My grail jacket!? Aero Premier Highwayman tumbled brown FQHH

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by AlexB, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. AlexB

    AlexB One of the Regulars

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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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  2. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    Looks great! IMO it looks looser in the chest than I would prefer for myself, but really it looks fantastic and obviously this makes it better for layering. Very nice.
     
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  3. I think it looks great AlexB.
    Congrats
     
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  4. Darylh

    Darylh New in Town

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    Perfect fit
     
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  5. Bennarion

    Bennarion One Too Many

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    Perfect fit
    Congrats
     
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  6. torfjord

    torfjord Practically Family

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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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  7. Fonzie

    Fonzie Practically Family

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    Perfect in every possible way, congrats.
     
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  8. thor

    thor One Too Many

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    Nailed it!:cool:
    PERFECT in every way and great mods. Grail jacket indeed!
     
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  9. JMax

    JMax Call Me a Cab

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  10. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Perfect. Jacket... tick. Now get out of here while you still can.
     
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  11. BloodEagle

    BloodEagle New in Town

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    Absolutely superb fit, lovely jacket.
     
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  12. ai00344

    ai00344 One of the Regulars

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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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  13. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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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!!
     
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  14. Darkjedi007

    Darkjedi007 New in Town

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    Awesome jacket and amazing fit!!
     
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  15. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Well Done!
     
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  16. Will Zach

    Will Zach One of the Regulars

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    This leather may be the best I ever saw at FL. Wow.
     
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  17. Psant25

    Psant25 A-List Customer

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    Great fit! Looks like more pull up and less red/purple than my recent tumbled brown
     
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  18. Dphillip

    Dphillip Familiar Face

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    Congratulations!
    Looks fantastic!
     
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  19. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Looks incredible, Congratulations!
    Now get out there and wear that thing. It’ll really look the part with creases and burnished parts :).
     
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  20. AlexB

    AlexB One of the Regulars

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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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