My new Aero B3 15mm

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Zach, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. Zach

    Zach New in Town

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    Hello everyone,

    First post here.
    So I've finally received my Aero b3 jacket with a 15mm Redskin Sheepskin.
    I've been wearing it for everyday for the past week and I am absolutely in love with it. Such a pleasure to walk around in it and people love seeing it, I had an Airport security guy in London and a border police officer in Spain both compliment the jacket so you know it must be special.
    Been thinking about it for at least a year and recently decided to pull the trigger and get it, no regrets whatsoever. Aero customer service has been great and really did went that extra mile to get me what I want. Can't wait to see how it'll look in 5 years.

    I attach some pictures :)

    Zach

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  2. Welcome to the forum. Nice fit. Beautiful B3..!!
     
  3. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    Nice B3. Welcome aboard.
     
  4. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Hi, cracking jacket you have there, dog's nice as well.
     
  5. seres

    seres A-List Customer

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    Beautiful B-3 and good first post... Welcome! I've also thought that if I bought an Aero B-3 I would request the 15 mm fleece, too. Thanks for the pictures!
     
  6. Zach

    Zach New in Town

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    Thanks,
    In my research before buying the jacket i've figured out that the 22mm is ideal in temperatures less than 0 degrees Celsius.. Since I spend my time mostly in Ireland and Spain I wont have as many opportunities to wear it. Ended up going for the 15mm since it's pretty much ideal in the coldest weather in both locations. Don't regret it!
     
  7. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    I’ve seen 12,15,18,22 mm shearling options. Can anyone weigh in on what (if any) was the official thickness specs? I seem to remember Eastman saying the B6 was only spec’d in 12.
     
  8. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    Didn't different bits have different thicknesses?
    I think i read that they were a combination...

    Found it! (From Charles at HPA)

    "The original wartime B-3 jackets had three different depths of wool: the body, the collar and sleeves, and the cuffs and wind flap. There can be found some vintage B-3's with cuff wool a bit longer than the specified 1/4", but the wind flaps are consistently on spec. at 1/4", the sleeves and collar 1/2", and the body 3/4", with 1" being employed on the earlier examples."
     
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  9. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    Nice
     
  10. Peacoat

    Peacoat I'll Lock Up

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    You got a good fit; it is a special jacket. I love it. Love your Alsatian as well. I have had two of them—excellent dogs. Some say they are the smartest of all breeds. My first one was the smartest dog, by far, of any I have had.

    Welcome to the Lounge, BTW.
     
  11. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    It sure looks good as do you in it! Welcome.
     
  12. Zach

    Zach New in Town

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    Thank you buddy, it’s a German Shepherd
     
  13. trialsallday

    trialsallday One of the Regulars

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    Looks great man. I have a seal Aero B-3, and yesterday took delivery of a roughwear eastman B-3
    Now I got the best of both worlds!
     
  14. Peacoat

    Peacoat I'll Lock Up

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    Sorry, I thought you were in GB. There the German Shepards are called Alsatians. Something about some prior wars.
     
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  15. Zach

    Zach New in Town

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    Oh haha, didn’t know that but definitely makes sense!
     
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  16. Deacon211

    Deacon211 Practically Family

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    Welcome! That jacket looks great on you.

    Love your Freedom Shepard too!

    (J/K, I didn’t know that about Alsatians either. )


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  17. Zach

    Zach New in Town

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    Enjoying every day with it 511E20E8-71A2-4A95-A8F8-AFA907745C03.jpeg
     
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  18. Worf

    Worf I'll Lock Up

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    Nice... Fits well. Enjoy!

    Worf
     
  19. Dumpster Diver

    Dumpster Diver Practically Family

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    Nice One!!!
     
  20. koteo

    koteo New in Town

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    Hi @Zach ! I'm Spanish living in Dublin.

    Do you think that for Dublin will be a good option buying a b3? I mean, here it rains quite often and the umbrellas don't work very well due the wind...

    15mm thick is not the default option for the b3, right? Where I could find it?

    One more question if you don't mind....

    My size I think it is 42. I'm only 170cm tall, chest 105 cm, but I'm afraid that the jacket won't fit very good on me, as my arms are short, etc etc.. What do you think?

    Thanks.
     

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