Just home from a very long and sun drenched vacation in my favorite place on earth, Union Pier MI. Thanks to @nick123, I have this unbelievably nice Aero (modified) original Herc in blk/brown vic. What a jacket!!! Serious heft, beautiful grain…I could not have drawn up a better fit if I tried. I am over the moon. All the mods are exactly as I’d want them. This is an exit piece. There’s little left for me to get after. Aero has really out done themselves on this and my wool jacket. The repro vs original see saw balance has tipped yet again.
I have attempted to recreate @jonesy86 epic catalog photo below. LOL. I actually might need a legit fedora. Oh the humanity.
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Dude as much as I’ve praised CXL over the years, I can safely say this is my absolute favorite leather from Aero thus far. Rigid but not unyielding, nice grain and just the right amount of heft. You’re going to be incredibly happy and I think this hide is the perfect choice for the rockafella’s design. Look forward to seeing it!Wow!! I am now even more glad my current Aero order (Rockafella) is black/brown Vicenza. That looks amazing!!
AFAIK Polo RL, Black label and RRL are now made in China except for limited collaborations like the RRL Schott a few years ago. I have no idea who the maker is for the Purple label though. Perhaps the Purple Label leather is still made in Italy or at least I hope they still do.That is a nice jacket. Does any one who is the current jacket maker for RL?