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What is this Aero hide?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by handymike, May 27, 2018.

  1. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Back in 2012 I was sent this sample. It is marked Oil-pull Horse. I love it, but now I'm wondering if it is really something else- storse perhaps?
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    Any ideas?
    It is amazingly pliable compared to FQHH samples and jackets I've handled from Aero.

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  2. Carlos840

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    Isn't it what they used to call Jerky horse hide?
    It seemed it was mentionned a lot more back then.
     
  3. MET

    MET A-List Customer

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    Jerky horse hide is not so much pliable. It is rather stiff.

     
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  4. handymike

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    I'm thinking it is probably Steer. It flops around when you shake it.
     
  5. Carlos840

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    Well, there is Horse written on the back... Seems like it could be a clue.

    Isn't jerky horse tumbled and softer than regular FQHH?
     
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  6. handymike

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    2012 was under Lauder...many things were mis-labeled. Thing is that I've handled many horsehides since, and none feel like this.
     
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  7. Fanch

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    As I recall 2012 was the tail end of the Will Lauder era, so who knows what it might be? When I pulled out my samples to compare, yours seems to approximate a sample of goatskin that has an incredibly nice hand.
     
  8. handymike

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    It's not goat. I had a sample of that too. Felt great, but the pebbly texture was too much for me.
     
  9. Fanch

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    Appears we concluded the same thing at exactly the same time!
     
  10. handymike

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    IMG_4225.JPG IMG_4226.JPG Sunlight shots.
    The texture is really due to my squeezing it over the years.
     
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  11. jacketjunkie

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    Grain looks like cowhide. Then again, when I first saw Vicenca Horsehide, I thought the grain looked very different to Horweens CLX HH, too, so my confidence in identifying HH has kind of faded... I don't think it is goat, not pebbly enough in structure.
     
  12. Fanch

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    Above is a sample of goatskin sent by Holly quite awhile back that looks very similar to your sample. Again though, who knows what yours is??!!
     
  13. handymike

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    IMG_4228.JPG Here it is next to the CXL FQHH (also well massaged) piece that I was sent at the same time:
     
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  14. nick123

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    I think it’s horse. Just grainy horse!
     
  15. Peter Bowden

    Peter Bowden One of the Regulars

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    Looks like the Tumbled Chromexcel Horsehide displayed on Aero's Heavy Leather page and I think on the black Thunderbay
     
  16. kronos77

    kronos77 One of the Regulars

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    Send it in for DNA testing.
     
  17. Monitor

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    Which is the only way to be sure.

    If it says horse, that's what I'd believe. There's certainly horsehide like that. I've seen Vicenza grainier than this so... No point speculating too much about it.
     
  18. navetsea

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    put it in your mouth, does it taste like beef or horse? :D
     
  19. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    It looks like one of my oil pull samples from around that period, the others look very different.
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    Interesting to see how the marker pen has shown through the bottom right sample, I wouldn't have expected that.
     
  20. Lebowski

    Lebowski One of the Regulars

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    It looks more like steerhide/cowhide than Vicenza/Jerky HH. Marked as Oil-Pull HH is confusing though. I think - "Lauder era, so who knows what it might be" - that's the clue.
     

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