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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

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.

...and the place is really called Bears?

wow.
post #10427 of 45104
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Gonna start a denim store Tokyo staffed by leaner, hairier gay men, and call it Otters (2)
post #10428 of 45104
nm
post #10429 of 45104
Honestly, this is dangerous territory. The whole raw denim scene is beyond self-parody at this point.

If you post stuff like that, somebody will write a business plan around it.
post #10430 of 45104
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post

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.

There's actually a pretty fine line in terms of how slim you want the sleeves to be. I think this has something to do with how they're shaped. I could be misinterpreting this, but it seems like the inner seam is straight and the outer seam is curved, which means there's going to be more room along the outer seam in the upper arm compared to having two curved seams or two straight seams (I don't even know if you could do two straight seams and still be able to bend your arm).

I had the sleeves on mine taken in slightly, and while I was initially disappointed that the tailor didn't take them in any more, I'm starting to realize that going much slimmer would restrict my range of motion and probably put an undue amount of stress on the outer seam and surrounding leather.

Unrelated to this, now that I'm wearing my jacket more, I've noticed how flawlessly the lower front pockets are integrated into the jacket. Most jackets that fit this slim would have an unsightly bulge in the pockets if I had my phone, keys, &c. in them, but somehow this jacket doesn't do that. I'm not sure how it works, but the jacket keeps it shape and contours on both sides, and it's an asymmetrical jacket. Kind of a cool, unanticipated bonus. thumbs-up.gif
post #10431 of 45104
^ one thing that isn't mentioned enough are the cuffs. They are seriously cool and well designed. Any future leather jacket i own w/o them are going to feel incomplete to me...
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Anyone finding their sleeves too slim, time to up your weights at the gym devil.gif
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Originally Posted by uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx View Post

Anyone finding their sleeves too slim, time to up your weights at the gym devil.gif

wouldn't that be counteractive and make the sleeves even tighter?
post #10434 of 45104
no, youll rip right thru them. kunk style icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #10435 of 45104
Perfect weather in TO to wear my WV... Forgot how awesome it was. Kind of wished I got the all blacked out ribbing though
post #10436 of 45104
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

^ one thing that isn't mentioned enough are the cuffs. They are seriously cool and well designed. Any future leather jacket i own w/o them are going to feel incomplete to me...

Speaking of which, I'm not 100% sure I understand how the cuffs on the VTG jackets work. The description says that they're convertible open cuffs with no zipper. Does that mean that they're basically the regular cuff with the zipper taken away, so there's a single snap closure that still leaves the cuff partway open (as opposed to fully closed, like when the regular cuffs are zipped up all the way)?
post #10437 of 45104
Do you think there will be a sample sale anytime soon?
post #10438 of 45104
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

There are some really TOJ-heavy campuses in the US, probably Canada too. I get people telling me about sightings in Australia, America, Finland, etc. UC Davis had a huge TOJ population, but now it sounds like UMich is pretty heavy with the TOJ too.... who will win?

I know that there are a few others here at Northwestern. I've seen a small asian guy walking around with one of the newer brown bombers (I have an original brown bomber).
post #10439 of 45104
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Originally Posted by oneeightyseven View Post

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Originally Posted by uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx View Post

Anyone finding their sleeves too slim, time to up your weights at the gym devil.gif

wouldn't that be counteractive and make the sleeves even tighter?

...u got me there. I meant the inverse lol

Sent from my HTC Sensation
post #10440 of 45104
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

There are some really TOJ-heavy campuses in the US, probably Canada too. I get people telling me about sightings in Australia, America, Finland, etc. UC Davis had a huge TOJ population, but now it sounds like UMich is pretty heavy with the TOJ too.... who will win?

Have yet to see another ToJ on campus myself... frown.gif then again maybe it has to do with being in the "worst dressed city" (according to GQ no less)
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