New Aero Hooch Hauler and Broken in Premier Halfbelt

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Radz108, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Radz108

    Radz108 One of the Regulars

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    Just received my modified Aero Hooch Hauler today :)!
    Specs
    1. Midnight Blue CXL FQHH - smells wonderful, beautiful variations in tone ranging for black, dark gray, blue and dark green depending on the light and how it creases.
    2. Black stitching with black buttons - did not want contrast stitching this time. Wanted it to blend in with the jacket
    3. Isle of Sky tartan - brings out the blue and green hues in the leather. Dark blue cotton sateen sleeves
    4. Simple brown Aero leather clothing label
    5. Throat latch
    6. Coin pocket
    7. Nickel hardware for that cool pop against the midnight blue leather
    8. Reduced the hem diameter by 1 inch for a snugger fit at the hips/waist
    I love the vintage/aviator vibe this cross zip has imho and the elaborate back is stunning:)! I can't wait for this jacket to break in and mold to me. Im excited to see the color variations in the patina as it develops. IMHO I feel this leather could give the venerated CXL cordovan a run for its money in depth of patina development.

    On to the pics....
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    Here is my Premier Halfbelt in CXL Cordovan FQHH
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    Radz
     
  2. Two more great fits. Beautiful jackets..!!
    HD
     
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  3. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    The midnight blue jacket is extremely nice.
     
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  4. Mich486

    Mich486 Practically Family

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    Love them both especially the premier haflbelt, one of the best Aeros I’ve seen in a while.


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  5. barnabus

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    My goodness @Radz108, they both look fantastic. The midnight blue is something else.
     
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  6. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Two stellar jackets -- well done!
     
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  7. Robbie79

    Robbie79 A-List Customer

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    Very good choices, fit of both is perfect! Congrats!
     
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  8. ProteinNerd

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    Both REALLY NICE!

    So by looking at the throat latch on the HH, the Midnight CXL isn’t dyed all the way through?
     
  9. Lebowski

    Lebowski Practically Family

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    Cordovan is my favorite of Aeros, very nice looking!
     
  10. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Superb! The fit on both is perfect but I have to say, that midnight hooch hauler is just beyond incredible. That’s the best looking shade of midnight I’ve seen. Gorgeous jackets!
    Is the HB on the Hooch a two tone brown? It looks like a subtle contrast brown in the pics. Just a gorgeous jacket.
    Now if you’ll excuse me I have to try and reattach my jaw, which hit the floor when I opened this thread.
     
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  11. Mich486

    Mich486 Practically Family

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    I don’t think any of Aero’s horween hide is.


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  12. Mandarin

    Mandarin One of the Regulars

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    Fantastic fit!
     
  13. breezer

    breezer Practically Family

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    good fit pics, but the sleeves on that Hooch Hauler are 2" too long
     
  14. Mich486

    Mich486 Practically Family

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    2” would probably be too much but I would personally take 1” off myself.

    The cuffs and sleeves in general on the HH seem also wider if compared to the Premier half-belt although it might also have to do with the initial stiffness of cxl? I thought the HH was a slimmed down Bootlegger with a fancier back design.


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  15. Mandarin

    Mandarin One of the Regulars

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    I believe that with a little wear, the arm creases will "shrink" the sleeves and make them perfectly right.
     
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  16. Jejupe

    Jejupe Practically Family

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    I have missed the memo about official accepted sleeve length.
     
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  17. handymike

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    Wow!
    You’ve done it again @Radz108 , fantastic jackets!
     
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  18. breezer

    breezer Practically Family

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    I have missed the memo about official accepted sleeve length.

    no official memo, but its just not a great look to have the sleeves cover your hands - the rest of the jacket & fit are perfection....my own preference is for the sleeves to stop at the end of your wrist with possibly a little bit of wrist watch showing. Of course we all like different things.
     
  19. Jejupe

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    Agreed. For me your preference of sleeve length is way too short.
     
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  20. Radz108

    Radz108 One of the Regulars

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    I feel once the sleeves crease up more the sleeve length would be just right. Currently they feel A little longer than my Halfbelt despite both spec’ed at 25.25 inches in length. The hooch hauler shoulders are wider by an inch or so compared to my Halfbelt and probably contributes to the sleeves feeling a little longer.
    In terms of sleeve width, they are wider than my Halfbelt. The body of the hooch hauler is slimmer in the waist compared to the Halfbelt but roomier in the chest and shoulders. The arm holes are still cut high in the hooch hauler. Overall, the hooch hauler feels more comfortable right out of the box than my Halfbelt when I got it new.
     

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