetfights

    sweetfights Practically Family

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    I hope mine turns out that nice. But mine will be steer/black.
    Again- that is a lifetime keeper.
     
  16. Jerry Cornelius

    Jerry Cornelius New in Town

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    Beautiful jacket. Great colour & bang-on fit.
     
  17. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Beautiful jacket. I would always advise first-time Aero buyers to go with brown Horween (CXL or FQHH) - you're guaranteed to love the results.
     
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  18. Cooperson

    Cooperson One Too Many

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    Stunning hide, can’t beat a 30’s half belt, enjoy!
     
  19. bvinh

    bvinh New in Town

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    I'm your height. I'm amazed that you pulled this off so well. A 30's half-belt makes me look so short. Well done!
     
  20. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd Call Me a Cab

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    Perfect fit goes without saying...but that colour....wow!

    I’ve never seen the Aero brown look that rich...I mean its always been a gorgeous colour but this is next level...

    Do we know if this is just a one off batch or did they change something?
     

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