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Whenever Distorbiant posts, Charly breaks a personal record.

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Distorbiant is a great bloke as far as I'm concerned. Cut him some slack.
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Almost everyone in the forum are pretty nice when you talk with them one-on-one.
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Nah, I'm sure Distorbiant is a nice guy. At least he's well informed and quick on the gun when someone asks a question.

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I have a question regarding the moto's. I find that they look more aesthetically appealing when the collar spreads apart at the top like so on the left as opposed to laying flat:

http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=12177&g2_serialNumber=3

Yet I can't find a way to make it stay that way. I'm aware leather has some memory so I tried molding it by clipping it down with binder clips for long periods of time with no avai. Any suggestions?
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Thanks guys.

 

 

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Originally Posted by JTLFoo View Post

I have a question regarding the moto's. I find that they look more aesthetically appealing when the collar spreads apart at the top like so on the left as opposed to laying flat:

http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=12177&g2_serialNumber=3

Yet I can't find a way to make it stay that way. I'm aware leather has some memory so I tried molding it by clipping it down with binder clips for long periods of time with no avai. Any suggestions?

 

People have molded the collar by wetting it and shaping it. You might want to ask clark kent, aeglus, or bear jew (person in the pic you posted) for advice.

 

Drew's advice:

"The jacket should stretch a little. Don't expect massive stretching everywhere though, depends on the area getting tension.
To mold the collar, soak the jacket kind of quickly and then as it dries, you can hand mold it gently. That's all it takes."

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Thanks man! I'll get on that right now.
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post
 

 

People have molded the collar by wetting it and shaping it. You might want to ask clark kent, aeglus, or bear jew (person in the pic you posted) for advice.

 

Drew's advice:

"The jacket should stretch a little. Don't expect massive stretching everywhere though, depends on the area getting tension.
To mold the collar, soak the jacket kind of quickly and then as it dries, you can hand mold it gently. That's all it takes."

Because I would inevitably fuck it up, does he mean soak for like 15-30 seconds?

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v:satisfied:v

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Hello, looking for some opinions on a QDR, it will be my only leather jacket or TOJ
-dark royal blue calf
-oxblood calf
I'd prefer lamb for material, but in this case i dont like any of the colors that are offered :S


EDIT: Fast 180, lol sorry
-black vs brown vs blue lamb?
Edited by dvskei - 2/26/14 at 4:31am
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Depends on what kind of clothes you wear really.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JTLFoo View Post

I have a question regarding the moto's. I find that they look more aesthetically appealing when the collar spreads apart at the top like so on the left as opposed to laying flat:

http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=12177&g2_serialNumber=3

Yet I can't find a way to make it stay that way. I'm aware leather has some memory so I tried molding it by clipping it down with binder clips for long periods of time with no avai. Any suggestions?
Thats one aesthetic picure righr derrr
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So we're heading into March and TOJ hasn't "officially" shut down orders? At this rate I may plop for a women's BCDR...

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I finally hit my calf CM with some Lexol. It was way overdue, probably not in danger of cracking but looking a little ashy in some spots. It didn't take as long as I thought, and I realized in the process that I can actually just hang it up on the shower curtain rod to hit the whole thing at once instead of having to cut open a garbage bag and lay it flat on the floor.

I gotta do the same with my BCDR soon, although it might need something stronger than Lexol to cover a spot where the zipper chewed up part of the interior placket.
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Originally Posted by Death24xASecond View Post

So we're heading into March and TOJ hasn't "officially" shut down orders? At this rate I may plop for a women's BCDR...

Interesting...I occasionally kick myself for not having ordered a sized-up A-2 so I could layer it over a chunky sweater. Maybe if I order soon it'll ship before next winter, which would be perfect. laugh.gif
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Originally Posted by dittochu View Post

So I'm a female in the ordering process for a MDR and have been researching calf vs. lamb pretty extensively, but I was wondering if anyone has any first hand input and/or pictures regarding the specific questions I have.



Main concerns:

* DURABILITY. Is the lambskin really that fragile? (referring to the reddit brand love/hate thread here in which a lot of people vouched for the calf...) I saw a lambskin jacket with a couple of tears while browsing pictures, which worried me. I want something that will stand up to years of wear and that I don't have to constantly be worrying about.

* FIT: will a calfskin look too thick and shapeless, especially on a female?

* CREASING: How do the two leathers crease? Does the calf end up in unattractive rolls or is it not too bad?

* COLOR: The lambskin looks very shiny in some lights and less so in others. Will it become a little more muted over time? How about the calf?  Some people have said that the calf doesn't tone down quite the same with wear.



I've stalked through the TOJ gallery for a while but haven't found a lot of pictures of jackets that have been worn in, especially in regards to the calf - if any of you have comparison pictures or just pictures of your own jackets it'd be a really big help.  Also general thoughts about how you think the jackets will wear in over time or have worn in over time would be appreciated. Thanks!



So did you decide which leather you will be getting, dittochu?
Curious because I am in the exact same situation, also 5'2 female. But based on all the pictures and comments I've seen/read, I'm now leaning towards the lamb. I think.

Is there any reason why goat doesn't seem to be a popular choice? Wouldn't goat be a good compromise if people often have the lamb vs. calf debate?

Thanks all.

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