Think you're man enough to handle a BarnStormer flyboy...? No wimps allowed!!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by MDFrench, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. Doctor Damage

    Doctor Damage My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thanks very much Jejupe and dubpynchon... just found an e-bay listing of a size 42 in which the seller posted photos of the measuring tape on the jacket: 25" chest on a 42, so yeah these fit biggish but that's fine with me. dubpynchon, what's the sleeve length on your size 42? That's the main issue for me.
     
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  2. Jejupe

    Jejupe Practically Family

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    His sleeve measurement won’t help you much as most (if not all) of Aero’s sleeve lengths are custom made according to originals customer’s measurements. In size 42 this could be pretty much anything between 24” and 29”. You should ask the seller how that particular jacket measures!

    On side note, Barnstormer is a brilliant coat!
     
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  3. Doctor Damage

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    Oh so I can spec whatever length, that's good. Thanks. If I get one I'll buy new.
     
  4. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon Practically Family

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    26 inches measured around the elbow. When I ordered the jacket I didn’t specify the sleeve measurement, just my height, 5 ‘11, so this is probably standard for a 42. I think Aero measure the sleeve straight down from the shoulder to the cuff (I read here somewhere) so it might be best to check with them if you’re asking for a specific sleeve length.
     
  5. Jejupe

    Jejupe Practically Family

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    That’s right, Aero measures sleeves from shoulder seam straight down to the middle of the cuff.
     
  6. Chris7273

    Chris7273 Familiar Face

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    Mine is a 40 and I wear 40. It's a winter coat lined with Alpaca and it's roomy enough for layering.
     
  7. Doctor Damage

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    That's the way I measure sleeves too (rightly or wrongly) so now I can judge what I need.

    Thanks for all the ocmments, guys!
     
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  9. Canuck Panda

    Canuck Panda New in Town

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    Adding to the Barnstormer thread...

    My Barnstormer measurements:
    Shoulder 18.5" / P2P 23.5" / Waist 21.5" / Bottom Hem 20.5" / Sleeves 25.75" / Length 29.5" / Weight 5.8 lbs

    My measurements given to Aero for this custom order:
    Chest 38.5" relaxed, 40" expanded / Belly button 36.5" / Waist 37.5" / Height 6'

    Raw Italian Veg Tan Horsehide, not Vicenza. Brown fur collar. Grey Alpaca lining. No mods.

    Fit Pics:
    <a href="https://ibb.co/4SGtk19"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/yk1P24G/barnstormer-fit-back.jpg" alt="barnstormer-fit-back" border="0"></a>
    <a href="https://ibb.co/VmDjFFm"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/dg6WNNg/barnstormer-fit-front.jpg" alt="barnstormer-fit-front" border="0"></a>
    <a href="https://ibb.co/b7kQWS3"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/vDSVw7B/barnstormer-fit-side.jpg" alt="barnstormer-fit-side" border="0"></a>

    My quick opinions on the Barnstormer:
    1. Barnstormer has very high arm hole. Even with an inch more P2P vs my Northeaster, the Barnstormer feels more restrictive when swinging my arms.
    2. Alpaca lining is very thick and luxurious.
    3. I specifically asked for a short jacket fit vs a longer coat fit. 20 years ago I would have asked for a longer version, but now everything is trimmer and shorter so I asked for the 30" length.

    BTW, The raw natural Veg Tan HH is very thick and somewhat spongy.
     
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  10. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Beautiful stormer. Well thought out combo. I really like that. I’d love to see a shot without the belt too!
     
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  11. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    That’s one hell of a jacket!!
    It will be interesting to see that natural HH age. Please update with pics as you give it some years.
    B
     
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  12. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    The film was made in 86. Both Aero and Eastman were in their early years then. I don't think it looks like either of their designs. If they were new, I'd hazard a guess that they were either Wested or ALC, bUT tbh I think it's most likely they were just random used jackets of roughly the right style; I seem to remember these being among the better designs that were popular in leather in the 70s, still available second hand into the eighties. There's something about the look /vibe of them that makes me suspect this is the case, though I couldn't articulate why I 'see' seventies in them.
     
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  13. Canuck Panda

    Canuck Panda New in Town

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    <a href="https://ibb.co/1svGrNC"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/wJ0hSqn/barnstormer-no-belt-back.jpg" alt="barnstormer-no-belt-back" border="0"></a>
    <a href="https://ibb.co/nr6DnmF"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/Q9p6CQ4/barnstormer-no-belt-front.jpg" alt="barnstormer-no-belt-front" border="0"></a>
    <a href="https://ibb.co/fH55qV8"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/9WLLcmw/barnstormer-no-belt-side.jpg" alt="barnstormer-no-belt-side" border="0"></a>

    I think the belt is a must for the Barnstormer. However, I do dream of a back belted version of the blizzard, aka the child of the mariner and the blizzard.

    <a href="https://ibb.co/VYF1V3T"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/PG2Lxtg/aero-blizzard-belt-back.jpg" alt="aero-blizzard-belt-back" border="0"></a>

    Google brought me to Joe Mccoy coat and Freewheelers Trackwalker coat. Both are very expensive and arms are too short. Shearling coats also tend to make me look like the Michelin man. Blanket linings makes so much more sense in these coats to me.

    I've seen the vintage single breasted shawl collar coat you posted a photo of before. It was awesome.
     

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