What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

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  1. navetsea

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    Careful the total weight might stunt her growth:D

    That carpet is fun, with matchbox & tomica cars and trucks. My family has a carpet with motifs like it has corners blocks and interjunction i played simulation city with but no real roads like these.
     
  2. navetsea

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    no jacket just wet vest from washing worn to dry over knit sweater. Wet duck cotton is crunchy and leave creases easily, dunno if it would stay or ease out once completely dry
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  3. Alexlutov

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    Hmm, can I become a seller of carpets?)) Hey guys who need such a carpet?)) We deliver anywhere in the world))) but it is very expensive)))
     
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  4. KissMyMuscle

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    Are they too warm to wear compare to the average leather jacket?
     
  5. Carlos840

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    They are warmer than a regular leather jacket, but not as warm as a sheepskin jacket.
    To me a grizzly is wearable much more often than a regular sheepskin, as i am always too hot in my B3.

    Compared to a regular leather jacket i would say the biggest difference is that the fur on the outside completely negates wind chill. IMO in a regular leather jacket even if you layer beneath you can still feel wind chill. If you touch the leather surface when outside in the cold it feels cold, and you can feel the wind ripping the heat away.

    In the grizzly, you could be standing in a frozen tornado and it never feels like the windchill affects your body. You can still feel the pressure of the wind, but it just doesn't have the same wind chill effect, you can even clearly feel the difference between how it affects the fur body and the leather arms (body stays warm arms get cold).

    Also, IMO a grizzly will resist water much better than a "fur on the inside" jacket. Getting rained on in a B3 is not going to be great. Getting rained on in a grizzly is fine, the water gets trapped on the fur and you can just wipe it off. It doesn't really soak through like it does when the skin is on the outside.

    Interestingly it seems a lot of traditional Inuit/Eskimo coats have the fur on the outside, maybe it's not a coincidence...
     
  6. Monitor

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    Fancy!
     
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  7. Imuricecreamman

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    Perfect leather weather. Screenshot_20200406_213915_com.android.gallery3d.jpg
     
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  8. KissMyMuscle

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    Thanks Carlos. Grizzly sounds like a champ. I get the idea how warm it is. Do you feel it's wearable in spring and autumn or running hot easily?

    Your grizzly definitely a heavy weight jacket considering the fqhh plus shearling. How comfortable is your Aero Grizzly? Do you feel the weight on your shoulder or on your neck?
     
  9. Carlos840

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    It's warm, but it's not sweaty like a sheepskin on the inside can be.
    It's around 15c /60f right now and i could wear the grizzly without dying if i only wore a T-shirt.

    Comfort wise it is probably my favourite Aero, it fits really well, it actually sits on the shoulders not the neck. And it is heavier than my regular HHCXL jackets.
    The only thing really worth mentioning is that it is SUPER V shaped.
    My size 40 has 25.5" p2p which is HUGE and a 19.5 bottom hem, which is tiny.

    @torfjord has the twin of my jacket, see how he feels about his.
     
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  10. KissMyMuscle

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    That's insane... Does it feel 25.5 ptp or shearling took some space? For these measurements, I think I don't need a larger size than 40.. The 19.5 bottom hem seems scary. I hope they allow some changing in waist.

    These Grizzlys seem a nice fit for my winter jacket collection. They just look so special and vintage looking. About five months ago I first discovered the Grizzly on Aero's website, I think it will be terrified to see myself wearing it on the street. But now, I feel this is the best looking winter jacket in my opinion.
     
  11. Carlos840

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    It does feel 25.5 ptp, the shearling doens't take any space as it is on the outside...
    Honestly if this jacket was exactly the same but in leather it would look ridiculous and oversized, but the fact that the sheepskin panels are so soft and fluffy means it doesn't. It just turns you into a big fluffy ball...

    I think the massive drop is somewhat part of the design and creates the way the jacket looks.
    If i had to fit someone in one of these i would recommend they go by bottom hem size more than chest size.
    The chest size is very forgiving because of the sheepskin, the bottom hem isn't.

    I was like you at first, i bought this jacket never thinking i would have the balls to wear it in public...
    It only takes wearing it a few days to get used to it. People do stare/smile weirdly and i have been called "rustic looking" by a group of strangers, but that's about it.

    Here is a pic i just took to illustrate the V shape and oversized chest, it's a weirdly shaped jacket:

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  12. casechopper

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    It's warmer than an unlined leather jacket as this has a polar fleece interlining. The exposed Mouton doesn't do a lot to make the jacket warmer though so it maybe makes it a bit warmer but not a lot.
     
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  13. torfjord

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    I love my grizzly, and I agree with everything @Carlos840 and @casechopper has said.

    It is extremely v-shaped by design, but still this feels right. If it had been all leather panels I think it would look weird, but it works. The fur mutton panels add a bit of warmth but nothing near how much a shearling liner would. Mine is alpaca lined so it’s fairly warm. Comfortable with just a shirt or T-shirt from 0 - 10 Celsius. Any colder than that and I have to layer with a sweater to keep warm. Any warmer than that and I can’t wear the jacket comfortably.

    Here’s two recent pictures of my grizzly. Size 40, p2p is about 25 inches and the hem is just over 19 if I remember correctly. 90723BBB-652D-43F0-8FE2-7AE4F66D8E26.jpeg 134A083B-5055-4E3E-B951-1A0AF016A193.jpeg

    edit: forgot to tag @KissMyMuscle
     
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  14. KissMyMuscle

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    This batman wing fitting reminds me someone here with the thunder Bay. I guess I will try to ask aero to wider the waist. I don't think I will take any jacket larger than 25.5 ptp.

    Thanks for the review and fitting information.
     
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  15. KissMyMuscle

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    What kind of leather is your Grizzly? Is it horween cowhide? Those collar looks as large as B3 from the photos, Is the collar really that huge?
     
  16. torfjord

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    59’er highwayman all day every day
     
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  17. Downunder G Man

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    59'er Highwayman, does that go down well with "the shield maidens " ?
     
  18. Mich486

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    I love grizzlies and I think they are much easier to wear than people think.

    I owned an Aero grizzly too and in the end sold it as personally I found it uncomfortable from a pattern perspective. The waist was just too narrow (even though I modified the standard size by adding 1” to each side) and still a lot of excess around the pits. I could zip it up but then it ballooned too much for my liking. It looked good unzipped but I’m not sure of what use is a cold weather jacket worn open.

    I now own an Attractions grizzly which is a much much more comfortable fit for me.
     
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  19. Carlos840

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    Do you also notice a difference in wind chill effect when wearing it?
    I feel like the effects of cold wind are much worst when wearing a regular leather jacket than a grizzly.
     
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  20. navetsea

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    I like it as stand alone outerwear now after washing it feels denser, perhaps shrank a little. I might need more vests now:D
     

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