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Price-range AERO A2 38-1711P

Thomas Koehle

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I got offered an AERO A2 38-1711P in FQHH for 500.- Euros - actually not directly offered but found on a platform for private sales

Looks splendid on the pics and should be my size (44)

Anyone any idea about the current pricerange for such jackets?

I know everything’s value depends on how strong you want it but maybe someone might be able to give a kinda direction anyway ...

THX in advance

Thomas
 

Silver Surfer

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depending on condition, and how old it is, 500 euro is in the ball park. if its clean and newish, ya got a deal. if its beat up and or older, more like 400 450 euro is about right. also, when ordering from aero, they option the hookless zipper or the talon zipper. the hoookless is what was used in this contract. for me, a talon would be a deal breaker. keep in mind, that if aero was is faithful to the original design, the original 1711p had narrowish shoulders. happy hunting.
 

zoomer

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Not sure if this is telling tales out of school or not, but Ken asked if I'd like a shot at a trainee-made 1711P in a 46-48, then wrote back saying his apprentice wouldn't be doing them in sizes past 44.

This idea that preWW2 styles are only "authentic" in smaller sizes or cuts is no more than a present day selling point for the skinny workwear crowd.
 

Ken at Aero Leather

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Not sure if this is telling tales out of school or not, but Ken asked if I'd like a shot at a trainee-made 1711P in a 46-48, then wrote back saying his apprentice wouldn't be doing them in sizes past 44.

This idea that preWW2 styles are only "authentic" in smaller sizes or cuts is no more than a present day selling point for the skinny workwear crowd.
The trainee size jackets available are purely due to economics, the smaller the size the less leather used. Trainees on a completely new style start on 36" or 38", as they get better we move them up a size at a time, by the time they've got up to a 44" they'll be ready fully qualified on the style, Due to the size of A-2 panels and the size of the front quarters, a 36" uses considerably less footage than a 46"
 

Ken at Aero Leather

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Not sure if this is telling tales out of school or not, but Ken asked if I'd like a shot at a trainee-made 1711P in a 46-48, then wrote back saying his apprentice wouldn't be doing them in sizes past 44.
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She never got as far as a size 44" as we needed her back on Civvy jackets to keep our outstanding orders on time due to a couple of machinist being off ill.
 

zoomer

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OK Ken, I totally get the economy issue...sorry I was mistaken. ;)
But I *have* been told by certain snooty reproduction clothing makers (mostly those doing 1930s tailored items) that "our styles are not appropriate for certain body types." I generally send them old pictures of Paul Whiteman and leave it at that. But it's annoying.
 
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Garylafortuna

Active Member
Hi Thomas.
About two years ago I bought an Aero 1711 from a fellow VLJ member. If I remember correctly, I paid US $600.00 for it. In the repro world this the best Aero contract for several reasons: it is a prewar contract which were made to higher standards, it has the collar stand, and it has the extra strip of leather behind the zipper to protect the lining. Go for it
Thomas. If the jacket is in really top condition, it's a bargain. If you are able, post some photos.
 
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