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Originally Posted by sartbaeklv View Post

What kind of watch goes well with a ToJ moto/rider? I was looking into purchasing a Seiko SKX007K2 (automatic diver) because a tank and other dressier watches are just too damn expensive for current budget. Do y'all even wear watches?? I never owned one, so I'm pretty new to all this.
I think that when you're wearing a watch with a rider, it should be for utility/habit. I used to wear a watch that was the same size as a submariner (maybe a little larger) with a 2010DR.... It was a pain in the ass, and it didn't contribute to my overall look at all because I like my jackets to go past my wrists.

Drew mentioned that he preferred cuffs to be sized to accommodate a watch, but I don't think it was because he digged how it looked with the rest of his fit (correct me if I'm wrong though).

Different story if you go for a bomber later on though. A black goat ribbed collar CWU-45 would probably look sick as fuck with the Seiko you described. Get some arm office bling to match your wrist bling.
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

Of course someone can save up for a TOJ jacket, especially when living rent-free at home. People were saying that there are better things to spend the money on at that age. Not everyone has the same financial situation so it's kind of strange to take your own experience and turn it into a generality. 

edit: btw if I ever become a vagrant that collects pennies to put subway footlongs on layaway, i'll be doing it in my double rider

Well, it's also strange to generalize that everyone who buys nice or expensive pieces of clothing is getting hand-outs from mom and dad, or are they pulling down fat checks. I probably made under $25,000 last year, don't get any financial assistance from family, and I was still able to buy a few nice things throughout the year. It's a matter of being wise with your money and purchases, not to mention finding some good deals at sales time or in the B&S forum here.

It is a bit of a bummer to see some of the college-aged students racking up clothing purchases that they couldn't have possibly funded without parental financial assistance, but there's no reason to get bitter about it. Nor is it reason to assume that if someone owns a nice leather jacket, great pair of boots, etc, then they must come from money or have a high-paying job.
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Financial aid
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Who cares, gonna be over $100k in debt because of school. Damn right I'm going to enjoy an $800 jacket to keep my sanity.
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Originally Posted by skitlets View Post

Who cares, gonna be over $100k in debt because of school. Damn right I'm going to enjoy an $800 jacket to keep my sanity.
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Drew saving us from another extended stay in shitsville.
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Originally Posted by Leather View Post

So you expect every 18 year old to intern at one of the biggest banks in the US and make the same amount as you lol 

Um... yeah no

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Daypack v2 - heavy calf suede, black unglazed goatskin trim

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Fuck the helmet bag that daypack is where the next level is at

post #29186 of 44886
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

Of course someone can save up for a TOJ jacket, especially when living rent-free at home. People were saying that there are better things to spend the money on at that age. Not everyone has the same financial situation so it's kind of strange to take your own experience and turn it into a generality. 

 

edit: btw if I ever become a vagrant that collects pennies to put subway footlongs on layaway, i'll be doing it in my double rider


There's some research out there that shows that people who spend money on experiences, rather than products tend to feel happier about their purchase. Of course, what experiences you get up to in your jacket is another matter altogether...

 

I know sure as shit that I wouldn't have been able to drop £500 on a leather when I was 18, now would I really have wanted to, I was still growing and would rather spend my money on going to clubs and having a good time.

 

/edit also, holy shit that helmet bag is dope.

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Copied from facebook:

"Daypack will NOT go over $400 shipped, but will definitely be above $300. We're waiting on a price quote for labor before we can name a tag price. If we get more interest the price can come down marginally, based on an adjusted manufacture cost."

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Thread Starter 
There's a nice balance to that too, though - imagine going out and having your fulfilling experiences, while wearing the awesome leather jacket.... devil.gif The possibilities may perhaps become exponential... I cannot fathom the amount of swagger I would've had if my style had been pulled together at that age. It just wasn't possible where I lived, and there was no internet fora or real discussion going on at the time for age-appropriate clothing. I suffered for awhile, I think. The potential was there all along, but there were just too many voices and not enough examples, nothing that really spoke out to me.
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Love both bags but don't have the money for it at the moment. Although had they been offered in green or navy I would probably have said screw it and ordered one anyway.
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How big is the daypack?

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