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@impolyt_one, (completely serious question)

why dont you do a distressed leather jacket? not a copy of RO/Incanation/Julius but your own version in that style, i ask because i have a toj moto and its awesome, super solid solid. Hence, i think your version of a distressed jacket would be something great. I know you are a fan because you've posted about those designers and critiqued their QC.

either way TOJ is good stuff icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

@impolyt_one, (completely serious question)

why dont you do a distressed leather jacket? not a copy of RO/Incanation/Julius but your own version in that style, i ask because i have a toj moto and its awesome, super solid solid. Hence, i think your version of a distressed jacket would be something great. I know you are a fan because you've posted about those designers and critiqued their QC.
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no, I really dislike pre-distressed stuff because it looks, well, pre-distressed. I have handwashed lamb that has qualities of distressing, without the outright deterioration of the leather itself, and lamb breaks in a lot faster than calf. You can get noticeable arm creasing in lamb within a day or two. If you study my fit pics, all the jackets have taken on very mild creasing in the arms in the 5 minutes I have worn them around. Cowhide takes something 5-10 years before it starts looking incredible, but it is worth it. Maybe two years of intense wearing would show results too, but the reason I hate predistress (like the C Diem above) is that just like faux whiskers on jeans, there is no dimension or personality, and it's too washed out and deteriorated. An honestly broken-in leather jacket will have great creasing in the arms and back (from sitting down) soft creasing around the collar bone, some creasing up the side seams as well, plus, there will be the nice contrast between the matte of the leather and the shine on high points like seam puckers and the calandering effect you get on rolled edges, cuffs, the sides and back (where it follows your body contours) and around high-use areas. Just say no to pre-distressed leathers.
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leather-wise, I like a genuine, honest fade and creasing. I don't believe excessive tanning wax is essential to the look, but I am well over the Rick, Julius, etc, leathers. Was never really into them in the first place but the Julius leather aesthetic is flailing about like a dying fish on the beach and nobody really wants to throw it back into the water. Eventually we will all come back to the classic styles of leathers, genuinely worn-in, and will be compaing them here, someday. I like pre-distressed stuff sometimes but it's like watching porn. I know I probably shouldn't and somebody who loves me will catch me in the act, but I still do it anyway.
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

disagree, I preferred that jacket unwashed.
also, aeglus has a tiny, low-powered drum washing machine that is fairly gentle on clothes, most of you guys have much more violent washing machines that'd tear jackets up the way he washes them.
The real way we had washed lamb before was for me to wash 6-10 lamb hides at a time (that's enough for 1-1.5 jackets) and then I'd have to spin the water out, and then hang them to dry. I broke my washing machine 3 times last year and they had to come install new capacitators each time. redface.gif The tailors then hand ironed each hide out to get rid of the wrinkles, so it was definitely grating on all of us.... but wrinkles were never part of the TOJ lambskin equation. The jackets should be smooth and crease and fall in natural areas, and not look artificially distressed. If you wear an unwashed jacket enough, it'll wear in on it's own, and it'll look great in the process.
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Washing the leathers in liquor, women, and tears is your guys job. Not a fan of artificial distressing. redface.gif
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Fits you as perfectly as it really could, but I find it kind of ugly. Might be better dyed to brown, I just don't really like the 'distressed within an inch of it's life' look.
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

also, for the record, I never liked that aeglus fit or the washed-out jacket pics. They don't really convey the image of TOJ leather jackets very well. I purposely make things that aren't the wrinkled and washed distressed leather jackets in the vein of the Japanese mid-market goth ninja stuff, yet people try to take the TOJ and go in that direction. I feel it's missing something when you do that anyway. I say stick with the classical leather jacket look, which is more contemporary anyhow. That wrinkled/washed thing is better left behind in 2008.
post #27348 of 45021
my friend got his burgundy calf moto and it's amazing. perfect fit. and i forgot to take a pic
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Haven't kept up with the thread like before, but any plans for topcoats? Would love one in an unusual and eccentric color smile.gif
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good insight!
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

Haven't kept up with the thread like before, but any plans for topcoats? Would love one in an unusual and eccentric color smile.gif

Ditto on topcoats, but I'd go for cracked peppercorn as my first non-leather ToJ purchase (for me, anyway).
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Admiral peacoat looks really nice--like the lower button stance and 4 pockets.  I forget if the lengths will still be adjustable.  Can't wait!

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Been reppin TOJ hard all week for NYFW.

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New bcdr is available in calf right?
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Been reppin TOJ hard all week for NYFW.

heeeey, I saw that pic and actually thought it might be a TOJ icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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I know this doesn't have anything to do directly to TOJ/JC but I could only imagine how nice a rider jacket could be in a green suede, probably would look so nice.


As for the BCDR I'm thinking black lamb will be my final choice for my 4th leather, just wondering what you guys think about the quilting if I should even bother with it as a possiblity, it looks pretty nice but do you think with the panels on the shoulders on base model that it already gives off a pretty masculine structure as it stands?
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3x the price of a TOJ1 on mrporter, cant imagine the quality is any better, sorry for sharing but this irked me...http://four-pins.com/style/one-for-the-young-go-hards/

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Originally Posted by mike1445 View Post

3x the price of a TOJ1 on mrporter, cant imagine the quality is any better, sorry for sharing but this irked me...http://four-pins.com/style/one-for-the-young-go-hards/

 

Doesn't even look as good.

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yee, that leather looks like paper.
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Seems like it was a rather inopportune time for drew to discontinue the toj1, I bet many people would rather buy a blacked out toj1 than paying 3x more
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