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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

but seriously most raw jeans look like shit with black. fok made a great post about this around 2 or 3 years ago but i can't find it.

 

I'd like to see this post.

post #27497 of 44880
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Originally Posted by Emixam View Post

after few months of wear - the body is still a bit too slim for my liking and it wont stretch more now.


Exinam, can I ask how do the armholes feel on your Bomber?

I ask as I just got mine through, awesome jacket - it's a snug fit but manageable, only issue is the armholes feel a bit high/tight to me.

Thanks
post #27498 of 44880
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post

but seriously most raw jeans look like shit with black. fok made a great post about this around 2 or 3 years ago but i can't find it.

Did he? I know he's opined that most people look like shit in all black because they lack a calibrated sense of tone. He also had a post about dark/raw denim tones that I recall reading when I was a newbie and scouring the archives that I found both insightful and overwhelming:
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Well, indigo dyes are not uniform. Mixing dyes to get just the desired shade is a pretty complicated process. The properties of the yarn and the tightness of the weave will further complicate how the denim absorbs and reflects light. And the weft color also subtly changes the complexion of the denim. So if you put raw denim from different companies side by side, you are going to see differences between them. Some differences are quite drastic.


For example, the LHT denim used by Studio D'Artisan has a fairly bright blue/black warp, and a grey weft. The weave is fairly loose, and the yarns are soft. The result is a greyish, soft, color. On the other side of the spectrum, the dye used in the denim used by SPURR is extremely dark, but also has a deep red tone to it, so that the jeans look just a little "off" when you try to wear them with cool colors like greys and hunter green. I've never worn them except with warm (red) browns. They don't work with cooler browns with a lot of green in them.


It's not really that surprising. The Pantone color book shows that there are vast differences between different types of blues. And the color of denim is even more complicated, because the light also plays with the texture of the fabric.


I have to laugh when I hear people say things like "I only need one pair of dark jeans." Sure, but then you are going to be either limited in your choice of tops and accessories, or look like a dork. My 5EPs are the closest I have to a "universal" jean, because the denim is extremely complicated, and there are lots of different levels of tone in the dye, but there are occasions even those do not work.


BTW, Jet, I'm sorry that you can only barely distinguish between primary colors That must be so sad
post #27499 of 44880

Can anyone help me with a fit on the TOJ0 varsity? How does it compare to something like the DR? The TOJ1?

 

I've been advised by another SF user to size up to 52, but the fit guide on http://archeo.graphr.net/web/2009/toj/0/ says a 52 has 29 inch sleeves. That just seems incredibly long and kind of blows my mind. If I have a 41 inch chest, would a 52 in the TOJ0 (or other varsities) really be a better fit than the 50?
 

I know the "TOJ Multiplier" says my chest measurements for their jackets in inches are about 43, 44, and 45 inch for tight to loose.

 

 

Just trying to figure out if I should go for a 50 or 52 here. I have 18-19ish inch shoulders, a 41 inch chest, and usually go with 26-27 inch sleeves.

Edited by Distorbiant - 2/15/13 at 1:24am
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Don't know how it is with the toj0, but with the toj1 I've gotten the impressions you should size up one

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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

I've been advised by another SF user to size up to 52, but the fit guide on http://archeo.graphr.net/web/2009/toj/0/ says a 52 has 28 inch sleeves. That just seems incredibly long and kind of blows my mind.

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Just trying to figure out if I should go for a 50 or 52 here. I have 18-19ish inch shoulders, a 41 inch chest, and usually go with 26-27 inch sleeves.
They add a couple of inches so that the sleeves stack. imo people who avoid the added length look like they have sausages for arms.
post #27502 of 44880
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

Just trying to figure out if I should go for a 50 or 52 here. I have 18-19ish inch shoulders, a 41 inch chest, and usually go with 26-27 inch sleeves.

Go with 52
post #27503 of 44880
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Originally Posted by JasonV View Post

Exinam, can I ask how do the armholes feel on your Bomber?

I ask as I just got mine through, awesome jacket - it's a snug fit but manageable, only issue is the armholes feel a bit high/tight to me.

Thanks

armholes are fine, it is just the waist and especially bottom part which could be a bit larger.
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Anyone get their tracking yet? I heard Drew was pumping a bunch of them out today.
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If we got tracking, does that help yours ship faster?
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

If we got tracking, does that help yours ship faster?

Sounds like science to me.
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Edited by artishard116 - 2/15/13 at 9:55am
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Hey guys. What's the longest wait time to be expected for an A2 bomber? I'll be going on a 3 month holiday during the summer, so would like to have it sent to my address before then i.e. a lead time of <17 weeks. 

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Better order now.
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Seven years, but it was due to a trade embargo and the alleged smuggling of biochemical weapons.
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