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WTB: Aero 1930s Half Belt size 44

bluesforchallah

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Thanks Dave. I responded to your PM.

I've decided to purchase new directly from Thurston Bros. since I live here in the Seattle area, it's convenient and I certainly do like supporting small local business'. :) Do to the natural gas explosion in the neighborhood (next door actually) to Insurrection/Thurston Bros., I'm working with Carrie via email. She has a 'fit jacket' going out to me today for me to receive tomorrow and well see where this goes. I'm super stoked.
 

Edward

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You were able to buy stock? Nice! That's the only drawback for me ordering from aero - I have to wait! ;) Is that the Premier model? How did you find the sizing?
 

bluesforchallah

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You were able to buy stock? Nice! That's the only drawback for me ordering from aero - I have to wait! ;) Is that the Premier model? How did you find the sizing?

It's the standard model. As for fit, it helps to live within a few miles of Insurrection/Thurston Bros. I went in on the 5th and tried one on for size and found the stock 44 fit me pretty well, so when I was ready to order I already had an idea of what I needed. I had Carrie send me a fit jacket again just to make sure; due to the explosion in their neighborhood, if I didn't want to go the mail order route, I would have had to wait the 4-5 weeks until they could reopen their shop; I loved the 'fit jacket' she sent so I just decided to just keep that one. :D :thumbs up:
 

Edward

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Ah, yes - I see that from the collar. I was thrown by the chain-puller on the chest zip; only ever seen that on the Premier model before. I have my eye on a Premier version myself, if the fit works for me; I'd love to buy one from stock (I've bought two Aero jackets from stock from the over the years - serious near-instant gratification!), but I do like to have an interior pocket and another minor mod or two.
 

AeroFan_07

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Excellent work on that one Chris! I also bought an off the rack 44 30's HB from Carrie directly back in November. Sort of a similar Instant gratification issue as Edward, however the second one I had taken a lot more time to think about. First for me is my size 42 Café Race which I still treasure. Mine HB is black with cotton lining, and has the same pocket/zipper/angle and pull on it. I love it! Sure glad all of you are OK out there after that explosion!
 
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