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post #7276 of 17132
Originally Posted by Benesyed View Post


altho hmm if with wear the red starts to peak through, thatd be pretty badass
Wont happen, I didnt use black polish but a professional dye solution (teinture française by Saphir).

My pics are reaaaally terrible. Will try to take better ones by daylight (it's night time here, had to use flash).
post #7277 of 17132
im just sad that the red 5 zip is no more
seems cruel :'(

much prefer the red to the black.
post #7278 of 17132
Ha ! I have nothing against red, I just didnt like that particular red (which was more a soft burgundy). Also the treatment was too bland for my taste.

Blood red would have been nice though.
post #7279 of 17132
Johan, why did you decide to darken the red jacket as opposed to a different color? Iirc, the red jacket was $1k+. If the purpose was to dye it, wouldn't another, cheaper jacket have worked and been cheaper?
post #7280 of 17132
Looks bad imo. The YKK zippers have 100% polyester taping which is colorfast for almost all intents and purposes, and must be dyed in a vat over heat on their own, before manufacture. This differs from other zipper brands like Riri. One is not better than the other, but yeah, that zipper taping on the red MMM is always going to be red tape peeking out from a black jacket, which I think looks bad.
post #7281 of 17132

I personally think it looks good Johan, but the black just seems so "common" for this jacket.


But still you got balls! and nicely done


Weird though, why does your one look so boxy? my one tapers in like how all the new 5 zips should.

post #7282 of 17132
lol what a mistake
post #7283 of 17132
I think the jacket looks nice, especially the zippers. 5 zips don´t have shoulder gussets, right?
post #7284 of 17132

the dye job was good, but the zippers would've looked much better on the original jacket - the red/purple zipper taping throws off the contrast in a bad way..

post #7285 of 17132
Maybe a sharpie could fix it
post #7286 of 17132
Ouch! I think the original color was much better.

That being said? What is up with MMM using cheap zippers?
post #7287 of 17132
They're not cheap. -_- I defer to styleforum's zipper experts, though....
post #7288 of 17132
Zips on that mmm jacket are pretty nice
post #7289 of 17132
Thinking of getting an a-2, before anybody shouts TOJ I already decided against it. I don't like how they fit on people.

N.Hoolywood. This is in calf which would age very nicely. Similar details to that of most historical a-2s, very similar to elmendorf etc. Probably built like a tank. Only thing I'm concerned about is the cropped body and the patch pockets. If the pockets were flush to the body it would be perfect. Also unsure about sizing.


Wtaps. This comes in lamb which looks pretty fragile. True to most replica a-2s but with a twist in fit that is more modern and that would be a little easier imho to pull off (not cropped). Build quality seems okay, but again the leather looks much thinner so it's hard to tell. A little indifferent about the contrasting ribbing, but I love the fact that it changes ribbing gauge for better arm stacking.

post #7290 of 17132
sorry, neither of those really comes close to the toj a2
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