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Originally Posted by jmart154 View Post

Hey guys I decided on a Moto and am about to submit my order but still deciding between two zip and 4 zip. What do you think is the more timeless look? I don't want to go too flashy,but I also want it to stand out. I've decided on gunmetal zips. 

I'm about to order one as well and going with 4 zips.
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4-zip on Moto, 2-zip on Collared moto.
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Originally Posted by jmart154 View Post

Hey guys I decided on a Moto and am about to submit my order but still deciding between two zip and 4 zip. What do you think is the more timeless look? I don't want to go too flashy,but I also want it to stand out. I've decided on gunmetal zips. 


Timeless? I don't know if the zippers will change how "timeless" it looks. Here on this forum, you're going to get people telling you nothing but specifically getting a motto in silver 4 zip in lamb. Look in the gallery, see what others have gotten and decide what you think will look best on you. If you want a reason for why 4 zip is recommended by Drew, it's because the chest zippers accentuate that part of the body, making it look broader.

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Which picture if any best captures the true colour? Is it closer to a mid brown or a light brown?

Probably the last picture.  It's somewhere between light and medium brown...kind of the color of peanut butter.

 

It's a nice looking shade of brown as is, but I think with some serious wear it will be off the charts.

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Originally Posted by jmart154 View Post

Hey guys I decided on a Moto and am about to submit my order but still deciding between two zip and 4 zip. What do you think is the more timeless look? I don't want to go too flashy,but I also want it to stand out. I've decided on gunmetal zips. 


I like the collared moto with gunmetal 2-zips the most. 

 

I feel like the leather is already so nice and flashy by itself that anything extra reduces the versatility of the jacket.

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Those of you with tight sleeves on your (calf) jackets - I have a question.  

 

How much "give" did your jacket have in the sleeves after some wear?

 

I typically wear button up long sleeve shirts, with the sleeves rolled up on my forearm.  Well, I ordered my jacket quite fitted, and when I put it on the jacket forces my shirt sleeves to hike up past my elbow... leaving most of the shirt on my bicep.

 

I can't bend my elbow much past 90 degrees which sounds typical for new calf, but the shirt thing I'm not sure will go away?

 

This size also doesn't leave much room for weight change, if my arms were to get bigger.

 

Other than the sleeves though, I pretty much nailed the sizing for my first TOJ.  It's a lovely piece of work.

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Try holding onto the sleeve of your shirt as you put on your jacket. If the sleeves are flat and down to your wrists instead of bunched up around the bicep then you should be able to bend your arms. The leather will stretch slightly giving you a bit more mobility but you really should be able to fit a shirt under.
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Originally Posted by jmart154 View Post

Hey guys I decided on a Moto and am about to submit my order but still deciding between two zip and 4 zip. What do you think is the more timeless look? I don't want to go too flashy,but I also want it to stand out. I've decided on gunmetal zips. 

4 ZIP MOTO

4 ZIP MOTO

4 Z I P M O T O
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black 4-zip 2011 Moto. Black 4-zip will be surprisingly satisfying for years to come. I offer the blue for people who get bored with their already existing black, brown, grey leathers, but no one has ordered a blue one yet, FWIW. It's nice but I can't get a decent photograph of the hue, and it doesn't bother me if I don't make any blue jackets anyway, I think everybody should start with black leather as step one, particularly the black lamb.
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I'd like a 4-zip Moto in that color for myself, it'd work nicely.
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I'm thinking about making a TOJ for myself, since I am moving soon and I won't be back for a couple weeks. Would like one to take to Japan with me to wear. Haven't decided as of today, but it'll be one of these:

1. Whisky (any of the three, but probably the light or medium) calfskin 2011 Moto - 4 zip front
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Seriously, 2 years of wear on a 4-zip Moto in one of these whisky shades = lifetime of success.

I really feel that a 4-zip Moto in the Medium whisky calf could reach that kind of level if somebody got one and broke it in properly, that's really not stretching it. It's just that it's a combo of the right jacket and the time and wear on the part of the right person.
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would look good, but you got the tan Bball - get a medium whisky 4-zip Moto. It will deliver.
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The new tan would be good a 4-zip Moto, it has a slight pebble grain to it and reminds me a lot of an Hermes Birkin bag that Mrs TOJ has - same cold feel and pliability and softness. It's dyed through and not painted over, so it'd make a good jacket if you can wear lighter colors like that.
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Would really like to see a dark grey calf 4-zip Moto
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4-zip moto is betta frown.gif
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Moto as 4-zip is great as a base
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I'll be wearing the 2026 4-zip Moto when I'm 44. That and the 2026 DR.
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

We delivered one of these in the same configuration to pinedust a few weeks ago, it's a really good combo. Been loving the way the silver zips finish off black and the rest of the colors as well. Somehow, as a piece, it's pretty far evolved from the very first original Moto sample (which aeglus eventually bought and wore) and yet at the same time, it's not - back to the black lamb 4-zip Moto with silver zippers formula.
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I've gone to lengths on why I like the 4-zip Moto, and that is because it tends to accentuate the chest well, regardless of whether you're smaller or larger chested - the variegated nature of zippers breaks things up laterally and then the zippers being there, that in itself breaks up the distance vertically.
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

I dislike both the quilted Moto, and the idea of the goat on said jacket - that's an example of salad bar'ing TOJ needlessly.
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

My own personal wishlist (which I might get around to getting eventually, since production is now opening up)

- black lamb 4-zip MDR with silver zips
- maybe a diesel blue or Sherwood heavy calf suede channel-quilted BCDR (like willy's)
- Sand lamb channel-quilt BCDR
- 2010 DR in black lamb with gold hardware and zips
- 4-zip moto in one of the horsehides
- Synthese's dark taupe lamb suede T-1
- another black lamb CWU-45, with collar
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

of those, you'd want the 4-pocket Moto - need the top pockets to help break the visual expanse. They also define the chest a bit and at your height, would keep it from looking like leather curtains from your shoulders to your waist as they'd want to do otherwise..
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

4 zip moto in black lamb with silver zips> everything else
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

For those interested in purchasing a moto.. here are the general guidelines..

When in doubt go with black lambskin..

4-zip > 2-zip

Silver zippers > other

Standard/non-quilted moto > Go with another jacket > quilted moto

That concludes "You and Your Moto 101"

Edited by willy cheesesteak - 7/21/13 at 9:52am
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I use my toj to get pussy. not to use it like a pussy. but what do I know

Congratulations Cole, you now hold the record for the most cringe-worthy post ever in this thread.

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Late post but placed my order for a leather MA-1 a couple of weeks ago. Fairly excited smile.gif
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Originally Posted by PDinh View Post

Late post but placed my order for a leather MA-1 a couple of weeks ago. Fairly excited smile.gif

Wore mine yesterday when we had a slightly cooler day, it's a bloody nice jacket.
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Ahhhh so now I'm thinking a black lamb moto is not enough. Considering a blue (navy) lamb collared moto as well. Yay or nay?

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The Allen Edmonds suede protectant spray is pretty good.

No silicone...I've used it on some DBs and some suede AEs and they look fine (so at least there aren't any obvious signs that it doesn't work or discolors things).
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Originally Posted by 5354 View Post

http://www.styleforum.net/t/217855/the-new-official-toj-thread-2011/30300_60#post_6325632

If you must. Otherwise, let it get beat up like Charly and Drew have mentioned.

Please use the search function for questions, thanks your cooperation is appreciated.

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Thank you, and thanks for putting it very nicely about using the search; I should have done that. Googled yielded no results for TOJ suede protection, but I should have searched here.

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Originally Posted by otc View Post

The Allen Edmonds suede protectant spray is pretty good.

No silicone...I've used it on some DBs and some suede AEs and they look fine (so at least there aren't any obvious signs that it doesn't work or discolors things).

Skipped the past few hundred posts as this thread is ridiculous but the Allen Edmonds stuff is pretty solid and a lot cheaper than saphir

Another spray that is newly stocked is nano protector which epaulet and leffot stock, leffot has a video with hot coffee poured on Alden's with no ill effect

Suede looks better a little beaten up IMO, I wouldn't spray and would just clean as necessary. Hanger project or skoaktiebolaget websites have good cleaning guides
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