It'll blend out when I have to condition it later, but kinda sucks.
My brown, navy, and black lamb has had water droplets before but the dark colour hides any stains. Need to check the forecast next time!
Hirsh, I know you're trying to be a helpful member of the community here, but giving your opinion on a product you've never seen (IRL) isn't of any real use to anyone.
@cococard, I own a black calf MDR, and would definitely recommend that choice over lamb (of which I own an MA-1 and a BCDR). In terms of my preference, I just feel the calf fits the style much better than lamb, it's sturdier, tougher, and feels like it drapes and molds to my body in a way that's nicer for this style of jacket than lamb does. Having said that, the lamb definitely does not need to be babied, it's fine for every-day wear.
No opinion on goat as I've not had a chance to see ToJ's goat first-hand.
Yeah, I asked Charly "I'd like it to be in Lambskin, but I'm worried about the durability. How long would one of your lambskin jackets typically last a person? Are there any leather conditioners that you guys recommend?".
He responded "I suggest the lambskin. It will last decades as long as you don't thrash the jacket"
My first instinct is to say that of course he just wants to promote his product. But the lamb is the least expensive of the leathers, so that can't be the case.
Also note that he didn't say it will last decades if you baby it. I think it's more along the lines of: if you want to go barrel rolling through the wood, climbing over barbed wire fences, or getting into fights, then maybe you should be doing that in a calf or FQHH. Otherwise, if you're just wearing a sick jacket around your boring day to day life, the lamb is fine and more luxurious.
i dunno why anyone would be worried about their jacket only lasting a couple of seasons, or even years for that matter. i have toj jackets in lamb, goat, calf, lamb suede, calf suede, you name it -- every toj leather i've handled is lux as hell and 2-3 times more substantial than designer jackets that are 5x the price. i've never used a conditioner and wear the hell out of my lambskin mdr... the thing weighs 4-5 pounds easy and i've been wearing it in the middle of the polar vortex winter here in brooklyn where it was 15 degrees outside. i seriously think i'm going to get 20 years worth of wear out of it... i will die, but this toj never will.