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I want to rip off somebody's ideas for a bespoke jacket. But I can't decide who. I started a thread about it over at the Fedora Lounge https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/looking-for-inspiration-for-a-bespoke-bike-jacket.98450/
Fitpics would be awesome.Also, here are some photos of the Aero Real Deal A2. Really like the leather. Seal jerky horsehide has a nice grain (I take it they tumble it a little to get the effect for this jacket) and is lightweight. Like the color a lot.
Sizing turned out OK. I went with a 44 based on the chest and shoulders (which seem to run quite trim... the 44 has a 18.5" shoulder), and I think that was right. Wearing it over just a shirt I've got good mobility, but can feel that a size down would be constrictive. Should be OK with a layer underneath as well. Took 1/2 inch off the sleeves, but went with the standard 26" body length.
Love the button down collar.
What feels a little wonky is the sweep. The jacket seems to have a slight bell shape and the waist band is not tight when I zip it up. I can't find the measurements Aero sent me, but I thought I checked the sweep and it looked OK. I might have gone with a 42 waist on a 44 chest and shoulders perhaps.
That all may settle down once the jacket isn't brand new.
I'll post a fit pic so you all can see.
Which also leads me to my announcement that I'm banning myself from ordering directly from Aero. If I order another jacket someday, I'll definitely use Thurston Bros. for a fit jacket.
But here are the photos.
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