...so I thought I'd post some pictures and share my Aero experience. I used this forum quite a bit and it helped me choose my jacket and mods. I learnt a lot from the guys that contribute so now I'd like to share my experience and maybe others can benefit from some things I learnt. My first Aero was always going to be a half belt. I loved the workmanship and intricate detail in the bi-swing back of the Half belt Deluxe but a slim fit was key so with Dennys advice I went with a modified Aero Premier Half Belt instead. Other mods were made to the collar, sleeve and yoke seems and I went for a single point yoke instead of a double. Hardware is all brass. I went for the ball and loop pocket zip and D ring buckles on the side adjusters. I originally wanted brown fqhh cxl but at the last minute changed to black, I just thought that would go with more of my clothes and I'm not sure I made the right choice on that, I think this style may have been better suited to brown. But anyway, overall I am pretty happy with my first attempt. I have to say, the craftsmanship is absolutely outstanding, there's not a stitch out of place, it's immaculate. I am picky and it exceeded my expectations, the pictures probably wont do it justice. If I have to be critical it's about the fit. I'd prefer it to be slimmer still. Across the back feels perfect but, for my taste, it feels like there's just a little too much material in the front. I also have the side adjusters as tight as they will go which i'd prefer not to have to do. This jacket dips at the front but I'm wondering if I'd feel more comfortable with an inch extra length on the back, possibly half an inch on the front. I've only had the jacket 3wks so it will be interesting to see how i feel about the fit after 6mths, maybe my opinion will alter slightly. I'd be interested to hear what you guys think of the fit and of the modifications I went for and if anyone has questions about the design or purchasing experience ask away. And thanks again to all those that helped me along the way.