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post #5191 of 8365
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Originally Posted by aeglus View Post
tojikawa toji has toj in it, toji can mean anything from the chief brewer of a sake factory to a phrase meaning more or less "on one's way"
What's even more fun is that Toji also refers to, get this, a temple. Why not just call it "Toji?" I like the brevity. Only shortfall I see is that it sounds very similar to "Muji." Also, a quick note on google results-- I see this brand thriving at first on a word-of-mouth grassroots approach, building up a solid cachet with a small but rabid clientele. So, at least in the short term, there is less of a need to accost non-users, making search engine optimization less useful of a tactic. Furthermore, the uniqueness of a name has little to do with its placement on the Google results page. Google "Spurr," which is a relatively common surname, and among pages and pages of results the designer's name will pop up first. Simon shares space with marketing companies, car dealerships and whatever-the-hell else, but the sizeable equity he built in the fashion world has allowed his use of the word to reach the top. What I'm saying is-- the name matters but not in the way everyone is thinking. We don't need a super unique name for google success. Build the brand with word-of-mouth, and the other shit will come.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
I thought about "Hardboiled Wonderland" or some variants, but it seemed a bit hard-edged and not nearly as surreal as something about elusive genius sheep.

Maybe it's just me, but I feel that the problem with choosing surreal names is that it often brings to mind an avant-garde and experimental aesthetic in the vein of Henrik Vibskov and CdG, as well as a more artisanal approach to garment-making like Carol Christian Poell, which sounds pretty cool but doesn't seem like the direction Drew would like to take the brand.


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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post
I like Murakami, but I wouldn't want to name my brand after him or allude to his stories.
Actually, I really like Murakami - between what the guy has written and the adult life I lead, I feel like I'm living in a murakami, but the clothes, I'd like them to go someplace else. What I'd like to make this fall clothes-wise is still a gallery of animal products combined with other materials, keeping the tailored shapes I like - think the sheer austerity of materials like Korean buddhist monk-made hand-loomed 15" wide grey wools with flourishes of luxury and romanticism, like lambskin and furs, a bit of silk and sheen, plus maybe a bit of technical fabric, all incorporated in more common contemporary forms - that is the direction I am going, and probably will continue in.

Sounds awesome. There'll still be an MTM option right?
post #5193 of 8365
Has nobody thrown out "Gang of Insiders" yet?
post #5194 of 8365
hahaha last several pages have been a pretty amusing evolution of potential names
post #5195 of 8365
WTB a toj moto. sz 47 or 48. any color. PM me if you have it.
post #5196 of 8365
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Originally Posted by whereismyshoe View Post
WTB a toj moto. sz 47 or 48. any color. PM me if you have it.

just got mine today. probably one of the last few for a while? it's awesome!
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hey drew, any idea on when the last batch of varsities will be ready yet?
post #5198 of 8365
Received my black calf moto today... this thing is a beast! hehe

The shoulders are a bit pointy though like the last moto i got... whats up with that? I guess if i had naturally flat frankenstein shoulders it wouldnt bother me but my traps raise up a bit off my shoulders to my neck so its like... downward curved from the neck into an almost upward point at the ends of the shoulders. Argh.

Do the ends of the shoulders naturally fall after eventual wear or hanging in the closet after some time?

Also, the arms seem to be cut in a manner that force them down... like if i try and lift my arms up they become very tight and pull hard against the tops of my arms(biceps). Is that normal?
post #5199 of 8365
^re the 2ndd thing, its a moto, so... Yes.
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Also re the name, perhaps this has been suggested but why not just shorten it to Temple?
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That was me homie
post #5202 of 8365
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Originally Posted by splattered View Post
The shoulders are a bit pointy though like the last moto i got... whats up with that? I guess if i had naturally flat frankenstein shoulders it wouldnt bother me but my traps raise up a bit off my shoulders to my neck so its like... downward curved from the neck into an almost upward point at the ends of the shoulders. Argh.

The moto was designed to have strong, structured shoulders, so I think if you have really sloped shoulders it could be an issue. FWIW, I had similar concerns when I got my moto but with some wear they've settled down.
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If anyone has a toj2.3 double rider they want to sell, please PM me.
I'm about 5'9 140lbs. Thanks
post #5204 of 8365
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Originally Posted by skunkworks View Post
The moto was designed to have strong, structured shoulders, so I think if you have really sloped shoulders it could be an issue. FWIW, I had similar concerns when I got my moto but with some wear they've settled down.

I'm hoping mine do too... i am in love with it otherwise

It does make me wonder what people consider "structured" shoulders to be though... flat? Straight across from the neck? Strong structured shoulders are supposed to slope from the neck down the trapezius aren't they?
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Oh man, I hope I get my toj0 this week. I've waited almost 60 days for it to come - that's 2/3 of winter gone!
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