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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by dan_t, Aug 8, 2015.
Aero Board Racer
I do like the hair on hide look, but I've always worried it would shed over time. How are you finding it?
Oh, yes - I had remembered it as the HH being with a button front originally, but you're right, the HH is a zip-up version of the Moonshiner. Good catch!
Hot damn that is one kick ass jacket. What leather is that, brown Shinki? The fit is absolutely perfect. Looks good on ya my man!
Not exactly . They have different back designs.
I had a cafe racer years ago - a US brand called something like Route66 if memory serves. I bought it originally as my 'second' leather jacket, for wearing to the office and places where the Perfecto style wasn't appropriate. In the end, I sold it on because I didn't like how the mandarin collar looked with a collared shirt. For years I didn't feel the need of one, now every time I see a Board racer, it tempts me....
@Edward I seriously recommend you look for an earlier 60s model Brooks. Nothing beats these older jackets for the style and ease of wearing IMO, and for around $100- $200 you can’t go wrong. The steerhide is lighter weight and full of character.
@torfjord’s is the perfect example.
Barbour Duke today...
Could be a good option. I'm not normally big on buying originals over repro for several reasons, but it would make sense to go for something cheaper if it's one I'm not sure I'd wear so often, save the extra cash for the ones I know will be worn regularly.
Ahh true, the hooch hauler does have that fancy back design. The moonshiner has the half belt with a western yoke and gussets
Cold but sunny today, so a chance to wear another non-insulated moto jacket. I love this jacket though it’s a hard core motorbike riding jacket (one inside pocket only and it’s close fitting) and it’s very beaten up so may not be to everyone’s taste...
I’m also doing some shameless cross-dressing... Honda jacket despite being a longstanding Ducati rider...
Jacket was made to measure in 1991 by a no longer extant UK maker of serious bike leathers, done in the Rothmans Honda colours jacket of legendary racer ‘fast’ Freddie Spencer (minus all the sponsorship patches which were originally on it, but removed long before I got it). Spencer did ride for Ducati later in his career, so maybe it’s not too transgressive of me to wear it .
Whether the previous owner of the jacket was fast or not I don’t know, but he clearly tried hard as it has a few crash scuffs. It makes my own 20 year old well used (and once crashed in) Vanson look barely touched, so “chapeau” to him I say...
yep, that’s right. But I don’t think that’s the whole story. I don’t think the HH pattern is based on the same 50’s block as the bootlegger. At least mine fits trimmer than that.
Got it, I used to have a 50s half belt and when I compare to the premier HWM fit it does sound true with what you observed plus higher arm holes and slimmer sleeves to boot.
@ton312 That color and jacket looks awesome! Is it Aero's midnight blue CXL? I haven't seen that greenish/blueish color on any midnight blue CXL jackets before. Really nice and perfect fit as usual!
Golden Bear goat skin recent acquisition, going for the one-shoulder look.
Indeed it is midnight blue CXL but it’s becoming more green by the wear. I’ve really committed myself to this one, not so much because it’s a spectacular fit (I think it fits OK) but more because I just have to know where this hide will end up on the color scale!
Thanks! I do adore how it fits. It is a dark brown Shinki. They call it black, but it's not actually black in any way. I would call it an espresso brown.
As an update, I got confirmation from my friend who is a Freewheelers expert/enthusiast/collector that my Lot 667 jacket is indeed roughout and not split suede. I figured this was the case, but I wanted to get confirmation and now I have it.
Best thing about a cold weather ride is wearing my Buco. @tmitchell59
Edit: pic below is right side up!