why no love for aero royale

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by dinomartino1, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 Well-Known Member

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    The aero royale must be one of their least known jackets, it's impossible to find a photo of someone wearing one and no info any of the usual forums.
    I'm in the process of clearing out my wardrobe to raise funds for a new jacket and I'm really taken by the royale, a simple look, no knits and tapered at the waist and something British rather than the usual american style jackets.
    Ken if you read this do have any photos of someone wearing one?

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    soft battered steer hide

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  2. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Never saw one of these .
    Looks pretty nice to me .
     
  3. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Can't explain, we've sold an awful lot more of these than say The Goldsmith for example
    Oddly enough the majortity have gone to Scandanvia, and no, I don't know why, it's not one of our big markets??????????

    They look their best in Suede
     
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  4. B-Man2

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    Ken
    Does Aero make a “ James Bond Skyfall “ type of repro?
     
  5. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 Well-Known Member

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    What would you recommend to get the drape right on the jacket other than goatskin.
    Steer or italian HH or something else, I believe they are the softer leathers, I've never seen them though. The climate here does not lend itself to really stiff and heavy leather, to be honest I get confused by all the leather options now just about all my jackets have been from the 40s or 50s and it was just horsehide to me.
     
  6. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Not really, it's a 20th century Mr Magooish designers take on a 30s Half Belt
     
  7. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    British Jackets from the 1930s were usually Nappa Leather or Suede, the cut doesn't hang too well in heavier leathers IMHO
    Goat would work if it's light enough, I'm not sure whether we've got any light enough other than Goat Suede, I'll check tomorrow.
    Battered Horse is the only Horse I'd consider personally
     
  8. Ken at Aero Leather

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    If there's one in stock that would fit someone in the factory I'll get a photo tomorrow but I'm not hopeful, I don't recall seeing one recently other than in the packing dept
     
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  9. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 Well-Known Member

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    So over italian hh, and battered steer that are options on the royale in the drop down menu for the leather selection you would instead go for battered hh.
    Battered hh is the leather that is an option in "customization A2s mid weight leathers" and you can have that if you want and the base price would that be the same is that correct.
    Battered hh is available in seal but not cordovan? not a deal breaker but I do like cordovan, but seal is okay just nothing lighter.
    I'm not interested in another cordovan option if it would be too stiff and heavy.
     
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  10. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    I didn't choose the leather selection on the dropdown menu. Sounds like I need to have a look at it with a red pencil handy!

    There is some very lightweight Horween Cordovan in the factory, nothing like CX, but a sample roll we don't really know what to do with.
    It's very dark, I'll check the weight tomorrow, but from memory it would be perfect I'm finished for the day.
    No Royales in stock so I couldn't do a photo
     
  11. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    The (Horween) Vermont Cordovan HH I mentioned in post #10is very soft and will drape beautifully in a Royale
    PM me or mail me on ken@aeroleatherclothing.com if you want to know more
     
  12. zoomer

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    Really like this design. If the waist could blouse and/or buckle out to hang flat, and the pockets were a touch less prominent, I'd want one too. Battered Steer would be ideal.
     
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    dinomartino1 Well-Known Member

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  15. johnwayne

    johnwayne Well-Known Member

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    Wow, nice, very nice! The Royale is featured in Aero's latest style review mag along with as you'd expect others, all blooming lovely too. Crikey if I get to Galashiels it would be far too easy part with a few £££'s!!
     

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