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post #1231 of 2208

Very happy with my black goat DR2. Leather is amazingly soft. No veins. Don't mind the creasing in the closed zip pic, it disappears when straightened out.

 

  

post #1232 of 2208

I hope the other quilted model has channel quilting.

post #1233 of 2208
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Very happy with my black goat DR2. Leather is amazingly soft. No veins. Don't mind the creasing in the closed zip pic, it disappears when straightened out.
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your pictures make me think the complete opposite, you look extremely unhappy in them.
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New boxfresh calf falcon vs. 3 year old lamb toj. and before somebody says something, the angle on the lapel pics is slightly different, making the lapel shapes look different. they are not significantly different imo irl.

ordered 1/1, received 1/11
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faster than buying things from some webshops! (cough cough unionmade cough cough)

a few (inconsequential) differences i've noticed and vaguely miss:
the new jacket has stitching at the sleeve hems instead of the old DR2010 style where there was no visible stitching there
the inside pockets have a panel of the same leather in them, whereas my old (5 years) calf bomber has a lamb patch panel inside

but shit I love:
all order specs are correct
new vertical inside pockets are great
the new slightly thinner calf is gonna make break-in much more enjoyable.
i now have the jacket that i paid drew for

Hey man... i know this is asking a lot but can you make a more detailed post with comparison comments/pics. I know the lamb is worn in and looks great while the new one is still brand new so it won't be a 1:1 but it will give an idea.

Another question, have you handled the older calf? If so how does this compare?
post #1235 of 2208
@sinnedk yeah I can do more pictures at some point, maybe tonight. Probably just details like yesterday since I don't have a good way to light a whole jacket without sunlight.

Regarding the calf, my old brown bomber is noticeably thicker/heavier and harder to bend my arms in at a similar size. The old calf probably didn't need to be as thick as it was for most people, as the Falcon guys seem to have realized. The new calf does feel like calf, just somewhat easier than the old stuff. It still fights you though--I have to work on breaking it in so I can sit down in it zipped up. i'll include some shots of the bomber to show long term differences between calf and lamb.
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@sinnedk yeah I can do more pictures at some point, maybe tonight. Probably just details like yesterday since I don't have a good way to light a whole jacket without sunlight.

Regarding the calf, my old brown bomber is noticeably thicker/heavier and harder to bend my arms in at a similar size. The old calf probably didn't need to be as thick as it was for most people, as the Falcon guys seem to have realized. The new calf does feel like calf, just somewhat easier than the old stuff. It still fights you though--I have to work on breaking it in so I can sit down in it zipped up. i'll include some shots of the bomber to show long term differences between calf and lamb.

 

How has the lamb held up over time? I see the couple detail shots, but are there areas where the leather looks frayed or worn down a bit too much? I ask because people have complained about the thinness, rips, tears, etc. I placed an order for a brown lamb A2 a couple days ago. I'm guessing the people complaining about the longevity are blowing things out of proportion, but I just wanted another experienced user's take.

post #1237 of 2208
I've had a lamb A2 since 8/2012, it's a little beat up but it's fine.
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@sinnedk yeah I can do more pictures at some point, maybe tonight. Probably just details like yesterday since I don't have a good way to light a whole jacket without sunlight.

Regarding the calf, my old brown bomber is noticeably thicker/heavier and harder to bend my arms in at a similar size. The old calf probably didn't need to be as thick as it was for most people, as the Falcon guys seem to have realized. The new calf does feel like calf, just somewhat easier than the old stuff. It still fights you though--I have to work on breaking it in so I can sit down in it zipped up. i'll include some shots of the bomber to show long term differences between calf and lamb.

thanks man. i have a calf moto which is super thick and heavy, love it but hard to move in,
post #1239 of 2208
Right, my lamb jacket is doing great. No rips, no tears. It does have a few scuffs from scraping against metal things and what may or may not be a pinprick hole or two from, I admit it, unruly cats, though it's not obvious that they are holes if they actually are. There's not any spot on it where I think it's going to wear out. And I wear mine in the rain all the time and really it looks great.

Now, lamb does scuff somewhat easily. If you scrape against something, it's going to leave a mark, and maybe you don't want that. Or maybe you do. All of this doesn't mean you have to baby it, maybe just don't go bushwhacking in it.

I just like the look of beaten-in calf better than beaten-in lamb. It's a personal preference. The trick is you have to have more patience with calf.

@ktown
post #1240 of 2208
^^
Pretty much the same for mine (black lamb mdr I got 9/2012). I'm sure I've said this before, but you really don't have to worry about the durability of the lamb. I've worn mine heavily since I got it (and haven't done any conditioning or other maintenance) and it's in great shape. The only wear and tear is a little roughness on the edge of the cuffs from them rubbing against stuff.
post #1241 of 2208
Suede trucker jackets. Bring them back. Now. That is all.
post #1242 of 2208
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@sinnedk yeah I can do more pictures at some point, maybe tonight. Probably just details like yesterday since I don't have a good way to light a whole jacket without sunlight.

Regarding the calf, my old brown bomber is noticeably thicker/heavier and harder to bend my arms in at a similar size. The old calf probably didn't need to be as thick as it was for most people, as the Falcon guys seem to have realized. The new calf does feel like calf, just somewhat easier than the old stuff. It still fights you though--I have to work on breaking it in so I can sit down in it zipped up. i'll include some shots of the bomber to show long term differences between calf and lamb.

 

How has the lamb held up over time? I see the couple detail shots, but are there areas where the leather looks frayed or worn down a bit too much? I ask because people have complained about the thinness, rips, tears, etc. I placed an order for a brown lamb A2 a couple days ago. I'm guessing the people complaining about the longevity are blowing things out of proportion, but I just wanted another experienced user's take.


I've owned a lamb TOJ CWU for awhile now, and it's seen a ton of wear. It's worn down in some spots to the point where the black is now grey, but the leather doesn't seem any weaker. Lamb has plenty of longevity, as long as you aren't doing anything too crazy in it

post #1243 of 2208
these 3 jackets in these pictures were produced across more than 5 years: one black calf falcon, 2016; one black lamb toj, 2013 (purchased secondhand in nearly unused form, could have been produced before that); one brown calf toj, 2010. i know that details changed over time in the toj days; some of the details between the tojs and the falcon here may reflect pre-falcon changes. just detail pics here.


new gunmetal bar zips


old gunmetal dangle zips (no longer available in gunmetal)


new calf cuff with stitching


old lamb cuff, no stitching


new calf elbow creases, day 1 (old lamb pic didn't come out)


old calf elbow creases


inside pocket and underside of lapel with angled stitch, toj


inside pocket and underside of lapel, no stitch, falcon


new calf, shoulder area under collar


old lamb, shoulder area under collar, paneling slightly different


old calf wear


old lamb sleeve hem wear
post #1244 of 2208
Cuff withOUT stitching is a heck of a lot cleaner.

Why the change, Charly/Dan?
post #1245 of 2208
A lot of double riders out there have that sleeve stitching, including what the DR1 is based on, the Lewis Lightning
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