or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › The new official TOJ thread, 2011
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The new official TOJ thread, 2011 - Page 1656

post #24826 of 43204
yeah but how's it gonna handle a knife fight under a waterfall? huh?

you really killed it with this design man. very sharp. I don't understand design a lot but there's a clear progression in your design ethos since the MDR, now we see the women's BCDR and this new MA-1. Your designs are getting purer and there's a heavy focus on simple, sharp lines. It works well for you.
post #24827 of 43204

MA-1 looks great.

 

Any word on possible half-sizes on JC? (46,47,48,49,50,51,etc)  

I think that would resolve the whole no MTM thing for 99% of people (with reasonable expectations for fit in relation to their bodies).  

 

Also falls in line with the OG ToJ concept of superior fit + materials.  Just imo

post #24828 of 43204
Quote:
Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

you really killed it with this design man. very sharp. I don't understand design a lot but there's a clear progression in your design ethos since the MDR, now we see the women's BCDR and this new MA-1. Your designs are getting purer and there's a heavy focus on simple, sharp lines. It works well for you.

+1. i feel like TOJ is really honing in on a visual aesthetic/identity. keep it up!
post #24829 of 43204
What Brad said. Look at all the early stuff compared to what's out now. You've come a long way for someone who had originally set out to just start a taco truck. Seriously though, the MA-1 is such a better attempt at a wool bomber than the Our Legacy or Wings + Horns ones. I mean it's no surprise that it looks better, but the fact that it keeps a lot of what makes an MA-1 intact, like the puffiness and the way it still wears like it was nylon, is really cool. All we need now is a price and size chart nod[1].gif
post #24830 of 43204
Quote:
Originally Posted by nineohtoo View Post

What Brad said. Look at all the early stuff compared to what's out now. You've come a long way for someone who had originally set out to just start a taco truck. Seriously though, the MA-1 is such a better attempt at a wool bomber than the Our Legacy or Wings + Horns ones. I mean it's no surprise that it looks better, but the fact that it keeps a lot of what makes an MA-1 intact, like the puffiness and the way it still wears like it was nylon, is really cool. All we need now is a price and size chart nod[1].gif
It's time like this that I kind of miss my old job that allowed me to talk endlessly with Drew about weird stuff. Designs have improved with time no doubt. That women's DR is just too awesome. May cop one for a special girl.
post #24831 of 43204
Thread Starter 
I feel like.... the suiting wool concept is gaining some traction now.... good. Anyway, with regards to progress and all that, well, I feel aesthetically the lines and stuff have been locked in for awhile, but lately things have been quiet and the experience of the past 3 years has added this attention to detail that I've always had, but it's become more intense as I get to know more. Attention to detail sounds like a cliche compliment, but I'm talking about it in the sense of it being almost like a curse, I obsess about tiny things that nobody else really cares about - like how many ruffles come as a result of the curve in the sleeve, how far does this fell stitch extend, what is the stitch spacing and how much intentional pucker can I get, what is the angle of the inner pocketbag if loaded with cargo, etc, etc - this is just in regards to the clothesmaking, but I am like that about everything in life. It gets kind of crazy, I think I might go insane one day...
post #24832 of 43204
Quote:
Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

I feel like.... the suiting wool concept is gaining some traction now.... good. Anyway, with regards to progress and all that, well, I feel aesthetically the lines and stuff have been locked in for awhile, but lately things have been quiet and the experience of the past 3 years has added this attention to detail that I've always had, but it's become more intense as I get to know more. Attention to detail sounds like a cliche compliment, but I'm talking about it in the sense of it being almost like a curse, I obsess about tiny things that nobody else really cares about - like how many ruffles come as a result of the curve in the sleeve, how far does this fell stitch extend, what is the stitch spacing and how much intentional pucker can I get, what is the angle of the inner pocketbag if loaded with cargo, etc, etc - this is just in regards to the clothesmaking, but I am like that about everything in life. It gets kind of crazy, I think I might go insane one day...

When Drew Keith loses it, John Coppidge will take over.
post #24833 of 43204
Quote:
Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

I feel like.... the suiting wool concept is gaining some traction now.... good. Anyway, with regards to progress and all that, well, I feel aesthetically the lines and stuff have been locked in for awhile, but lately things have been quiet and the experience of the past 3 years has added this attention to detail that I've always had, but it's become more intense as I get to know more. Attention to detail sounds like a cliche compliment, but I'm talking about it in the sense of it being almost like a curse, I obsess about tiny things that nobody else really cares about - like how many ruffles come as a result of the curve in the sleeve, how far does this fell stitch extend, what is the stitch spacing and how much intentional pucker can I get, what is the angle of the inner pocketbag if loaded with cargo, etc, etc - this is just in regards to the clothesmaking, but I am like that about everything in life. It gets kind of crazy, I think I might go insane one day...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessive%E2%80%93compulsive_personality_disorder

post #24834 of 43204
Thread Starter 
One problem is, I'm really productive and prolific when I'm drinking... some of the best TOJ pieces (or perhaps only the best TOJ pieces) were conceived when either drunk, or hungover, or something - I get these lucid phases where I feel like my whole being is glowing and I start coming up with ideas to save the world. Been that way before even TOJ, it came to me one night in 2008 and lasted for a week and the feeling has revisited me a few times since.

The other problem is, I shouldn't drink. haha.
post #24835 of 43204
Thread Starter 

I have traits of OCD, but at the same time I think I had undiagnosed autism as a kid, I might have some other disorders too. I usually keep them in check by letting them cancel each other out, but I'm an asshole sometimes too. redface.gif On a Briggs Myers survey I always turn out to be an ISTP - 'artisan/daredevil' type.
post #24836 of 43204
so is it just gonna come in the black wool? or other colours as well smile.gif
post #24837 of 43204
Certain antidepressants combined with an alcohol binge can cause a euphoric presentation with those sorts of symptoms

On that Luvox tip
post #24838 of 43204
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 89andy View Post

so is it just gonna come in the black wool? or other colours as well smile.gif

negrodomus17wp.jpg


There will be black.
There will be navy.
There might be olive.
There might be grey.
There might even be other colors.

All will be lined in black bemberg.


Next question.
post #24839 of 43204
Quote:
Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

I feel like.... the suiting wool concept is gaining some traction now.... good. Anyway, with regards to progress and all that, well, I feel aesthetically the lines and stuff have been locked in for awhile, but lately things have been quiet and the experience of the past 3 years has added this attention to detail that I've always had, but it's become more intense as I get to know more. Attention to detail sounds like a cliche compliment, but I'm talking about it in the sense of it being almost like a curse, I obsess about tiny things that nobody else really cares about - like how many ruffles come as a result of the curve in the sleeve, how far does this fell stitch extend, what is the stitch spacing and how much intentional pucker can I get, what is the angle of the inner pocketbag if loaded with cargo, etc, etc - this is just in regards to the clothesmaking, but I am like that about everything in life. It gets kind of crazy, I think I might go insane one day...

i think in the ma-1 case the choice of fabric really makes these tiny details that you focus on stand out even more; the parts are really becoming the whole here. i personally enjoy subtle details and its why i'm a big fan of designers like raf simons. overall i feel like the designer aspect of your clothing, not just the materials or mtm aspects, is starting to shine.
post #24840 of 43204
I have to ask before anyone else but

will there be white? will there be cream?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › The new official TOJ thread, 2011