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As far as the whole lamb vs calf thing goes, both have their advantages. Personally, I think the rider jackets look better in calf. Sure the lamb is softer and more comfortable off the rack, but there is something about a rider style jacket that looks better "tougher" in thicker leather. Rider jackets also look better to me all worn in, which takes a lot of time. The lamb is just too delicate to wear in the way the calf will and wont hold it's shape the same. Im not saying the rider jackets look bad in lamb, in fact I love the MDR in gray lamb, but when going black, i prefer calf. its just my two bits. 

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TOJ0 available with available with olive body/black details?

 

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No olive here.

 

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Calf looks great when it's old. And it's basically waterproof. Lamb will be fine--it's not like anybody here has worn out a lamb jacket, an I have yet to see my lamb soak through in a rainstorm, though it does absorb water, but there aren't many examples of old, very worn lamb jackets. Lamb is more fun to wear at first though because it's comfy and ages faster--"mistreating" it quickly creates an aged look.
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Yep. My black lamb moto looked like I crawled through the African bush- blueish gray scuffs everywhere. A coat of leather treatment helped a lot, but maybe I should not have 'mistreated' a $800 jacket in the first place.
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Babying a jacket is no fun though. I see no problem w scuffs.
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

my black lamb A-2 house special with bemberg and excella arrived. I will take closer pictures later but the grain on this one is insane. Measurements are spot on and leather is very thick.


that denim treatment uhoh.gif
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that denim treatment uhoh.gif

Denim is the only product in the world where people pay a premium to have it destroyed.
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Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. And for the bickering. I enjoyed both.
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Denim is the only product in the world where people pay a premium to have it destroyed.

Also boots, bags, belts, jackets, sneakers, and so on.
post #37705 of 42040
Guys with emails asking where your products are.. they're coming. Sorry for the wait shog[1].gif

We are moving as fast as we can, this I promise you.
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Originally Posted by Death24xASecond View Post

This is so interesting. I've heard that individual leathers will vary (since, after all, variations in skin, etc.)--so it is interesting that you say the black and navy lambskins are better. What do you mean, though? Do they just feel more supple/luxurious? 

It's too bad nobody seems to have ordered a toffee tan lambskin before...would've love some accounts of how that is. I'm sure it'll be terrific, given it's TOJ and all, but it's a long wait so stories from people who had it would be nice. 

I have actually had two brown lambskin jackets (sold one, kept one), so clearly I do not think it is a bad leather, but yes, the black and navy lamb are "nicer" in my personal opinion. By nicer, I do mean more supple and very soft to the touch. The black and navy are much easier to stretch and fold/wrinkle more naturally in my experience. The brown lamb is a bit more rigid, if I put on my jackets and hold my arm straight down, the brown lamb will make a straight line with my arm, where as the black lamb has a natural "waviness" to it. Also, I am not exactly sure how to describe it, but the brown lamb seems to "chip" or scuff more easily compared to the other two. It is almost as if the dark brown finish is more superficial so when the leather gets nicked, the layer under is lighter in color. If I look around the cuffs and zipper areas where small wear is most prominent, you can see more scuffs/lighter nicks on the brown lamb compared to black lamb or navy lamb. That said, it is easily fixable with some brown polish if it bothers me.
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No olive here.

 

just dreamin

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I have actually had two brown lambskin jackets (sold one, kept one), so clearly I do not think it is a bad leather, but yes, the black and navy lamb are "nicer" in my personal opinion. By nicer, I do mean more supple and very soft to the touch. The black and navy are much easier to stretch and fold/wrinkle more naturally in my experience. The brown lamb is a bit more rigid, if I put on my jackets and hold my arm straight down, the brown lamb will make a straight line with my arm, where as the black lamb has a natural "waviness" to it. Also, I am not exactly sure how to describe it, but the brown lamb seems to "chip" or scuff more easily compared to the other two. It is almost as if the dark brown finish is more superficial so when the leather gets nicked, the layer under is lighter in color. If I look around the cuffs and zipper areas where small wear is most prominent, you can see more scuffs/lighter nicks on the brown lamb compared to black lamb or navy lamb. That said, it is easily fixable with some brown polish if it bothers me.

Thanks, pretty interesting stuff. Perhaps someone with technical knowledge of leatherworking/leather treatments could chime in to account for these little differences? I can't imagine why certain colours would make for differences in texture or durability, for example. 

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Originally Posted by Death24xASecond View Post
 

Thanks, pretty interesting stuff. Perhaps someone with technical knowledge of leatherworking/leather treatments could chime in to account for these little differences? I can't imagine why certain colours would make for differences in texture or durability, for example. 

 

 

Different chemicals.

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14 weeks since date of purchase...the anxiety is slowly returning.

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