That's a bummer, but I definitely think a DR would work well for you. I feel like I'm seeing a lot more used TOJ MDRs pop up in smaller sizes around that price range lately, so you'll probably be able to snag one eventually.
Thankfully no damage to the leather; and that's a good recommendation @OccultaVexillum, their store is pretty close by where I live too. And if that doesn't return anything I might have to look at sending it somewhere to get it fixed, or gamble on a local tailor of some sort.
So, I just purchased an MMM 5-zip off the forum, and it's perfect...but I managed to somehow rip off the snap on the band collar The jacket came with the replacements for the snap, but I'm not sure where to take it to have it fixed...should I try to find someone that specifically works on leather goods? I did some half-hearted google searches, but not much coming up for my area (Kansas City is not exactly a bustling metropolis of clothing repair or tailoring)