A while ago I realised that every single jacket I owned was military and bar my shearlings they were all green, khaki or camo and needing a new leather jacket I decided to steer away from military patterns. After a lot of looking and one false start I spotted this Aero highwayman on their trainee made jackets page, although this one was made by an experienced machinist returning from a period of absence. I could see by the photos on the site that this jacket had a lot more grain than normal and I loved the colour so I decided to go for it. It arrived last week. The first new leather jacket I've bought since 1989 ! The steerhide is quite thin but feels tough and certainly has a lot of graining straight out of the box. It's annoyingly creaky and quite stiff, especially the sleeves, but hopefully this will pass. I'm not sold on the knit inner cuffs yet as they feel very tight but I'm sure they'll loosen up. The quality of construction is great and the Lochcarron wool lining is beautiful. The fittings are dull brass, the zipper being Talon marked and a bit rough feeling at first but it's a lot smoother now. I hate the feeling of new jackets and always feel a bit self concious in one. Everything feels a bit stiff and awkward at the minute but I'm sure after a bit of wear it will feel a lot more natural. It better, because I'm not about to buy another one for several decades ! Here's some pics.