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My Aero B-6 Arrived

powersci

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I've been debating picking up a shearling aviator jacket for awhile. I had purchased an Avirex B-3, but I wasn't happy with the cut, fit, or quality of the shearling. I returned it and came to The Fedora Lounge to look at what others had purchased. After seeing Gancho's Aero B-6, I knew I had to get one. The cut of the jacket, style, the color, and thickness of the shearling were solid for me. I contacted Wade and Carrie at Insurrection Performance/Thurston Brothers and they sent me a fit jacket right away. I normally wear a size 38 in all my jackets, 15" dress shirts, and slim-fit small sportshirts. When I got the fit jacket, I was a bit nervous because the 38 was really tight. But, Wade assured me the fit on the B-6 would be fine. He even got me in contact with another customer who was able to provide his measurements. I ultimately decided on the size 38 and Wade took the rest of my measurements. I ordered the jacket at the end of April.

Only 5 weeks after the order, Carrie let me know the jacket would be arriving soon. I was pinched on a vacation deadline and didn't want the jacket to arrive with no one home to sign for it. I talked with Carrie and she was able to get me the jacket before I left (a big thank you to that!). The jacket arrived at work and the office staff was eager to see my new jacket---I didn't stop talking about it after I ordered it.

I am extremely pleased with the result: the fit is spot-on, the shearling is the perfect thickness, and the cut/style is exactly what I wanted. Now, I begin the countdown to winter...okay, not so much. But, I'm looking forward to wearing at the end of this year.

And, without further ado, here are some pics! Sorry in advance for the grainy quality. My camera was almost dead. I can take more pics this weekend if anyone has requests.

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I just had to put on a hat and sunglasses to make the look:
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Vespizzare

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Looks like "the Hawk" has met it's match. I agree, the best quality is almost always the best value. Sounds like an easy transaction with the test jacket, etc. Wear it in the best... P.S. If you don't leave this BB immediately, you'll be thinking about another jacket soon.
 
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Smithy

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Looks the absolute bee's knees, fit looks bang on from here too.

Bit of a bugger that you're going into summer over there though - bad timing ;)
 

Davy Crockett

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UK
Congratulations, great jacket and looks a excellent fit, I've had an Aero B6 for a number of years and they keep getting better with each year!

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Stand By

One Too Many
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Now that's what I call a first post ! Thanks for posting and welcome to the FL ...
Great jacket and fit. It'll get a lot of wear in Chicago this Fall and Winter - and I'm sure you'll both be very happy together. :) Money well spent.
 

bn1966

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One cool jacket and such a swell fit. Nice score...well worth the $$$$. A very useful weight shearling that will give great service.
 

powersci

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Nice jacket. Perfect fit. Wish we had cold enough weather to wear one of those.

Thank you! And be careful what you wish for!

P.S. If you don't leave this BB immediately, you'll be thinking about another jacket soon.

Oh, I already have that problem. I'm already eyeing an Aero A-2. But, I should let my bank account recover first!

Bit of a bugger that you're going into summer over there though - bad timing ;)

After the winter we had, I am okay having to wait to wear this beauty! I think our past winter was 4th for most number of sub-zero degree days.

Now that's what I call a first post !

Thanks! I've been lurking for a while now. I figured I better come in with a bang. What better way to do it than with pics of my new B-6?

Thank you all for your comments on how well it fits! The fit is what I was most concerned about when ordering. You've all unknowingly helped me in some way through this forum.
 

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