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WTB: Aero Highwayman or Half Belt

Guardian Enzo

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Well, after years of salivating over beautiful Aero jackets I think I'm finally ready to plunge in and buy my first. A new one is right out for me, price-wise, so I'm hoping to find one through the Lounge network. My preference would be for a Highwayman but I'd certainly look at a Half Belt. The Highwayman seems like the perfect stylistic fit for me - the ideal jacket in many ways.

Size-wise, if it's stock probably a 42 is best - I'm about 5'11". 175 - but I'd look at a 40 or 44. I know I'm in a beggars can't be choosers situation looking for an Aero in my price range so I can be flexible on the details - FQH or steerhide, color, condition (though obviously, on that score hopefully I won't have to compromise too much).

I'm in the U.S., but open to an international seller if you're open to international shipping. Thanks in advance!

Dan
 

ProteinNerd

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Dan have you read up about sizing? I'm about the same height and size as you and can tell you a size 42 Highwayman would be HUGE on me.

Might be better to list the measurements of a jacket that fits you well and get people to match that to what they have.
 

Guardian Enzo

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Dan have you read up about sizing? I'm about the same height and size as you and can tell you a size 42 Highwayman would be HUGE on me.

Might be better to list the measurements of a jacket that fits you well and get people to match that to what they have.

Thanks for the reply. I have, and I thought I was in the ballpark with 42 - but the truth is, most of what I have has been in the military repro area (A-1, A-2 etc.) and I find myself between a stock 40 and 42. I know this style is going to fit differently but I don't have any purchase experience to draw on. What do you wear - a 38 or a 40, or do you go custom?
 

ProteinNerd

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I found the highwayman style didn't really suit me as a pretty thin guy, it's just too baggy around the waist. Even if you went for a 38, it's boxy cut and suits guys with a more generous waist size.

The half belt is a better cut for slimmer guys imo. Go for a 40 in that style imo but still, measure an existing jacket (doesn't have to be leather) and get an idea for what measurements fit you well.
 

Guardian Enzo

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I should also add that if someone has an Aero of another design with a bit of mileage (a Bootlegger, say - what a beautiful jacket) I'd certainly be open to considering it.
 

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AL Halfbelt in Bison. 19" Shoulder, Pit 24", Back Length 26", Sleeve 26"
 

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