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post #6031 of 6348
Well, in the end, I took your advice, Eric, and ordered the 50. I tried on all of my Cabourn outerwear, and there is no chance I could squeeze into 48 anything (except the linen Cameraman, which ran oddly large, and I had to size down to 48). All four of my size 50 Mallorys and Cameraman fit great, and there's no room to spare in the shoulders, chest, and back. The 48 WW1 shearling had the same measurements as my 50 Mallorys, so there's no way it would have fit.

One other thing I realized in going through all of my Cabourn gear is that I really shouldn't buy anything else. At all. For at least a year.
post #6032 of 6348
Nice pick u Z. look forward to your impressions of the jacket when you get it.
post #6033 of 6348
To make things clear: Almost all of Aero's very best sheepskin seamstresses (including the most famous one, her name is Kelly if I remember correctly) migrated to Simmonsbilt (formerly Alexander Leather). That's also the reason why Nigel is producing with Simmonsbilt. My Shearling Coastal Command is also fitting small.
post #6034 of 6348
That's what I thought, PhilVo. I'd prefer to purchase an Aero-made jacket, but figured Nigel is using Simmons because that's where the shearling seamstresses are.
Edited by zissou - 12/22/15 at 9:50am
post #6035 of 6348
It looks a cracking jacket

I often think of contacting Aero to see if they can remove the hood and make a collar like the WW1 shearling as the hood gets in the way a bit when driving the Morgan
post #6036 of 6348
Bloody hell Zissou, you've got me thinking about the WW1 shearling now

Wondering whether the 48 at End might be too big

I'm guessing if there were any 46's they've gone to Japan
post #6037 of 6348
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That's what I thought, PhilVo. I'd prefer to purchase an Aero-made jacket, but figured Nigel is using Simmons because that's where the shearling seamstresses are.

It's also true that the founding director of Alexander Leather was ex aero and was sentenced to some serious porridge for his actions before and during the move to the new company.

As a result I wouldn't buy a chamois leather off them.
post #6038 of 6348
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It's also true that the founding director of Alexander Leather was ex aero and was sentenced to some serious porridge for his actions before and during the move to the new company.

As a result I wouldn't buy a chamois leather off them.

Crikey

Leather jacket wars
post #6039 of 6348
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Crikey

Leather jacket wars

 

 

It got really bad and was WAY beyond the boundaries. I don't want to derail the thread any further but a bit of google will find it for you.

post #6040 of 6348
I'll have to look it up, as it sounds like an interesting story. Morality aside, the only options I would choose when buying a shearling jacket is (1) buy from the best makers, or (2) don't buy one at all. It's by far the most expensive garment I'll ever buy, and it should hopefully last the rest of my life. The only other garment I want is a FQHH jacket, which will definitely come from Aero.

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It looks a cracking jacket

I often think of contacting Aero to see if they can remove the hood and make a collar like the WW1 shearling as the hood gets in the way a bit when driving the Morgan
The hood is the one thing that has kept me from buying a Coastal Command. It looks pretty obtrusive.


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Bloody hell Zissou, you've got me thinking about the WW1 shearling now

Wondering whether the 48 at End might be too big

I'm guessing if there were any 46's they've gone to Japan
Hah. It's by far my favorite iteration of the jacket. The colors of the AW14 CC (above) are nice, but I think the obvious white shearling popping out everywhere is a little too bold for my taste.
post #6041 of 6348
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It's also true that the founding director of Alexander Leather was ex aero and was sentenced to some serious porridge for his actions before and during the move to the new company.

As a result I wouldn't buy a chamois leather off them.

It was Will Lauder who did Porridge for theft, but is he involved or still involved wth Simmons Bilt? He is not listed as a Director.
post #6042 of 6348
I found a great copy of the trial narrative, and it sounds like Will Lauder made a massive mess of Aero well before Alexander Leathers came on the scene. He apparently stole tremendous amounts of stock from Aero and sold it on Ebay, as an example.
post #6043 of 6348
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It was Will Lauder who did Porridge for theft, but is he involved or still involved wth Simmons Bilt? He is not listed as a Director.

He got 21 months so he may well be inside still. I don't know that for a fact thought.

From what I can tell Aero I back on an even keel and trading well.

It's not my battle but I stand by what I said.
post #6044 of 6348
Has anyone tried this seasons Donkey Jacket? I tried to buy one last season however the fit was terrible. The shoulders were way too narrow and on top of that it was impossible to wear the jacket. The inside seams where the leather sleeves met shoulders were unbelievably thick and protruding. The retailer told me everyone complained and they sent the entire lot back to Cabourn. Shame as it was the nice army green/stone color with brown leather details
post #6045 of 6348
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Has anyone tried this seasons Donkey Jacket? I tried to buy one last season however the fit was terrible. The shoulders were way too narrow and on top of that it was impossible to wear the jacket. The inside seams where the leather sleeves met shoulders were unbelievably thick and protruding. The retailer told me everyone complained and they sent the entire lot back to Cabourn. Shame as it was the nice army green/stone color with brown leather details

Haven't tried it and I'm surprised that Nigel repeated it again this season

The designer donkey jacket has definitely become fashionable - Acne Studios has quite a few jackets designed around the theme

One reason that if I were Nigel I'd drop it and rework a jacket around the one with waxed reinforcing from the Scott Collection - was it the Bowers coat?
Edited by Eric Gill Sans - 12/24/15 at 2:59pm
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