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post #10411 of 40683
Well I thought that, but I emailed Drew telling him my chest was 41", and he said to go with a 48 in the TOJ1.
post #10412 of 40683
still no shipping notice frown.gif
post #10413 of 40683
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Originally Posted by vaalbara View Post

seriously, 10+ usd for a single beer is some bullshit!
i paid 35 usd for 2 drinks at horgan's 2 weeks ago frown.gif

Last I was in Oslo a pizza and a can of cola, set me back 30$ and it was rubbish.crazy.gif
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Originally Posted by GSafternoon View Post

drew, with your following of worshipers at UofM alone, I think you'd get like 5 takers on a waterproof parka/anorak.  Its been rainy as shit here.  Jus sayin'...



i'll take one of those.


I'm pretty sure I saw a toj in copenhagen a while back.
post #10414 of 40683
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Islander View Post

Can't you just multiply your chest circumference by about 1.08 to determine your size? Maybe this only applied to leathers, but I think Drew said a while ago that 1.05 would give a very tight fit and 1.1 would be a relaxed fit, but the differences are small. If you simply match up your chest circumference with the corresponding pit-to-pit measurement in the size chart you will not be able to breathe, let alone move.
Examples from the last few posts:
39" chest x 1.08 = 42.12 / 2 = 21.1" pit-to-pit = get size 50 (21.7")
- A 48 has 20.7" pit-to-pit which is smaller than 21.1"
- Therefore a 48 will be very tight on you
- Yes, a 50 will still look "slim"
- Done
If you have a 41" chest you should probably not try to wear a jacket with a 20.7" outside pit-to-pit.
41" chest x 1.08 = 44.28 / 2 = 22.1" pit-to-pit = get size 52 (22.7")
- A 50 has a 21.7" pit-to-pit which is smaller than 22.1"
- Therefore a 50 will be very tight on you
- Done
For a very tight fit:
41" chest x 1.05 = 43.0 / 2 = 21.5" pit-to-pit = get size 50 (21.7")
Sorry Drew if I don't have my facts straight, I will delete this post if that is the case.

fistbump.gif this is exactly spot on, and follows some basic logic too - can't expect a jacket with the same size (and no, that 2 tenths of an inch does not make a difference) as your skin measurement to fit over your body, right? They don't make those babushka dolls all the same size in order to fit over each other, right?

TOJ1's and Coats are the only ones that are not customizable in all dimensions (Baseball jacket was also not full MTM, but it's pretty much discontinued now) - the amount of work required to change the fit of something in such a minor way to pieces does not make enough of a case for something like a varsity jacket. I still don't get why people expect to, or even want to wear a varsity jacket with a precision fit, it has been one of the reasons why I always regret making varsities...... ffffuuuu.gif
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post #10416 of 40683
that would be cool if they weren't hideously fucking ugly
post #10417 of 40683
raw denim, natural leather, i can't deal with this shit
post #10418 of 40683
Thread Starter 
lol. yeah but that really goes to show how far a bit of design planning goes too - with natural leather it's nice that it ages and all, but once it's aged in with a lot of these amekaji denim nerd products, the final product looks weird because the design is intentionally dorky, those shoes, all the amateur cardholders and bags, the redmoons, the huge belts, etc... the design doesn't have to be dorky for the leather to age though, that is a different variable, and that is why the TOJ VTG series came to be devil.gif
post #10419 of 40683
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post

raw denim, natural leather, i can't deal with this shit

lol the post was in 2008.
post #10420 of 40683
Thread Starter 
fwiw i'm going out to Shimokitazawa tomorrow to go a pair of jeans, all my APCs are torn up at the back belt loops and my ass has been showing all over Tokyo. redface.gif
post #10421 of 40683
Just an update on the Uncontrol DR since I didn't get the chance to do a full review on it: love it, everyone else loves it too. Popped collar constantly, sort of sad the snakeskin isn't on the back of the collar because of this. Sizing seems perfect but maybe too big through the bicep and elbow, but I'm gonna let the leather settle before making any decisions about that. Got skinny arms tho.
post #10422 of 40683
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

fwiw i'm going out to Shimokitazawa tomorrow to go a pair of jeans, all my APCs are torn up at the back belt loops and my ass has been showing all over Tokyo. redface.gif

Bears?
post #10423 of 40683
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Originally Posted by Islander View Post

Can't you just multiply your chest circumference by about 1.08 to determine your size? Maybe this only applied to leathers, but I think Drew said a while ago that 1.05 would give a very tight fit and 1.1 would be a relaxed fit, but the differences are small. If you simply match up your chest circumference with the corresponding pit-to-pit measurement in the size chart you will not be able to breathe, let alone move.
Examples from the last few posts:
39" chest x 1.08 = 42.12 / 2 = 21.1" pit-to-pit = get size 50 (21.7")
- A 48 has 20.7" pit-to-pit which is smaller than 21.1"
- Therefore a 48 will be very tight on you
- Yes, a 50 will still look "slim"
- Done
If you have a 41" chest you should probably not try to wear a jacket with a 20.7" outside pit-to-pit.
41" chest x 1.08 = 44.28 / 2 = 22.1" pit-to-pit = get size 52 (22.7")
- A 50 has a 21.7" pit-to-pit which is smaller than 22.1"
- Therefore a 50 will be very tight on you
- Done
For a very tight fit:
41" chest x 1.05 = 43.0 / 2 = 21.5" pit-to-pit = get size 50 (21.7")
Sorry Drew if I don't have my facts straight, I will delete this post if that is the case.

Thanks for the reminder. I actually gained the 1" around the chest very very recently, within the last one or two months when I ordered the TOJ1.
post #10424 of 40683
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

Bears?

oui
post #10425 of 40683
They cram a surprisingly good selection into a relatively tiny space (particularly compared to Americaya in Ueno).

I still wish it was staffed by fat, hairy, gay men.
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