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post #10156 of 11820
Most decent leather jackets are made from top grain, not full grain, leather. The lower layers are skivved off. Otherwise, you wouldn't be able to move. The quality of the leather depends on the quality of the hide and the quality of the tanning. Beyond that, and the quality of the make, a lot boils down to personal preference.
post #10157 of 11820

That's understandable. I think some of the thicker full grain leathers simply cannot be constructed normally. A good example would be the TOJ VTG leather, which is a heavy natural leather. Great quality but the stuff was so inflexible that several of the owners down the line had the stitching completely unravel at stress areas after regular wear. 

post #10158 of 11820
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

That's understandable. I think some of the thicker full grain leathers simply cannot be constructed normally. A good example would be the TOJ VTG leather, which is a heavy natural leather. Great quality but the stuff was so inflexible that several of the owners down the line had the stitching completely unravel at stress areas after regular wear. 

can u link or show pic of which TOJ that is...
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post #10160 of 11820
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http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_itemId=10057


These ones.


thats neat
post #10161 of 11820
Can anyone comment on the quality of Attachment's (Not KKA) leather jackets? This guy's offering me $400 on a deer leather DR in excellent condition
post #10162 of 11820
Apologies if this has been asked before, but are there any recommendations for a reliable leather working shop that does minor alteration work online or that you can send to. Not 100% confident in the shops around where I am.

Any thoughts on acne studios jackets? I like the design but haven't handled the leather as nobody carries it locally.
post #10163 of 11820
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Originally Posted by WiredandTired View Post

Apologies if this has been asked before, but are there any recommendations for a reliable leather working shop that does minor alteration work online or that you can send to. Not 100% confident in the shops around where I am.

Any thoughts on acne studios jackets? I like the design but haven't handled the leather as nobody carries it locally.

The leather on the ones I've handled was seriously heavy-duty, was close to buying one last summer but had some issues with that particular design

post #10164 of 11820
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Originally Posted by WiredandTired View Post

Apologies if this has been asked before, but are there any recommendations for a reliable leather working shop that does minor alteration work online or that you can send to. Not 100% confident in the shops around where I am.

Any thoughts on acne studios jackets? I like the design but haven't handled the leather as nobody carries it locally.

mr porter has a very easy return policy if you are worried about sizing...
post #10165 of 11820
Indeed I had mr porter in mind. Trouble is in most brands if I size for my chest and shoulders, the arms are a tad too long. I'm average height,but retained the wide shoulders and broad chest and back when I was weightlifting.

Hence the recommendation for a leather working shop. I figure I'll need to have it handy for when I do decide. It would be disastrous if the alterations were shoddy and reversible. I know the zipper sleeves require a bit of work and money to properly shorten the sleeve.

Other option is to go through ToJ which isn't quite clear if they're still doing business.
post #10166 of 11820
E-mail them to see. It's probably your best bet TBH. I can't think of anyplace locally that I'd trust to work on a high end leather... part of why most Ricks are undoable for me.
post #10167 of 11820
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Originally Posted by WiredandTired View Post

Indeed I had mr porter in mind. Trouble is in most brands if I size for my chest and shoulders, the arms are a tad too long. I'm average height,but retained the wide shoulders and broad chest and back when I was weightlifting.

Hence the recommendation for a leather working shop. I figure I'll need to have it handy for when I do decide. It would be disastrous if the alterations were shoddy and reversible. I know the zipper sleeves require a bit of work and money to properly shorten the sleeve.

Other option is to go through ToJ which isn't quite clear if they're still doing business.

get TOJ mtm problem solved
post #10168 of 11820
Except the 4 year wait.
post #10169 of 11820
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get TOJ mtm problem solved

It would be hard for me to recommend ToJ to a noob anymore, even if they do still take orders. ToJ makes a nice product. But the wait is apparently interminable, and there are too many examples of sizing mishaps. They had a good run for a while.
post #10170 of 11820
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It would be hard for me to recommend ToJ to a noob anymore, even if they do still take orders. ToJ makes a nice product. But the wait is apparently interminable, and there are too many examples of sizing mishaps. They had a good run for a while.

Wait time is a legit criticism, but Toj can't be held accountable for people buying the wrong size.
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