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Really sucks when one has to explain things to children. Here's a helpful breakdown.   1. A lot of comments in this thread: accuse TOJ of various misdeeds without real evidence.   2. My comment: points out something that not just TOJ but any company that is winding down its operations must do--that is, finish up stock on hand after, at a certain point, ceasing to acquire new stock (because company is winding down operations). In light of that, I express the hope that...
Yes, a year, as opposed to several years of upcoming leather manufacturing. I obviously don't know exactly where TOJ stands regarding their available stock of leather, but it stands to reason that at some point they would stop adding more stock and work on finishing up what they have. Where that point in time is, I don't know. It's possible that with a year's worth of production to go, it's too early. Or not. Regardless, one doesn't have to "smoke" anything to suggest that...
 I forget the asymmetric shoulder thing--remind me? And regarding that excessively veiny MA-1. I really, really, really hope that is not an indicator of the declining quality of the "last" TOJ units. On the one hand, what somebody said about the company needing to use up less-than-premium leather to get rid of stock makes intuitive sense. On the other hand, it would be a very disappointing thing if *any* company did that, because it unnecessarily cheats the last customers...
Aaaand this is why a channel quilted red band collar jacket only works at Comic-Con or on male models...
 Katie is who I have been in contact with, and whose communications are so lacking. I really did not expect this and will not be ordering from them, nor will I recommend them to anyone. It's one thing if you are a rag-tag crew like TOJ, which is practically part of their charm and you go in -knowing- what to expect. It's quite another to be an allegedly established brand that tries to promote themselves as a higher-end, quality operation and to be *this* abysmal with...
Very disappointing experience with Rancourt's customer relations. This was my first order--pair of Parisian Blue CXL pinch penny loafers for my wife. Site suggested 2 weeks to shipping. Found out after an inquiry 4 weeks later that they're running late. Fine, MTO work runs into delays (though a timely notice of that delay would've been appreciated). Anyway, we're told her shoes are in bottoming and will be shipped on X. X passes, no shipment. Another inquiry and we're told...
 Not to hijack thread but just wanted to remind you of my request for recent pics of your toffee tan TOJ (plus it'll help the thread with some TOJ porn anyway).
Holy crap, you lot. Turning a TOJ thread into Economics 101. Calm down, have a pint, forget about the damn jackets already. Drew's responded, Charly's around, what else is to be done? Selling TOJ spots honestly seems so silly; it's a $800 jacket, not an $8,000 investment. 
 I spoke with Charly about me wanting to leave sufficient room for layering so that I can wear my MDR into fall, maybe a bit of winter. He suggested I go back to the measurements we agreed on, and then compare to a jacket I have that allows me such layering. Based on that, I imagine you can figure out some leeway and go from there. Given Charly's experience, just tell him what you have in mind--eg., are you going to develop a formidable six-pack? Something in-between? Etc. 
It's nice to see Drew respond at length, though--to be very fair--I think most of us are well aware of TOJ's business model and its limitations. We understand that, with perhaps a few exceptions (i.e. people who maybe placed orders going purely off hype without even a basic knowledge of what TOJ does). The problem isn't so much a lengthy wait time as it is the near-total silence between shipments, often stretching on for months. I get that personal emergencies occur and...
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