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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. PDinh

    PDinh Senior member

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    It's lamb. It actually doesn't feel tight, although it looks that way. I think it just drapes on the shape of my body closely, and so looks that way. The only place I feel any tightness is in the lats, and even there it's not bad.

    The DR is suppose to be "fitted" anyways. Good fit! And yeah, un-tucking would be better.
     
  2. robertorex

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    a blacked out DR looks so much better with black jeans.
     
  3. user7

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    Angry Toaster, although I don't like these boots either, the second pic is 1000x better.
     
  4. Easter

    Easter Well-Known Member

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    I feel a bomber would suit angry's body shape much better rather than a DR
     
  5. militiaman

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    DR arrived this morning [​IMG]


    Gotta admit, after seeing the pics with those guys stylin' it in workwear shit, I was a bit worried about choosing the blacked out version over the regular one. My fears were allayed the moment I saw it. The zips seemed far less...tacked on? Cartoonish? I dunno, but I was getting that kind of vibe from the pics. irl it's much less so, and with some wear to go with it it'll look 1000x better.

    Like Angry Toaster shows himself, it's all about the styling of it, you gotta be a bit more careful with what you do with the blacked out version. His second pic looks infinitely more badass than the first.


    The thing I would say about the blacked out version is that it's not for everyone. It definitely downplays the technical details on the jacket a lot more while at the same time turning up the steez. It probably doesn't work as well with fits involving indigo denim. On the flip side, I'd imagine it works better with fits involving black denim.

    It's akin to buying a Ferari really. Some will like theirs in red, others will like it in...black.

    I'll try to get up some pics if they turn out to be of a good enough quality.
     
  6. uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx

    uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx Senior member

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    looks like SF's blunt critique at times does yield improvements lol. throw up those pics militia man. it's been like 2 weeks since I ordered mine, and i gotta wait for at least 3 more [​IMG] re: the blacked out DR's, I think that the impact that it'll make on people is twofold. from a distance, they'll be curious about what kind of jacket that is, since it's so well fitting. upon closer inspection, they'll flip cuz it's a different perfecto than what they're used to seeing, with subtle styling. like a previous poster said, i guess its about your kind of style, whether you want it to be in your face or more subtle.
     
  7. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Angry Toaster looks like he has a serious drop and looks plain brolic in the second set of pics; I think also to be noted is that the DR styles tend to look 'fuller' when open, because of the placket that is normally hidden when zipped - a lot more frontal area. Unzipped may work for Toaster well.

    Drew - sorry to hear that, bro. Just keep thinking positive, man. [​IMG]

    In regards to the fellow with the blacked out DR, I think it may be a bit tricky for him due to his body size/shape. From nearly all of the pictures I've seen related to ToJ, everyone has been relatively slim or skinny. I don't know how he would look like with slim black jeans tucked into black boots. I do agree with the masses and would also vote the bottom half is quite awkward with the DR.


    No worries dudes, thanks for the concern. We had an adult breakup and we're both better off. It was her who actually half got me to do all of this TOJ stuff, and now we've gotten to this point, so it was definitely worthwhile meeting her. Anyway, I called her last night and she was in Ginza eating sushi, so she's definitely not bad off. [​IMG]


    I thought you have an arranged marriage being set up with one of your family friends? I don't know how i know... not that i'm stalking you or anything. [​IMG]

    and yes, I am in an arranged marriage [​IMG]
     
  8. wj4

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    Drew - glad to hear that, bro. I can relate to that (meeting someone that inspired you to pursue something).

    I'm with you on the arranged marriage. Also coming from an Asian background, I feel like I'm never going to find a girl that's educated and well off enough for my family's liking. I'm just going to chill and wait for something to be set up. It would be kinda like waiting for a ToJ piece in the mail. [​IMG]

    Since I've only joined the board not too long ago, I always wanted to know where did you get the name ToJ from?

    I can't wait until i get my DR. For some reason in my head, i see it working well in some sort of way with a business casual outfit, like a white button down and khaki's.

    Also reminds me I need to get black jeans to go along with the DR now. [​IMG]
     
  9. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    DR works nicely with white shirt and dark trousers, black shoes. [​IMG]
     
  10. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Anyway, I was just kinda kidding about the arranged marriage thing, though with that one girl it might actually be somewhat true... [​IMG] it's a good thing that girl is hott, because she;s kind of boring =\\ The story of the name ToJ: winq (from sufu) and I were talking online, we were both kinda doing nothing in America and bored, so I suggested we come to Korea in the summer of 2008, and hang out with hipsters and 'fashion' people, and start a taco truck, I had the money saved up to buy one. sleazie ninja number 47 from sufu was supposed to come out too, and we were gonna get a sick penthouse rental, have some parties, park the taco truck in the security parking downstairs during the daytime. Sleazie ninja drops off the face of the earth 2 weeks or so before we go, and then a friend says she has an extra room in her house for rent, so we just go with that, me and winq. So we fly out, meet up at Incheon airport and head into town. We went to Korean language school (like once a week for a daily class [​IMG]), hung out with ugly Japanese and Chinese girls, wasted a lot of time, drank a lot of booze, hung out and ate pork and potato stew with all the hookers at this red light district at like 4am, we generally wasted away the days and got through life. Anyway ToJ itself came about during these planning stages where still and Bootlegs were rooming together in Toronto and we said they had a 'frat of jawns' because they probably had the most balling combined wardrobe ever at the time - and they traded clothes and shit. So me and winq had ended up in Korea rooming together and we had this huge wall unit for hanging clothes, and we ended up with a pretty amazing clothing wall of all good pieces, and since we were these two monks living in Asia with a wall of $50K in clothes, we said we were living in a Temple of Jawns and it stuck nicely for our 'lifestyle project'... anyway, it was a good time. winq had to leave because he wasn't getting anything done eventually, I stayed and kinda sorted my life out, and the rest is history.
     
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  11. Vaio

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    New DR [​IMG] HOLY SHIT HUGE!
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Synthese

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    shit that looks good
     
  13. impolyt_one

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    to amend to that story: Like February of 2009, I start running low on funds - I'd used up the taco truck money buying Rick Owens at retail, drinking, and we went to Tokyo to party with djrajio and eat burgers and buy plastic burgers at Kappabashi-dori. So I get this part-time job teaching English, I'm excited because it's like $3000 a month for not much work... I get in there, it's a mess, i have two bosses and one is a huge bitch to me. I'm standing there in this tiny classroom wearing head to toe Raf Simons, and kids are looking at me like 'what are you?' and I am looking back at them thinking 'don't do this to me, man'... anyway it was ok, except I can't hear (lost most of my hearing) so teaching English isn't the most suitable job for me, and they caught on after a month and cornered me on it, and I had to quit, so I'm back to looking for something to do after that. Odd occurrence related to that: I'm browsing facebook one day recently, it turns out both of the bosses I had at that job moved back to America, the one really bitchy one got married and I'm looking at the photos, and the other boss is a bridesmaid, and one of the groomsmen is sleazie ninja number 47.. lol I guess if you start moving in certain spheres, all these orbits will eventually collide. Anyway, I never planned on making leather jackets, I was there that spring of 2009 watching the varsity jacket thread on sufu blow up, and thought I could make one that people would like, and so I took on that challenge and got that done... and then later in the summer I realized I'd been making jackets with leather, and I gave a full leather jacket in some styles I liked a try - it turned out I was pretty good at it for a first timer. aeglus wears the original Moto I made, and I<3Bacon wears the black Bomber prototype still. So I added those to the regular menu, and that was really where ToJ became serious for me.
     
  14. snowmanxl

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    Wow quite the story! Penthouse would of been cool.

    When did charly come into the picture? Tell us uncle drew!
     
  15. wj4

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    Drew,

    Reading the story reminds me of the book The Game, where several dudes who talked via the 'net meet up in real life and rented a mansion in L.A. to host classes on how to be a player, more or less. The book is more than that, but yeah.

    I don't frequent SuFu so I have no idea who those people are, but cool story though. How did Charly get into the mix?

    How old were you when you just packed up from the states?

    $3,000 for a part time gig sounds pretty sweet, even by U.S. standards!

    Lastly, don't mind me...when you see me posting frequently in a short period of time, it means I'm bored to death at work.
     
  16. I<3Bacon

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    One of my girlfriend's friends is having his memoirs published. I spent last night/today reading all 300+ pages of an early copy. Drew's last two posts were about a thousand times more interesting (and only took a minute to read) (0).

    I think I'm gonna throw on my bomber and go pick up dinner.
     
  17. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    New DR

    [​IMG]

    HOLY SHIT HUGE!
    [​IMG]

    Very nice fit, even with the socks. I can see this work with a variety of shoes..from black boots to white sneakers.

    Pretty roomy balcony too!

    PS what kind of v neck is that? I want a few with a bigger opening and this looks good.
     
  18. christos

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    One of my girlfriend's friends is having his memoirs published. I spent last night/today reading all 300+ pages of an early copy. Drew's last two posts were about a thousand times more interesting (and only took a minute to read) (0). I think I'm gonna throw on my bomber and go pick up dinner.
    300 pages? wow, would love to read that. /no sarcasm
     
  19. SPK

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    ^^Drew's posts are always fun to read. Would love to hear more.
     
  20. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Wow quite the story! Penthouse would of been cool.

    When did charly come into the picture? Tell us uncle drew!


    haha. cool story hansel, right?

    As for the two main guys, dizzhizz, and Charly, this is how they come into the story:

    dizzhizz, I've known this guy for a long time. I was selling something on sufu, he wanted to buy it and have me bring it down to him on his lunch break - he was working like 5 minutes from where I lived at that time, this is like 2006. So I take him this jacket and we hit it off really well, and we hang out a bit after that, until I leave Korea for awhile. I spend about a year in America, and then we do the TOJ return to Korea plan thing I mentioned above in 2008.
    So dizzhizz is slogging away at his job trading securities, I'm bumming around and then TOJ goes off that summer. I tell him to meet up with me and I show him the TOJ leathers before anyone else gets to see them, and I tell him to quit his job and start working with me... and so he did. And we were two dudes making clothes. We worked on the peacoat, the daypack, all that stuff that came after the leathers.

    Charly, he was visiting the summer TOJ was taking off, and I took a liking to him and told him he should come work for TOJ too. He had a semester left in college and then he came on the snowiest day in Korea ever. And so we have been working together as three ever since, over a year now.
     

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