What is Your WORST Leather Jacket Buying Experience?

B-Man2

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Thanks B-Man-2, it's on Paypal so all good. And I've got the Bill Kelso receipt so all good on that front too. I'd actually like to get the jacket and I hope I get some sort of notification, otherwise how long do I leave it? :confused:
Good question .... For me, if I didn’t hear anything from them , I would probably start getting a little concerned somewhere around the 4 to 6 week time frame, but others may give it more or less time. I guess it’s a question of where’s the comfort level on something like this. Really .. all it would take from them is a one liner ... “Thanks for your purchase , delivery time is X” . Not too much to ask I would think.
 

mulceber

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I wouldn’t be too worried. Greece weathered the COVID storm REALLY well. So, I’d be confident that you will get your jacket. It’s just a question of when.
 

Micawber

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I remember buying a Wehrmacht coat from some far away land in the early 70's. When it arrived to say it was a little crusty would be an understatement, another bonus was that every nook and cranny was crammed with dead body lice and eggs and also various other sundry invertebrates.
 

ShanghaiJack

New Member
In a nutshell, I ordered an Aero A-2 in Size 42, and.. it didn't fit, and it actually measured smaller than my size 40 Eastman's.
I was basically told, so sorry, eat it, no exchange.

Fini...
 

mulceber

Well-Known Member
That’s very strange, since Aero contracts usually are quite generous in their measurements. Was it a Bronco?
 

ShanghaiJack

New Member
Nope not a Bronco, it was an Aero.

What's a real shame, is that the jacket was
absolutely gorgeous, and the quality of
construction was fantastic.
 

ShanghaiJack

New Member
Yeah... That A-2 is truly stunning, damn the luck.

Someday, with the permission of the current owner, I
will try to snap a pic of the Aero A-2 so that the rest
of you fellow ruffians can drool over it too...


:p
 
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Lord Flashheart

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Thanks B-Man-2, it's on Paypal so all good. And I've got the Bill Kelso receipt so all good on that front too. I'd actually like to get the jacket and I hope I get some sort of notification, otherwise how long do I leave it? :confused:
I'm trying to be very patient having ordered a Platon Dubow in December and as others have said here I'm applying a large dollop of patience. I could email ... but would I just get frustrated ??
 

stanier

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I'm trying to be very patient having ordered a Platon Dubow in December and as others have said here I'm applying a large dollop of patience. I could email ... but would I just get frustrated ??
Oh my goodness, and you've heard nothing at all since placing your order Lord Flashheart? That leaves me very worried. I think there's 180 days to make a claim on PayPal. What to do?
 

bn1966

Active Member
In the town I used to live in there was a vintage clothing emporium,I managed to find a rather nice G-1 there which I wore for a year or so until my youthful frame filled out. I’d always fancied an Irvin and asked the shop owner if he knew of a source, in short he knew someone that would make me one and took the G-1 as a deposit. 6 months later I took possession of the ‘Irvin’, only it wasn’t!!!!! It can only be accurately described as a prop costume piece from a Viking movie & I looked more like a bear wearing it than an RAF Pilot. Chopped it in at the same shop for an Alpha N-2B.
 

fighterjock

Active Member
My first ever A2 -an early Aero Leather bought from an antique shop and when I got it home discovered it had the stinkiest armpits you could ever hate to smell. I tried all the usual remedies over several days and in the end soaked the lining with neat white (Clear/spirit) vinegar, l let it soak for half an hour and then hand washed it in detergent for delicates. It worked phew!
I can't think of any stinky armpits I would "LOVE" to smell?????
 
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