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TOJ - updates on the debacle, complaints, news about other ventures, whatever.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by impolyt_one, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. GBear

    GBear Well-Known Member

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    Oh man, been caught up with Diablo 3 so much, I almost forgot about ordering. It's almost the 1st! Yikes.
     
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  2. spicycho

    spicycho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I'm just fooling around (mostly). My jacket's already done I suspect, supposed to get a tracking number sometime this week.
     
  3. candrew

    candrew Well-Known Member

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    I don't even...why would you...what were you thinking...wtf, man...[​IMG]
     
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  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Is it meant to have two different pull styles? :confused:
     
  5. aether

    aether Well-Known Member

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    dont have a heart attack candrew

    i ride a motorcycle, its practical. and I like the aesthetics as well. and its like, wtf, I can always zip it down and its effectively the same as before...

    i hate responses like this. and of course candrew feels he has sanctuary in saying this because Drew himself has lately been espousing a single zip. my theory is that it is purely a business thing, not aesthetic, because many people still like the two ways on the motorcycle jackets. and these YKK two ways are in no way harder to zip up, they're like butter. that or they don't make silver two ways

    look at all of the TOJ promotional pictures, they take advantage of the dual zip for that nonchalant swag
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    yeah, two way YKK's have different pull tabs as far as I know.
     
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  6. otc

    otc Well-Known Member

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    all of the TOJ two-ways I see in pictures have different pull styles
     
  7. eidolarr

    eidolarr Well-Known Member

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    You ride a motorcycle wearing an unarmored lamb fashion jacket?
     
  8. aether

    aether Well-Known Member

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    calf. yes. are you now going to educate me on motorcycle safety?
     
  9. candrew

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    Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong:

    My impression of 2-way zips was that you would let out room in the waist if it was too tight. The ribbed hem on the A-2 serves a similar function. Having both and applying both seems redundant and, in my opinion, looks dumb because it's so superfluous. The jacket now looks like something from Zara where you have 2-way zips for the hell of it rather than for function and it looks like fast-food fashion.

    The DR does not suffer from this since the 2-way zip has a function considering that there is not ribbed hem, nor should there be. Also, you're wearing a flight jacket for riding a motorcycle?
     
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  10. aether

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    this jacket was made less than perfect in terms of measurements so the additional modularity will help me achieve the look I want. im going to leave it at that.

    yes, I use a fucking flight jacket to ride my fucking motorcycle. god this place is driving me nuts.
     
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  11. eidolarr

    eidolarr Well-Known Member

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    You must be better than me, I'm afraid to fall in my jacket and scar it up =)

    Whoa, I just realized I'm concerned more for my jacket than for my own health
     
  12. Dellath

    Dellath Well-Known Member

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    Aether I'm with you buddy, i use my VTG MDR as a motorcycle jacket. It's amazing!
    As the weather around here has been patchy at best i haven't had an opportunity to take some good pics of the development of my VTG jacket. So in lieu of that here are some crappy Android pics i took this afternoon at work. Hope this will do...
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  13. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Cool - I had never noticed that ( and I own three... :embar: )
     
  14. noirwest

    noirwest Well-Known Member

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    Man, I love this fit but you'd think the dude could go through the hassle of fully buttoning his diors if he was gonna get his picture taken...
     
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    This would be true if the ribbed hem was "relaxed" when sewn onto the leather of the jacket. If it was stretched out when sewn, it would have the opposite effect of tightening the hem of the jacket even tighter than a moto's hem. I think that's how TOJ bombers are made, but I don't own one so correct me if I'm mistaken.
     
  16. candrew

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    Mine are not stretched out and have quite a good bit of give in them. I just think it looks kinda funny, but whatever makes you happy.
     
  17. impolyt_one

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    lol, rest assured Kent, the 1 extra zipper head is not denting the budget to the point of calling it a business decision... a zipper costs whatever, based on length and gauge; a zipper head is about 50 cents. When I said I prefer the look of one-way zips, I was not trying to pull some sort of fast one on the people.... :fu:
     
  18. candrew

    candrew Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm not just puffing up Drew's preferences, merely justifying my aesthetic interests. I believe Drew designs his jackets a certain way because he feels that's how he wants them to look. I may disagree or agree with whatever, that's the customer's privilege. I will only buy jackets that suit my needs and that I enjoy aesthetically.

    I think the double zip on the A2 Bomber looks silly, aesthetically and functionally. That's all. Simple.
     
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  19. nahneun

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    i think people have this false notion that drew's taste have to stay static.
     
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  20. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

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    I think people don't know enough about zippers to really justify this kind of conversation about them. :fu:
     

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