lol i can feel the love guys...
Honestly won't be able to until hopefully sometime this weekend. If i can get something up earlier i will.
serie-noire, Sascha is great and carries a1923 now. The store in general has a lot of good options.
I do not own a TOJ and, therefore, cannot compare TOJ to Aero. That said, I am familiar with Aero jackets. While Aero's craftsmanship is first rate, I previously balked because I do not care for the Horween FQHH -- the quality of the leather is great, but it is far too heavy and stiff for my taste. Now that Aero has expanded its options and, through Thurston, is offering jackets made out of full grain, veg tanned HH, which is MUCH more pliable than the Horween FQHH, and has a much more interesting grain, I am getting my first Aero.
He models for SE SF, but he is not an employee. Rather, he is a professional bar consultant (and owns a restaurant).
Himel Bros, TFH, RMC and GW all use Shinki leather. That said, TFH's Shinki is, IMHO, a tad stiffer than the other brands (although not as stiff as Horween FQHH). Fantastic quality and craftsmanship, but the leather must be broken in.
Similarly, TFH's t-shirts are thicker than most, and TFH's flannels are also thicker than most. Seems to be a common trait of TFH products.