My Aero 42-18775-P // 2 years

Discussion in 'Repros' started by Cocker, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Cocker

    Cocker Well-Known Member

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    For those of you that are not on TFL, here's a copy/paste of my post up there about my now 2 years old Aero A-2!

    So it's been almost 2 years since I received my Aero 42-18775-P, and I wore it most of the time since then. I've never baby-sitted it, worn it through pouring rain, slept with it on a couple occasions, and so on. It's been my faithfull companion through thick and thin, and I love the way the jerky hide has aged.

    I thought it'd be nice to show a couple pictures here, showing the general shape and some specific spots where the dark seal has worn off, showing the unddrtones.

    So, there you go !

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  2. Brettafett

    Brettafett Well-Known Member

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    I had one! Only with mid brown knits... Nice jacket for sure...
     
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  3. Smithy

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    That's superb Cedric and the patina that's building up is lovely.
     
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  4. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    Sweet looking Aero and really aging beautifully. It's remarkable how well Aero knits hold up over time.
     
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  5. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    Wow!

    Absolutely impressed about shape as well as aging of your jacket.

    New inspiration for ordering my birthday gift from AERO

    THX for sharing the pics ...
     
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  6. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    They do don't they, Grant? But after 17 years the cuffs do start to show wear, well the left one has anyway...........
    I also knocked a hole in the waistband the day I made it doing the zipper top stitch with blunt needle, luckily the hole hasn't run

    a-2 Ken 2017.jpg anyway
     
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  7. Brettafett

    Brettafett Well-Known Member

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    That must be an original Ken ;)
     
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  8. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    ahhhh....the way those darker a-2s reveal the lighter color underneath is super. and, so much like how originals look. outstanding.
     
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  9. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    And that’s how you treat an A2 jacket. Wear the piss out of it and don’t coddle it and you’ll have a great looking jacket in a couple of years.
    Thanks for the pixs Cocker
     
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  10. Cocker

    Cocker Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot, folks! What's the point of having a leather jacket if you don't live in it, right? :p

    I'm sure, at some point, I'll have some other leather jacket. but this one was my first, and she's the one I'll keep on wearing until it's either destroyed (which I highly doubt can happen with "normal" use), or I'd outfat it (there's no such thing as outgrowning at our age). If the finish gets too damaged at some point, I'll go for a "depot re-dye" and will keep on wearing it.
     
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  11. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! well made! congrats to both: the wearer/maker.
     
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  12. Skip

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    Darn nice mate, keep wearing it in good health
     

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