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Originally Posted by Oski View Post

No hate brodie, but something looks off here. Like if the jacket is wearing you and not the other way around. Fit is spot on though.

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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

That facial expression makes you look like an excuse for yourself.

really don't follow either of these posts. Care to expand?
post #37982 of 44294
On treating jackets: a lot of vintage jackets look rashed to me, and I hope to let mine age more gracefully than that with some conditioner. Not frequently, but maybe yearly for calf, and maybe a little more frequently for lamb if I've been wearing it in the rain a lot.
post #37983 of 44294
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really don't follow either of these posts. Care to expand?

 

It almost looks like your jacket has taken you hostage...lol

 

But good fit

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well, that's... strange. I have noticed it seems to stick out a lot more when I wear it zipped up over an ocbd. unzipped over a tee (+hoodie sometimes) and it doesn't really get much of a second glance
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It's the same facial expression dogs and small children have when they have done something they shouldn't.
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Originally Posted by dittochu View Post

I actually chose the calf in the end. went through all 700 or so pictures in the MDR gallery................... (ha) so you can see how horribly indecisive i was

the lamb does drape nicely and have that more feminine fashionable aesthetic, and i know that the calf might be horribly stiff in the beginning but I absolutely hate being careful with my clothing - that's not to say that i'm especially rough on it or anything, but for a jacket this expensive I'd be constantly worrying about too much wear/tear/etc and checking if the sleeves were rubbing against the zippers, etc. even knowing that the lamb is decently durable. that's just the way i am though so if you're not a worrier then it might not be as much of a problem.

also the calf might be a little more structured even after some wear just due to its stiffness which I'm pretty okay with - it'd be a nice contrast to all the other drapey stuff in my wardrobe.
i've sized it pretty slim so i don't think it'll look too bulky.

i looked into goat as well but there weren't a lot of photos and (as you can probably tell) i like to base my decisions off a LOT of research so that was a no-go for me.

Nice! Yup after reading your previous posts I went through those photos as well.

I initially wanted calf because I missed how my university jacket (from MANY years ago) felt. It was all calfskin and I was not the least bit careful with it (though I did not christen it by mopping up beer from the floor with it like what some of the boys did with theirs). After continuous wear during school it was not at all stiff, just soft and broken in. I really liked the weight of it too - you put it on and feel all the parts that have conformed to your body fall into place (maybe this is what people mean by armour like?). So comfy.

The only thing I know about goatskin is that the Balenciaga bags from before 2007 were made from it. And people who love those bags rave about how they break in to a puddle of silky goodness. I wonder if it'd do the same with a jacket? Probably not the same gauge of leather though.

Now with the TOJ, I am going to try out the lambskin, especially if it is as thick as what other people have said and is not feather light. Hopefully there will still be some breaking in to do, as I really enjoy that process.

Wear yours in good health!

Sapling
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

It's the same facial expression dogs and small children have when they have done something they shouldn't.

maybe that is the case.

not really, there were other photos, some more "hard-face" but I'm not really trying to look intimidating. I don't mind looking somewhat innocent. so, thanks for your... criticism?
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I wouldn't say there's any real break-in period at all with the lamb. It's super soft right from the start. Doesn't change the fact that it's fantastic leather though.

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Originally Posted by iamacyborg View Post

I wouldn't say there's any real break-in period at all with the lamb. It's super soft right from the start. Doesn't change the fact that it's fantastic leather though.

I agree, does it not mould to fit a little better after the first six weeks or so, though? only saying so because one guy said (and I don't remember who) that it took a little while for it to fit how he wanted to, so he didn't want to take out of the box pictures. it is reeeally soft from the box though
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The jacket will look better after like 2 wears, when the leather has settled.
post #37991 of 44294
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Originally Posted by Cole View Post


I agree, does it not mould to fit a little better after the first six weeks or so, though? only saying so because one guy said (and I don't remember who) that it took a little while for it to fit how he wanted to, so he didn't want to take out of the box pictures. it is reeeally soft from the box though

Yeah I think it was Potsnu who posted a picture of his lamb DR when he first got it and after it'd been worn in for a little.The after picture looked  much better. 

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Originally Posted by Cole View Post

well, that's... strange. I have noticed it seems to stick out a lot more when I wear it zipped up over an ocbd. unzipped over a tee (+hoodie sometimes) and it doesn't really get much of a second glance

I think you hit the nail on the head. Someone said the same thing in a reddit WAYWT post. Someone was wearing a QDR (unzipped) with what i believe a Phillip lim shirt with a hidden placket IIRC and acne black jeans. Someone commented saying he was doing the jacket a "disservice" and that it should not be worn with sort of a "just walked out of barneys" look. I thought the jacket and fit were fine the way he was wearing it though. Maybe this is what they mean? Now I know you're just wearing an OCBD over it but I can't help but think it'd look better not zipped up. Also like you said, with just a tee (+hoodie sometimes) it becomes more casual and just works really well.

 

In summary I think unzipped would looks better with your OCBD fit. 

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VISVIM. You could probably say this "looks straight out of Barney's".
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yeah that looks dope ^

reason I left it zipped is because my shirt was tucked in. outfit was pretty casual for tucking, so didn't wanna show that, and if I would have unzipped and left untucked I feel like the shirt would be too long in comparison to the jacket
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Yeah I guess you could say that but wow that fit looks awesome. I think what adds to the "less clean" look of it is how the shirt isn't tucked and the drape/ roughness of the sweater. Perhaps now I'm just nit picking. But as I said I was fine with how he wore it,I even thought it looked nice. It was someone else who thought he was wearing it in a "stuffy/clinical" way. I found the post here: Its at the bottom.

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/malefashionadvice/comments/1wnmed/waywt_jan_31st/cf3ooh0

 

Anyway I hope my jacket will good look like the visvim picture even though that looks like a 2013dr and I got a qdr. 

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Originally Posted by Cole View Post

yeah that looks dope ^

reason I left it zipped is because my shirt was tucked in. outfit was pretty casual for tucking, so didn't wanna show that, and if I would have unzipped and left untucked I feel like the shirt would be too long in comparison to the jacket

The way a longer shirt looks compared to the jacket is kind of the appealing to me. But if its too long you're right. 

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