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post #24196 of 40813
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Originally Posted by nocarsgo View Post

Hey guys, finally put my order in for a med. whiskey MDR. Only thing I'm now stuck on is the zippers.

Charly reccommended silver but that only comes in a single zipper whereas the gunmetal comes in a double zipper.

From looking at TOJ gallery most DRs seem to be in double zippers.

What do you guys reckon looks best?

nocarsgo

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go with..... the silver zips. The double zippers are over-loved and not as good from a functional standpoint.

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Don't suppose you've entertained revisiting bags when JC comes around have you?

Would like to. Probably will. It was in one of the visions I had a couple weeks ago.
post #24197 of 40813
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The double zippers are over-loved and not as good from a functional standpoint.

Well I really love my double zipper but I can understand why you'd think they're overrated. But I'm curious what the functionality difference is.
post #24198 of 40813
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On double zippers it's harder to get that pin through both sliders without some effort because the sliders may hang at different angles off the tape (it's easy to scratch up your hands doing this and I find it annoying) and you must do it anytime you zip and unzip the jacket. It's most definitely a two-handed operation, whereas a one-way zip feels much easier.
Plus, I find the two-way zip look where people feel compelled to bring that bottom slider up too much to be a bad look, bordering on contrived.
post #24199 of 40813
edit oh drew beat me to it basically
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

Well I really love my double zipper but I can understand why you'd think they're overrated. But I'm curious what the functionality difference is.

I've got a Geller jacket with double zips and it's always a pain to actually thread the zip in there but maybe other double zips are real nice?

like oh yeah girl lets head out into the cold haha wait can you stop for a minute I'm fiddling with my jacket haha yeah I'm a big toddler I can't seem to zip my jacket and everyone's looking at me haha no it's not my fault it's that it's a really cool zipper where the bottom part unzips haha uh no you're right I can't really think of a time where I'd need to unzip the bottom part but if I did you better believe your boy be the only dude in the club taking off his jacket upside down

Also while I do think they look really cool on rider jackets it kind of has this "cuffed jeans" effect where any nonchalance is ruined because you clearly took the time to do a little fussy detail on your clothes earlier that morning and yes I realize it's dumb that I'm cool with posting all day on the internet about $800 leather jackets but find it fussy to spend four seconds cuffing jeans or unzipping a zipper or undoing a single surgeon cuff button.
post #24200 of 40813
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teenagelightning is now just fucking with my head
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I have a double zip jacket and pretty much only zip up the bottom half when sitting down on the subway or outside - I might leave it unzipped 3" or so when just walking around just for comfort as it's a bit easier to move around but that's about it.

I do agree about it being a two hand operation when unzipping which resulted in a few embarrassing moments in changing rooms but once you get the hang of it it doesn't require too much though or effort extra.
post #24202 of 40813
I mostly just use it if my belt buckle is interfering with the waist of the jacket. Probably the waist of it is a bit snug haha. But I try to not pull it up past the top hem of the waistband, I agree some people take it too far.

I'll confess sometimes it's a bit harder to catch but nothing that ever made me think about it.
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teenagelightning is now just fucking with my head

Haha nah I just posted that and then saw you had replied while I was replying and said everything I said (even in the exact same order) and I felt kinda dumb shog[1].gif

Maybe a double zip could work for one of those awful Givenchy type things where it's a flame shirt with a double zip you zip only at the very top to be some kind of techno ziggurat-dwelling hypercholo
post #24204 of 40813
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Maybe a double zip could work for one of those awful Givenchy type things where it's a flame shirt with a double zip you zip only at the very top to be some kind of techno ziggurat-dwelling hypercholo

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teeenagelightning needs a record deal.
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go with..... the silver zips. The double zippers are over-loved and not as good from a functional standpoint.
Would like to. Probably will. It was in one of the visions I had a couple weeks ago.

 

 

 

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post #24207 of 40813
Goddamn love my med gray 2010 DR. Fit is great imo, besides maybe 0.5-1" long in the sleeves. Killing all night in it. I need to take fit pics soon.
post #24208 of 40813

Hey,

What do you think would be better?

Black lambskin mdr or black calf mdr?

post #24209 of 40813
If it's your first jacket, go with black lamb. It's the house special. You see more guys talking about how they regret going with calf after, because of the weight and stiffness or whatever. So go for the luxe option to get an idea of what you're looking for on future orders.
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Hey,
What do you think would be better?
Black lambskin mdr or black calf mdr?

Black lambskin
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