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post #34636 of 40839
doesn't look bad but get it altered if it bothers you. certainly wouldn't hurt
post #34637 of 40839
It looks fine. Are the cuffs unzipped?
post #34638 of 40839
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Originally Posted by JFetter View Post

RE.  Conditioning calf leather.

I've seen drew mention that you can use "conditioner" to soften up leather, but don't recall seeing anybody mention brands or anything.

Have you guys used anything to speed up the break in process and get the leather more pliable?
Did conditioner darken the color?

I've used Lexol on my brown calf not for break-in but just for conditioning and nourishment. The brown is dark already and did not get darker from it. If you're worried about it, try a spot on the interior (a leather part of the interior, obviously) of the jacket first and wait a few minutes--if you get any darkening, sometimes it goes away when dry. It's a good idea to do it if your jacket is feeling a little dry. I'll mention too that my jacket did not feel softer after using it, but then again, my jacket had already been broken in--it was more than a year old--when I first lexoled it.
post #34639 of 40839
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It looks fine. Are the cuffs unzipped?

 

theyre fully zipped

post #34640 of 40839
Then yeah, they are a bit wide. Not a huge deal though imo
post #34641 of 40839
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

Then yeah, they are a bit wide. Not a huge deal though imo

 

I know you've done some extensive work to your MDR but, do u think it would be too much (unnecessary) work to get the sleeves shortened about 1/2" and the cuffs smaller too?
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I've used Lexol on my brown calf not for break-in but just for conditioning and nourishment. The brown is dark already and did not get darker from it. If you're worried about it, try a spot on the interior (a leather part of the interior, obviously) of the jacket first and wait a few minutes--if you get any darkening, sometimes it goes away when dry. It's a good idea to do it if your jacket is feeling a little dry. I'll mention too that my jacket did not feel softer after using it, but then again, my jacket had already been broken in--it was more than a year old--when I first lexoled it.

 

Cool thanks for the feedback guys.

post #34643 of 40839
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Then yeah, they are a bit wide. Not a huge deal though imo

Agreed, though length looks good. Maybe taper the opening so the length looks a little better?
post #34644 of 40839
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Originally Posted by AKang View Post

I know you've done some extensive work to your MDR but, do u think it would be too much (unnecessary) work to get the sleeves shortened about 1/2" and the cuffs smaller too?

I haven't done any work on my jacket. Don't know how difficult it would be.
post #34645 of 40839
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Always felt like the sleeves on my MDR were too long and the opening at the cuff was too large. Still considering getting it altered... any thoughts/feedback?

The fit isn't perfect and neither are some of my TOJ jackets. It all comes down to this: do you know a trusted tailor that can work with leather and is it worth the risk vs reward?

I personally don't know of a tailor I trust and I don't think it makes or breaks the jacket to have it a bit long and the cuff a bit wider.

I think we all get a bit caught up for getting that "perfect" fitting jacket since it's MTM, but the reality is that our jacket will still fit a little off sometimes. Wear it, enjoy it.
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Originally Posted by ghdvfddzgzdzg View Post

I've used Lexol on my brown calf not for break-in but just for conditioning and nourishment. The brown is dark already and did not get darker from it. If you're worried about it, try a spot on the interior (a leather part of the interior, obviously) of the jacket first and wait a few minutes--if you get any darkening, sometimes it goes away when dry. It's a good idea to do it if your jacket is feeling a little dry. I'll mention too that my jacket did not feel softer after using it, but then again, my jacket had already been broken in--it was more than a year old--when I first lexoled it.

Did you get the spray bottle or apply it by hand? I'm debating which method will give me the most even coat.
post #34646 of 40839
almost exactly my measurements, and I'll have the money in one week when I get paid (well I have the money now but I've gotta pay some damn speeding tickets...)

... should I?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/361499/toj-a2-bomber-2011-brown-lamb-size-46-36-s

edit:

here's the size chart

tumblr_mcmdgaoGsh1qzuyaj.jpg

here's the measurements charly gave me for my dr 2010:

shoulders 17.3"
chest (pit-to-pit) 20.3"
midsection 18.0"
waist 18.5"
body length, front 21.2"
body length, back 23.3"
sleeve length, from shoulder 25.0"
sleeve width @ pit 7.0"
sleeve width @ elbow 6.1"
sleeve width @ cuff 5.0"
post #34647 of 40839
You and Distorbiant have destroyed this thread
post #34648 of 40839
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Originally Posted by skeen7908 View Post

You and Distorbiant have destroyed this thread

lol fuck off, I'm asking if I should buy a jacket or not

edit:

I know some of my previous posts have been really annoying and I apologize for that. however, none of my recent posts have really been detrimental to thread at all. you're just being an ass hole.
post #34649 of 40839

Cole, that measurement is probably not accurate for the jacket, because bombers don't taper out at the waist like DRs. 

post #34650 of 40839
You treat this like your fucking blog

No one gives a fuck about your hourly toj dillemas
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