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Leather Jackets: Post Pictures of the Best You've Seen/Owned?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by RatherAnOddball, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. westinghouse

    westinghouse Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know which of Aero's jackets would be considered slim fitting? They have a huge amount of styles to choose from

    Half belt, Hercules, and cafe racer are what you want.
     
  2. slappy

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    I like the half belt look a lot, also the highwayman. Apparently you can literally design the jacket yourself which is fun, though the price reflects that level of fun.
     
  3. jchosko

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    Here's a few of my personal favorites from my modest collection. A vintage Brimaco cafe racer with original Lightning zips. [​IMG] VIntage Taubers of California cafe racer with Talon teardrop chest zips that zip to the outside. [​IMG] And an Aero HG-5 in front quarter horsehide. [​IMG] pardon the crappy bberry pics.
     
  4. slappy

    slappy Well-Known Member

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    Did you get the heavy weight FQHH? If so how long before it became comfortable?
     
  5. westinghouse

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    Did you get the heavy weight FQHH? If so how long before it became comfortable?

    I wore mine around the house for a few hours every night for a week and it became softer. You will also have to knead the collar and pockets or they will never soften up.
     
  6. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Well-Known Member

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    ^ boring. looks like a mall brand pleather.

    I like my mall brand pleather bomber jacket, TYVM [​IMG]
     
  7. jchosko

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    Did you get the heavy weight FQHH? If so how long before it became comfortable?

    i bought it used on ebay and so it was already soft. wearing the fqhh in the rain and moving around while it is drying will soften it up quite a bit too.
     
  8. slappy

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    How would you describe the fit of that Aero jacket?
     
  9. jchosko

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    How would you describe the fit of that Aero jacket?
    It's kind of boxey, which i suppose is true to the vintage 1940s-50s aesthetic. The HG-5 is the same jacket as the Highwayman, except with a one piece back, button down collar, no interior windflap, and a strip of leather covering the main zipper from the outside. It looks and feels better on than you would expect--even though it's boxey it doesn't look dumpey. There's quite a bit of taper from the armpits to the waist, and the waist also cinches with some side straps that don't always stay tight. The sleeves are kind of wide, and there's storm cuffs which keep them from riding down your hand. I'd prefer zippered sleeves, which is definitely an option. If you order directly from Aero there's a ton of customization options that they'll do for you for free I believe. Including higher armholes, narrower sleeves, different pocket configurations, zip sleeves, etc...The one thing that I would definitely change about most of the Aeros is their length. I think adding 2" in the body would make this a much better jacket, and I'm not a tall dude--5' 11". But I suppose that would make it look more modern than vintage, which is ok with me, but I think a lot of their customers enjoy the fidelity to the original. If you want more info and pics about Aero jackets check out thefedoralounge.com especially the outerwear forum. There's tons of info there. Here's a few more crappy fit pics of the Aero, hope they help... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. slappy

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    Thanks man. It looks nice but yea it is somewhat boxy. As you said if you order from them you can specify exactly what you are looking for as they request body measurements to make the jacket for you. Im going to find out if they can make a jacket that isn't boxy and is decently tailored in the sides and chest
     
  11. Narwhale

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    Thanks man. It looks nice but yea it is somewhat boxy. As you said if you order from them you can specify exactly what you are looking for as they request body measurements to make the jacket for you. Im going to find out if they can make a jacket that isn't boxy and is decently tailored in the sides and chest

    If you want the most fitted the Cafe Racer and the 30's Half Belt are great choices. It's definitely nice to be able to customize almost everything about your jacket for free. I currently have a Long Half Belt on order and these are the changes I made at no extra cost:

    -Removed the storm cuffs
    -One vertical internal pocket on the right side
    -Olive gabardine lining
    -Corduroy lining in all pockets
    -3" corduroy facing at hem to prevent lining wear or droop (you can also get leather but they charge extra)

    I'm 6', 180 and they recommended a size 38 with +1.5" sleeves and +1.5" body. I'm currently 2 months into my wait (currently about 3-6 months according to most people) and besides the price that's the only bad thing. I really hope I don't have to send it back for some reason.
     
  12. slappy

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    Yea Ive seen recommendations for the 30's Half Belt other places also. Your jacket sounds great and actually similar to what Im thinking in my head. I dont think I want any exterior pockets just holes for the hands and maybe a pocket in the hand hole, I believe someone called it a gun pocket. I also figure Ill get a vertical map pocket in the interior of the jacket. When you get it make sure to post pics
     
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    color looks fine but that fits like shit
     
  16. wogbog

    wogbog Well-Known Member

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    Bugly pockets look like tumours.
     
  17. SoCal

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    I can't seem to find many webstores that sell Rick Owens leather jackets. Can someone please point me in the right direction? Thanks.
     
  18. Reggs

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    That's a big tree

    Are we talking tree-tree, or penis under tight pants-tree?
     
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    The tree fell down in the recent mid-west storms [​IMG]
     
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