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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Colin G, Sep 12, 2018.
Sateen in the sleeves is a must , especially if you ever wear it with a short sleeved shirt.
I am in a t-shirt or polo almost %100 of the time. I run hot.
I don't even wear a light jacket till it hits around 10 degrees C (50 F).
Sateen is nice, but I actually prefer cotton drill with short sleeved shirt. Actually I would recommend full cotton drill lining with heavy CXL leathers. Aero's cotton sateen is nice, but it is not as durable as cotton drill.
Reading that thread just took wool off my lining list instantly but I was never sold on it anyway. Sounds terrible to be honest. I have had jackets years old I wore constantly with zero lining wear.
I am sticking with my first plan and going with heavy cotton drill.
Good choice! If I could have only one leather jacket it would be Aero CXL leather + cotton drill.
Can I suggest the Bootlegger premier fit - very slim with high armholes. I would recommend cotton drill for sleeves, light wool lining for the body - it's not scratchy and is marginally warmer cotton.
As of today, I have the 30's half belt coming as a test fit jacket and that should be here in about a week and a half. I am very sold on the Premiere Half Belt and sticking with that plan since that is the one I keep looking at and coming back to.
I don't really like the Bootlegger either since I am not too fond of a double collar or an asymmetrical zip like that. Not my style although the Bootlegger is a nice looking jacket, it is not for me.
No to wool also. I am not a fan of wool to begin with so cotton drill it is. I never wear sweaters and hate wool socks. I am stubborn and won't budge on that one. The only thing wool I own is a toque or a beanie or whatever everyone else that is not Canadian calls them.
Go with whatever Thurston recommends.
But a size 40? I'm a 40 in many Aeros and I am 6 inches taller than you and 25 pounds heavier. Wouldn't you be after a 36 or 38? People often wear clothing that is over sized these days so it is hard for them to judge their real size.
Anyway - if I were you I'd get a Premier Highwayman with a cotton drill lining - the strongest most effective lining. The Bootlegger is very nice but the HWM will be more versatile.
Well, at least we're helping you to whittle down your choices. The test fit jacket's an excellent way to go, saves a lot of heartache if you can't get to the factory yourself.
Did you consider the Premier Highwayman (not that the 1/2 belt is a bad choice)? That’s what I went with for an all around jacket that could fit a lot of different styles—dress it up or down. Lots of custom options too—I ”rockered” mine up a bit but can still wear it for business casual. I went with and like the full cotton drill lining.
I have zero interest in a Highwayman. Highwayman fit large so I'd be a 36 in that. I have no idea about Aero sizing so I am trusting Thurston Bros. I assumed she'd send a 38 but the 30's half belt she is sending must fit true to size.
Carrie at Thurston said I should try a 40 as a fit jacket. I tried a Vanson Model F from them and it fit nice, but just didn't like the overall jacket. Going off that, she said a 40 in the 30's half belt is what she is sending as a fit jacket for me to try as a reference for the Premiere half belt so yes, I did do as Thurston recommended.