Wool and Leather Half Belt - Type I
• 1950s style
• Standard fit
• Zip closure
• Two moleskin lined handwarmer pockets
• Single point rear yoke
• Split panel vented back
• Buttons cuffs
• Side adjusting straps
• Pictured left in Seal Vicenza Horsehide with Navy Melton Wool
During the 1930s every little piece of raw material was precious, in a way these hard times led to some of the most beautiful and imaginative designed jackets of all time. Few are as spectacular as the mix of wool and leather. A truly eye-catching, yet practical jacket.
As we've been inundated with requests to reintroduce this style, here it is again , a style we first offered as far back as the early 1990s. We've rescued the original patterns from the mothballs and fine tuned the proportions. We have raised the waistband and pocket positions, trimmed the sleeves ever so slightly and added a centre pleat to the back. Nothing too drastic, and certainly nothing that would alter the character or period authenticity of the jacket, we've just improved an already fine design.
We've also tried a few other combinations of wool and leather and found that the panel configuration of our "Pioneer" is perfect for this style, everyone at Aero loves this new version of our old favourite. Basically both variations of the jacket have the same back, sleeve and cuff, but with quite different fronts, so the choice is Type I, the original with the long leather panel alongside the zipper or the Type II with a leather yoke instead.
This jacket is a 1950s inspired design which offers a fit with quite a bit of room around the body which was typical of the more relaxed fitting styles of this era.
The perceived ‘correct’ fit of the 1950s was generally more ‘oversized’ than modern sizing, so we typically recommend either selecting your usual size for this style to achieve the intended ‘1950s’ relaxed fit, although many choose to size down for a more modern fitted look.
Additionally, the jacket’s side adjusters can be cinched in at the natural waist to provide a more fitted look around the waist while retaining room around the chest and shoulders, or alternatively, they can be loosened out to provide more room for layering.
Don’t worry, all sizing information displayed here is only a guide. Every order placed is checked over by a member of our production team who will confirm your size selection against your measurements or recommend any necessary changes that need to be made. If you have any specific queries, you can note these in the special instructions box on the ‘measurements’ page when placing your order.