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My First Leather Jacket Journey

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Sree, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Sree

    Sree New in Town

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    @Fanch: you got me back into thinking again. I looked at this photo and it appears of too much slanting on the pocket, then we are speaking of both sides in my case.

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  2. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    This revised plan looks to be perfect. The slanted chest zips give it a bit of edge which is cool as do the sleeve zip placements. This is a winner. Please share the finished product and try to savor the agonizing wait period that comes to a bittersweet end when you finally get to wear it.
     
  3. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    The angle is a bit steeper on a half belt. You're jacket will have them only slightly cat-eyed.
     
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  4. BobJ

    BobJ Practically Family

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    Was about to say the same thing. The slanted pockets will add a bit of pizzaz, and look like this:

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  5. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    This is all great but just a tip from an old hand. Don't try for perfection - it's impossible. Just aim for the best you can for now. There's, I would estimate, a 90% chance this experience will provide you with better ideas for your next jacket, since first jackets are rarely the ones we settle down with.
     
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  6. walds11

    walds11 New in Town

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    Bumping this old thread.

    @Shree: I’m looking at getting my first leather jacket and it will most likely be an Aero Seven. Can you post updates on the finished product and how it’s been treating you?
     
  7. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I really like the Aero 7 design.
    Here is a shot of mine:
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  8. walds11

    walds11 New in Town

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    Nice! What type of leather? Color? What type of collar?
     
  9. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    This was black CXL Horsehide with the standard Highwayman collar. If I were to order again, I'd go August collar with smaller neckhole/ slightly wider sleeves/ longer main zipper.
     
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  10. KPDarb

    KPDarb New in Town

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    Hello for the first time, TFL. Figured I'd start in an established thread in lieu of generating yet another "my first aero" thread. I have been lurking for a few weeks now that i've discovered TFL is the place to discuss leather jackets including areo. In that time, I've put together [90%] what i would like to do with my first order and am curious of your feedback regarding a specific point, in particular.

    The question I pose you you is: those of you with experience handling/owning Vicenza and goatskin jackets, what are you impressions?

    I am on the fence between dark seal Vicenza and seal goatskin for my Sheene. The jacket will be for causal use and riding is not a consideration in its design.

    Also, as many pictures as possible of Sheene/Seven make ups is most welcome regardless of spec and leather. Appreciating others well worn jackets has been most enjoyable!
     

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