Thurston bro's custom aero Ridley w/ full action back, fit check!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by nicholo, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. nicholo

    nicholo New in Town

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    Hey guys! Long time lurker, and this is my first post. I had received my jacket about a month ago but figured I'd wear it in a bit before posting some photos! I must say, I absolutely love the construction of this jacket. It's the J-106 style, with a Ridley fit and full action back from Aero. Leather is the black tumbled FQHH.

    Here are the pics! Love this jacket, and can't recommend Thurston Bros more. Though, I wish Aero was willing to use a heavier gauge for the main zipper!

    Part of me thinks maybe I should have sized down to a 38 rather than a 40, but I'm quite enjoying the ability to move! It still fits a bit snug, but not restrictive.

    What do you guys think?

    Cheers!
     

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  2. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    nicholo,
    Welcome to the lounge and congratulations on a great first post!
    That jacket fits perfectly man, don’t kid yourself that you could’ve done any better changing anything about it.
    To be honest I’m not sure if you could zip it up nor cross your arms if you had gone any tighter.
    Looks great man!
     
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  3. Psant25

    Psant25 Practically Family

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    Great jacket and pics! Agree that size looks good nice snug fit not overly tight. Congrats !
     
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  4. rockabilly

    rockabilly One of the Regulars

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    Fit looks spot on!
     
  5. seres

    seres A-List Customer

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    Fit is perfect! Don't change a thing. And WELCOME!
     
  6. MatthewKlein

    MatthewKlein New in Town

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    Looks great. Do you have any pictures of the back?
     
  7. JMax

    JMax Call Me a Cab

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    That Tumbled HH looks amazing. I dig the fit too, looks good on you and with how you wear it.

    Welcome.
     
  8. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Welcome aboard! I really like how they’ve adapted the d pocket to the slimmer fitting Riddley. Fit looks spectacular. If you dropped a size it would be way too small. Perfect fit! If I ever do another j106 I’d drop size the waist. That seems to be the best way for me to get the fit I prefer from Aero. Anyway, spectacular jacket!
     
  9. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    I think the fit looks great. Another D-pocket home run. Sigh
     
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  10. AlexB

    AlexB One of the Regulars

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    Having a Ridley too, I can assure you the fit is perfect! No way the jacket would have been comfortable in a size smaller! Wear the hell out of it!


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  11. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    You know what's coming....dread it, run from it, destiny still arrives
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  12. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder One Too Many

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    I agree good fit Thurston has the fitting of Aero jacket down you did good to trust their experience.
     
  13. lina

    lina A-List Customer

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    Very nice. I am increasingly a fan of the brass zippers etc with black leather.
     
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  14. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    @Powebands A2 is making its way thru the USPS to me now. D-pocket crisis averted.... for now.
     
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  15. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 Call Me a Cab

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    Looks perfect to me! Welcome to FL and that's an amazing jacket and great photos too. Would be cool to see the back as well.
     
  16. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    Looks great, i agree with everybody else, 38 would have been ridiculously small...
     
  17. bluesmandan

    bluesmandan One of the Regulars

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    Looks good. Definitely would not go smaller.

    Post some pics of the back!


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  18. nicholo

    nicholo New in Town

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    Hey guys! Thank you for the comments! I guess it's just my "wonder if a different size might have fit better". The kind of guy who tries on a medium shirt and fits perfectly, but will try on the S and the L sizes just to see, lol!

    Also, here are some pictures of the back, though not the greatest. These photos were basically taken minutes right after i opened the box and my girlfriend took pics so I could see how they would fit. We were in a park somewhere in California to go trail running.
     

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  19. AlexB

    AlexB One of the Regulars

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    Interesting option the full action back!


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  20. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Full AB is a good call on the j 106 or r 106 in this case. Looks good!
     
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