My new Aero Two Tone J106 in FQHH

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by mendelboaz, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. mendelboaz

    mendelboaz Practically Family

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    First of all, a huge shout out to Carrie and Wade from Thurston Bros. for helping me acquire this bad boy. Their service was excellent, and they answered my sometimes tedious questions without any sign of annoyance. Carrie and Wade, keep up the good work. Your company is one of the best out there.

    I live in Europe so you might wonder why I didn't go through Aero directly. At first, I was planning on getting a 38-1711-p in the new Seal Vicenza, which required me to order through Thurston Bros. After a few weeks, I realized I was in desperate need of a classic D-pocket jacket and the J106 was screaming for my affection. So I got that one instead. I was going for a Buco J-24 repro, but soon I fell in love with the Two Tone version so I went with that. The result is one damned fine jacket.

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  2. mendelboaz

    mendelboaz Practically Family

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    Here are the specs:

    +J106 in Two Tone FQHH (black + brown, standard pattern with one change: brown epaulettes)
    +size 38
    +26" sleeve length
    +24.5" back length (IMO these jackets are meant to be cut shorter than a cafe racer and I think the length worked out perfectly)
    +brown contrast stitching
    +mixed hardware
    +classic gold Aero label
    +shoulder gussets
    +black corduroy strip at bottom hem
    +black moleskin sleeve lining
    +brown corduroy pocket lining
    +Ramsay Blue Ancient "Strome weight" tartan body lining

    The fit feels great... This is exactly how my Schott 618 fit me when I first got it, and that one has broken in wonders:

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    The FQHH is beautiful. I have to say I like the CXL steerhide on my HWM a lot better (so thick, juicy, luscious, oily... the FQHH feels kind of thin and dry in comparison). But the FQHH sample I got from Aero has aged beautifully so I have no doubt this jacket will too.
     
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  3. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Wow !!!!!!
     
  4. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Great jacket and review. Thanks for taking the time to do it. My only complaint is you wore a shirt.
     
  5. mendelboaz

    mendelboaz Practically Family

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    Thanks gents! Nick, making me LOL so hard man. :D
     
  6. Cooperson

    Cooperson One Too Many

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    Wow, that's what you call making a statement! Great fit too, enjoy!
     
  7. pawineguy

    pawineguy One Too Many

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    Beautiful jacket and fit. Congrats on a terrific purchase.
     
  8. wdw

    wdw One Too Many

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    Very sharp indeed.
     
  9. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    Love that two tone. Very sharp jacket and a great fit. Well done, sir!
     
  10. Bunyip

    Bunyip Call Me a Cab

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    One of my all time favorite jackets, looks fantastic on you, well done.
     
  11. Redshoes51

    Redshoes51 One of the Regulars

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    WOW is RIGHT!!!

    Great looking jacket!!

    You wear it well!!!

    ~shoes~
     
  12. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Very sharp jacket. The two-tone really sets it apart from the crowd.
     
  13. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Superb fit. I've had my eye on this model since it came out - I intend to order mine when the time comes in black fqhh, with shiny brass hardware. Cracking design. Do Aero include the belt as a standard part of the order?
     
  14. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Superb. Sharp. Bold. Man, this jacket's gonna turn some heads...

    Also, I know it's new but it already looks like you've been wearing it for quite some time. Which is good, of course.

    Edward; Yep, belt included.
     
  15. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Great fit!

    It's a busy jacket with the lapels, D pocket plus the 2 tone and I think it could be "too much" for a lot of people but you look really natural in it.
     
  16. mendelboaz

    mendelboaz Practically Family

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    Thank you for all the very kind words, gents! It is a very busy jacket indeed, many people around here seem to prefer a cafe racer or half belt design. I love the simplicity of my Schott 641HH and Aero Highwayman, but the Perfecto style really speaks to me... That may be because I am a youngster and a rebel.

    If you want to see busy, check out my Langlitz... Total of 10 pockets, shoulder, elbow & back padding, Sam Browne belt with shoulder strap...

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    Monitor, I have been wearing the jacket every day, all-day, even in the house :) so you're definitely on to something there!
     
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  17. Bunyip

    Bunyip Call Me a Cab

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    Love them both is that the padded pocket Columbia? Also, goat or cow? Looks great.
     
  18. mendelboaz

    mendelboaz Practically Family

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    Thanks! It's the padded pocket columbia in goat. Jacket fits a lot tighter than it did when I got it back in January. Langlitz is super great to deal with... Outstanding customer service and very kind people.
     
  19. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Odd how something as simple as hardware colour can change the feel of the whole jacket...
     
  20. garzo

    garzo One of the Regulars

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    Man, you look dynamite! Fantastic jacket and fit.
     

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