Aero Board Racer, size 36, Blackened Brown Vicenza Horsehide
A gorgeous custom jacket from Thurston Bros. Rough Wear! This is an Aero Board Racer in Blackened Brown Vicenza Horsehide, size 36. Extra features make this a distinctly custom jacket: two-pocket front configuration, Buco J-100 style back with straight yoke and no split seam and no kidney panel, Olive Drab contrast stitching, nickel Talon front zipper, nickel diamond pulls on chest pockets, Minto Check Tweed lightweight wool lining, left side interior pocket with no closure, and zip-sleeve cuffs. All pockets are lined with velvety soft, yet super durable moleskin.
This jacket is brand new with tags. The Vicenza Horsehide leather is medium weight, so it doesn't have much of a physical break in (compared to Chromexcel FQHH). It has a nice grainy texture and plenty of body. The Blackened Brown Vicenza is a unique color combination--it is a Dark Seal Vicenza HH with a Black overdye. The initial result is a warm black color that will develop dark brown wear as the jacket breaks in over years of weathering!
Comparison to direct Aero pricing (use Google exchange rate converter for today's rate of Great British Pounds to US Dollars):
750 GBP--J100 Board Racer
75 GBP--Vicenza Horsehide
75 GBP--Custom Tartan
25 GBP--Interior Pocket
10 GBP--Diamond Pulls
50 GBP--Shipping to the United States
80 GBP--Customs and Import Fees from Scotland
1,065 GBP--Cost for Jacket