Originally Posted by Uncontrol
I'm no leather connoisseur by any means, but I really want to touch that leather just looking at it.
This is literally my exact criterion for choosing materials; I know some stuff is more delicate because of it, but I put the 'touch' factor at the top of my list when it comes to fabrics and leathers. I've always felt that tactile quality is a huge factor for me when it comes to how often I wear the clothes and ultimately like it and I think this is something that separates the good from the bad, after all, there is a certain price difference involved when you choose to go to materials like this. I could make a leather jacket for $300 and it'd be 60% of the jacket I'm offering; but I don't want to cut corners when I know I can make what I'm making for this price. It's worth every penny and I think once people start getting their jackets in the mail and start wearing them, they'll see what I mean.
I made promises like this with the varsity jackets I made this summer and the TOJ1 reversible jackets, and I think from the feedback I've gotten, my promises were not empty and people were able to agree with me.