New style from Aero: Wilderness

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Guppy, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. Guppy

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  2. El Marro

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    That’s pretty nice, a bit of a western feel with the front yoke. I would simplify the pockets if I were ordering one but that looks pretty sweet for sure!
     
  3. Downunder G Man

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    Pockets like my recently arrived Vanson "Ike" . I don't suppose "there is anything new under the sun" really...
     
  4. jacketjunkie

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    I wish Aero would focus on improving their product rather than trying to sell us the same pattern with rotating pocket and back panel set up as a new jacket every other month. Two-piece sleeves, French seams, improved fit and weight distribution in the shoulder area, better range of motion, these are the things I would love to see.
     
  5. Carlos840

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    Agreed, all they do are cosmetic overhauls of the same not great patterns...
    You can tell just looking at the pic that the jacket is going to rest on the neck, the bottom hem is going to flare out like crazy and the back of the shoulders is going to be tight.
    It seems their stitching has gotten neater recently, the only thing still lacking is pattern comfort and fit.
     
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  7. Marc mndt

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    I don't know because I've never ordered a custom jacket from Aero. But is Aero open to pattern changes? For example, can you specify a particular bottom hem width or ptp measurement, keeping every else standard to size?
     
  8. Bahabp100

    Bahabp100 Familiar Face

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    Yes that jacket looks quite nice. Leather looks amazing . Is this jacket “based” on another jacket or a vintage style? Thanks
     
  9. TheOldFashioned

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    Maybe I'm in the minority but to me that jacket is a hot mess. Western front yoke + bell flared bottom + mouton collar + half belt back = :confused:
     
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  10. Jin431

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    This is a great take on aero's construction. Can you pls share what's the plus side of having 2 piece sleeve vs 3?
     
  11. Edward

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    As ever, always best to go direct to Aero and ask them. The rule of thumb is that they will often, within reason, make small changes to the pattern for sizing or pocket-type variation, but anything which calls for a radical alteration to the pattern is not within their business model. If you want particularly modern features in terms of specific types of gussetting or other design variations which only came in after 1960, Aero's not the place to go. The brand is very firm that it's identity is rooted in pre-1960 design styles, and while they don't often directly reproduce a specific civilian model from that period as an exact reproduction, all their patterns are designed to have been possible within the aesthetic and construction norms of that period. Which makes sense for anyone into vintage, really, but won't always appeal to those who don't.

    With their civilian jackets, Aero tend not to often replicate a specific jacket down to every last detail; rather, they'll combine various period details to create a jacket that could well have been made pre-1960 with the aesthetics and technology of that period. Don't know whether this one is one of his, but often Ken will start with an original jacket and add a few period appropriate tweaks to the design, or combine features from more than one model. The Aero Indian MC jacket combines features from two or three different variations of originals Ken studied, incorporating preferred tweaks from each.
     
  12. jpk_NJ

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    Not sure I’d go as far as hot mess but I agree it looks like an odd mixture of styles IMO, it almost looks like a woman’s jacket based in deco and shape. Kind of similar to that Aero alpine women’s jacket. But at least it’s another flavor choice, like baskin Robbins ice cream!
     

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