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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. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    I just bought a jacket from the Aero Leather Company and its definitely the nicest leather jacket I've ever seen. Handmade to my measurements, made of front quarter horsehide, custom worsted wool lining and extra pockets. . . this jacket is amazing and I think Aero might make the finest leather ever. [​IMG]
    holy fartknuckles! is that the vintage black color? i can't figure out if i like the brown or black more. i guess i'd get more mileage out of black, though.
     


  2. RatherAnOddball

    RatherAnOddball Senior member

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    Please let's not allow this thread to die without a few more pages of great pictures. [​IMG]

    Many thanks to all the contributors!
     


  3. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer Senior member

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    I think this thread has convinced me to get an Aero Highwayman ... damn you guys ... but I'll post pics as soon as I can get it.
     


  4. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    I think this thread has convinced me to get an Aero Highwayman ... damn you guys ... but I'll post pics as soon as I can get it.

    the above pic did it to me. i started the process today....

    still need to decide on standard back or bi-swing.
     


  5. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer Senior member

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    the above pic did it to me. i started the process today.... still need to decide on standard back or bi-swing.
    I think your timing is very good ... are they having a sale or something? I have been watching the Aero Highwayman listing on eBay and they dropped the price from $845 to $750 today. Edit: PS did you decide on black or brown? I'm torn ... like you, I figure I can get a lot more mileage out of black but I really like the brown as well. Not enough cash for two of them!
     


  6. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    i'm going with vintage black. they sent some sample pieces to me and they all look really good. i've got a lot of brown and earthy stuff so i figure black will be a nice change. the brown's a lot darker than in the pictures, too, if you're leaning that way (and the pics make all colors a lot shinier than reality). neither one is the right or wrong choice since they both kick ass. i don't know about a sale but i'm gonna dance a damn jig if there is one. i've been in touch with the factory because i have a feeling it's going to have for be a custom fit and there's some stuff i want to do that isn't on the ebay jackets. also, i think if i ever get another, i'm going to get the long half belt in brown. here's an old dude pimping one: [​IMG]
     


  7. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    but, then again (and i've never watched this show so there's no outside influence), this pic makes the brown look fucking good. [​IMG] and this one makes black look sort of douchey [​IMG] so........who knows?????
     


  8. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    hey ace, ordering direct from aero is even cheaper than ebay and has free shipping. takes 5-6 weeks to complete.
     


  9. Ace Rimmer

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    Grundle, thanks for the tips. I will call the factory to see what they can do. Man, this is not an easy decision!

    I think the black looks good ... the pic posted by insOma makes it look really nice. Black is a lot more versatile during the winter anyway, but I've already got several black leather jackets including three Vansons (mostly for motorcycling, but I could wear my Comet around town if need be).

    The Hugh Laurie brown jacket also looks good. Wasn't he on Black Adder before he did House MD? Anyway, I like brown as a general "country" color and I think it's a welcome departure from 99% of the other leather jackets here in town, which are generally black.

    I kinda like the cordovan as well, although in some photos on eBay it looks a bit too reddish for my taste.

    Alternatively, I may consider looking at a Vanson Mercury (similar, but not the same style) for a standard black leather jacket ($459) and buy an Aero brown horsehide Highwayman. The Vanson is about $300 cheaper and while it is not horsehide or made as well as the Aero, I find that the standard Vanson size 40 (sized down 2" for me) fits rather well. My Comet has a decent taper so I don't find it loose around the waist at all. In this manner, I could get myself two decent leather jackets and save about $300 in the process.

    Decisions, decisions!
     


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    [​IMG][​IMG] Two very nice jackets from Rick Owens. Even tho I don't usually like the ninja shit this is good.
     


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    Didn't Kallun have a Perfecto-style jacket from Raf Simons? I remember quite liking that (even though, of course, I'd never be able to buy it.)
     


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    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Two very nice jackets from Rick Owens. Even tho I don't usually like the ninja shit this is good.


    I have the one on the right in washed lamb, great jacket.
     


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    I want this:

    [​IMG]
     


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    What?
    The well dressed woman or else that happen to be in the pic?
     


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