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post #26596 of 40690
That's a typo.

The TOJ1 = TOJ 2011.

Discontinued since 1/13.
post #26597 of 40690
Been wearing my black lamb jacket a lot and started to notice that parts around the sleeve and the collar are fading to white. Would it be time to add some leather conditioner to it soon? I think Drew recommended lexol?
post #26598 of 40690
Weird. I've been wearing mine hard for a year with nothing like that.
post #26599 of 40690
I get that around the collar sometimes. Is your foundation rubbing off? redface.gif
post #26600 of 40690
haha, to be honest I think the sleeves are from rubbing against the zipper. I'm not quite sure whats going on with the inside of the collar. Could be rubbing off on my neck? uhoh.gif
post #26601 of 40690

pics or we dont know wtf you're talking about

post #26602 of 40690
Small discussion on lamb leather care
http://www.styleforum.net/t/217855/the-new-official-toj-thread-2011/26250#post_6019391
Edited by buran - 1/15/13 at 12:27pm
post #26603 of 40690
Thank you, I'll try to snap some pics after work. I think it might be hard to capture but in person I can see. I'll cop a bottle of lexol for now.
post #26604 of 40690
Quote:
Originally Posted by 13k View Post

Been wearing my black lamb jacket a lot and started to notice that parts around the sleeve and the collar are fading to white. Would it be time to add some leather conditioner to it soon? I think Drew recommended lexol?

My guess is this is just wear in the areas the are more prone to friction. They are hard to photograph, but he probably means stuff like this:

(My brown lambskin CWU)




It seems basically the same as the wear on (from what I can tell) the finish from using the zipper:



You can see the "wear line" under the flashing.
post #26605 of 40690
Cause why not. MDR Black Lamb after a year

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post #26606 of 40690


Slightly better pic of the ivory lamb mdr
post #26607 of 40690
I finally received my A-2 Bomber after nearly 4 months of waiting. I consider myself a patient person and I tried my best to forget I ever made this purchase.

One of the things that people here don't tell you is that, as you're ripping away from the medium grey double wrapped plastic bags that have your treasure stowed away, there is actually an aroma. That aroma is the soft buttery lambskin that slowly reeks it's way out of its tidy packaging. This jacket is absolute sex.

I think I'm starting to understand why the Varsity jacket has always been discontinued. I haven't read all the replies by Drew over the years, but I can speculate why he would remove it from his product offering. The varsity was always a mean to an end. It allowed him the capital to create pieces of art and workmanship that he a genuine passion in. I would like to think the jacket I possess in my hands right now is the fruits of his labour.

My only prior experience with TOJ was a 2010 Winter Varsity and it didn't go well. There was excess ribbing on the collar which made fit awkward and I ripped the sleeves on a sharp object first day wearing it. I sent it back to TOJ for repairs and waited another 3 months. In the end, the jacket didn't fit that well and I realized it wasn't TOJ's fault. The varsity doesn't always work for all body types (I still ordered a TOJ 2011 with better understanding at cut off, 2nd try!)

This jacket on the other hand, it was made for you. The minute I put it on, it felt right. It felt like a pair of raw denim that you broke in after a year of hard work. It felt natural and it felt right. My advice for people still waiting on their jacket, don't second guess your measurements or Charly's recommendation. This guy knows what he's doing. He's made countless recommendations for all sizes and shapes. If you have common sense and a measuring tape, there's very little room for error. I will likely pull a trigger on a Lambskin MA-1 next pay cheque, a red calfskin moto down the road, and a medium grey of undecided style and I should be set for life!

Now on to the crappy pictures....there's limited natural lighting in Toronto right now since it's winter.




The jacket fits like a dream, the sleeves look long there but in reality when I'm in a natural position it's fine. Only thing I would change is perhaps widening the pit to pit or shoulders since I've been working out and expect to gain more in Chest and Shoulder size. My other concern was the blousing effect from the back, that it would ride up too much like my Varsity. No issues here. This jacket is perfectly crafted based on the measurements I submitted.
Edited by Potsnu - 1/15/13 at 7:17pm
post #26608 of 40690
looks good bro, fits nicely. also frames your shirt well too aha
post #26609 of 40690
My almost 2 yrs old whiskey lamb bomber.
post #26610 of 40690
Here's some pictures of what I am talking about "fading" Black lamb is fading into white. I'm 90% sure the sleeve is caused by rubbing against the zipper (damn tough zips no doubt). I'm not too worried about it since they aren't extremely visible, just wondering if its time to add some leather conditioner to it.

Collar:



Sleeve:
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