New Aero Sea Biscuit half-belt

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Sloan1874, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Ken very kindly sent me a sneak preview of a new Aero design. It's a repro of the half-belt that Toby McGuire wore in the film Seabiscuit. The collar and cuffs are spot-on.

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  2. pawineguy

    pawineguy One Too Many

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    Nicely done, another beautiful half belt option. I like the angle/location of the chest pocket also.

    But Sloan, you need to get out in the sun more.
     
  3. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    :D I'm not sure if the cuffs are a bit long on me...
     
  4. Monitor

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    Nice collar! Also, made by Julie! ;)
     
  5. Carlos840

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    I have to say this is the best collar i have seen on a Aero Half Belt, i really like it!
     
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  6. handymike

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    Agreed Carlos, good to see them curve a bit.
     
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  7. ButteMT61

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    Those cuffs and collar...way to familiar to my high school years and KC & The Sunshine Band... :rofl:
     
  8. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Heretic! :D
     
  9. nick123

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    Nice jacket. However, I understand it only comes in an extra extra short size? :)
     
  10. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie Call Me a Cab

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    I love the collar. I also like it that the sewn on halfbelt is placed rather low(an issue which has been discussed here very recently I believe?)

    The set-up of the three back panels irritates me though, even though I cannot clearly say why. I just feel they have done better looking HB backs with this three panel feature before, e.g. the Original Hercules. This is a matter of personal taste ofcourse and the differences are probably intentional to offer more options and styles to us customers, which I value and understand. Still, not my cup of tea.

    Also, I wish they could syntonize the seam of the yoke and the sleeves. And in before, all this is meant solely meant to be honest helpful and constructive feedback. I love my Aero jacket, I will buy again and I hold the Calder family, especially Holly, in high regard.
     
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  11. Bunyip

    Bunyip Call Me a Cab

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    Very nice.
     
  12. Monitor

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    I agree; I always wondered why's it not all done in a single line, like on most vintage jackets, and it is also the reason why I never went with the back yoke on an Aero jacket, even though I really like the look of it. How wide is that collar, do you know, Sloan?
     
  13. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    Sorry, it's my Starsky and Hutch aversion to big collars.
    Ving Rhames could wear that thing and rock it, not me.
     
  14. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I wish they would do Leo Di Caprio's jacket from Inception.
     
  15. zebedee

    zebedee One Too Many

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    It's very similar to one of the Highwayman variants with a sort of chest yoke. I'd imagine that it'd be easy for Aero to do it working from an existing pattern.
     
  16. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    With or without the ridiculously too short sleeves? :D

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  17. technovox

    technovox One Too Many

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    I agree- that collar is way beyond my comfort zone. But maybe it will look different when it gets beaten down a bit. :)
     
  18. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The collar's bound to be the source of a difference of opinion. The great, loopy collars of the late '60's and early '70's always seemed to me to be a sort of a silly "wild and crazy" thing, a kind of Mannerism, while that collar on the Aero jacket nicely complements the design. Then again, I'm a big fan of the Rockafella.
     
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  19. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    I don't think that they are...looks like knits on them but it's hard to tell. Nice looking jacket. Simple and looks good on him anyway...
     
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  20. Blackadder

    Blackadder My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Nice jacket. Love those cuffs.
     
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