My first Aero CXFQHH - fit and a few questions

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Riu, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. Riu

    Riu Practically Family

    Messages:
    697
    Location:
    UK
    My Aero has arrived today!

    First of all the smell is fantastic and the leather looks and feels amazing!

    I was worried about the fit as the sleeves seemed a bit long from my measurements but actually, they're just right.

    I wanted to ask if the jacket will get a bit roomier in time?

    I can wear it with a t-shirt perfectly, I've tried it with a sweater on top and it's pretty tight at the shoulders.

    I'm a bit worried about the back that only folds in the middle as seen in the picture. Will that soften up? The jacket's still quite stiff although it started to break in before I bought it.

    What are your opinions?

    IMG_5052.JPG

    IMG_5047.JPG IMG_5048.JPG
    IMG_5054.JPG
     
    Guppy, JacketFit08, Jarman and 18 others like this.
  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    9,230
    Location:
    SoCal
    The jacket fits you very well!
    Cxl will soften in time, but that space in the back won’t go away. It seems to be where the jacket sits on your hips. It looks great unzipped IMO, and that should fix the issue if you wear it that way.
     
    sweetfights, Vezio and Riu like this.
  3. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    4,418
    Location:
    London
    That's a really nice jacket, great fit too.
    The only way the jacket will get roomier is if you loose weight/become smaller...
    The leather will relax a bit here and there, the elbows will stretch a bit, the pits will loosen, but the jacket will not become "roomier".
    If you can't fit a jumper underneath today, you won't magically be able to fit a jumper in a month.

    The back will break better as the leather softens, i would not worry about that.
    You did well, enjoy it.
     
  4. Bfd70

    Bfd70 My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Messages:
    3,011
    Location:
    Chicago
    The curse of leather jackets. If they look good with a t you cant move in a sweater. If you can move in a sweater they look sloppy with a t.
     
  5. jeo

    jeo Practically Family

    Messages:
    641
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Fit looks spot on.

    Horsehide typically doesn’t stretch much at all. If it does it will be ever so slightly in the very high stress points like the elbow.

    From the pictures it looks like a J-100 type of design that doesn’t have side panels that allow for contouring to the shape of your back/hips. The back panel should relax a bit, but it will always kind of bulge out like that.
     
    Riu likes this.
  6. ykurtz

    ykurtz One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    276
    Location:
    Idaho Falls, ID
    Nice jacket.

    My experience: If you wear the jacket, say, once a week for a few hours, it will take years before the jacket 'breaks in'. I've had an Aero Barnstormer in CXL Horsehide for seven years and it STILL is not broken in. I recommend you wear the jacket as much as possible for as long as possible to get it broken in. Like a pair of faded, worn in jeans, the softness and 'lived in' look is something that has to be earned. Try not to succumb to any quick fix approaches like throwing it wet into the dryer with tennis balls, etc. Good Luck!
     
  7. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    4,418
    Location:
    London
    Curse with an easy solution though, it just means you need at least two leather jackets...
     
    Edward, El Marro, jonbuilder and 9 others like this.
  8. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    4,018
    Damn that's a great fit, like it was made for you. This is the kind of fit others accomplish after having 5 jackets custom made for them. Is this also the jacket you wanted to have shortened? If it is, you've saved yourself some money because this is perfect as is.

    I wouldn't worry about the extra material in the back. This is perfectly normal for this pattern (the jacket not not having side panels).

    You did good, congrats.
     
    sweetfights and Riu like this.
  9. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    9,230
    Location:
    SoCal
    If you really want it softer quickly, throw it in a hot bath for an hour and wear it on and off while it dries. CXL can totally handle it.
     
    Riu likes this.
  10. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,558
    Location:
    Sweden
    Fit looks great in your pictures! But only you know how it feels to wear it.

    It won’t stretch to become bigger or more comfortable with time. If it’s not comfortable now, it won’t become comfortable ever.

    That bunching in the back looks like it’s caused by the bottom hem being a little too tight. That won’t go away either. But it might become less pronounced as the CXL softens up with time. It does soften up quite substantially rather quickly in my experience.

    Bottom line, it looks great in pictures! If it feels as good as it looks, this is definitely a keeper.
     
    Ayeteael and Riu like this.
  11. Riu

    Riu Practically Family

    Messages:
    697
    Location:
    UK
    Thank you! I thought so, it's heavy and stiff indeed, gotta get used to it :D
     
    sweetfights likes this.
  12. ton312

    ton312

    Messages:
    13,421
    Location:
    Chicago
    Looks fantastic!
     
    Riu likes this.
  13. Riu

    Riu Practically Family

    Messages:
    697
    Location:
    UK
    Thank you, I've tried it again and I can move relatively ok with a jumper, probably I'm not used to have such heavy and thick leather around my body
     
  14. Riu

    Riu Practically Family

    Messages:
    697
    Location:
    UK
    Haha got me there, I'll keep that in mind
     
  15. Riu

    Riu Practically Family

    Messages:
    697
    Location:
    UK
    Thank you! I really like it, just a few concerns
     
  16. Riu

    Riu Practically Family

    Messages:
    697
    Location:
    UK
    Maybe I'll try that in the summer
     
  17. Riu

    Riu Practically Family

    Messages:
    697
    Location:
    UK
    Thank you Marc, that's the one indeed. I'm glad I eventually decided to leave it like this as I thought I would try it first.

    I also had a custom jacket made in the past and it was really bad with all the measurements I gave them.
     
    Marc mndt likes this.
  18. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    4,018
    Do you think a wider bottom hem would fix 'the problem'? I thought this was inherent to the pattern, just having front and back panels (no side panels)
    Here you see the exact same issue although the bottom hem is almost too wide.
    82CA962B-3097-4BF1-8186-41181B95F2B1.jpeg

    Adding side panels does the trick, like with this Thedi.
    2221A3E5-A4E0-4694-B5B9-C4437E823C10.jpeg

    But those side panels make the jacket look more feminine imo. Therefore I prefer the classic pattern.
     
  19. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    4,418
    Location:
    London
    Mine has a different break, it V to the sides more like a Vanson does:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Riu

    Riu Practically Family

    Messages:
    697
    Location:
    UK
    I'll wear it for a few days and see how it feels after my body adjust with this type of jacket, I wore it for some time already and it starts to feel better...and I had the jumper on
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.