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.