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

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

  1. mikejones

    mikejones Senior member

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    Well, that's the confirmation I needed. The Aero jackets look absolutely fantastic [​IMG] Congratulations on your purchase. You'll need a stock answer to the many enquiring questions & compliments you'll receive. Very nice indeed. I know that I want the 'Veste de Rallye' model in cordovan colour. I'm a 6'2" bloke and take 48L in suits (too much time spent at the gym) with 37 inch arm measurement. In other words, even with 48L I usually have to lengthen the sleeves by about 1/2 - 3/4 inch. Does anyone know if 50 inch sounds about right? I wish there was a shop in which I could try one on first (Scotland is simply too far). For the lining (UK climate), I'm still undecided between the brown alpaca or brown cotton drill cloth. Does the wool really make it unbearably hot outside of winter? I'm also looking forward to being able to 'hang' it on the floor and save on closet space. I'm going to make this happen folks [​IMG]
    Hi. I have an Aero Stockman, which is "related" to the Vest De Rallye and Cheyenne. The Stockman is the slimmest of the 3, as I wanted a jacket I could wear on its own, as opposed to an "overcoat", which is what the Veste and Cheyenne are made for. Also, get a cotton lining, such as the Grant Tartan or Cotton drill, as they are comfortable enough so that if the weather is warmer, you can still wear the jacket - and layer underneath for colder weather. Otherwise, if you get the Alpaca it will be a very cold weather jacket only.
     


  2. Lear

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    Hi. I have an Aero Stockman, which is "related" to the Vest De Rallye and Cheyenne. The Stockman is the slimmest of the 3, as I wanted a jacket I could wear on its own, as opposed to an "overcoat", which is what the Veste and Cheyenne are made for.

    Also, get a cotton lining, such as the Grant Tartan or Cotton drill, as they are comfortable enough so that if the weather is warmer, you can still wear the jacket - and layer underneath for colder weather. Otherwise, if you get the Alpaca it will be a very cold weather jacket only.


    Thanks for that mikejones.

    I have gone with brown cotton twill. In the end I figured that this would be my warmer weather jacket. I will of course, now need a cooler weather Aero as well [​IMG]

    Did your Stockman come with internal storm cuffs? I asked Amanda at Aero to not put any in. I do hope that this is a good idea. I can't think of any reasons why it should matter, can you?

    I am SO EXCITED about this jacket [​IMG]

    It will see a LOT of wear!
     


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    Thanks for that mikejones.

    I have gone with brown cotton twill. In the end I figured that this would be my warmer weather jacket. I will of course, now need a cooler weather Aero as well [​IMG]

    Did your Stockman come with internal storm cuffs? I asked Amanda at Aero to not put any in. I do hope that this is a good idea. I can't think of any reasons why it should matter, can you?

    I am SO EXCITED about this jacket [​IMG]

    It will see a LOT of wear!


    I ordered it without the storm cuffs, as I find them a bit of an annoyance. If you are getting patch pockets, see if they can make them with handwarmer slots underneath. I didn't want separate handwarmer slash pockets, and I forgot to ask them for handwarmer slots underneath the patch pockets.

    Be VERY precise with your measurements, as Aero will make them EXACTLY to the sizing you provide. Also, ask if they can use the "rollover" stitching style, which I feel looks much better than the other, flatter style.

    I am thrilled with my Stockman, and get complimented on it whenever I wear it. Too bad its so damn hot - damn global warming...;(
     


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    I ordered it without the storm cuffs, as I find them a bit of an annoyance. If you are getting patch pockets, see if they can make them with handwarmer slots underneath. I didn't want separate handwarmer slash pockets, and I forgot to ask them for handwarmer slots underneath the patch pockets.

    Be VERY precise with your measurements, as Aero will make them EXACTLY to the sizing you provide. Also, ask if they can use the "rollover" stitching style, which I feel looks much better than the other, flatter style.

    I am thrilled with my Stockman, and get complimented on it whenever I wear it. Too bad its so damn hot - damn global warming...;(


    Great! All very useful info. Thanks again.

    It was my idea to take just this discussion to The Fedora Lounge (as they appear to be fanatical about Aero and other leather jackets over there). So I registered yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. 10 minutes after that the entire site went down and has been down ever since. Weird. [​IMG]
     


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    i covet (and will never own) this one from julius

    [​IMG]
     


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    I bought a leather jacket for $28 on ebay [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Great! All very useful info. Thanks again.

    It was my idea to take just this discussion to The Fedora Lounge (as they appear to be fanatical about Aero and other leather jackets over there). So I registered yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. 10 minutes after that the entire site went down and has been down ever since. Weird. [​IMG]


    Yes, TFL is a tremendous source of leather jacket info, as is this site, which deals mostly with the Iniana Jones leather jacket, but can address others as well:

    www.indygear.com/cow

    and this site is for the fanatical WW2 A-2/G-1 etc. leather jacket conneiseur:

    http://www.vintageleatherjackets.org/
     


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    Currently drooling over the Lost Worlds Suburban jacket in brown horsehide.
    I love the LW Downtown jacket, basically a 3/4-length car coat, it is so very cool.....super retro 70s....
     


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    i covet (and will never own) this one from julius

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    I was in Vancouver a couple of months ago and went into a boutique that was selling leather jackets by Julius. They were stunning but the one I fell for was $3500.
     


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    [​IMG]

    My vintage "Macrame" leather jacket from Gianni Versace.
     


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    I love the LW Downtown jacket, basically a 3/4-length car coat, it is so very cool.....super retro 70s....

    Agreed. LW and Aero have too many nice jackets. I'm debating the LW Suburban, Aero Highwayman. Or, maybe another Vanson (I've got 3 already but they're for motorcycling) ... I'd like a Mercury in black and maybe a Comet Horsehide in brown. Too many nice jackets out there, not enough cash.
     


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