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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. Death24xASecond

    Death24xASecond Well-Known Member

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    You going to order a TOJ soon?
     
  2. Distorbiant

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  3. Death24xASecond

    Death24xASecond Well-Known Member

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    Neat, what'd you finally order?
     
  4. VLSI

    VLSI Well-Known Member

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    Irrelevant, he'll change it again by next week.
     
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  6. Distorbiant

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    I just switched from a tan quilted moto 2011 with gunmetal zips to a Sherwood calf suede QDR. But that might change because Charlie REFUSES to give me the diagonal pocket slanted at 45 degrees rather than 35. Dealbreaker imo because it messes with the symmetry of the rest of my wardrobe. Might go for the toffee tan A-2 bomber instead for that "Uncontrol'd" look. But we'll see.


    Naw I'm just kidding. I have a DR 2010 coming.
     
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  7. Nolvadex

    Nolvadex Well-Known Member

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    for me

    dr 2010- the horizontal pockets are a bit high and are probably awkward to put your hands in and im not that big a fan of a belt
    dr 2013- dont like epaulettes or the belt
    qdr- the quilting looks awesome but would probably be too much for the weather here.
    bcdr- love how minimal it is and it looks awesome fully zipped but i think it looks a bit off when partially zipped or unzipped.
     
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  8. Distorbiant

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    DR 2010 has cinches though. They're pretty low key in person, and the symmetry they achieve with the zipper placement looks really good. The overall shape of the jacket with the scalloped hem and the horizontal pockets and cinches creates such a flattering look. Looking through the DR 2010 on toj-gallery most of them are, honest-to-god with no TOJ thread flattery, good looking fits. You could randomly flip to any page and any pic on that section of the gallery and almost always find a good fit.

    I agree that the pockets aren't that functional for hand-storage, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices.

    DR 2013 - fair points. Though the gallery pics with the belt removed look excellent.

    QDR, I will let drew speak for this one:

    Really only works for skinny guys though (drew's words too, somewhere out there).

    edit: Oh yeah, the quilting doesn't make the jacket warmer. It's strictly decorative.
     
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  9. Death24xASecond

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    I have to say, I disagree with some of the bashing the MDR gets. Maybe it's because my general style is preppy/conservative and so I lean toward subtle rather than loud, muted tones rather than flashy design, but I feel like the MDR is the best mix of flair and elegance. I mean, obviously the simple collared moto is the most barebones you can get, but it's a little *too* barebones for me. All double riders with belts are out. Belts on jackets, no; unless it's Belstaff and you're on a motorbike. Or a Burberry trench. Quilted...ehhh. I *loved* the female version on the TOJ gallery with diamond quilting, but that's exactly it: it's very feminine (and very attractive!). The band collar really gave me pause, I wanted that. But then I realized the MDR collar is so much more versatile, you can have it zipped all the way up, or you can have it zipped to the chest but all the collars up, or you can have it all buttoned down, or you can even do half and half: button down the lapel, flip up the collar. That is pretty damned awesome, and it's what finally got me to settle for the MDR.

    Anyway, just my $0.02 at 5:36am.
     
  10. rbnman

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    snap on the lapel on the BCDR is available for those that want it.
     
  11. Nolvadex

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    i do find the dr 2010 quite aesthetic and the fits are great but like death24xasecond, it isnt really my style. the mdr appeals to me more because of the way i like to dress is more subtle and simple.

    ive read drews quote before but what you said about the qdr is interesting. ive always assumed a quilted jacket is something you would wear in a place where it would get pretty damn cold compared to my part of the world.
     
  12. Distorbiant

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    I'm not bashing the MDR. I just think the other options are more interesting and that people are being dramatic about biker jackets being too aggressive because of the hardware.

    http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6788&g2_serialNumber=1
    http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8461&g2_serialNumber=1
    http://toj-gallery.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=11460&g2_serialNumber=1

    None of these fits, for example, are too aggresive or loud because of the hardware.


    There's only one Double Rider with a belt, the one released this year. The belt is removable. Your belt rule is pretty silly too. You realize you're posting on Styleforum, right? :p

    QDR is a work of art. This is not feminine:
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Death24xASecond

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    No, I didn't mean you specifically (re: MDR knocking).

    For the rest, it's really a lot about personal preferences. And that's the best part of SF--everyone has their own! :)
     
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    ...you know "quilted" doesn't mean they sew a blanket on the inside, right?
     
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  15. spicycho

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    Dr2010 is the definitive toj jacket, at least for me. My first and my favorite by far.
     
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    TOJ Regrets: Not getting a VTG collared moto. Would be so wonderful to age alongside a pair of VTG boots. Life is hard.
     
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    So what do you recommend for someone with a regular/athletic built, rather than a slim build? I want to get another order in before cut-off, and I'm leaning towards a QBCDR but now I'm having some doubts. Already have an MA-1 I'm expecting to come in fairly soon, and not too into the moto or A2.
     
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    Cool. Might get it added.

    Does anyone know if it flaps and clinks around if unbuttoned like the MDR does?
     
  19. iamacyborg

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    BCDR flaps around a lot.


    Red, black or oxblood calf 2010DR?
     
  20. Distorbiant

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    True that. Personally I love the MDR 3-zip in gunmetal (even though everyone says 4-zip in silver is superior). I almost got one. It's just that, goddamn some of the other jackets are next level shit.




    DR 2013

    Go for that Terminator look.

    [​IMG]
     

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