The thing about VTGs - you guys will probably have to do some indoor wearing for awhile to get them bent up and flexible, kind of like putting a fresh pair of raw denim on, there is a beginner's curve with these things.
No one can say that you did not warn them in advance! You have been saying this from the very begining.
I suppose anyone willing to take a plunge here is mentally prepared for a long term project.
I sure am.
I think I had my first TOJ sighting today in Chicago. I was driving and saw a guy running to catch a cab in what looked like a grey peacoat the popped leather collar was what caught my eye. I was wearing my TOJ1 and if I wasnt in the car would have said something to the guy.