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Originally Posted by GBear View Post

Haha, Chaos, you're only 150 eh? When I met up with you, you looked bigger than me, but I weigh 5-12lbs more, depending on the day. That's crazy! Nice fit though, glad you love it!


Thanks dude I'm definitely enjoying it though it's a little too cold to get much wear out of it for the time being. You're lucky you moved south - perfect timing too, you left just as it started to get chilly cheers.gif anyway, hit me up when you're back in town. I think a TOJ Toronto meet-up is in order, there's so many of us here haha.

 

 

 

 

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Damn all you little guys and your attractive proportions.
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^ +1
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What does the "G" in "VTG" stand for? I know its

Vegetable Tanned G...


One thing i noticed: I started leather crafting about 1 year ago. One of the things i've read again and again is that you should be very careful with veg tan and oil (esp. neatsfoot oil). Apparently, it's pretty easy to over oil, which can damage the leather in the long run. As far as have read, people plan to put massive amounts of oil on their jackets. I just dont know if this is a very good idea....
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Thanks dude I'm definitely enjoying it though it's a little too cold to get much wear out of it for the time being. You're lucky you moved south - perfect timing too, you left just as it started to get chilly cheers.gif  anyway, hit me up when you're back in town. I think a TOJ Toronto meet-up is in order, there's so many of us here haha.




I'm down... TOJ Toronto Lookbook anyone???? biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
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Just 2 random quotes concerning the oil issue, quoted from a leathercrafting forum:

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Too much Neatsfoot oil will definitely harm the leather. Neatsfoot oil softens by breaking down the fibers of the leather. To much oil means too much breaking down. I got impatient oiling my tack as a teenager and put the reins all the way into the oil bottle. I pulled them right out and wiped them off, but the damage was done. They gradually broke down and got longer and longer till they broke. The horse thought that was great, he could reach more grass, and eventually got to go where he wanted!

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Too much oil will deteriorate the strength of the leather - the fibers have nothing to hold onto ... Also, you can use any oil from animal or plant origin, but NEVER a mineral oil (I know neatsfoot compound has some mineral oils in, but my advice comes from the Leather Chemists of America).

To be honest, i dont know what exactly happens inside the leather if you put on too much oil, but if all the oldtimers keep telling, i guess there's some truth in it.
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I'm sure it got lost in the thread so I'll state is again.


For those of you who want to meet up and maybe get measured.. I might be having a meetup set for next Saturday, the 3rd sometime in the afternoon/late afternoon in New York. It'll probably be somewhere around Soho or East Village (most likely the latter).

Please email or PM me if you'd definitely want to come and state if you just want to come and hang and/or if you want to get measured too, so I can see if there's enough people to do this and to get a headcount.

Thanks,
Charly
Edited by mrchariybrown - 11/25/11 at 7:57am
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Just got shipping confirmation. Best black friday ever.
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are all the shipping confirmation usually out this early in the day
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dude its past midnight in korea (sat morning). you dont think korea time = US time?
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Originally Posted by Schpacko View Post

What does the "G" in "VTG" stand for? I know its
Vegetable Tanned G...

Probably wrong but I thought it was...

VeGetable Tanned

and the letters are a bit scrambled b/c it's supposed to mimic VinTaGe.
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Thread Starter 
it's primarily 'vintage' as it was inspired by some really old jackets I'd seen in the past, and you're right, letter stir fry there to make it 'VTG' redface.gif

re: neatsfoot oil; the leather itself drinks so much oil that most people will give up oiling it after a coat or two, and just wear it. It's also gonna age better if you go moderately with the oil, as with anything.
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Any evolution pictures of the sample VTG CM you were playing around with? 

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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

I'm sure it got lost in the thread so I'll state is again.
For those of you who want to meet up and maybe get measured.. I might be having a meetup set for next Saturday, the 3rd sometime in the afternoon/late afternoon in New York. It'll probably be somewhere around Soho or East Village (most likely the latter).
Please email or PM me if you'd definitely want to come and state if you just want to come and hang and/or if you want to get measured too, so I can see if there's enough people to do this and to get a headcount.
Thanks,
Charly

I wish this was offered locally to me.

To all potential buyers, this is a great opportunity to eliminate the rare possibility of an ill fitting order.
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Originally Posted by chaos View Post

Any evolution pictures of the sample VTG CM you were playing around with? 

It went back to Korea with me on my last trip, as it was a sample it went back to the lab for inspection (I'm not kidding, that was the point) redface.gif
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