Have I missed something here, or misunderstood? Simmons Bilt / Alexander Leather was founded on the back of / aftermath of Will Lauder’s morally corrupt and illegal criminal behaviour, is that not correct? If it is, then I would not want to do business with them and reading the trail of events outside this and other forums but on a number of news sites and factoring in the kindness and trust invested by Ken and his family into WL then I think their position is perfectly understandable and probably somewhat lenient, IMHO. It seems strange to me that, assuming my understanding is correct, a company with dubious roots is having people trying to pursue the “give us a break” moral high ground, albeit, on its behalf. This forum is not automatically pro-Aero. Personally, I don’t have a history of being a fan of their jackets, but the recent products and retaining a sense of fair proportion on pricing along with Ken’s willingness to engage here has won me over to at least take a closer look, and I suspect my next A-2 will be from Aero. And the AM Irvin project makes my blood boil. Anyone involved in that debacle needs a long hard look in the mirror, and certainly people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. I wonder how JohnnyBoy is doing? Real shame about Aces High. Ken wanting no part of the AM Irvin project increases his, and Aero’s credibility immeasurably for me.