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New Hooch Hauler Jacket Arrived in NZ

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by welltailoredsuit, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. welltailoredsuit

    welltailoredsuit New in Town

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    Hey all,

    I posted back in June/July about the prospect of getting a jacket from Aero Leather. I'm not a biker or in any way associated with that scene but I wanted a high quality leather jacket... so I stayed well away from the actual motorcycle jackets on offer.

    I went ahead with an order of a size 38 Italian Horse hide Vicenza Hooch Hauler in Black. And three months later, it's finally here in New Zealand. I have to say, it's quite the jacket -- I'm very pleased with it. It's a perfect fit.

    Generally pleased with Aero leather. They quickly answered my many emails about my concerns that the sleeve length would be too long. I went with the standard 25" back and sleeve length and they got the fit bang on. It is a very stiff garment, so I hope that changes into something a bit softer :)

    The downside was importing into NZ. This has nothing to do with Aero Leather of course. Just for any other NZers here, get ready for a big bill. I had to pay import duty, tax and many handling fees. DHL even charged me $12 just to pay all the other fees!

    I can highly recommend Aero Leather. It always seems a bit of a risk to order such a garment off the internet but Aero made it easy and fairly risk free. I'm interested in their line of knitwear as well. Though that will likely wait a few months since we're heading into summer here in NZ...
     
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  2. Bigbenbs

    Bigbenbs One of the Regulars

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    Let's see some pictures!
     
  3. Salatape

    Salatape New in Town

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    I hear ya
     
  4. Lit Up

    Lit Up Familiar Face

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    Bartender Edit: Please be reminded that discussion of contemporary politics is strictly forbidden on The Fedora Lounge.
     
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  5. No photos..?? Really..??
     
  6. Colin G

    Colin G One of the Regulars

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  7. welltailoredsuit

    welltailoredsuit New in Town

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  8. welltailoredsuit

    welltailoredsuit New in Town

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    Here it is!

    I was sized for wearing a T-shirt and in the pic I'm wearing a very bulky hoodie. Still fits great.

    Having worn the jacket a few times now, I prefer having the collar raised, rather than lowered as shown in the pic.
     
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  9. barnabus

    barnabus A-List Customer

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    Looks really good!
     
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  10. welltailoredsuit

    welltailoredsuit New in Town

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    I bought a pair of boots to match:

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  11. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Jacket looks great; it's amazing how radically different it looks from my Bootlegger, which is cordovan. (This makes me consider that a second one in another colour might be a good idea..... mwahahahahaha)

    What are the boots? They look like a great daily wearer that can be dressed up or down with ease.
     
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  12. willyto

    willyto Practically Family

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    It fits you really great!
     
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  13. welltailoredsuit

    welltailoredsuit New in Town

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    The boots are a paratrooper style boot handmade in Italy. I ordered them through the store that usually makes my suits.
     
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  14. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    Great jacket/fit.
    The boots are a win too. Splendid ensemble!
     
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