New Aero Hooch Hauler

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by jtavan, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. jtavan

    jtavan New in Town

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    Thanks to Carrie at Thurston, I've just taken delivery of a beautiful made-to-fit-me Aero Hooch Hauler in cordovan tumbled Chromexcel horsehide. I've attached a few pictures taken in poor indoor light - they don't really capture the depth of color in the leather, but give a bit of an idea. I'm very pleased with the jacket - the fit is very good (fit shots to come when I have someone available to take pictures for me), the leather is rich and interesting in texture, and judging by how easily the Chromexcel scuffs, it should develop some fun character quickly. This jacket fits very close to the body and has slim arms, which will definitely feel better with some break in. I'm looking forward to getting that process started!

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  2. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Gorgeous!
    Congrats! Know you are ecstatic!
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  3. Very nice design and style.
    Congrats
     
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  4. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    Gorgeous jacket! That's a particularly dark brown batch of CLX right there. Wondered for a second which leather this was until I read CLX.
     
  5. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    Easily my favorite Aero design around.
     
  6. Northern Monkey

    Northern Monkey New in Town

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    Beautiful jacket [emoji3590]

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  7. Lebowski

    Lebowski Practically Family

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    Is it really CXL FQHH? Looks more like Vicenza in Cordovan colour.
    Very very nice looking appearance anyway! Really attractive!)
     
  8. jtavan

    jtavan New in Town

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    Definitely CXL. This is the tumbled style, which accounts for the surface texture. This is a dark brown batch of it, but in more normal lighting it's definitely cordovan red toned - just the right amount of red.
     
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  9. Lebowski

    Lebowski Practically Family

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    It looks so nice! Congrats!
     
  10. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    Stunning color and amazing looking leather grain.
    Another jacket that makes me jealous!!
    Congratulations!
     
  11. seres

    seres A-List Customer

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    Very nice! I like that tumbled CXL.
     
  12. regius

    regius Call Me a Cab

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    Any chance to see a fit photo from the side, zipped? I’m concerned if the halfbelt balloons out or taper in


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  13. welltailoredsuit

    welltailoredsuit New in Town

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    I bought the hooch hauler in Black -- they're great jackets! Like you choice of footwear...

    What kind of trouser goes best with the boots and jacket, aside from the obvious jeans?
     
  14. Bennarion

    Bennarion One Too Many

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    This is a terrific jacket. It harmonizes well with boots.
     
  15. jtavan

    jtavan New in Town

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    Here are a few more shots. I'm very happy with how the front of this jacket fits, and I think it's an amazing jacket, but the back is not correct for my body despite asking for custom changes from the fit jacket. I asked for an extra inch in bottom circumference, added from the belt down. It looks like that was not nearly enough, and not tapered enough, to fit my hips and butt properly. It needs to flare a bunch more. Someone longer torsoed and/or smaller seated would probably fit this jacket better. This one may end up looking for a new home despite how I love the design.

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  16. regius

    regius Call Me a Cab

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    Thank you for the photos. I think the lower portion fits just fine, I’d be very satisfied with this fit, coming from my Hercules where the waist band section bulge out instead of cinch in. [​IMG] one may say the Hercules is a very different cut altogether, I may agree, because I owned two originals, & they were both “car coat” type fit, more like coat than jacket.


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  17. jtavan

    jtavan New in Town

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    Sure - it's very wearable right now, and I think most people would be satisfied with the fit. That said, my wife is a custom seamstress and an absolute expert on how to fit clothes to bodies, and some of her pickiness has rubbed off on me. Any jacket that extends down past the true waist should nip in at the waist and then flare out below, and the specific amount will vary person to person. Aero did a very good job with this jacket cut in getting enough room for the shoulder blades and in keeping the fit close and arms high and tight for best mobility. It's just the back from waist to hem that isn't quite right for me.
     
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  18. regius

    regius Call Me a Cab

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    I hear you & that’s how I approach a jacket myself, except when buying from these vintage reproduction makers, they care more about period correctness, & whatever specimens they laid their hands on & took apart may well had not been a tailor made item. If your wife insists on the flare detail (which I totally agree), maybe you should show her my photo & tell me her reaction. ;) I do really want to hear her thought....


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  19. regius

    regius Call Me a Cab

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    Let her know that I do NOT have a beer belly.


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  20. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Beautiful jacket, but those flowers are to die for.
     

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