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I ordered my MDR on June 23rd, I got mine in October 22nd

wow, ordered my MDR on july 9, still waiting after 30 weeks
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Another question, decent alternatives to the TOJ fishtail parka?

http://shop.unitedbamboo.com/collections/outerwear/products/unisex-fishtail-parka-black-2
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oh no way it's still available?


'nother dumb question:

a med. whiskey calf MDR would be $870, right? as per what it says here:

http://johncoppidge.tumblr.com/minimalistdoublerider

You could buy MrTony92's for $700. Around a size 50


nah I'm only 125 lbs @ 5'8, so I'd need at least two sizes smaller?

44 - xs
46 - s
48 - m
50 - l

right?
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Seriously going insane here.

Did you ever think to measure your shoulders per their measuring guide and relay that sizing information over to them?

I swear some people are just dumb.
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alright guys, finally got my suiting wool ma-1 off the marketplace. i got fucked by vancouver's tax + USD conversion which put this jacket well over the base price on the website, but at least i didn't have to wait several months.

 

for reference, i'm 5'9 and about 135-- skinny as hell. this is a stock 46; don't underestimate how slim this thing is. i could barely put a hoodie under it. i was pretty worried about length but it sits really well. this is pretty much the perfect black ma-1 imo. gonna be wearing the heck out of it this week since it's gonna be chilly and sunny. 

 

question though-- how should i go about steaming this thing? it's wrinkled from shipping

 

 

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alright guys, finally got my suiting wool ma-1 off the marketplace. i got fucked by vancouver's tax + USD conversion which put this jacket well over the base price on the website, but at least i didn't have to wait several months.

for reference, i'm 5'9 and about 135-- skinny as hell. this is a stock 46; don't underestimate how slim this thing is. i could barely put a hoodie under it. i was pretty worried about length but it sits really well. this is pretty much the perfect black ma-1 imo. gonna be wearing the heck out of it this week since it's gonna be chilly and sunny. 

question though-- how should i go about steaming this thing? it's wrinkled from shipping






Looks good!!

Either get it steamed professionally (but watch out for cleaners' nasty chemicals), or just leave it to hang; the creases will eventually drop out naturally.

Makes me itch for my 6th biker jacket...smile.gif
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alright guys, finally got my suiting wool ma-1 off the marketplace. i got fucked by vancouver's tax + USD conversion which put this jacket well over the base price on the website, but at least i didn't have to wait several months.

Not sure how "fucked" is "fucked," but FWIW, if you paid an unusually high amount in customs and duties, it might be good to call the carrier company and enquire about the charges. I've twice had the government mislabel and mis-categorize my imports, which resulted in considerably higher fees. Obviously, this is from stuff outside the US coming into the US, so it's not an apples to apples comparison, but I've never had to pay an outrageous amount in fees, and when I've been asked to, it's been because of mis-classification.
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Canada is fucked. Here in Ontario it's common to pay almost 35-40% tax/duties on any clothing delivered by FedEx/UPS/Courier. Usps is the standard 13-15%
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my jacket was shipped via usps and then transferred over to canada post. it didn't mark any duties for some reason. 

 

vancouver's taxes just suck-- we have two. pst is 7% and gst is 5%. extra handling fees were around $10, and another thing worth mentioning is that the exchange rate right now is CAD $1 = USD $0.90. it's really a crapshoot though, this is the first package in a while that i've had to pay extra. 

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should've asked the seller to mark down the value

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yeah should've. too late now though. he said he marked it as a gift so i assumed that was ok

 

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Originally Posted by ricesuit View Post
 

alright guys, finally got my suiting wool ma-1 off the marketplace. i got fucked by vancouver's tax + USD conversion which put this jacket well over the base price on the website, but at least i didn't have to wait several months.

 

for reference, i'm 5'9 and about 135-- skinny as hell. this is a stock 46; don't underestimate how slim this thing is. i could barely put a hoodie under it. i was pretty worried about length but it sits really well. this is pretty much the perfect black ma-1 imo. gonna be wearing the heck out of it this week since it's gonna be chilly and sunny. 

 

question though-- how should i go about steaming this thing? it's wrinkled from shipping

 

 

Hang it up in the bathroom while you take a hot shower.  As long as your bathroom isn't massive the steam should be just the right amount.

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Canada is fucked. Here in Ontario it's common to pay almost 35-40% tax/duties on any clothing delivered by FedEx/UPS/Courier

Its 15%+handling fee (8 for FedEx 10 for UPS?) and duties. The seller can prevent duty/handling fees if they include the taxes in the original sale and then pay that at the time of shipping, so there doesn't need to be any duty processing at the border. Or if you're smart, always use USPS and it'll get picked up by CanadaPost and likely ignored. The problem with lowering the item value is that its based on the insurance on the item. Drew has gone over how marking jackets down to $30 could present a bit of trouble if, say, packages get lost or a plane goes down, and suddenly all these jackets are uninsured.
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Its 15%+handling fee (8 for FedEx 10 for UPS?) and duties. The seller can prevent duty/handling fees if they include the taxes in the original sale and then pay that at the time of shipping, so there doesn't need to be any duty processing at the border. Or if you're smart, always use USPS and it'll get picked up by CanadaPost and likely ignored. The problem with lowering the item value is that its based on the insurance on the item. Drew has gone over how marking jackets down to $30 could present a bit of trouble if, say, packages get lost or a plane goes down, and suddenly all these jackets are uninsured.


A lot of companies/stores will refuse to ship usps and will only use ups or fedex because I guess they have some sort of contract or receive shipping discounts. What do you mean "include the taxes in the original sale"?


The only way I've had any luck around paying outrageously high tax and duties is by lowering the declared value ( anything over $20 is subject to tax - doesn't matter if it is marked as gift) or by using usps and just paying the standard 15%
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........................................................The VTG's leather is burly, so much so that the leather's stiffness is at odds with the strength of the stitching. The leather won't give or stretch, so the stitching gets pulled around a lot. It seems like this is just gonna happen. You're not the first person to report that their VTG has some stitching issues--of the five vtgs I know about, I've heard three of them, including yours, have seams that have come open, Mine isn't doing it yet, but I see one looser seam at the arm end of flap that runs up the forearm from the cuff that I should add a stitch to or something.
As for TOJ's response, it's true, they aren't set up for repairs--I'm not even sure they have anybody who could go pick up a package during business hours. I'd look around internationally for someone with good web reputation, someone you feel you can trust, someone who works on a lot of serious leathers like Aero jackets, and talk to them first about your jacket. Send them pictures, see if you think they're a good working match for you, to get a feel for their response and capabilities.

p.s. where did you get your VTG from--was it new when you got it? Or was it from the marketplace here?

Cheers for the response. I was hoping that the leather would soften out before it damaged the seams/ stitching but that wasn't to be.

My problem with shipping it out is price of international shipping to and fro (as an owner you can probably guess- weight issues)and reliability of vendor. I may just do what you suggest, or I dunno,maybe I'll carry the jacket with me when next I am in the States and show it to some serious workers there. Either way, it's a long term project. To my mind, as a product the VTG was not a success.

I bought the VTG new from Drew & Co.
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