I never ever ever ever ever ever thought I would buy a leather jacket
I was the same, didn't really see the point in owning a leather jacket. Didn't think it suited me. Just got my moto and I'm loving it. Will order a blouson soon and after that I'll probably get a bomber.
nearly everyone can wear a leather jacket. I mention leather jackets to people I meet in real life and they often go 'oh, leather is edgy' or 'leather jackets don't suit me' but I think with most people who say that, it's just a matter of fit and the design of the jackets themselves. For example, Funksy's jacket looks like one of those jackets that will look good in 5 years, 10 years, 20 years, and so on. I want you dudes to remember this exact post (and hopefully imageshack or whatever is still running) so you can google this and see if I'm not right in the future. (cue twilight zone theme)
I've never spent more than a G myself on a piece of clothing or an accessory, barring watches, except twice, once was last week - but most of my clothing and stuff has retailed at fairly high prices. If I were on the other side of the counter here, in same situation to buy TOJ goods like anyone else, I'd be relishing it. I try to make it a welcoming proposition; sometimes there are mistakes, sometimes the communications fail, but I try to make it so that each thing made is treated as a piece of art for one person. It's like having a restaurant; you don't want to send out a bad oyster or something, I have to treat it in that way. BTW those are indeed real MOP buttons on that jacket. The OCBDs have Trocas shell buttons, the dress shirts (of which we made only a very few) had MOP buttons, the Harrington and Baseball jackets are MOP. I don't think I've put anything but trocas, MOP, bullhorn, or ebony on anything I've made so far, actually.
nearly everyone can wear a leather jacket. I mention leather jackets to people I meet in real life and they often go 'oh, leather is edgy' or 'leather jackets don't suit me' but I think with most people who say that, it's just a matter of fit and the design of the jackets themselves.
Yea, I did have some pre-conceived notions that leather jackets were a bit "edgy" and I wasn't sure at all if I could "pull it off". My style is pretty understated. Nothing flashy, just try to get good fitting clothes. So, when I first saw the double rider, I just thought it looked nice, but for the uber-stylish, etc.
Fast-forward a few months...going out, started noticing leather jackets everywhere. But noticed that most were ill-fitting or just OK. So, I thought to myself, if they people can walk around in bad looking or fitting leather jackets...damn, I can definitely swag out with some ToJ.