New jacket: Aero Sheene crossed with Aero Highwayman

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

  1. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    As JJ said the premium range is as slim (possibly more so) than the others you mention. If it helps, Aero's sale page tells you what the actual measurements of most of these jacket really are.
     
  2. Mawashi

    Mawashi Familiar Face

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    Thanks Seb,

    The thing is the width of the sleeves and waist aren't mentioned. That would really help to understand if it's a box, tube or v fit also if the sleeves would be too tight or loose.
     
  3. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    For me it's in the shoulders. I have seen size 44's (which fit me) but some have 17.5 inch shoulders (Which don't fit).
     
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  4. Mawashi

    Mawashi Familiar Face

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    Then we are more similar than I thought as I can just fit into shirt or jacket if the shoulder are
    45cm wide (measured in a straight line). I'm a 48cm if measured acrossed the top of my shoulders.
     
  5. ai00344

    ai00344 One of the Regulars

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  6. technovox

    technovox Practically Family

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    OK. With the current “shelter in place” looming over the city, I had some time on my hands-- so here are the requested Sheene/Highwayman wear pics. It’s been nearly 2 years, and I probably don’t put as much wear time on the jacket as I should- but lately I’ve been wearing it while doing garden work (the English method of breaking in a jacket.)

    My one regret with this jacket is that I requested "smooth" horsehide in the original order. I was thinking that I would break it in myself, and get that grainy patina the old fashion way... by earning it. The previous Sheene I also ordered smooth and it had the most beautiful grain to it. But this latest one was delivered really really smooth…with no grain at all. If I were to order again, I definitely would request grainy.

    Consequently, I’ve put the jacket through the hot water treatment, or rather more of a cold water treatment, to speed up the wear and give it some character. I soak it, and then instead of putting it in a dryer, I let it dry gradually on a towel over days. I've found out the hard way that a dryer will shrink the jacket and suck out the natural tanning oils leaving the hide very dry.

    It’s really hard to capture the areas of the brown coming thru the black- very subtle changes. But the brown is showing up and most visible in the cuffs, the collar, the upper back seams, and along the zipper seam (see pics.)

    Still one of my best fitting jackets…and one of my all time favorites.

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  7. ai00344

    ai00344 One of the Regulars

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    Great jacket man. You wear it well
     
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  8. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 Call Me a Cab

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    Looking very very nice there. Any way to capture the weight of this jacket? Seems like it's pretty hefty for Vic leather - nearly looks like FQHH if I did not know better. I like how it's gaining character & breaking in for you there!
     

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