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post #14056 of 42007
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Be sure not to over-condition or oil it; if it gets wet, the excess will just run out. Mild rain and environmental moisture will not hurt it much.

I soaked the sample jacket about 5 or 6 times in the shower, and dried it naturally - it just kept washing the neatsfoot out. Leather got a little harder in places naturally, but it does spread the oil around even more. That is good. On the not so bright side, it's hard to modulate effects like that, so go easy on it. I don't think I intended for them to go too dark too quickly.
Are you brushing it regularly? I never did that, but I can see that might be like giving the pores a massage.
post #14057 of 42007
This is far from being over conditioned yet.
I'd not add any more oil at this point, but wax...yes.
As said, I have taken it veeeeeeeeeeeeery easy with the oil.
Only one thin coat of mink oil applied so far.
Wax balsam is now applied, and this will be the final coat for now.
Yes, I brush it quite a bit now, but do not intend to do that much in that future.
I feel it helps the breaking in process a bit, but I might be wrong here.
post #14058 of 42007
Thanks for all the input. Looks like I'm going with the A-2!
post #14059 of 42007
Get the bomber. I was one of the advocates of bringing back the fur collar and so I feel bad that I haven't taken the plunge on one. With the addition of the wind flap, re-styled pockets, and collar, its the perfect bomber by a lot. Willy cheescakes recent photo in the wywt thread proves just how fantastic it. Btw, your whole outfit in that shot worked perfectly together and on you, well done.

I hope the bomber is around long enough for me to make some money and pick it up...
post #14060 of 42007
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Originally Posted by MikkoN View Post

I promised to shut the hell up about my adventures in VTG treatment...but I can not.

No one wants you to shut up, please keep posting these updates. And add pictures! nod[1].gif
post #14061 of 42007

I'm sortof curious why the recommendation to go with jeans and a button down/t-shirt is the bomber over a moto, as it seems like most of the moto fit pics are people wearing jeans and either a tee or button down. Any insight?

post #14062 of 42007

The most common fit pic with any jacket is a tee/button down with jeans, so I don't really see your point.  But I think both are fine, the moto being a little more fashion forward and the bomber being more conservative

post #14063 of 42007
A quick fit pic of my new MDR. Already deciding what to order next!

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post #14064 of 42007
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Originally Posted by BlackToothedGrin View Post

The most common fit pic with any jacket is a tee/button down with jeans, so I don't really see your point.  But I think both are fine, the moto being a little more fashion forward and the bomber being more conservative



My point is just that I've seen a couple people say "I wear mostly jeans and button downs/tees, should I go with a moto or a bomber?" and people say things like "Bomber sounds like it would totally fit your style." It seems like a bomber fits pretty much any style, to be sure, but I was just wondering if there's anything beyond it being a safe recommendation that causes that reaction.

post #14065 of 42007
Wow, there's a face I haven't seen in a long time.
post #14066 of 42007
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Originally Posted by NotClever View Post



My point is just that I've seen a couple people say "I wear mostly jeans and button downs/tees, should I go with a moto or a bomber?" and people say things like "Bomber sounds like it would totally fit your style." It seems like a bomber fits pretty much any style, to be sure, but I was just wondering if there's anything beyond it being a safe recommendation that causes that reaction.

It's also because of the versatility of the item. With a moto or MDR you can't wear it with dressier shoes or a business casual outfit. The moto and MDR look better with sneakers and beat up/distressed boots.
post #14067 of 42007
I fully intend to buy some dressy brown wingtips to wear with my grey lamb mdr, dark black jeans, and blue shirt. DressedBytheInternet foo.gif
post #14068 of 42007
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Originally Posted by theuglylover View Post

I had a wild TOJ sighting in Japantown in SF. Black CWU-45 on a short dude with long hair.

Yeah that was me. Missed ToJ connections lol.
post #14069 of 42007
Thread Starter 
Shryke and Uncontrol are like the Tomax and Xamot of TOJ MDR's
post #14070 of 42007

Got my very first compliment on my varsity today by some random middle-age dude, riding MUNI. Dude even had to pinch the leather...took me off guard. He was like "custom-made?" and I was just like "yeah."

 

Now only if it did the same with random girls...haha

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