nice, Johnny. flyguy, Bombers are pretty quick now that we're not really making much of anything. One guy's was in for order for the past couple weeks (but the first week was a holiday week for our leather people) and it's already done now, so less than 3 weeks on those currently. Also, we're whittling down to our very last lambskins in our current batch, and then when they re-order they said they're raising the price on us next time, so I guess it's good timing for Bombers right now. We have the Riris for black and brown ones. BRMC, dude, you can't let everyone else make your decisions for you man. That is all of the fun in purchasing things. The duffle is gonna be sick this year... well, it was already sick, but I only sold like 5 and the feedback was a bit quiet, but I guess people were just busy enjoying them. One guy in Australia got his, and sold it on because it was too heavy, apparently, while I think one of the guys in Scandinavia got it and will find it nice for winter. Duffles are blowing up lately and I can't get enough of a good duffle, so ours will be solid, just a minor update on that design. I'll keep the same pattern, because that one had the nice sleeves and this beautiful, very subtly nipped-in back shape and had real form. The pea will also stay on the same pattern and have the same detailing, because that was also very pleasing. The chesterfield will get its own detailing and fabric selection, and be what you'd expect a TOJ chesterfield to be... I think it will be rather slim, in its stock form, though. I want to keep that one slim because Chesterfields are very sensitive to proportion, in terms of keeping them stylish. As far as shirting goes, our samples are done soon, and I'll show those. This time, we are not going to offer so many fabrics and details will not be changeable. that was too much work, I took the shirt project on as an experiment and now I have to get more serious about them. I was pleased with the fit of them, I just want to expand the actual styles now and clean up the selection so that it's less of a headache for everyone. Leather jackets will be coming out soon. I have a women's jacket in the group of samples, and I hope they all come out good because I want to get more serious about making girlfriend jackets, and I want a fresh look for the DR and Moto in the meantime. I'll also do a minor change on the Bomber, to freshen things up. I have some other stuff I'll be working on, but I'll probably focus on stuff that matches the season, and as we get into the colder months I'll have stuff to address that as well. I have a good set of pattern blocks that I feel comfortable modulating now and it's great to worry less about how my samples are gonna be, teething is over and things run smoothly now. As far as customization and things go, some things like shirts as i mentioned will be standard sized, and then some things will be MTM still, but I will not be allowing design detail changes or waste time hunting down new materials or things, I will have set colors and designs for everything now, as I want to solidify the look and keep things on the same track. I learned a lot about making clothes in the past year, and what I've learned from customized clothing is that it's stressful to go in and do a one-shot hit everytime, this is probably why you don't see people doing it at the level we do it at. It's always possible to tailor the size to fit you, but pocket changes and things, they're not as simple as they look. Also, there is too much of people bringing ideas from other designs into mine and hoping the end result will resemble the original designer piece, which is rarely the case. I still don't make Julius, I don't make Dior, etc. On the other hand, my aesthetic vision remains fairly the same this time around as well, we are just adding on to the house. We had this small cabin going and now I want to add more and make it a big house. I still want to present items with pure classicism, so that they have an intrinsic value beyond just being a purchase; they need to stand alone and represent what each piece should be, and mix with all your other clothes. In other words, the TOJ peacoat should be what a peacoat should be, the leathers should be a leather jacket in the style it's supposed to be, etc. I'd rather things not scream 'Toj!' and rather, just be clothes that people can admire for being good clothes. My job still, as I see it at this juncture, is to take classical things and re-examine the material base, and then do subtle (and not so subtle) changes to the fit of things, the forms themselves. The duffle coat, for example, is not skin tight, it's not cropped, it's not hiding any high technology; it does have a very honed pattern though, something that must be seen and felt to be appreciated, it might even require trying my duffle and another duffle back to back, to really get how that back shape and sleeve works. Likewise for the leather jackets, I have a certain sleeve pattern thta I drew out long ago, at the very beginning (I guess it was this time last year) that I still feel is successful in its form. All of these small things make up my work, so needless to say, there is tons more to do. I'm up way early today actually, so I am gonna knock some more stuff out.