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New jacket: Aero Sheene crossed with Aero Highwayman

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by technovox, May 17, 2018.

  1. technovox

    technovox Practically Family

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    I’ve always loved Aero’s Highwayman…the lower waistband and the side buckles make it such a timeless classic. But I’ve always been apprehensive about ordering the Highwayman because of that wider “boxy” fit wouldn't work for me. So my solution- start with the tighter streamlined Sheene, and then add the Highwayman details. I knew I was out on a limb requesting these modifications from Aero, but Carrie understood from the start what I was trying to achieve and my reasoning behind it… and she was very supportive.
    This is the third Aero Sheene I’ve ordered. Since my last Sheene was a bit shorter than my liking, we added another inch in body length to the measurements. I again specified the August collar and Aero’s new blackened brown Vicenza, in a smooth finish… so that any patina would come from honest wear. Out of my three Sheenes, right out of the box this one felt instantly “right” and has become my favorite. Just not sure what to call it… Maybe ”Sheene-Man?” “High-Sheene?” Or maybe it deserves its own name…assuming Aero ever makes it again.
    Once again, a big thanks to Carrie for all her help on this one!
    Here are the order particulars:
    STYLE- Sheene (Café Racer with August collar) with front and back design of the standard Highwayman, Medium Brown stitching, sleeve zips positioned like on Board Racer, handwarmer zips closing to down position and no windflap
    Back- with “V” yoke and lower panel, just like on standard Highwayman (no shoulder gussets and no kidney panel):
    ZIPPER METAL TYPE- Regular brass Talon front zipper (Sunburst box) with regular brass chain pull on chest pocket and regular brass Talon bell pulls on handwarmer pockets
    LINING- Wine cotton sateen with wine cotton sateen in the sleeves
    LEATHER- Vicenza Horsehide
    COLOUR- Blackened Brown
    GRAIN- Mostly smooth
    Regular Aero Label; new Thurston label in lower front left hem

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  2. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Practically Family

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    10
     
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  3. steve u

    steve u One of the Regulars

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    "Like" is just not good enough.
     
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  4. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    More like 11/10!

    That’s awesome...no fit pics?!!
     
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  5. technovox

    technovox Practically Family

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    Ok. Ok... You guys know how much I dislike taking fit pics...grrrrr...but I had my daughter snap some with my new bike as a backdrop...or maybe I'm the backdrop. ;-)

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  6. tweedydon

    tweedydon Call Me a Cab

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    It goes to 11!!
     
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  7. El Marro

    El Marro Practically Family

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    Technovox,
    I agree with the others, that is about as close to perfect as you can get. I'm only surprised nobody has thought to do this before. Congratulations on a beautiful jacket!
     
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  8. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    Fantastic look and fit. Love your ride too.
     
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  9. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I do not need another jacket
    I do not need another jacket
    I do not need another jacket
    I do not need another jacket


    ... Yet somehow I do
     
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  10. Guppy

    Guppy One Too Many

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    Looks great! I don't know that the waist adjuster buckles are necessary, or add anything, but I really like the way the hem line looks. Overall a great looking jacket!
     
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  11. Sockeye

    Sockeye One of the Regulars

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    I tried to order just that a couple of years ago and was told it couldn’t be done. Thank you for forging the path! Looks perfect!
     
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  12. Superfluous

    Superfluous Call Me a Cab

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    Thats an unmitigated winner. Congrats!
     
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  13. Harris HTM

    Harris HTM Practically Family

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    Brilliant. If I could afford another aero I'd copy your designYour Engineers look great too, more info on them please!
     
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  14. Mich486

    Mich486 One of the Regulars

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    I’m pondering in my mind a premier highwayman and this is just a confirmation that I do need that jacket.

    Congrats well done!


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  15. barnabus

    barnabus A-List Customer

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    Wow. That is amazing.
     
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  16. technovox

    technovox Practically Family

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    Thanks. Got the engineers on sale years ago- Union Made, USA, by "Broken Homme"
     
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  17. torfjord

    torfjord One of the Regulars

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    That’s a fabulous jacket!


    Skickat från min iPad med Tapatalk
     
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  18. Fonzie

    Fonzie Practically Family

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    Hands down, one of the best jacket I’ve ever seen. If not THE best.
     
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  19. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Excellent mods, wonder if we'll see the new Aero Technovox available on a website near here soon.
     
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  20. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

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    LOVE IT!
    Bang on design & fit.
     
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