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.