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Ordering a custom Aero. Advice or suggenstions needed.

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Colin G, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Sateen in the sleeves is a must :), especially if you ever wear it with a short sleeved shirt.
     
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  2. Colin G

    Colin G New in Town

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    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).
     
  3. Jejupe

    Jejupe One of the Regulars

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    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.
     
  4. Colin G

    Colin G New in Town

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    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.
     
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  5. Jejupe

    Jejupe One of the Regulars

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    Good choice! If I could have only one leather jacket :eek: it would be Aero CXL leather + cotton drill.
     
  6. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    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.
     
  7. Colin G

    Colin G New in Town

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    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.
     
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  8. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    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.
     
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  9. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    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.
     
  10. Stringmaster

    Stringmaster One of the Regulars

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    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.
    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/my-new-custom-premier-highwayman.89630/
     
  11. Colin G

    Colin G New in Town

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    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.
     

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