New Vanson Commando Aloha

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Jejupe, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Jejupe

    Jejupe Practically Family

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    It seems that most of my pending jacket orders are being delivered this week.

    Yesterday arrived my new Vanson Commando made with X150 leather. The jacket is size XL but it fits more like a 2XL or size 48. (Vanson’s manufacturing data sheet reads size 5XL but the tag inside says XL - go figure!)

    I was little anxious to find out if this jacket will fit me, because I learned after purchase that the shop selling these doesn’t do refunds (if I would have returned the jacket they would have given me store credit).

    To my relief, it seems to fit quite nicely. As a bonus, my dog also seems to like it.

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  2. Grayland

    Grayland One Too Many

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    Wow, that fits you perfectly! Nice buy.
     
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  3. Boyo

    Boyo Call Me a Cab

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    Very Cool, I like the liner..Fit looks nice
     
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  4. willyto

    willyto One Too Many

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    You're on a rampage! So many cool jackets
     
  5. Perfect fit....;):cool:
     
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  6. ton312

    ton312

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    Fit, design, hide....It doesn't get any better than that!!
     
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  7. barnabus

    barnabus Practically Family

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    Looks great! Next thing on your shopping list ought to be some shoes, I reckon.

    Any shoes.
     
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  8. Jejupe

    Jejupe Practically Family

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    Why? Something wrong with my socks? ;)
     
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  9. ton312

    ton312

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    Man the front of the jacket is sublime. Vanson does a great job with the lapels and the D pocket. The back though. That's the real payoff. Love that back design, especially the kidney panel.
     
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  10. AllanP

    AllanP Familiar Face

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    what a nice fitting jacket
     
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  11. Jejupe

    Jejupe Practically Family

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    Only thing I would change in fit of this jacket are sleeves. They are very narrow. Its quite hard to bend my arms as the sleeves are so tight around my elbow and forearm. Time will show if this will get better when the jacket gets a little use.
     
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  12. ton312

    ton312

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    It does get better. I had a Vanson Derby jacket made from the same z150 and yes the sleeves are super trim. Within a few months of wear they'll ease up a bit. But yeah those first few days especially, hurts to bend your arms.
     
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  13. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    The Butterscotch version of the Commando— I believe, other than the lining, that the main difference between this and the original is a wider waist/belly—- a bit more forgiving. Great jacket
     
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  14. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Does get better, much better. Second skin better.
     
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  15. MET

    MET A-List Customer

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    Fit is perfect. The liner is not my cup of tea. Aloha and Vanson Leather together make an oxymoron.
     
  16. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    I believe Butterscotch also sells the Commando in a supple out of the box leather. Not sure if Firenze or something else.
     
  17. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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    Looks wonderful! Nice simple D-pocket design. I like it...
     
  18. b1lf

    b1lf One of the Regulars

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    @Jejupe - any update on how this X150 leather has broken in over the year or so of ownership? Pictures please?
     
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  19. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Very good fit and I really love that liner. More companies should do fun liners like that.
     
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  20. Jejupe

    Jejupe Practically Family

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    Unfortunately I put on some weight after receiving that jacket and I haven't been wearing it because its too tight for me at the moment. So its looking new and hanging in my "I'll wear these when I lose 20 pounds" rack.
     
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