I think with the VTG, it's one of those things where it might be a 5 year thing and the jacket will be a different tone each year - first year, preliminary oiling and tanning will result in a uniform but pleasant light whiskey color; second year will probably turn it to light amber with hints of 3D, 3rd year will have it picking up really dark highlights in places and make it look really 3D, by the 4th year it'll be reddish and start mellowing out, and then 5th year means it'll really mellow out. Kinda like the process of dry denim, but slower. Much like how people used to gawk at perfectly faded dry denim and want to buy them off your legs, and ask you tons of questions - the VTGs will turn into the kind of leather jacket where people's worlds will just go from black and white to color. I wonder if this is too esoteric for the mainstream or what, but I feel like this is a new frontier.
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10/16/11 at 9:19pm