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My grail jacket!? Aero Premier Highwayman tumbled brown FQHH

AlexB

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The title says it all. Aero jacket #3 has just made it home and I’m more than satisfied with its outcome. For the first time I went through the highly recommended Thurston Bros fitting process (See discussion related to the fit jacket here) and included learnings from my other two jackets (Boardracer and Ridley) to specify something that’s for my personal taste close to perfection.

The PHWY grabbed my attention when I was looking for something less “biker”, but still classy. Honestly, it was also @ton312 who convinced me with his (former) midnight blue PHWY that this jacket is a great combination of edginess and classic design.

I will come up with a more detailed review later, but wanted to post some pictures fresh out of the box before.

Some specifications first:
- PHWY size 44, 2 inch drop towards bottom
- tumbled brown FQHH (I asked for “not too grainy, medium brown and substantial thickness”, as Carrie said “a solid challenge for the cutter”)
- Angled chest pocket as on Halfbelt
- Double D-Ring cinches
- Classic Highwayman back yoke
- And what I like best, the rivets normally required with the Hookless zipper, combined with an easier to operate Talon zipper

I have never handled a comparable leather. It’s waxy, soft, thick, marbled, grainy - everything I could ask for.
Thanks for all the helpful input on my fit jacket. Again a joint effort of you guys, Carrie and experience from my past orders.
Enough words, now pictures!

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torfjord

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Wow! Aero really outdone themselves with this one. Perfect fit and I’m just drooling over the leather, such a nice marbled color! I like your modifications as well. Congratulations!


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ai00344

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I’m definitely stealing the rivets with talon zipper mod. Love the hookless look but they scare the sh!t out of me!
 
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Absolutely stunning Alex. The fit is spot on perfect and that leather is whatever tier is ABOVE God tier. Horween has been punching out some stellar looking CXL of late and this has to be the most appealing brown I’ve seen in quite some time. Gorgeous!!
 

AlexB

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Thanks for all the positive feedback! I can't wait to wear that thing. I had a really hard time this morning putting on a suit and leaving home without the jacket.
The leather is really different from my other two CXL FQHH jackets. It feels more like the leather on my Redwing Blacksmith Copper Rough & Tough, almost like dough, so waxy! :D
Unfortunately, I am pain in the ass when it comes to purchases of any kind and always try to find this one thing that annoys me, but with this jacket there is really nothing I could imagine to be better.
 

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