My first jacket worthy of this lounge, just joined - AERO!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by MOTO, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. MOTO

    MOTO Banned

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    New here. Just got my very first "custom" jacket this morning! (it was custom made for somebody else, but it's still custom! I got it used.) Aero 1930's Half Belt, size 42, (Black?) Vicenza Italian Horsehide Leather!

    Um . . . WOW! I'm 42 and so is my chest. It took my entire life to move up to this level of attire. I've been frugally trying to cheap out thus far, but this jacket just flipped the scripts!

    It's not just the leather - it has SOUL, I effin' swear. As soon as I donned the mahf-k, it was OVER. This is a grail jacket, and I think I got lucky with the fit. I've never had high-arm-holes before, but my pits are loving the cozy cuddling. It doesn't look black to me. It looks like a very dark (seal?) brown. The olive colored stitching could be throwing my color-senses off, but next to other black leather, this jacket could be much more blacker.

    Here's a fit pic of the new hide! (6' tall, 183 lbs, 42" chest, 34-36" waist) I'm wearing a semi-thin fleece hoody under it:

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  2. MET

    MET A-List Customer

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    Nice jacket and perfect fit. But smoking ruins the magic. ;)
     
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  3. MOTO

    MOTO Banned

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    Thanks! Smoking in the jacket "christens" it for me! :D
     
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  4. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Looks great.
    Congratulations!
     
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  5. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    Nice....your waist does not look anywhere near a 36...
     
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  6. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    Welcome to the Lounge! Jacket fits as if it was made for you, spot on! Congratulations and wear it in good health!
     
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  7. MOTO

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    Thanks! I wear a 34 waist in Levis, but 36 in Carhartts, so maybe 35? I feel like a fat whore...
     
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  8. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

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    Good choice, looks perfect on you, and smoking is cool, no matter what people say :D
     
  9. Worf

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    Like the jacket and the pics! Congrats.

    Worf
     
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  10. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Yeah that's a great fit. Welcome to the Lounge!
     
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  11. Cooperson

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    Great find, great fit, somehow I doubt it will be your last Aero. Welcome to the lounge.
     
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  12. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Great pics, and I know what you mean about the Aero. Wait'll you see it five or ten years down the line. Welcome aboard.
     
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  13. bobm

    bobm A-List Customer

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    Yep, nice jacket and the fit is spot on.
     
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  14. Peacoat

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    You got a very good fit for your first jacket. That Vicenza hide is the business. It may well be a seal brown as they have that shade in the Vicenza. It is a great color. If it is truly black, it should be black. Or it may be that their tea core black has some brown in it. Don't know as I have never seen a tea core. Some of our other members who have had the tea core will know.

    Carhartts are closely fitted. With a 34" waist I am surprised you can wear a size 36 in the Carhartt. I go up two sizes so they aren't so tight.

    Welcome to the Lounge.
     
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  15. bobm

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    Smoking is so, so not cool for a bunch of well known and obvious reasons. And you don't have to work at a cancer hospital - as I do, to understand that.
     
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  16. What has this got to do with his jacket..?? I don't smoke any more..but must some of us scold someone as if they were a child..??
     
  17. ButteMT61

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    Great jacket! And yes, let's leave the jabs at smoking elsewhere. Certainly a grown man knows all there is to know about what he's doing.
    Enjoy the (first) jacket!
     
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  18. bobm

    bobm A-List Customer

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    Well, I am assuming this was meant for me and I am not scolding or lecturing anyone, whether someone chooses to smoke or not is their business. I was simply responding to someone saying (jokingly) that smoking is cool. Because it ain't.

    Bartender Edit: Ok, and by this point, everyone's had a fair shot at this one: time to leave it alone and stick to the main issue: the leather.
     
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  19. technovox

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    You might have an earlier version of the Vicenza Dark Seal. From what I understand, the earlier run of the Vicenza "Dark Seal" hides typically looked almost black. At least my Dustbowl is like that. It looks black, until I put it next to a truly black leather jacket. My Dustbowl is just now getting some brown highlights showing through. Later runs of the Dark Seal Vicenza had a bit more of a saturated brown. Looks great on you!
     
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  20. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    great fit and cool pictures!
     
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