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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

I go back to Korea tomorrow evening. We'll do shipping on Friday (skipped last week's shipping due to holidays)


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I had a feeling that last week's batch was skipped, since there was a serious lack of "got tracking number posts" in the thread. Hopefully mine will be in the next batch too. satisfied.gif


btw; the biker look comes with the rider jackets period - it doesn't matter which color zippers you choose. but silver zippers seem a bit more flashy/fashiony. my experience with the gunmetal hardware that toj uses is that it gives the jacket a 'vintage' look pretty quickly if you wear into the jacket hard. yellowing/brass color is most prominent on the inside of the zipper teeth and gives it a cool visual effect.

you probably won't be able to see what i'm talking about, but here's my old jacket: [x]

silver zippers aren't a foreign concept - you can see their effect when they're used on any other leather jacket you'll see in a shop.
Edited by omgcookielol - 1/1/13 at 1:11pm
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Originally Posted by Vaio View Post

After seeing lesamourai's goat moto, I think I'm going to go with the black goat 3zip mdr with (?) zips. I await Charly's response now.
What zips to get, silver 1 ways or gunmetal 2 ways?

 

I went with gunmetal zippers on my 3-zip dark brown goat MDR. Ordered ~ 11 weeks ago so I'm hoping to receive a tracking code this month. I'll try to post pics of it once I've received it. So if you wont end up placing an order just yet, then you'll have a chance to compare pics of 4-zip goat MDR with silver zippers and 3-zip goat MDR with gunmetal zippers. 


Edited by Joona - 1/1/13 at 11:09am
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

I go back to Korea tomorrow evening. We'll do shipping on Friday (skipped last week's shipping due to holidays)

 

Don't forget to pack your crampons.

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Guess I should have been paying more attention to this thread this past week!

I'm pretty settled on a medium brown goat A2 as my 2nd toj but I guess now it will cost me an extra 25-50 (even if I can still order now since they haven't picked new prices, I'm not actually ready with tweaked measurements from my MDR). Oh well, could be a lot worse.
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Originally Posted by pinedust View Post

Don't forget to pack your crampons.

I got caught last week at customs with 9 bottles of booze in my suitcase. That was..... uncomfortable. And hard to explain. Tomorrow I go back with two full rolls of that selvedge oxford cloth, wrapped in brown paper. I've gotten through with similar packs of the fabric before, but I just saw these customs people last week and people don't normally go through the airport with the kind of stuff I do.... ffffuuuu.gif
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I'm a complete noob to TOJ and leather jackets in general, but are TOJs customizable to the extent that I could make up a MDR like the old VTG MDR seen here: http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_itemId=13241 ?

Essentially, I mean no snaps. Maybe without chest pocket too.


Also, please please please do not stop doing MTM.
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I really love both my A-2 and MDR. The lambskin on the MDR is a lot softer and maybe thinner, a really great alternative to the bomber which is a bit thicker and rougher even though both are lamb. I didn't think it was true, but my girl touched the MDR and couldn't stop touching it for 10 minutes haha. I based my MDR sizing off my bomber measurements, and it turned out well. If anyone has sizing questions on going from A-2 to MDR or vice versa feel free to reach out. 

 

A couple pics:

 

MDR

 

700

 

Bomber

 

700

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Originally Posted by Spaghettimatt View Post

I'm a complete noob to TOJ and leather jackets in general, but are TOJs customizable to the extent that I could make up a MDR like the old VTG MDR seen here: http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_itemId=13241 ?
Essentially, I mean no snaps. Maybe without chest pocket too.
Also, please please please do not stop doing MTM.

Wonder

what

this

is...
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Maybe just me but I don't think that came out that well in the end.
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No, there is a reason the jacket has zips and snaps past functionality. The UMDR always looked good but not nearly as good as the original MDR

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In retrospect -- I agree.
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I don't.

I'm very happy my jackets don't have lapel snaps - always found those a little too costumey for me (maybe because I grew up watching the Fonz...). There's a reason the VTG is striking and it's not only the hide - the minimalist aesthetic of the UMDR get a little closer maybe to a RO jacket but with much higher quality of leather, better construction and the ability to get a MTM fit. One of the very best "off menu" items IMO (and not because I was the first to order it, I claim no credit, it's basically the VTG, a TOJ creation)

I think Istasi's UMDR is a beauty FWIW. Gives off a very different vibe from the regular MDR and something that cannot be replicated across other TOJ models.

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Thanks for the input guys. Gotta say, I like the UMDR quite a bit. I can take or leave the chest zip-pocket, but not personally a fan of the snaps.
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