Wed May 11, 2022 12:54 am

Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
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Location: Glasgow
 
Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
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Wed May 11, 2022 12:54 am linkquote
After visiting the factory and getting measured up

One custom Aero Bootlegger

Leather: front quarter horse hide from Horween Chicago
Lining: Harris tweed from a weaver I met last year and he sent it to the factory
Jacket: Hand made in Scotland at Aero by Morgan. The person who makes the jacket signs it.

Now just need to break it in.

Love it









Wed May 11, 2022 1:46 am

Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
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Posts: 1149
Location: Glasgow
 
Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
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Wed May 11, 2022 1:46 am linkquote
These Jackets seem expensive but to put things into perspective. The reason I went to the factory was to get my 34 year old jacket re lined and a new zip on it.



Wed May 11, 2022 1:46 am

Hooked
2019 Primavera 150, 2019 Honda Super Cub 125, 2017 Honda Metropolitan, 1965 Honda Super Cub 50 CA102
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Posts: 348
Location: NE Ohio, USA
 
Hooked
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Wed May 11, 2022 1:46 am linkquote
that is a beaut!

Chris from CLE
Wed May 11, 2022 5:34 am

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Triumph Street Scrambler 2018, Suzuki VanVan200 (sold), 2015 Sprint 125 (sold)
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Location: Finland
 
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Wed May 11, 2022 5:34 am linkquote
Nice!

Does it include any modern protective gear, or is it a 'pure classic'?
Wed May 11, 2022 6:09 am

Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
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Posts: 1149
Location: Glasgow
 
Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
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Posts: 1149
Location: Glasgow
Wed May 11, 2022 6:09 am linkquote
With my leathers I wear an Knox armoured shirt.
I gave up buying Jackets with armour as they never really sat right.
I have so much ce1 elbow and shoulder pad you could shake a stick at them.
Wed May 11, 2022 6:34 am

Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
Joined: 14 Aug 2012
Posts: 1149
Location: Glasgow
 
Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
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Wed May 11, 2022 6:34 am linkquote
RRider wrote:
Nice!

Does it include any modern protective gear, or is it a 'pure classic'?
Actually if you wanted pockets for armour they would add it for you.

You can specify extra pockets inside or out, you can even specify the angle of the pocket.
Want storm cuffs no problem.

I specified no pockets on the inside, no storm cuffs, concealed studs on the collar (stops them flapping about at speed) and the angle front zip. I also asked for a British zipper, they come with the american

Great wee company
Wed May 11, 2022 7:02 am

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1486
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
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Posts: 1486
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Wed May 11, 2022 7:02 am linkquote
Harris Tweed.

The best quality you can get, worn by several members of The Royal Family, it'll last you a lifetime.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_Tweed
Wed May 11, 2022 7:54 am

Member
'66 VLB (Blue Badge) & '17 GTV
Joined: 29 Jan 2022
Posts: 40
Location: Waxhaw, NC
 
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Wed May 11, 2022 7:54 am linkquote
VERY nice! Both Aero and Harris are of unquestionable quality.
Wed May 11, 2022 8:31 am

Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
Joined: 14 Aug 2012
Posts: 1149
Location: Glasgow
 
Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
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Location: Glasgow
Wed May 11, 2022 8:31 am linkquote
The only reason I went for the Harris is because I met the weaver in a pub when I was there on holiday last year, lovely lass, gave us demo on how it's woven. She used purple to reflect the heather and the black to represent the rocks at the back of her croft.

She was very accommodating when arranging to send the yarn to the factory. Got it at cost + £6 p&p

Can't wait to go back to the Outer Hebrides. Should be easier now lock down has ended and every body is heading abroad in the summer.
Wed May 11, 2022 10:46 am

Molto Verboso
Vespa Super 300
Joined: 24 Mar 2013
Posts: 1688
Location: AZ
 
Molto Verboso
Vespa Super 300
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Wed May 11, 2022 10:46 am linkquote
beautiful jacket but as living in AZ now I have given up leather for mesh jackets, but I do love leather jackets have a few of them not sure I will ever wear them again
Thu May 12, 2022 8:00 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 12601
Location: Oregon City, OR
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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Thu May 12, 2022 8:00 am linkquote
Now, if there was just some way to assure that the same size riding jacket would continue to fit for 34 years.
Thu May 12, 2022 8:18 am

Member
2020 BV350
Joined: 28 Apr 2022
Posts: 30
Location: Fulshear, TX
 
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Location: Fulshear, TX
Thu May 12, 2022 8:18 am linkquote
I have quite a bit of gear; mainly BMW or Klim suits. Seems the zippers are the first things to fail, especially with hard use. I've had 2" of ice on me after riding through a thunder cloud in Wolf Creek Pass, Colorado @ 13,000' & with the right gear, I didn't hesitate at all. My brother, OTOH, spends $30k on a bike & wears a hoodie and blue jeans when it's cold. Nothing beats good riding gear.



Thu May 12, 2022 9:33 am

Addicted
2020 GTS 300 HPE
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Posts: 855
Location: San Francisco
 
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Thu May 12, 2022 9:33 am linkquote
Dooglas wrote:
Now, if there was just some way to assure that the same size riding jacket would continue to fit for 34 years.
I've gotta get back into a fitness routine. This last month my belt has become more functional than decorative. The button on my riding jeans has become the opposite.
Thu May 12, 2022 11:22 pm

Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
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Posts: 1149
Location: Glasgow
 
Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
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Thu May 12, 2022 11:22 pm linkquote
Dooglas wrote:
Now, if there was just some way to assure that the same size riding jacket would continue to fit for 34 years.
I did have spell when to quote red dwarf I "woke up and discovered I was a fat bast*rd" since then only really had a bear gut. Suppose I lucky then.
Sat May 14, 2022 9:18 am

Hooked
2006 LX150
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Posts: 227
Location: Los Angeles
 
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2006 LX150
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Location: Los Angeles
Sat May 14, 2022 9:18 am linkquote
Your jackets are fantastic! Love the lining(s). And fat/schmat: today I woke up and realized you were a stylish bastard.
Sat May 14, 2022 10:38 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 8028
Location: Hermit Kingdom
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat May 14, 2022 10:38 am linkquote
Bjorn Toulouse wrote:
I also asked for a British zipper, they come with the american
What is the difference?
Sat May 14, 2022 11:10 am

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2020 BV350
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Location: Fulshear, TX
 
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Sat May 14, 2022 11:10 am linkquote
In the US, mens zipper tabs are on the right and women are on the left, so women would use their left hand to pull the zipper. I know in Germany, they are backwards. Not sure about the rest of Europe though.
Sat May 14, 2022 4:43 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2009 GTV250 (Gone), 2003 Inder trailer, 2001 BMW R1100RT
Joined: 24 Jun 2009
Posts: 5395
Location: Santa Cruz California
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2009 GTV250 (Gone), 2003 Inder trailer, 2001 BMW R1100RT
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Sat May 14, 2022 4:43 pm linkquote
znomit wrote:
What is the difference?
This is my questions too.

Gorgeous jacket and the quality shines thru. Thanks for posting.
Miguel
Sat May 14, 2022 7:40 pm

Molto Verboso
2018 GTS 300 Touring Rosso Vignola, 2020 BV 350 Matte Green, 1956 VL3
Joined: 02 Aug 2012
Posts: 1095
Location: Herriman, Utah
 
Molto Verboso
2018 GTS 300 Touring Rosso Vignola, 2020 BV 350 Matte Green, 1956 VL3
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Sat May 14, 2022 7:40 pm linkquote
Great looking jacket
Sun May 15, 2022 11:47 pm

Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
Joined: 14 Aug 2012
Posts: 1149
Location: Glasgow
 
Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
Joined: 14 Aug 2012
Posts: 1149
Location: Glasgow
Sun May 15, 2022 11:47 pm linkquote
texas123 wrote:
In the US, mens zipper tabs are on the right and women are on the left, so women would use their left hand to pull the zipper. I know in Germany, they are backwards. Not sure about the rest of Europe though.
Yip in the UK they are the opposite to America. Aero make there jackets to original specs hence American style zippers.

I just couldn't live with it so got it standardised. I couldn't even zip the thing up, the nice chap in the factory had to do it for me.
Mon May 16, 2022 6:39 am

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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2586
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
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Location: Minneapolis USA
Mon May 16, 2022 6:39 am linkquote
Very nice. I think many of us would pay for quality. I know my Brown
Leather Bomber Jacket will still be worn by someone long after I am
gone. It also was somewhat pricy.

I know it is private, but could you hint at the cost of that custom built jacket.
Obviously, you do not have to. Off the rack leather bomber jackets are
$300 - $500.

Again, super jacket.

Bob Copeland
Inquiring minds want to know.
Mon May 16, 2022 6:45 am

Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
Joined: 14 Aug 2012
Posts: 1149
Location: Glasgow
 
Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
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Posts: 1149
Location: Glasgow
Mon May 16, 2022 6:45 am linkquote
Bob Copeland wrote:
Very nice. I think many of us would pay for quality. I know my Brown
Leather Bomber Jacket will still be worn by someone long after I am
gone. It also was somewhat pricy.

I know it is private, but could you hint at the cost of that custom built jacket.
Obviously, you do not have to. Off the rack leather bomber jackets are
$300 - $500.

Again, super jacket.

Bob Copeland
Inquiring minds want to know.
All in about £800, the tweed was £50.

https://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/

My old jacket is a highwayman, the new one is a bootlegger, my next one will be a board racer with offset collar and made from Vincenza horse hide ....... maybe in a few years!



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Mon May 16, 2022 6:57 am

Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
Joined: 14 Aug 2012
Posts: 1149
Location: Glasgow
 
Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
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Posts: 1149
Location: Glasgow
Mon May 16, 2022 6:57 am linkquote
funny enough cheaper in the US

https://www.epauletbrand.com/collections/made-to-order-leather-jackets
Mon May 16, 2022 7:04 am

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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
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Posts: 2586
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
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Posts: 2586
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Mon May 16, 2022 7:04 am linkquote
Bjorn,

Thanks for sharing. You are one Leather Jacket Aficionado.

Congrats on your new jacket. Very nice!

Bob Copeland
Mon May 16, 2022 9:16 am

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1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3809
Location: Staffordshire England
 
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Mon May 16, 2022 9:16 am linkquote
Bjorn Toulouse wrote:
These Jackets seem expensive but to put things into perspective. The reason I went to the factory was to get my 34 year old jacket re lined and a new zip on it.
being Scottish, I assume you pushed for a warranty repair
Mon May 16, 2022 11:13 pm

Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
Joined: 14 Aug 2012
Posts: 1149
Location: Glasgow
 
Molto Verboso
px 200, lxv 125
Joined: 14 Aug 2012
Posts: 1149
Location: Glasgow
Mon May 16, 2022 11:13 pm linkquote
fleece wrote:
being Scottish, I assume you pushed for a warranty repair
I'll let that go since your from Staffordshire. Nice dugs by the way.
Tue May 17, 2022 1:16 am

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1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
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Posts: 3809
Location: Staffordshire England
 
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Tue May 17, 2022 1:16 am linkquote
Bjorn Toulouse wrote:
I'll let that go since your from Staffordshire. Nice dugs by the way.
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