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My New Aero Ridley D Pocket!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Radz108, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. Radz108

    Radz108 One of the Regulars

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    Hello Fellow TFLers,

    I was browsing the Thurston Bros site (which is a very dangerous thing to do ;)) and saw this stunning Aero Ridley size 38 in Dark Seal Vincenza on the featured Stock page. The measurements looked similar to my Aero Seven in Russet Vicenza which I ordered over the summer. I have been looking for a nice moto cross zip that wasn't black and had no belt. I was initially interested in ordering an Aero Bootlegger until this beauty became available.
    I have received it today and WOW! It looks, smells and feels awesome! I really like the grainiess of this batch of dark seal vicenza. The zippers, D pocket and snaps give it a vintage moto inspired look that isn't too over the top since it does not have epaulettes, a belt and no action back or shoulder gussets. The back is a simple one piece with a kidney panel.
    The quality of leather, stitching etc. is typical Aero quality - one of the best in the market!

    The Fit:
    I was concerned about the fit since the P2P and bottom width was about an inch smaller than my Aero seven. However, Carrie assured me that it should fit fine.
    In a nutshell, the jacket fit is so spot on and snug that it could have been painted on :p!
    Arm length is perfect (I do not ride FYI), shoulder width is perfect (just like my Seven), Chest width is a little more snug than my seven but not noticeable and still comfortable. Where it is noticeable is the drop in width from the chest to the waist. I am able to close it just so and it is quite snug in the waist but not uncomfortable or significantly restricting. Basically, this jacket would force me to at least maintain my current weight because if I gain a few inches, it will not fit.:p I'm currently wearing the jacket as I type this and it is already starting to mold and loosen to my body type and it is already feeling more comfortable than when I initially put it on.

    Here are some pics showing the fit. I was also able to wear a light merino wool turtleneck under it as well...enjoy (PS: don't mind the crappy background - it's already dark outside and I had to take shots indoors;))
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  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    That's awesome!
    Congratulations.
     
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  3. Very nice and looks to be a perfect fit.
    Congrats
    HD
     
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  4. Mark

    Mark Practically Family

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    Beautiful. Love the colour. I would love this for riding if only...
     
  5. barnabus

    barnabus A-List Customer

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    That looks incredible! The fit is perfect, and as you say, you can already see it's molding to fit you - the sleeves look awesome.
     
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  6. A-1

    A-1 One Too Many

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    I love this! It looks superb on you!
     
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  7. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    SCORE!!!!!
     
  8. mendelboaz

    mendelboaz Practically Family

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    That is one STUNNER of a jacket! Well done!

    I gotta ask though, what's up with the fad of all these 'Ridley' 'no-epaulette' J106 jackets? Basically all jackets I see on the Thurston Bros. Instagram account are the 'Ridley J106'. When you've got a jacket style that's all bells-and-whistles, why omit something like the epaulettes? It's like having an A-2 without cargo pockets, or a pair of engineer boots without buckles.
     
  9. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thats a hell of a jacket!
     
  10. Harris HTM

    Harris HTM Practically Family

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    perfect jacket, I love the lining as well. It fits tight, exactly how this jacket is supposed to fit. Perfect buy.
     
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  11. Roma

    Roma A-List Customer

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    Looks like it's been made for you.

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  12. Plumbline

    Plumbline One Too Many

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    Nice .. :)
     
  13. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  14. Fonzie

    Fonzie Practically Family

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    Awesome! Looks great on you.
     
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  15. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

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    Now, that's what would inspire me to buy another jacket!
     
  16. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Absolutely perfect. Couldn't be better in terms of fit and leather - I particularly like the nickel zips and snaps.
     
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  17. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    Very nice acquisition with a fit that appears exemplary. Congratulations.
     
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  18. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Awesome jacket and fit. The brown HH and nickel zips are superb. I'd been considering brown and nickel myself for another project but balked. I think it makes this jacket tho. Outstanding is an understatement!!
     
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  19. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Your jacket rocks
    Your house rocks
    You rock!
     
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  20. Pdxgeo

    Pdxgeo A-List Customer

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    Nailed it again!!! How about some progress shots of that Seven? Its a good thing Carrie didn't bring this one to my fitting or Id probably have bought it myself!!!

    Congrats
     
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