New Aero D-Pocket Ridley-Blackened Brown Vicenza

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by VestCoast, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. VestCoast

    VestCoast Familiar Face

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    Hi all,

    I ordered this Aero D-Pocket Ridley off the Thurston Bros featured stock page a little less than a week ago and got it in the mail today. I was hoping to get some feedback on the fit/appearance. I am leaning towards keeping it, I'm really happy with the lighter weight leather and lining--it extends wear time significantly here in Texas.

    This is my first experience with Vicenza leather and I have been intrigued by the blackened brown for some time. There seems to be very little information on its evolution/aging so if I keep this jacket I'll hope to update in this thread. I'm very happy with the measurements, the body and sleeve length are pretty much where I would have ordered them if I went custom. It's got a little more breathing room than my Sheene, both size 40, but it's most likely due to the leather. It's pretty snug across the shoulders, but I have more mobility than in the Sheene. I think this jacket will break in quite nicely, giving me a little more range of motion.

    Jacket measurements (According to TB, haven't measured the jacket myself):
    Back length--26 inches
    Sleeve length--25.75 inches
    Pit-to-pit--22 inches
    Shoulder--19 inches
    Waist/hem--19.5 inches

    Personal Measurements:
    5' 11"
    180-185 depending on how big/tasty breakfast was

    The work pants I am wearing in the photos have a generous rise, but it's representative of the jeans and pants that I wear normally. The belt I have on in the photos lies pretty much exactly underneath the jacket belt, which I think looks good but may introduce accelerated wear at the waistband lining. I tried to take photos with the jacket zipped/unzipped, cuffs open/closed, the collar button/unbuttoned, and in different light for comparison. Apologize for cell quality pics but thats the only option on hand.

    Thanks for looking, and all feedback is appreciated!

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  2. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Can’t be improved upon. Put a fork in your d pocket quest. You’re done!
    IH wip cord trousers? I like those too.
     
  3. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Yep, seconded. Literally nothing you can do to improve on this, @VestCoast .
     
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  4. Psant25

    Psant25 A-List Customer

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    Looks great man congrats!
     
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  5. jay_cali

    jay_cali New in Town

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    Hard to find a stock jacket that fits. shoulders looks little big like 0.25", but should be fine after you break it in.
     
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  6. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    You're leaning towards keeping it? With a fit like that, you'd be nuts to not keep it! Helluva nice-looking jacket.
     
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  7. Lebowski

    Lebowski Practically Family

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    Superb jacket!
     
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  8. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    Good.
     
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  9. ai00344

    ai00344 One of the Regulars

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    Keep!
     
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  10. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Practically Family

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    I can,t see what not to like about the fit
     
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  11. Good fit. Congrats
    HD
     
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  12. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    It looks fantastic, but I’d take off the belt.
     
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  13. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    12th in line for thumbs up. Sorta jealous.
     
  14. coloradorider

    coloradorider One of the Regulars

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    Looks great. It's a keeper.
     
  15. VestCoast

    VestCoast Familiar Face

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    Thanks! Have been admiring D-pockets from a distance for far too long, really happy to be able to put one on. The pants are indeed IH whipcord work pants, got lucky and found a pair pre-hemmed on the IH outlet in my size. I'm usually more of a jeans guy but these have really been growing on me.
     
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  16. VestCoast

    VestCoast Familiar Face

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone! I've been wearing the jacket all evening and I really like it. Even if I went full custom there isn't much I would want to change. I was a little iffy on the OD stitching, but I think I'm warming up to it. It looks good with both black and brown, so it complements the teacore nature of this leather well.

    I think I will wear the jacket without the belt most of the time. I'm a fan of the belted look, but it's kind of a hassle, especially when the belt end is dangling around.
     
  17. ksozay

    ksozay Practically Family

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    Love it!

    Have the same jacket, great choice!!


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  18. Fonzie

    Fonzie Practically Family

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    Best fit I’ve seen on a Ridley.
    100% keeper.
     
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  19. Bennarion

    Bennarion Practically Family

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    A nice jacket with a perfect fit for you. Everything is perfect.
     
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  20. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    On the Money!
     
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