Aero Hercules CXL steerhide brown shearling lined/alpaca

Discussion in 'Repros' started by Jonesy86, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. Jonesy86

    Jonesy86 Member

    Hi guys,
    I also picked this up on the used market pretty recently. I call it "The Beast". Again do any of you give your jacket's nicknames, or am I just weird?

    Hercules CXL steerhide brown shearling lined/alpaca

    Herc flat front.JPG
    It weighs more than 10 Lbs. I couldn't possibly wear it in the CA. Bay Area. Although, I'me getting ready to retire to the mountains of Northern New Mexico, so I am planning ahead. It was virtually unworn when I bought it, and talk about pain breaking in a CXL. Out of desperation I ran it under running hot water in the shower. There is no way that I am going take a bath wearing raw selvedge jeans, and CXL HH and wear it wet to fit to my body.
    So, I put it in front of my heater, rotating it from time to time.Then turned it inside out to complete the drying process.
    Low and behold, when I turned it inside out, I thought.....It looks like a Grizzly. So.I put it on inside out.

    What do you think of this fashion statement?

    herculese fit pic inside out.JPG
    Happy New Year!
  2. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

    That's a great looking Aero. What's the age on that ?
  3. Jonesy86

    Jonesy86 Member

    It was sold virtually new, only a couple of months old purchased from Thurston. I have been breaking it in. I think it was indeed brand new. It is really heavy and the seller had back problems, so he moved it on. I got a deal, but is is really a beast. I had to put in a heavier zipper.
  4. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

    da beast.
  5. Jonesy86

    Jonesy86 Member

  6. M3Cavalry

    M3Cavalry Member

    10lbs? Make it your chainsawing jacket.

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