I hope noone miscontrued what I discussed in my review. The jacket is great, the fit is spot on the way I want it, and Charly has been very helpful and accommodating the sizing help. The leather quality is excellent as always, and I was more or less discussing how the characteristics of it are different when compared to the navy calf and also the black lamb which many are familiar with. Different, does not be inferior.
In terms of an objective comparison in terms of construction, I appreciate Drew's comments on certain parts of the jacket which make plenty of sense such as the lapels and belts etc. There are parts of the jacket that when compared to the MDR are constructed differently, with more exposed edges such as where the lapel connects with them hem. I am only making this comparison on a like for like basis between TOJ pieces.
There is no question that TOJ has consistently improved and grown - i have the luxury of being around since the old TOJ0 varsity days and seen the evolution. Would I highly recommend the jackets despite this? Of course the answer is yes.
Good luck all.