I'm apprehensive about plunking down TOJ money because of quality ambiguity from an internet-startup, and that they are more a fashion brand than a dedicated motorcycle jacket company.
Everyone says it's top notch, but do they know what they're looking at/for,
Are the seams going to rip apart in a slide? Have the jackets held up for decades like the other makes? Do the sleeves move appropriately for riding position? Will they be around for another decade or two if I need repairs? Will provisions for armor be placed and sized appropriately?
If you have any in-depth reviews, I'd love to read them. I couldn't find much about the quality with a quick search other than "it's great!", and that primarily coming from 20-year-olds that may have no other basis for comparison (maybe that's unfair, I'm only 28 myself).
The leather on their jackets undoubtedly looks amazing, and the hardware checks out. But, there's no risk in my mind on the other brands as they're pretty established and reputable by a large consumer base.
I hope that doesn't come off as an attack on TOJ at all, just that I would appreciate some more feedback before making a decision. If you can offer up any, I'd appreciate it, or maybe not, as it might sway me to plunk down the proper funds to cop