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Premature Wear on lining of Aero Highwayman

jaffathehat

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Hello everyone, been a while since I've been on here

I bought a new Aero HWM in black HH a couple of years ago and it has now become my go-to jacket-I absolutely love it, however, after only a couple of months of wear I noticed a small hole in the lining (sateen) down near the hem directly over right side slide buckle (see photo). When I asked Holly at Aero about this she said it had never happened before to anyone's jacket that she knew of, but, as the jacket was still under warranty, to send it back and they will repair it and they did indeed by inserting a 4in strip of black cotton drill the entire length of the hem (also see photo). I have been ok with this but now , two years on, am considering getting the jacket relined with red cotton drill, so, my question is does anyone know if the cotton drill is any more hard-wearing than the sateen or is the same thing likely to happen again with a new lining regardless of what is made from?

Regards

Jaffa
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Peter Bowden

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I think it is inevitable whatever the lining.This is a cotton drill lining on a 30's HB in heavy steer.Just rubs on belt loops and the like.
 

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jaffathehat

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Thanks Peter, I guess then if go for relining, even in the heavier drill, it’s something I would have to accept.
Regards
Jaffa
 

Observe

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Drill wears harder than sateen but all will fail eventually. Leather would be best along the hem, which is a high wear area, but as mentioned aero won't do this, I'm not sure why.
 

jaffathehat

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Ok guys, something to consider methinks, I think I might have preferred leather on the hem to drill but they never gave me a choice.
Regards
Jaffa
 

Aloysius

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I promise I don't mean this in a rude way at all, but what exactly is the big deal about this?

The idea of having a workwear jacket relined because of one tiny wear hole seems a bit ridiculous to me. Virtually every jacket that gets real wear, unless it has an extremely thick/stiff/warm lining (which introduces its own issues) will wear through at points. By this standard, I should have had the Barbour jackets from when I was a teenager relined a year into wear; instead, they are still going strong almost 20 years later.
 

jaffathehat

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It’s not the hole in the sateen it’s the drill band used to cover it. It bugs me. In hindsight I should’ve just left it alone as I preferred the original look of the liner all the way down to the hem. That is why I am considering a new liner.
 

Aloysius

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I'd actually missed that you got that hem layer added when I first glanced at your post, but that only makes it stranger to me. This is such an odd and inevitable thing to consider a flaw. It's just how friction works.
 

jaffathehat

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If I’d had a at least a couple of seasons wear before the hole appeared it wouldn’t have bothered me so much, however, as I’d only had a few months I felt the wear was a bit premature given I was only wearing the jacket an average of once a week.
 

rogueclimber

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So this thread isn't about premature wear, it is about not being satisfied with the original warranty repair

If the cotton drill they added to your hem (a repair I would not have accepted) has held up for the subsequent two years doesn't that demonstrate its durability?

I'd get the look you want, a poor fix would sour my mouth every time I put my jacket on.
 

AeroFan_07

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I only have cross-zip Aero's at this point, and those models still use some leather around the inside at the back panel (kidney-belt area) on those. My heavily used, 3-year old Indian Ranger does have some wear showing to the lightweight wool tartan lining in a few spots. Cotton drill should be much more durable, however, I would still suggest sateen for the sleeves, as my very nearly new Ridley is 100% cotton drill. It's simply more difficult to put on & take off.
 

jaffathehat

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Thanks everyone for the advice, for me the bottom line is whether it’s worth going for a reline because as mentioned, although the drill strip does bug me a little, there’s no point forking out for a reline only for the same thing to happen again in a few months. That’s why I want to know if the drill is harder wearing than the sateen and from what everyone says on here it is- but not indestructible. The HWM is already boxed and ready to go back to Aero. I am also taking aero fan’s advice and having sateen on the sleeves.

Regards
Jaffa
 

Aloysius

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Enjoy the constant relines. While I wouldn’t do it, I’m glad it’s keeping machinists employed!
 

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