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Originally Posted by magicalporks View Post

 

anyway, non bathroom mirror pic.

 

Looks great, you would have to be happy with that?  Interesting you mention about the thickness, would you get away with wearing that jacket in the autumn/spring or does the thickness of it make it a winter only you think?

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Got my Whiskey Calf Moto about 15 minutes ago, straight to the bathroom for some quick n dirty fit pics. First things first, armor status. If you're ever worried about taking a small bullet or a knife to the gut, go with some stylish calf instead of an ugly kevlar vest. I feel really good about the fit, was a bit worrisome given the long time between placing the order and receiving it, I managed to gain10lbs and maybe half an inch into my chest/shoulders in the mean time, but it's still good. I can definitely feel it hugging around my lats a bit, but right now I just gotta get working it in.

My other surprise is the colour. Almost looks like the dark whiskey stuff, definitely shows reddish on camera. All that being said, I can't say i'm particularly disappointed by the colour, more looking forward to beating in a new jacket. Feel free to tell me what you guys think of the fit since I have a BCDR in the queue.


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^ beautiful. 

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newo, great fit.

With it hugging your lats do you think you'll be able to wear more than a tshirt under it? I'm still trying to gauge how people wear them.
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Originally Posted by max_r View Post

newo, great fit.

With it hugging your lats do you think you'll be able to wear more than a tshirt under it? I'm still trying to gauge how people wear them.

Well right now I think most of the "hugging" feeling is the stiffness of the leather, the jacket feels more solid than it will once its beaten in, and will have more movement/spread. That being said, I really own about 1 hoodie, and it's a thick Strike Gold, I really don't think I can get it on underneath right now, but we'll worry about that come fall/winter. This is my summer baby, first and foremost.

Also, in case anyone's curious, mine weighs in at 4.6lbs, not sure how that compares to the lambs out there.
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I used to have the bottle green italian whisky calf, and it was definitely thick and heavy.  

 

I had thought my black lamb was pretty thick and substantial (it is actually), but after wearing the calf around for a day, when you put on your lamb...it almost feels like you are wearing a silk sweater in comparison.  

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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

Looks great, you would have to be happy with that?  Interesting you mention about the thickness, would you get away with wearing that jacket in the autumn/spring or does the thickness of it make it a winter only you think?

 

Black lamb is fine for autumn/spring. Was just comparing it to my other ivory lamb toj, which I can't wear out in ~30-40F weather with just a tee. 

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Originally Posted by Newo View Post

Got my Whiskey Calf Moto about 15 minutes ago, straight to the bathroom for some quick n dirty fit pics. First things first, armor status. If you're ever worried about taking a small bullet or a knife to the gut, go with some stylish calf instead of an ugly kevlar vest. I feel really good about the fit, was a bit worrisome given the long time between placing the order and receiving it, I managed to gain10lbs and maybe half an inch into my chest/shoulders in the mean time, but it's still good. I can definitely feel it hugging around my lats a bit, but right now I just gotta get working it in.

My other surprise is the colour. Almost looks like the dark whiskey stuff, definitely shows reddish on camera. All that being said, I can't say i'm particularly disappointed by the colour, more looking forward to beating in a new jacket. Feel free to tell me what you guys think of the fit since I have a BCDR in the queue.

Awesome, can't wait for my calf moto as well. Only a few more weeks.
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Should have gone for the dark whiskey/silver zips combo. But it looks good regardless satisfied.gif
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Originally Posted by wzjradam View Post

Should have gone for the dark whiskey/silver zips combo. But it looks good regardless satisfied.gif

I originally ordered it with silver zips, but made the swap to guns because I didn't want the flash on a conservative, earthy toned jacket. I'll save silver zips for my black leathers smile.gif
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I accidentally ended up with gunmetal on whisky as well, looks fine, just gives it a more conservative look. Asked for silver on my navy BCDR and black qmoto, gunmetal would probably look bad on either of those two...
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Originally Posted by Newo View Post


I originally ordered it with silver zips, but made the swap to guns because I didn't want the flash on a conservative, earthy toned jacket. I'll save silver zips for my black leathers smile.gif

Good choice man. Although I do prefer silver zips on everything. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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I think the only jacket that looks better w gunmetal is the dr2010, silver would be too flashy for it IMO. All the other jackets look great with silver.
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Originally Posted by spicycho View Post

I think the only jacket that looks better w gunmetal is the dr2010, silver would be too flashy for it IMO. All the other jackets look great with silver.

More a matter of colour matching than jacket styling for me. I love anything black lamb with silver zips, the moto linked before mine is a perfect example, but brown/whiskey/earthtones pair really well with gunmetal in my opinion.
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I almost got into knife fight just a couple of months back when I was travelling. Big eastern european dudes. Whilst i was wearing my TOJ and they were wearing merely turtleneck sweaters (possibly baby alpaca) I did not feel as though I had any advantage from wearing my TOJ. I am pretty sure I would have gotten shanked and ended up in the river bed. I know you are just using hyperbole to demonstrate how tough/thick the calf is, but really the calf isn't that bad and gets really pliable/soft with a little bit of wear.
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Originally Posted by Newo View Post

Got my Whiskey Calf Moto about 15 minutes ago, straight to the bathroom for some quick n dirty fit pics. First things first, armor status. If you're ever worried about taking a small bullet or a knife to the gut, go with some stylish calf instead of an ugly kevlar vest. I feel really good about the fit, was a bit worrisome given the long time between placing the order and receiving it, I managed to gain10lbs and maybe half an inch into my chest/shoulders in the mean time, but it's still good. I can definitely feel it hugging around my lats a bit, but right now I just gotta get working it in.

My other surprise is the colour. Almost looks like the dark whiskey stuff, definitely shows reddish on camera. All that being said, I can't say i'm particularly disappointed by the colour, more looking forward to beating in a new jacket. Feel free to tell me what you guys think of the fit since I have a BCDR in the queue.
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