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I'm also happiest with the UMDR of all the ToJ I own. Excessive hardware just comes off as a little loud. There's nothing wrong with advertising - that's really all that clothes are - but while pattern and fit can sell a style holistically, metalwork kind of seems strictly ornamental. You can conceive of a new article of clothing from almost any angle imaginable and build outward from there, but no designer I know can work backward from hardware as the genesis of an idea. They finish the piece and then go, "okay, what hardware works?"

This might be one of the cases where it's okay to gently, selectively take out bits of the burger without killing off the taste of the burger.

Probably just me though. Also there's probably a titanium CCP joke in there somewhere.

I keep meaning to post an evolution pic of my UMDR. It's been on four continents now through some pretty heavy hiking.
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Is it to late to have the size of the zips/pulls/snaps reduced on my jacket? (Just ordered today!)
post #26253 of 41874
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

you have a point.... however there are better ways of addressing this rather than deleting parts of the jacket design. It's like, you want the full taste of a burger but want to reduce the caloric take, what do you do? Some people delete stuff off the burger and don't get the full taste. The better solution is just downsize the burger and make everything smaller.
So, I'm saying, given that we need to make the jacket pretty small (visually as well) - there are solutions to that. We actually have women's snaps and men's snaps that are a few mm different. Likewise, can kinda shrink the zippers down a touch in gauge (not always, but we can try, and it depends on how small the jacket we're making is) Anyway, not a common request that we get, but we're able to do it for people concerned with these things. A lot of customers are smaller, maybe 5'4"ish commonly, and their jackets don't really need the details to be made any smaller tbh, but yeah, there are jackets with busier fronts that show the size more than other designs. MDR isn't really too bad in that regard at all, though.

Fair criticism and sound advice. Impolyt_one, you really are running a one-of-a-kind operation. Can't wait to order from you.
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having the toj varsity 2011 with digi camo all black...i have to say the color on the leather seems to rub/fade very easily.   And i have only worn the jacket lightly about 10 times...I am seeing many light areas around the sleeves.

post #26255 of 41874
Since it's being discussed, evo on toj1 I've had for about a year and with many more than 10 wears. Worn in all but the rainiest weather. Best way to make it last long? Very new to leather care.

Also hard to take accurate pic with the reflectiveness of leather, this feels slightly exaggerated in depth.

post #26256 of 41874
Leather, schmeather....anyone got an ocbd tracking yet?
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Drew has recommended lexol leather conditioner in the past. I've used pecards leather lotion with good effect. Don't saturate it with the stuff, less is more in this case. Use multiple coatings if needed, make sure to buff off the excess after it dries.

How often you do it is up to you. An application once every 2-3 months is considered a lot. I think twice a year is what most people do.
post #26258 of 41874
use lexol.

edit: as unicorn princess says, you won't need to use a lot each time, and not real frequently.

i recommend you base it more on feel than any time schedule--does the leather feel dry? then it's time for lexol. I just did my first application on my 2 year old calf bomber in the past couple months. did it again a few weeks ago because i felt my first application hadn't done enough. now it feels great.
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Originally Posted by bennyy View Post

having the toj varsity 2011 with digi camo all black...i have to say the color on the leather seems to rub/fade very easily.   And i have only worn the jacket lightly about 10 times...I am seeing many light areas around the sleeves.

Firs time I've heard of this, or rather, first time I've heard of anyone complain of this. From my experience the lamb is actually a little tough to fade, and it's a pretty desirable result if you do, but a solid abusive year is where I saw the black lamb fade to navy in the high wear areas.
post #26260 of 41874
No need to buy, all sorts of leather grease, soap flakes is enough if it just needs moisture.
post #26261 of 41874
Thread Starter 
the lamb needs proper moisture, so soap flakes may not cut it on the lamb. The most logical choice is something lanolin but the other leather conditioners work on the lamb.
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Originally Posted by Vaio View Post

Is it to late to have the size of the zips/pulls/snaps reduced on my jacket? (Just ordered today!)

you don't need it, unless you're ordering a tiny sized jacket (think sz <40 compared to our normal 44-54)
post #26263 of 41874
is red or whiskey lamb available for qdr/4zip mdr? emailed 5hrs ago but want to get my order in before i go to bed.
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available for all (we have a red calf that is good, better than it'd be in lamb. Almost just as soft; it's the same as the soft navy calf we have. Recommended)
post #26265 of 41874
wish you had recommended the red lamb instead! decisions, decisions arrrrrghhh
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