always lamb for first maybe goat for second and calf when you're ready to break in a jacket for years.
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TOJ - updates on the debacle, complaints, news about other ventures, whatever. - Page 1615post #24211 of 5478211/5/12 at 10:23pmpost #24212 of 5478211/5/12 at 11:09pmpost #24213 of 5478211/5/12 at 11:46pmQuote:
Buy the leather which you prefer in the mdr style. Refer to the toj mdr gallery
IMO Some leathers are better suited to a particular style than others. For example, Lamb suits a2 & dr 2010 well, but i like the look of calf on the mdr vs lamb.
Some prefer lamb on mdr which is fine as well, its just personal preference really and i dont think 1 is better than the other. Consider the properties below which should help with choosing.
Lamb: buttery soft but still thick, ready to wear/no break in required, less structure than calf, has a matte look to it where calf has a bit of shine.
Calf: heavy, provides a structured look, requires break in, looks bad ass, has a shine to it that lamb doesnt.post #24214 of 5478211/5/12 at 11:56pmIt's the Italian calfskin in olive. Every time I need to go outside I smile when I reach for the jacket.
Re: calf v lamb, the break in period really isn't something to be feared. I've got three cow hide jackets and though you'll want to wear it a bit at home first for the creases to set in your arms, once you're good the structure and the way the jacket sits on you makes you feel like a million bucks.post #24215 of 5478211/6/12 at 12:02ampost #24216 of 5478211/6/12 at 12:13ampost #24217 of 5478211/6/12 at 12:22ampost #24218 of 5478211/6/12 at 12:59ampost #24219 of 5478211/6/12 at 2:02ampost #24220 of 5478211/6/12 at 2:09am
He told me silver "will be standard soon enough" when I asked last week, so gunmetal may still be the "default" option if you don't specify.
Anyway, this zipper talk got me thinking, what's going to happen with the leather choices when JC comes around? With the limited availability of some of them, will they be a MTO option or something like that?post #24221 of 5478211/6/12 at 2:55amDear dark whisky calf owners... which one of those gallery pictures best represent it?
http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_itemId=13773post #24222 of 5478211/6/12 at 4:47amQuote:
Please make a weekend bag/large hold all. Has a TOJ bag been made previously?post #24223 of 5478211/6/12 at 4:48amThread Starterpost #24224 of 5478211/6/12 at 5:11ampost #24225 of 5478211/6/12 at 5:28am
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