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post #1486 of 16655
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Originally Posted by nicelynice View Post
If money is an issue and you're not set on a Rick jacket, get a ToJ - classic styling, better quality than Rick, and almost 1/3rd of the price for a used Rick Owens jacket. Something you can use every day for the next couple years

I really don't see how you could substitute one for the other....

Nothing against what ToJ does and I've never handled their products (I know they get good feedback here) but the styling and treatment are obviously quite different. I think ToJ is appealing to a good range of people (some models can work with MC-casual fits and other are more biker) but RO jackets are about washed leathers, oddly proportioned cuts and a use of details to fit into a whole wardrobe system that plays with geometrical shapes. I can see Julius having some commonalities w. RO but def not ToJ.
post #1487 of 16655
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Originally Posted by nicelynice View Post
If money is an issue and you're not set on a Rick jacket, get a ToJ - classic styling, better quality than Rick, and almost 1/3rd of the price for a used Rick Owens jacket. Something you can use every day for the next couple years

Is Rick really that shitty of quality? I keep hearing qualms about the quality relative to the price, but have never handled one of his leathers in person.

The few Rick pieces I have seen in person had quality problems though. For example, a pair of denim I have started tearing apart after only 2 wears. Such experiences have soured me from wanting to buy anything from that label.
post #1488 of 16655
Not bad quality by any means, but Rick is astronomically priced Depends on the season, but recent season lamb feels thin and papery, the zips Rick uses are garbage, etc. etc. Brands like wjk, Isamu Katayama Backlash, junhashimoto seem like much higher quality Still, Rick is Rick. I wouldn't trade my two for any other design. They're beautiful jackets, just wouldn't pay retail for one if I was on a budget
post #1489 of 16655
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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post
Is Rick really that shitty of quality? I keep hearing qualms about the quality relative to the price, but have never handled one of his leathers in person.

The few Rick pieces I have seen in person had quality problems though. For example, a pair of denim I have started tearing apart after only 2 wears. Such experiences have soured me from wanting to buy anything from that label.

I got to see and try on an ro leather jacket after building up much hype from here/sufu and sadly I was pretty dissapointed, particularly with the leather and zipper quality, cut/style is cool and all but the quality to retail price ratio is just no where near what it should be imho.
post #1490 of 16655
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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post
Is Rick really that shitty of quality? I keep hearing qualms about the quality relative to the price, but have never handled one of his leathers in person. The few Rick pieces I have seen in person had quality problems though. For example, a pair of denim I have started tearing apart after only 2 wears. Such experiences have soured me from wanting to buy anything from that label.
Rcent leathers are mostly low quality but past hides used were fine and treatments perfect. Construction is ok but QC is abysmal, those Olmar and Mirta workers are fucking lazy bitches. I say this as someone who prefers RO leathers over any other designer leathers (I own three including the craziest he's done for men-huge fox fur leather collar).
post #1491 of 16655
Im trying to decide between a ToJ bomber jacket and this epaulet jacket: http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/t...rbstore/Detail I like both and I would get the Epaulet probably except the logo is somewhat annoying to me on it. Still, both damn fine looking. I assume the quality of both the leathers is about even.
post #1492 of 16655
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Originally Posted by slappy View Post
Im trying to decide between a ToJ bomber jacket and this epaulet jacket:
http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/t...rbstore/Detail



I like both and I would get the Epaulet probably except the logo is somewhat annoying to me on it. Still, both damn fine looking. I assume the quality of both the leathers is about even.

Nice jacket, but for eight bills I would want the leather grain to match on the left & right sides.
post #1493 of 16655
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Originally Posted by PhilR View Post
Nice jacket, but for eight bills I would want the leather grain to match on the left & right sides.

Nice jacket, but for eight bills I would want something nicer.
post #1494 of 16655
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Originally Posted by slappy View Post
Im trying to decide between a ToJ bomber jacket and this epaulet jacket:
http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/t...rbstore/Detail



I like both and I would get the Epaulet probably except the logo is somewhat annoying to me on it. Still, both damn fine looking. I assume the quality of both the leathers is about even.

I think it looks like crap, to be honest. And I'm not very fond of that TOJ bomber either. To my eyes, these kinds of jackets look supremely unfashionable and old manish.
post #1495 of 16655
Ok so this new jacket I have is very very stiff leather. Its calfskin, but still very stiff. I assume its meant to be conditioned and broken in, but I want to know what a good conditioner for stiff and dryish calfskin is that will soften it up nicely before I start wearing it out. Right now since its so stiff, it feels really boxy... I'll post some pics of me wearing it in a bit. The leather looks amazing though...
post #1496 of 16655
And here are pics:







post #1497 of 16655
ToJ = old manish? What are you smoking, mate?
post #1498 of 16655
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Originally Posted by Doctor View Post
ToJ = old manish?

What are you smoking, mate?

bombers can look old manish more easily than other leathers. there are some great ones but there are also some really appalling examples out there that bring the whole category down.
post #1499 of 16655
^ +1

And I would add that it has lots to do with the collar type and leather color, whereas the above typical brown bomber with the typical peak spread collar just screams old man to me, BUT for example a slim cut dark grey or blue-black bomber with a stand up ribbed collar gives a totally different vibe imho.

And if you must have brown then go for an orangy-brown, reddish-brown or maybe even a really really dark coffe bean brown (almost black), as the typical brown bomber imho = top gun/old man/not interesting.
post #1500 of 16655
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That's ugly.
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