or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › The new official TOJ thread, 2011
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The new official TOJ thread, 2011 - Page 2432

post #36466 of 44278
Quote:
Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post
 

Already in queue :)

post #36467 of 44278
Quote:
Originally Posted by Death24xASecond View Post
 

Neat, what'd you finally order? 

 

I just switched from a tan quilted moto 2011 with gunmetal zips to a Sherwood calf suede QDR. But that might change because Charlie REFUSES to give me the diagonal pocket slanted at 45 degrees rather than 35. Dealbreaker imo because it messes with the symmetry of the rest of my wardrobe. Might go for the toffee tan A-2 bomber instead for that "Uncontrol'd" look. But we'll see.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Naw I'm just kidding. I have a DR 2010 coming. 
post #36468 of 44278
Quote:
Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post
 

 

 

:slapfight:

 

for me 

 

dr 2010- the horizontal pockets are a bit high and are probably awkward to put your hands in and im not that big a fan of a belt

dr 2013- dont like epaulettes or the belt

qdr- the quilting looks awesome but would probably be too much for the weather here.

bcdr- love how minimal it is and it looks awesome fully zipped but i think it looks a bit off when partially zipped or unzipped.

post #36469 of 44278

DR 2010 has cinches though. They're pretty low key in person, and the symmetry they achieve with the zipper placement looks really good. The overall shape of the jacket with the scalloped hem and the horizontal pockets and cinches creates such a flattering look. Looking through the DR 2010 on toj-gallery most of them are, honest-to-god with no TOJ thread flattery, good looking fits. You could randomly flip to any page and any pic on that section of the gallery and almost always find a good fit.

 

I agree that the pockets aren't that functional for hand-storage, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices.

 

DR 2013 - fair points. Though the gallery pics with the belt removed look excellent. 

 

QDR, I will let drew speak for this one:
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post


the MDR and QDR are very close... yet so far apart. It's just one of those really good recipes that comes together to make a really impressive piece. The MDR is no slouch obviously, but the QDR has just the right bit of everything, makes it seem like it's on a totally different level than the MDR. I've been charging the same price for both, probably shouldn't have...
no.
 

Really only works for skinny guys though (drew's words too, somewhere out there).

 

edit: Oh yeah, the quilting doesn't make the jacket warmer. It's strictly decorative. 

post #36470 of 44278
I have to say, I disagree with some of the bashing the MDR gets. Maybe it's because my general style is preppy/conservative and so I lean toward subtle rather than loud, muted tones rather than flashy design, but I feel like the MDR is the best mix of flair and elegance. I mean, obviously the simple collared moto is the most barebones you can get, but it's a little *too* barebones for me. All double riders with belts are out. Belts on jackets, no; unless it's Belstaff and you're on a motorbike. Or a Burberry trench. Quilted...ehhh. I *loved* the female version on the TOJ gallery with diamond quilting, but that's exactly it: it's very feminine (and very attractive!). The band collar really gave me pause, I wanted that. But then I realized the MDR collar is so much more versatile, you can have it zipped all the way up, or you can have it zipped to the chest but all the collars up, or you can have it all buttoned down, or you can even do half and half: button down the lapel, flip up the collar. That is pretty damned awesome, and it's what finally got me to settle for the MDR.
 
Anyway, just my $0.02 at 5:36am.
post #36471 of 44278

snap on the lapel on the BCDR is available for those that want it.  

post #36472 of 44278
Quote:
Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post
 

DR 2010 has cinches though. They're pretty low key in person, and the symmetry they achieve with the zipper placement looks really good. The overall shape of the jacket with the scalloped hem and the horizontal pockets and cinches creates such a flattering look. Looking through the DR 2010 on toj-gallery most of them are, honest-to-god with no TOJ thread flattery, good looking fits. You could randomly flip to any page and any pic on that section of the gallery and almost always find a good fit.

 

I agree that the pockets aren't that functional for hand-storage, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices.

 

DR 2013 - fair points. Though the gallery pics with the belt removed look excellent. 

 

QDR, I will let drew speak for this one:
 

Really only works for skinny guys though (drew's words too, somewhere out there).

 

edit: Oh yeah, the quilting doesn't make the jacket warmer. It's strictly decorative. 

 

i do find the dr 2010 quite aesthetic and the fits are great but like death24xasecond, it isnt really my style. the mdr appeals to me more because of the way i like to dress is more subtle and simple.

 

ive read drews quote before but what you said about the qdr is interesting. ive always assumed a quilted jacket is something you would wear in a place where it would get pretty damn cold compared to my part of the world.

post #36473 of 44278
Quote:
Originally Posted by Death24xASecond View Post
 


I'm not bashing the MDR. I just think the other options are more interesting and that people are being dramatic about biker jackets being too aggressive because of the hardware. 

 

http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6788&g2_serialNumber=1

http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8461&g2_serialNumber=1

http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=11460&g2_serialNumber=1

 

None of these fits, for example, are too aggresive or loud because of the hardware. 

 

 

There's only one Double Rider with a belt, the one released this year. The belt is removable. Your belt rule is pretty silly too. You realize you're posting on Styleforum, right? :P

 

QDR is a work of art. This is not feminine:

post #36474 of 44278

No, I didn't mean you specifically (re: MDR knocking).

 

For the rest, it's really a lot about personal preferences. And that's the best part of SF--everyone has their own! :)

post #36475 of 44278
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nolvadex View Post
 

 

ive read drews quote before but what you said about the qdr is interesting. ive always assumed a quilted jacket is something you would wear in a place where it would get pretty damn cold compared to my part of the world.

...you know "quilted" doesn't mean they sew a blanket on the inside, right?

post #36476 of 44278
Dr2010 is the definitive toj jacket, at least for me. My first and my favorite by far.
post #36477 of 44278
TOJ Regrets: Not getting a VTG collared moto. Would be so wonderful to age alongside a pair of VTG boots. Life is hard.
post #36478 of 44278
So what do you recommend for someone with a regular/athletic built, rather than a slim build? I want to get another order in before cut-off, and I'm leaning towards a QBCDR but now I'm having some doubts. Already have an MA-1 I'm expecting to come in fairly soon, and not too into the moto or A2.
post #36479 of 44278
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbnman View Post

snap on the lapel on the BCDR is available for those that want it.  

Cool. Might get it added.

Does anyone know if it flaps and clinks around if unbuttoned like the MDR does?
post #36480 of 44278
BCDR flaps around a lot.


Red, black or oxblood calf 2010DR?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › The new official TOJ thread, 2011