It is a shame, re
It is a shame, really, that the TOJ adventure has had an ending characterized by blatant disregard for promised time frames including a lack of willingness to inform customers hereof, and an apparent decrease in the quality of construction (the asymmetric shoulder) and material (the cellulite ridden MA1). I really enjoyed following the development of TOJ, and I still get a tremendous pleasure out of the three TOJ jackets I have kept over the course of the last three years.
I forget the asymmetric shoulder thing--remind me? And regarding that excessively veiny MA-1. I really, really, really hope that is not an indicator of the declining quality of the "last" TOJ units. On the one hand, what somebody said about the company needing to use up less-than-premium leather to get rid of stock makes intuitive sense. On the other hand, it would be a very disappointing thing if *any* company did that, because it unnecessarily cheats the last customers out of quality that's been the bedrock of the company's reputation. All of which is to say: I hope TOJ maintains the quality they're known for, and I hope future units won't continue to display such excessive veiny-ness.
Mid-late December order here; I suppose I'll get mine around the end of 2014 or thereabouts (maybe a tad bit earlier?). Great timing as far as I'm concerned.