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Few years ago, I received my made to measure toj leather jacket in less than 3 weeks. Waiting times are slightly longer now.

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Originally Posted by c00kz View Post


I think this is wrong in every way it can be. Calf is not thinner, it's less pliable, it's water proof, it's got a sheen and it's heavy. Like, if too close a cut, uncomfortable to wear while driving a car because your arms are not straight down at your sides (note, only if sized too small). Calf doesn't really drape and doesn't really hug your body, in a good way. It holds its shape and won't drape into contours, like wearing lamb over a layered cardigan or something similar would.

Lamb is thin, doesn't have a lot of texture but then gets really grainy and wrinkly with age. Stacks on sleeves resemble raw denim stacks. It apparently soaks water, so don't wear it in rain trying to keep dry. With calf you can just shake it dry and it works for light rain perfectly.

 

Thanks for clarifying. I think I might have posted my thoughts backwards. I own a lambskin moto (not TOJ) right now and it's thin, but lightly padded so doesn't hang so bad. But you can tell by this pic it naturally wants to wrinkle. And yes, I do have the stacking on the inner sleeves as well.

 

 

Even this old advertising pic from 2010 can't help but capture the flimsy drape of it.

 

 

That said, I love this thing to death. But now that I've browsed the TOJ gallery, I need to get my hands on one....

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Guys, just a quick question. Should the measurements that Charly and I discussed, be very different for the measurements of the perfect fitting shirt(not body).

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Why would you submit a shirt? Yes, they should be different. Shirts are not constructed the same way jackets are. puzzled.gif
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That's absurd, of course a jacket should be larger than a shirt. You're going to wear a shirt under that jacket aren't you?
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Plus you're going to want some drape to your jacket/space to "stretch" so it isn't skin tight and you can actually, you know, live and do things in it.
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Reading Foxy's post and seeing this in the sidebar:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/362499/a-conversation-with-alexandre-plokhov-and-s-s-14-preview/0_50

 

maybe he wants to wear it that way?

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Don't worry, I was going full retard thinking about the measurements.

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year old MDR

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My Hotline Miami costume, w/ my TOJ1:

 

For reference this is Hotline Miami:

 

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Originally Posted by c00kz View Post

Lamb is thin, doesn't have a lot of texture but then gets really grainy and wrinkly with age. Stacks on sleeves resemble raw denim stacks. It apparently soaks water, so don't wear it in rain trying to keep dry. With calf you can just shake it dry and it works for light rain perfectly.

Interesting I wasn't aware the lamb went grainy over time.  Is this something that is avoidable with conditioning/looking after it?

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Interesting I wasn't aware the lamb went grainy over time.  Is this something that is avoidable with conditioning/looking after it?

I don't know if I would say "grainy", but over time it will start to look like this:
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^ Ewwww

 

 

To be honest, I've been pretty ignorant about my own lamb jacket, once getting caught stumbling home from the East Village in NYC to Battery Park being pounded with rain the entire way. I just pulled on the attached hood and suffered, not thinking the leather would be affected. Thankfully, it doesn't look anything close to that pic above.

 

But yes, I am curious as well as to what I should be doing to maintain the leather now.

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Does the Calf age like that as well? I can't decide if I should downgrade my DR2010 to lamb instead.

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I have seen that pic before but I have no idea what the owner did to make the dr look like that. I have a two year old 2010 and i don't see it ever getting to look that way. 

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