New Aero Premier Highwayman = Perfection

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Witchtrip, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Witchtrip

    Witchtrip One of the Regulars

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    Here's the funny part - the jacket arrived ahead of schedule and showed up the day my mother-in-law came to visit for 2 weeks, so I definitely have to wait until I'm not out-numbered. She'll be fine with it, especially when I tell her I got it on eBay for $350... Oh boy.

    I literally had trouble getting it on the first time - but it's warm here in NJ now and I wore it until I was breaking a sweat, doing all sorts of stretches and then crumpling & rolling it. I'm pleasantly surprised how much more flexible it is after 1 hour of wear, so it's not as intimidating as I thought it would be.

    I actually find the cotton drill adding stiffness to the sleeves that probably would be less with sateen - I'm still on the fence about that choice. But, I will absolutely get sateen and light wool in the Vicenza I hope to order next year (I got medium weight wool on this jacket, which is great).
     
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  2. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I'm a Jersey boy myself (Elizabeth) and, yeah, it's no place for leather this time of year. I also have a mother-in-law: last time she came here the faucets ran blood for a week. Enjoy the jacket.
     
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  3. Dugafola

    Dugafola New in Town

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    Excellent!! Congrats on first aero. I'm enjoying he break in as well!
     
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  4. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    It doesn't get any better than that. Superb jacket and fit. Never really liked the HWM but the Premier version is terrific. It took me about 8 jackets before I had a fit that good. Of course that was in the pre Internet days, it was harder back then. Information on fit and styling was hard to get.
     
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  5. ton312

    ton312

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    Absolutely top notch. The premier pattern for this jacket takes it to the next level. Perfect fit and perfect hide choice. Congrats!
     
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  6. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Really really nice!
    The zip-sleeves are a great looking mod, and the brass and black is a winner.
    Enjoy!
     
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  7. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    Nice jacket, good fit. It won't be as stiff as you think it will be. A few weeks of wearing it will do the trick. And I believe the Vicenza is not as stiff as the standard CXL FQHH, but not positive.

    Now you need to start thinking about a ThunderBay for those days in NJ, and there are a lot of them, when the temps are too low for this jacket. With a sweater, I think your jacket will be good down to a little below freezing. Much below that and you may need an industrial grade liner. Congratulations on a good hit.
     
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  8. Witchtrip

    Witchtrip One of the Regulars

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    Thanks all - yes, this forum with all of the excellent photos of your jackets, combined with the Thurston process took so much guesswork out. And my timing is great it seems, as the premier line is relatively new. I'd be swimming in a standard HWM.

    @Peacoat: my fit jacket was Vicenza and I can't believe the difference between the 2 hides. Vicenza felt broken in right out of the box. It was a beautiful jacket, plenty of drape and a wonderful weight, but I'll be riding in mine and wanted something more robust. Of course, now that I've tried both on, I definitely want a Board Racer in Vicenza. They are such different hides, I can see having one of each. And those ThunderBays are indeed amazing! I can also see how someone can find themselves with 5-10 leather jackets in the closet one day...
     
  9. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    Beautiful jacket that really goes well with the rest of your ensemble. I knew it was a winner when I saw it posted in the Thurston thread. You must be elated! Perfect fit.
     
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  10. mendelboaz

    mendelboaz Practically Family

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    Yessir! Perfection is exactly what it is! World-class :)
     
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  11. Mysteryo

    Mysteryo Practically Family

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    Bravissimo! Excellent jacket and excellent report! You're a happy man
     
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  12. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Great looking, Great Fitting. Nice.
     
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  13. Witchtrip

    Witchtrip One of the Regulars

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    I sure am & happy to join the ranks of you fellows. Better late than never!
     
  14. sweetfights

    sweetfights Call Me a Cab

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    Nice
    very well done
    ENJOY!!!
     
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  15. Very nice.
    Congrats
    HD
     
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  16. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    Absolutely bang on. Now go and wear the @$€£ out of it ;)
     
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  17. Peter Bowden

    Peter Bowden Practically Family

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    You could always inadvertently leave your screen open on the Aero Ladies jackets page....
     
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  18. A-1

    A-1 One Too Many

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    Oh man! Biggest congrats from Germany! If I were you I’d never buy another jacket in my life! As you said it’s perfect. And every day when you can wear a jacket, I’d definitely wear this one. This is just WOW!!!
     
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  19. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Real nice! Cingrats.
     
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  20. Lucas4922

    Lucas4922 New in Town

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    I'm also buying a Premier HWM from Thurston Bros but I'm struggling between a FQHH and a Vincenza . However, I noticed you own both of them. How do you like FQHH vs Vincenza?
     

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