my first post, and my first aero...an older steerhide highwayman.

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by dude, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. dude

    dude New in Town

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    hello there,

    i've been reading a lot of interesting posts about premium leather jackets here. a lot of you guys have helped me to decide to seek out an aero and boys... i'm glad of that. i just now pulled her out of the box (an ebay buy) and tried her on and finally i think i have found the perfect leather jacket. a lovely snug, but not encumbering fit!

    i've had many leathers in my years, always vintage and usually ill fitting. my problem with vintage is that i am a size 44 or a 46. i'm 5' 10" and 210. so, the jackets from the 40s and 50s run pretty snug on me. my highwayman fits great and doesn't have that over-shouldered baggy modern look that i frankly abhor.

    my highwayman is a 46 and appears to be at least 10 or 20 years old. she has a lot of miles on her in the best possible way and an older model label. i read in some of the posting here that the newer aero jackets run bigger? i already want another one and think a horsehide would be fun. so i guess the question would be...would a newer 44 fit me like my older 46 fits me?

    thanks again!
     
  2. Cooperson

    Cooperson One Too Many

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    Welcome to the Lounge and congratulations on your first Aero. One thing you should know though - you're not allowed to post about a new jacket without pictures of you wearing it :)
     
  3. HorseHide

    HorseHide One of the Regulars

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    Dude!
     
  4. B-24J

    B-24J One of the Regulars

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    Aero

    Welcome to the Lounge dude!

    I would suggest measuring your jacket that fits so well and then ask Aero what they suggest as to size.

    John
     
  5. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    Duuuude!
     
  6. majormajor

    majormajor One Too Many

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    Called in at Aero today - Holly kindly explained all the changes to me. Had a quick walk round the workshop - SO many skins! - the place is a HIVE of activity - and such a pleasant, happy bunch of folks! AND I came out out with a very nice Cordovan FQHH Highwayman! Thanks so much, Holly:D:D:D
     
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  7. Cooperson

    Cooperson One Too Many

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    Sweeeet!
     
  8. wdw

    wdw One Too Many

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    Nice. I have the same. Was that picking up an order or an off-the-cuff purchase? Of course, you've got to post pics.
     
  9. Dude?
     
  10. GriffDeLaGriff

    GriffDeLaGriff One Too Many

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    I guess its from the movie "Dude where my car"?

    -duuu-dah!
    -Sa-weeee-tah!
     
  11. HorseHide

    HorseHide One of the Regulars

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    Griff, a man of such refined tastes as yourself should know about The Big Lebowski.
     
  12. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    Touché!
     
  13. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    Dude, before these clowns totally derail your post, let me tell you that you don't have to worry about what size to order. Send them an introductory email, telling them what you want and how you want it to fit. Amanda (Will is now out of the picture) will email you back asking for measurements. After they get your measurements, they will determine what size is the best fit for you and make any necessary adjustments. Simple as that. All you have to do is supply accurate measurements.

    And welcome to the Lounge. PC
     
  14. too much coffee

    too much coffee Practically Family

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    Yo dude!

    Welcome.

    Regards,
    coffee
     
  15. HorseHide

    HorseHide One of the Regulars

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    Not a movie guy, eh? I am resisting the urge to start quoting Joe Pesci's character from Goodfellas (you know, clowns - "I amuse you?"). :D


    BTW - guilty as charged, sorry Dude (it was the name that got me going). And PC's advice is spot on...
     
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  16. GriffDeLaGriff

    GriffDeLaGriff One Too Many

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    Offcourse I know about it, but there were someone in the thread saying "sweet" aswell, thats what threw me off :rolleyes:
     
  17. dude

    dude New in Town

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    thanks, you guys made me feel welcome,

    today i'm off to the local shoe repair shops and tailor shops to try to get the zipper repaired (on the highwayman) ...the zipper works great but the thing you grip is off and the ebay guy i bought it from included it in the package so i guess it's an attachment issue. i tell you, life looks a little brighter when you have a quality leather jacket to throw on before you head out the door! today in hamburg it's a bit overcast and cool and i get around on my gazelle bicycle so the highwayman will be in service for sure...

    btw the dude abides.
     
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  18. HorseHide

    HorseHide One of the Regulars

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    I take comfort in that.
     
  19. armscye

    armscye One of the Regulars

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    Dude, just as a helpful piece of background, on zippers:

    The moving "shoe" of the zipper is called (in English) the slider. These are made in standard sizes numbered from 0 (a doll zipper) up to 10 (heavy leather jackets or luggage). I believe Aero often uses size 5 or 6 zippers. Often the size of the zipper is marked on the back of the slider.

    The slider can be removed from the zipper track-- or reattached-- by prying off a sort of staple at the top of the zipper track called the slider stop. Then the slider simply slides down the teeth to the bottom of the zipper track, and a new stop is crimped in place. A good leather repairman should be able to reattach a slider while you wait.
     
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  20. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    Brilliant. Good luck. You'll fit right in here ;)
     

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