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I had a wild TOJ sighting in Japantown in SF. Black CWU-45 on a short dude with long hair.
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^ here's who you saw i think 
 

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Originally Posted by nineohtoo View Post

Nice jacket WE350B. Just how a bomber should fit. I wish my sleeves on my CWU45P fit like that out of the box. I bought a used 2.2 A2 Bomber that was a stock 44, and I really liked the fit so I asked for those measurements on my CWU45P as opposed to just measuring the A2 or me. My A2's arms are generally about half an inch wider and maybe a bit more than half an inch longer(at least with the leather, probably about an inch with the ribbing). Since the CWU45P's body fits a lot better after wearing it today with a hoody under, I'm guessing the arms just need some breaking in.
Regardless, this jacket is pretty dope, way better than the original MA-1 I used to have. I also like that it doesn't feel out of place with beat up jeans and canvas chucks, as its probably how I'm gonna wear it most of the time. I'm pretty happy I nagged Drew about making a leather version of the flight jacket side of the TOJ1 biggrin.gif
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so many missed connections. When I see someone on the street in ny wearing a toj, I fully intend to say hi.
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Originally Posted by Vaio View Post

so to people who have worn their leather in the rain...does it cause any damage?

I wore my calf MDR walking home around 5-6 miles in HEAVY rain. I haven't noticed any cracking or damage. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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iirc drew said (and what i've noticed personally) is that calf really doesn't give a fuck about rain - dunno about lamb, though.

also, any ToJers in berlin for NYE?
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My toj1 was "handed over to air carrier" for 5 days. Then last night it had suddenly cleared customs in destination country and it's now in my hands. Fit is perfect, love it. I can raise my arms to do the helicopter easily, the only thing is that the back of the neck rises a little and sort of gives me an air intake in the neck. This makes being an airplane more natural than being a helicopter. See picture (top half). Now I just have to charge my camera and I can enter fit battle.

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Have any european gotten their toj stuck in customs? If I'll order one, VAT and customs might kill me...

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Originally Posted by DamnBeavers View Post

Have any european gotten their toj stuck in customs? If I'll order one, VAT and customs might kill me...

I've had a toj1 shipped to both the EU (UK) and Norway. None of them got caught in customs. Both packages had a marked value of 20 USD.
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Originally Posted by vaalbara View Post

iirc drew said (and what i've noticed personally) is that calf really doesn't give a fuck about rain - dunno about lamb, though.

Rain (or any water) dries out the lamb leather, and washes away the lanolin.
So if you get your jacket wet on the regular, it will get drier and in result crispier and less soft.
When this happens, you can apply lanolin (get it at target or something) to rejuvenate the leather.
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Originally Posted by vaalbara View Post

iirc drew said (and what i've noticed personally) is that calf really doesn't give a fuck about rain - dunno about lamb, though.

Rain (or any water) dries out the lamb leather, and washes away the lanolin.
So if you get your jacket wet on the regular, it will get drier and in result crispier and less soft.
When this happens, you can apply lanolin (get it at target or something) to rejuvenate the leather.
Or you can do what I did and not give a fuck and keep wearing it and have it naturally return to buttery soft within like a day. And I washed my jacket along with wearing it in the rain a bunch.
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Originally Posted by aeglus View Post

Or you can do what I did and not give a fuck and keep wearing it and have it naturally return to buttery soft within like a day. And I washed my jacket along with wearing it in the rain a bunch.

Are you talking lamb or calf? My experience is with brown lamb, and after the sleeves got wet a few times they did not naturally return to their original softness at all. Even after wearing it extensively.
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

Nice weather today.
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She just did a Costanza and checked the material; hasn't been this excited in decades. Asked "Where to kop?" Wj4 just takes another lick, "Internet."
 

 

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Is it only me or do all the camel varsities look gross? that color way is not flattering on that type of jacket
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Originally Posted by buran View Post

My toj1 was "handed over to air carrier" for 5 days. Then last night it had suddenly cleared customs in destination country and it's now in my hands. Fit is perfect, love it. I can raise my arms to do the helicopter easily, the only thing is that the back of the neck rises a little and sort of gives me an air intake in the neck. This makes being an airplane more natural than being a helicopter. See picture (top half). Now I just have to charge my camera and I can enter fit battle.
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It fills me with pride to have started such a crucial step in insuring your fit is perfect... Can you helicopter? foo.gif
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I promised to shut the hell up about my adventures in VTG treatment...but I can not.
The thirst of the material is uncanny. Now that the previous treatments have sunk in pretty well, I have a problem.
It's raing here like 24/7, so I got pretty wet today.
Water is not a friend of this stuff in its unsaturated form, so more stuff going in.
Next run is going to be Belvoir leather balsam. Excellent beeswax based stuff that penetrates leather very well.
After this application this jacket can no longer be described as white or cream. My test pieces show that wax on oil darkens the leather a good bit.
At this point, I welcome this as I'm already pretty fed up with walking around in white leather.shog[1].gif
Also, weather being what it is, I need to waterproof this thing for sure in order not to ffffuuuu.gif this jacket up.
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