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post #14506 of 16655
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Originally Posted by Bertdinner2 View Post


i did think it couldve been a bit long but im 6'4" 170. and its slightly long and tight. the exact opposite of my usual issues with jackets. i wonder the size of the original buyer. he mustve been super tall and sooo skinny

I see that you got Kareem's jacket.  Congratulations.

 

A couple of things that you can do, with varying degrees of dificulty:

 

1) Get the front zipper replaced with a double zipper.  Luckily, iirc, ToJ uses mostly stock YKK 10 zips, which are not very difficult to find, even as a double zip.  Of course, you do not want anyone except for a leather jacket specialist to do this.

 

2) Get the length shortened.  This, post manufacture, is fraught with peril.  It could easily throw off the balance of the jacket, the pockets, etc.. and I would personally NOT ever recommend this.  I've tried this, albeit not with a leather jacket, and it was an expensive mistake.

post #14507 of 16655
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I see that you got Kareem's jacket.  Congratulations.

A couple of things that you can do, with varying degrees of dificulty:

1) Get the front zipper replaced with a double zipper.  Luckily, iirc, ToJ uses mostly stock YKK 10 zips, which are not very difficult to find, even as a double zip.  Of course, you do not want anyone except for a leather jacket specialist to do this.

2) Get the length shortened.  This, post manufacture, is fraught with peril.  It could easily throw off the balance of the jacket, the pockets, etc.. and I would personally NOT ever recommend this.  I've tried this, albeit not with a leather jacket, and it was an expensive mistake.
could u give me an example of a double zip? im just not sure wat u mean by that. thanks.
edit: i think i kno wat u mean...so i can leave the bottom few inches unzipped correct?
post #14508 of 16655
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Originally Posted by Bertdinner2 View Post


could u give me an example of a double zip? im just not sure wat u mean by that. thanks

 

Like the main zipper in this pic of Drew in a 2010 ToJ DR - the zipper opens from both the top and the bottom by use of two zipper heads.

 

post #14509 of 16655
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Originally Posted by Bertdinner2 View Post

I posted this in the TOJ thread to some response but I thought I'd throw it up here to for thoughts on sizing. The waist is fairly tight and the arms a bit restricting but it hasn't been broken in yet at all. It is very thick leather so I'm hoping when it wears in it'll stretch and soften a little bit. Any opinions or recommendations to speed up stretching?


bro that length is way too long. "Back stacking" on a jacket looks terrible. TOJ is such a disaster. PSA: dont buy MTM anything off shady dudes in korea.
post #14510 of 16655
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Originally Posted by 0JSIMPS0N View Post

bro that length is way too long. "Back stacking" on a jacket looks terrible. TOJ is such a disaster. PSA: dont buy MTM anything off shady dudes in korea.
appreciate ur constructive criticism. Could you show me how your leather motorcycle jacket fits so I'm aware of how it should?
post #14511 of 16655
Just ordered these 3 RRL jackets. Hopefully they fit and feel as good as they look. Anyone tried?





post #14512 of 16655
1st one looks ok the rest are uhoh.gif
post #14513 of 16655
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

1st one looks ok the rest are uhoh.gif

I rolled the dice on the 3rd one because price was very low and I wanted to try it on. The second one is the Schott collaboration... pretty harmless double rider. Whats so bitchy eyes smiley face about it (serious question)?
post #14514 of 16655
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I rolled the dice on the 3rd one because price was very low and I wanted to try it on. The second one is the Schott collaboration... pretty harmless double rider. Whats so bitchy eyes smiley face about it (serious question)?

I actually like the design of the third one, which looks to me like an early riding jacket.  The other two are pretty standard rider jackets.  I don't love them, but I don't hate them either.  I dunno why the strong reaction to either.  Some people don't like the Buco style D-pocket, but I think that it's a nice touch, for that vintage rider look.  

post #14515 of 16655
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Originally Posted by 0JSIMPS0N View Post

bro that length is way too long. "Back stacking" on a jacket looks terrible. TOJ is such a disaster. PSA: dont buy MTM anything off shady dudes in korea.

There are a ton of ToJ jackets that look subpar, but I don't think that this is one of them, the too long length aside, and that seems to be because the original owner was 7' tall.  I understand that animosity to Drew right now, but I don't get the dislike for his product.  Did some people put too much stock in the brand?  Sure.  But the fact remains that some of the jackets were pretty decent, imo, that one included.

post #14516 of 16655
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Originally Posted by emc894 View Post

Just ordered these 3 RRL jackets. Hopefully they fit and feel as good as they look. Anyone tried?

Haven't tried them, but I really like the second one.
post #14517 of 16655
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Originally Posted by emc894 View Post

I rolled the dice on the 3rd one because price was very low and I wanted to try it on. The second one is the Schott collaboration... pretty harmless double rider. Whats so bitchy eyes smiley face about it (serious question)?

I like all three. RRL always does a nice design job on leathers, Mr. Lauren is a real leather enthusiast and his own Langlitz "smooth pad" Cascade is considered an iconic jacket that one day will either sell for a record price or end up in a museum.

Jacket one is a very interesting copy of a 1930s aviator jacket, which is from where moto jackets evolved. Think Leo in The Aviator, or the following Sears Hercules from the late 40s.

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Jacket two is a nice D pocket and you either like that style or not, but it looks great, with proportions done well. (That's where they can go wrong, with the D-pocket or other pockets being out of position or not properly sized)

Jacket three is actually the most interesting, with some mixed elements but with a great pair of brown boots and denim... could be a great look.
post #14518 of 16655
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Haven't tried them, but I really like the second one.

I quite like moto jackets with the sleeve zips up top with contrasting zipper tape. This is a very well designed jacket.
post #14519 of 16655
Nate Bui had a nice shot of himself in that DR on his Instagram, but now I can't find it

https://instagram.com/natebui
post #14520 of 16655
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

There are a ton of ToJ jackets that look subpar, but I don't think that this is one of them, the too long length aside, and that seems to be because the original owner was 7' tall.  I understand that animosity to Drew right now, but I don't get the dislike for his product.  Did some people put too much stock in the brand?  Sure.  But the fact remains that some of the jackets were pretty decent, imo, that one included.
seriously lol I mean hot damn I didn't really adjust it perfectly for the picture...I think it's a pretty great jacket especially for 400$.
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