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post #10921 of 16653
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Originally Posted by clark kent View Post

judging by the photos ive seen of your jacket. i doubt that Moo. the leather on your jacket is shiny and cheap looking, which isnt something i could get past, regardless of how the leather feels in real life. drew offers so many different hides, the best being his black lamb, there's no way you could even make a statement like that. fit, leather quality, craftmanship, nothings topping drew's operation at that price. all fanboyism and your personal vendetta, aside.

I don't know what Johnson uses, but I know ToJ leathers, and while not bad, they don't stand up to the leather that company's like Aero and Himel Bros use - I.e. leather from some of the best tanneries in the world.

Also, "shiny" is often the way top notch leathers look before they see some wear. Leather quality really cannot be judged from an amateur picture on the web. Give me any jacket, a leather kit, a model, and a few days, and I could make something from a shifty store on Broadway look like a million bucks.
post #10922 of 16653
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I don't know what Johnson uses, but I know ToJ leathers, and while not bad, they don't stand up to the leather that company's like Aero and Himel Bros use - I.e. leather from some of the best tanneries in the world.

Also, "shiny" is often the way top notch leathers look before they see some wear. Leather quality really cannot be judged from an amateur picture on the web. Give me any jacket, a leather kit, a model, and a few days, and I could make something from a shifty store on Broadway look like a million bucks.

Johnson uses Horween or Shinki for their MTO stuff, if you specify it.

Wish more people understood what you're talking about with regards to shine...
post #10923 of 16653
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

If the Vanson Junya thing goes through, I would prefer something less intense weight wise. Preferably similar to the original or lighter.

 

 

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post


I agree on the leather, but I think that comp weight is too much. What do you think about something in the 2.5 ounce weight? Any idea what the Junya leather was?

 

We could source a black, full grain veg.-tanned horsehide 1.1-1.2mm for the project.  These can be very nice, but the cost of raw materials is about $470/per jacket...Vanson has some chrome-tanned top grain 1.1-1.2mm leathers that are in stock that are quite nice as well!

post #10924 of 16653
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

If the Vanson Junya thing goes through, I would prefer something less intense weight wise. Preferably similar to the original or lighter.

The original Junya, you mean. I'd go with that. All the pictures I've seen suggest that it wears in well. I'm personally interested in something that is sturdy, but by the same token that I don't need armor, I don't want something that can't be worn while detangling barn wire, either.
post #10925 of 16653
if the base model is this
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post #10926 of 16653
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Originally Posted by Thurston Bros View Post



We could source a black, full grain veg.-tanned horsehide 1.1-1.2mm for the project.  These can be very nice, but the cost of raw materials is about $470/per jacket...Vanson has some chrome-tanned top grain 1.1-1.2mm leathers that are in stock that are quite nice as well!

I'd be in for that. May as well go for the gold. The question really would be whether we could offer 2 tiers of the same model, and what the ptimes would be.

Cheers,

Fok.
post #10927 of 16653
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Originally Posted by canstyleace View Post

if the base model is this
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That looks really good...
post #10928 of 16653


how bout the double rider?
post #10929 of 16653
I'm down for either, but you guys need to agree on a single model.

Cheers,

Fok.
post #10930 of 16653
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Originally Posted by clark kent View Post

judging by the photos ive seen of your jacket. i doubt that Moo. the leather on your jacket is shiny and cheap looking, which isnt something i could get past, regardless of how the leather feels in real life. drew offers so many different hides, the best being his black lamb, there's no way you could even make a statement like that. fit, leather quality, craftmanship, nothings topping drew's operation at that price. all fanboyism and your personal vendetta, aside.

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Originally Posted by e0d9n0b5 View Post

that shiny one was his custom leather?

ugly as fuck imo, sorry moo.

even if the craftsmanship is 100x better than toj, i'd still take my toj over that thing. the proportions, detailing, and basically the entire look of the jacket are just not my thing. i'm glad you like it though, and it does look like its very well made.

my toj is easily as nice as my ~$3500 ripvanwinkle leather

My 2 cents.

I have a toj, black calf. Hate it, never liked it from day one, and have never worn it. Never got the 'leather jacket' vibe out of it at all. I bought it custom back when they were $650. Wasn't a deal even then. It'll probably end up in the donation bin.

It definitely has its fans. I can and can't really see why.

Now, Moo's JL jacket I like.
post #10931 of 16653
I've already got a cafe racer, but I would go in for that double rider. Thing is perfect.
post #10932 of 16653
Double rider only for me. Hrmm Margiela lamb 5 zip, TOJ navy calf rider, ToJ prussian blue suede harrington already, sure let's have another.
post #10933 of 16653
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

I disagree about the look - it's overdyed Horween Chromexcel leather. Nothing cheap or shiny about it. I wonder where TOJ obtains their hides. Do you know how many hides JL offers? Do you have any idea of the craftsmanship? You're making literally the opposite statement as I am, all the while telling me there is no way I can make a statement like that. Lulz. You seem to be the exact person that I envision when I think of TOJ fanboy/diehard/etc.
When I say cheaper, I don't mean by hundreds of dollars. His operation is like an ant hill - lots going on below the surface of the storefront. He has some very large contracts which lets him keep his MTO prices way down.
i guess we have different outlooks on leather jackets. if i'm spending the money on something like that, i want it to be fashionable. your jacket reminds me of something straight out of macy's, i guess you're right in the sense that i dont know what the quality is like, it could be good quality, but still it looks like something my dad would be wearing. we're comparing apples to oranges. i have no idea about horween chromexcel leather, but i do know your jacket looks awful.
post #10934 of 16653
Such hatred. It's OK, enjoy your TOJ.
post #10935 of 16653
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Originally Posted by canstyleace View Post

if the base model is this Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I'm in on this one.
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