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Originally Posted by melonadejello View Post


Because animals are different and leather is not grown in a lab.

 

So there must be some A-2 brown lambskin bombers that are just as soft as the black lambskin MDR? 

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I also have one in black and one in brown lamb, and they definitely feel different. My impression is that the brown is a bit thinner, and consequently a bit softer out of the box. They're both really nice, but if I had to rate them, I would rate the black over the brown. All of this is potentially just down to differences between individual hides, though.


fyi wearing my brown bomber now and I feel like a boss.
post #27753 of 45018
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Originally Posted by melonadejello View Post


Because animals are different and leather is not grown in a lab.

 

This is unnecessarily condescending.  He's asking what would cause one leather to be softer, whether it's the tanning process, the thickness, the age of the animal, etc which is a totally valid question.

 

These are sorted, whether by Drew or at the market I don't know, to pull out all the shitty leathers - ones where the animal ran into barbed wire or had some other injury that would ruin the hide, etc.  From what I've heard of the leather quality, these go beyond that to pick the really supple, thick leathers. Really top-tier leather houses like Hermes, etc will go even further and have almost zero variation between leathers but they charge a shit-ton for that and few here would or could pay the prices they charge.

 

On top of that I'd assume that the way they're dyed probably affects how they end up feeling, i.e. white leather is like painted on which is going to be a totally different thing than a rich brown leather.

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Originally Posted by obiter dictum View Post

I also have one in black and one in brown lamb, and they definitely feel different. My impression is that the brown is a bit thinner, and consequently a bit softer out of the box. They're both really nice, but if I had to rate them, I would rate the black over the brown. All of this is potentially just down to differences between individual hides, though.


fyi wearing my brown bomber now and I feel like a boss.

 

Both of them are bombers? 

post #27755 of 45018
Black cwu-45 and brown a-2.
post #27756 of 45018
The black lamb from my DR and CWU feels, and looks different as well.
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Wore my DR outside today. Pretty sure every girl that walked by checked me out.

post #27758 of 45018
Re; end of MTM

I can't remember now, is it switching to stock sizes only (unless you have 'gratuitous proportions'), or was it stock sizes but with adjustable lengths?


I could swear it was written that adjustable lengths was sticking around but now I can't be sure.
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Originally Posted by max_r View Post

Re; end of MTM

I can't remember now, is it switching to stock sizes only (unless you have 'gratuitous proportions'), or was it stock sizes but with adjustable lengths?


I could swear it was written that adjustable lengths was sticking around but now I can't be sure.

You guys really need to learn how to use the search:

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Originally Posted by afixedpoint View Post

I'll take your word for it about the qmoto, i know for sure I want a QBCDR and a moto, one in navy, one in black. Drew you think navy suede on the first, black lamb on the second is the best combo?

Also is MTM also going away in 13'?
yes;

and

yes, eventually, but not right now. I've said it before, but we'll probably still run MTM in some form. If it's a matter of effort and production lot space that MTM vies for though, there will likely be an added surcharge to MTM something rather than buy it off the to-be site in a stock size.
post #27760 of 45018
Ordered a black goat A-2, but this talk of unglazed goat leather has me wondering if I should go with the old or new black goat. Any thoughts?
post #27761 of 45018
Just got my lamb a-2 it's pretty rad. Fits just about perfect, I could have taken it out a little bit and probably be a little more relaxed. The lamb feels very thin compared to my calf dr. I personally prefer the thickness of the calf, but whatever both are awesome. I'm still amazed how well they fit off of measurements I took myself, all I can say is great job guys. I'm going to have to get something in black calf next, probably some variation of the mdr or bcdr, but going to enjoy these two for a while first, thanks again!
post #27762 of 45018
Ready for TOJ number 3. Not too sure if my eyes deceive me, but did the original moto 2.1 with copper/gold zips versus gunmetal as standard? Or is it just the colouring of the tapes? Thanks

http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_itemId=1367

http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_itemId=333

http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_itemId=331
post #27763 of 45018
Spent last 20 min browsing through discontinued models. ;_; so beautiful
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Newo View Post

Drew always says the black lamb is the house special, all the feedback makes me think I shouldnt do a suede BCDR before lamb frown.gif

definitely not. Black lamb should always be the first TOJ.
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

definitely not. Black lamb should always be the first TOJ.

Well assuming you're not sending out any suede BCDRs this weekend you'd recommend changing that order with Charly :P
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