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post #8746 of 45017
Oh wow, I didn't know you would wash it! Cool!
post #8747 of 45017
Thread Starter 
Yeah I kinda see sawed on that for a bit and decided that would be the best finish overall. I just recommend you wear it a lot and either touch your jacket a lot, or get girls to do it for you. redface.gif That way the calandering of the high spots will work out nicely - there's still lanolin left in the hides so as you touch it, it'll kind of rejuvenate itself and bring that lanolin to the top and show softer and shinier in the contact areas.

same goes for Emilo and anyone else who has hot soaked and dried their jacket.
post #8748 of 45017
Well I think my fav part of wearing leather is all the creasing at the elbows and stuff, haha. I'll have sex in it.
post #8749 of 45017
It seems like all of this washing is done to lambskin. I'm assuming it would work with calfskin as well? And is giving it a spin in the washing machine unnecessary? I want to try this with my ToJ as I would like to rid the jacket a bit of the glossiness. Thanks.
Edited by GBear - 9/7/11 at 1:21am
post #8750 of 45017
a soak on the calf will make the leather lose some of it's gloss, leather won't tighten up like lamb tho
post #8751 of 45017
Yea, when I first started looking for a leather jacket, Drew had just released the first iteration of the DR. It wasn't what I was looking for, so I passed and got a Schott 141. Fast forward a few years, I get out of college and start working, and start jonesin' for another leather jacket. Was gonna cop a custom Langlitz Columbia, but found the 2010 DR by coincidence. I was blown away by how much Drew had learned/changed over the years. The only reason why I signed up on SF was to follow this thread, lol.

Went to San Francisco this weekend. and forgot my DR at home. Felt like part of me was missing the entire time ffffuuuu.gif
post #8752 of 45017
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Originally Posted by driveslowk View Post

Why do all these jackets, when unzipped, form a triangular type shape instead of going straight down? Mostly noticeable in kaiokzuouou's fits.
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

it's because they're fresh out of the packaging/off the machine and the rib trim hasn't stretched out any.

Out of curiosity, have any BB jacket owners managed to stretch out their rib trims sufficiently to eliminate the triangular shape? If so, how long did it take? I've been slowly (it's still hot as shit here) breaking it in and the triangle's gradually becoming less pronounced.
post #8753 of 45017
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Originally Posted by GBear View Post

It seems like all of this washing is done to lambskin. I'm assuming it would work with calfskin as well? And is giving it a spin in the washing machine unnecessary? I want to try this with my ToJ as I would like to rid the jacket a bit of the glossiness. Thanks.
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a soak on the calf will make the leather lose some of it's gloss, leather won't tighten up like lamb tho

^ skyline is correct, the calf is denser and not filled with lanolin like lambskin is; therefore washing is not as effective. You probably wouldn't notice much of a difference. It'll just get drier and more prone to cracking, especially the brown version. The black is tanned differently so you can't compare the two. All of the leathers are different because the recipes for coloring them a certain color is different.
post #8754 of 45017
I would buy your furniture if you ever venture down that path. (0)

Also, I'm on the fence about getting a TOJ1 cos I'm in the fooking tropics.
post #8755 of 45017
Thread Starter 
Furniture... is long a road. Only worth doing if I can squeeze out all the abstraction from my soul and channel it into something to make. I have a pretty decent engineering mind for the simple practical things, and can make what looks abstract have a function, but furniture making is a lot more like bag making, rather than clothes making, and the two are very different IMO. I don't know, they might be closer than I think they are, I might be mentally blocking myself on that.

Clothes are like food recipes, riffing on the classics, sometimes discovering something new and riffing on that, but mainly it's remixing and re-presenting what has existed. I guess bags and furniture are like that too, by way of gravity, but people really get most attached to the really familiar when it comes to clothes.
post #8756 of 45017
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I would buy your furniture if you ever venture down that path. (0)


cmoooon, when the time comes, you wont, ok
post #8757 of 45017
Are you trying to hurt my feelings, otter?
post #8758 of 45017
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Are you trying to hurt my feelings, otter?

i honestly think you think that you would buy toj furniture, but when the time comes, well.....it will end up like the backpacks
post #8759 of 45017
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Originally Posted by malakas View Post

it will end up like every product made by man ever previewed before sales began

ftfy
post #8760 of 45017
Thank you for the response Drew.Your memory is damn good to remember what I ordered. I guess I won't be washing it then!
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