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  Finally got my A-2 in my hands! A couple of phone shots from the first try on. Very happy that I persisted with making it a bit roomier, especially in the upper arm. The lamb is thicker than I expected, and there's a nice sort of micro-graininess to it when you look at it up close. I've lost the charger for my proper camera but I'll be sure to get some better pics when I have that working.   Anyway, it's a fantastic jacket, and I love it to bits already. Thanks to...
CPODonnell, what's the bets on us being the only two Irish TOJ customers?
When I was first thinking about ordering an A-2, I was slightly disappointed to learn that they weren't offering the 3/4 placket anymore. Since then, the half placket has grown on me and now that I have my jacket I think the half placket really works. It has this kind of balancing relationship with the suede patch that the 3/4 placket didn't, imo.
To be fair, that gives it as the 'unofficial' site, for information. It's not unreasonable for a newcomer to presume there's another, official site that deals with orders.
Different jackets, different batches. My A-2 arrived about three weeks ago and I ordered it on May 31st. You probably just ordered yours too late to be in that batch.
If you want buttery softness, go for lamb. As far as I know, the olive lamb and olive calf are slightly different in colour.
I remember Charly said a couple of months ago that he rarely bases his shoulder measurement suggestions off the body measurements people submit, because people are generally not good at properly measuring their shoulders. He said he bases it off the 'well-fitting jacket' measurements instead.
@Dbear Yeah of course. I don't think my dad is aware of that though! (It's him sending me photos.)
A couple more pics of my A-2 here. Looking at these now, I can't believe I ever even slightly considered omitting the suede patch. Shearling collar looks like a beast of a thing too.
31st of May.
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