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julius sz 1 fits kinda borderline on me too I guess, same build sans the "ish", I tried on last? seasons xs and did not fit me at all, p2p was like 17"-17.5" tops, couldn't even get full arm in sleeve, had to go small and still felt borderline in the chest/shoulders/biceps, medium felt better but way too long, walked away
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 Can anyone comment on the quality of Golden Goose leathers?

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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.
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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. 

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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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http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_itemId=10057


These ones.


thats neat
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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
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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.
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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

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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 #10167 of 11630
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 #10168 of 11630
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.
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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 #10170 of 11630
Except the 4 year wait.
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