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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. CityHunter

    CityHunter Senior member

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    correct!
     
  2. jabberwock1977

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    Yeah, ts18 is making me consider ordering a black calf MDR when I've only just received a brown goat one. :embar:

    Plus I quite like his grebo shoe + MDR look. Definitely preferable to some dull old converse IMO.
     
  3. ts18

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    I actually wear converse sometimes as well.
     
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    Can't really see much but a few shots after a wedding reception this weekend. Second is kind of cheesy.



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  5. Gauss17

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    Absolutely go with navy


    Ironically enough, my brother and I have a navy lamb and olive calf collared moto on order. Between the two, I might suggest navy lamb. The navy w/ silver zips looks really sick and the olive color is a greenish-brown and is probably too close to the brown you wish to avoid.
     
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    Any word on the next shipment date?
     
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  7. GMHZ

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    Drew, do you have anything to share on your recent leather roundup? Have you seen the latest whisky calfs?
     
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    I am sorry but I don't think those shoes were ever meant to be worn with a black leather jacket.
     
  9. impolyt_one

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    For me, it's just one of those things since I'm getting older and have no one to impress right now, sad as that sounds - so I have my 'comfy' look that changes shape sometimes, never in palette, and then I wear a full-on suit to places where respect is due or it is appropriate. For myself, I don't even believe in that middle ground of modern borderline dress clothes anymore, though I did before - I'm just to the age and feeling where I'd rather wear a bespoke real suit, a great shirt and tie, have fun with the pocket square, wear proper shoes and wristwatch, and feel great. People react to both looks favorably, but naturally, in very different ways. It took me years before I could really get to this point and do each well, but I suspect that's natural.
    If I were still young and had more romantic thoughts I'd probably be like everyone else in this thread, I amassed tons of clothing when I was younger - playing with your looks is sometimes the best medicine, and other people do notice. Gotta love when you get people's attention in a good way with what you're wearing. Sometimes I wish I weren't myself, and were on the other side of the counter in this thread, with a rack full of TOJ's made for me and tons of looks - leathers, peacoat, the pants and the shirt, etc, mixed with other brands and normal items. :eek: That sounds more awkward than it's meant to be, lol. To be diner, rather than chef....
     
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    should've kopped a med. grey qdr when I had the chance ...
     
  11. impolyt_one

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    Yeah they're in my bag still, basically haven't had time between dealing with the insane people in my personal life and wondering when I get to go back to the safety of Seoul. Don't ever get married dudes. Stay strong, look good in leather, be only vain enough to romance yet not marry.
     
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    Hey guys, finally put my order in for a med. whiskey MDR. Only thing I'm now stuck on is the zippers.

    Charly reccommended silver but that only comes in a single zipper whereas the gunmetal comes in a double zipper.

    From looking at TOJ gallery most DRs seem to be in double zippers.

    What do you guys reckon looks best?

    nocarsgo
     
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  13. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Don't suppose you've entertained revisiting bags when JC comes around have you?
     
  14. Gauss17

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    I am not sure if this is medium whiskey or light, but silver zips look much better than gunmetal:


    Also double zipper vs single zipper....not a big deal either way. I actually prefer the single.
     
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  15. impolyt_one

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    go with..... the silver zips. The double zippers are over-loved and not as good from a functional standpoint.



    Would like to. Probably will. It was in one of the visions I had a couple weeks ago.
     
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    Well I really love my double zipper but I can understand why you'd think they're overrated. But I'm curious what the functionality difference is.
     
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    On double zippers it's harder to get that pin through both sliders without some effort because the sliders may hang at different angles off the tape (it's easy to scratch up your hands doing this and I find it annoying) and you must do it anytime you zip and unzip the jacket. It's most definitely a two-handed operation, whereas a one-way zip feels much easier.
    Plus, I find the two-way zip look where people feel compelled to bring that bottom slider up too much to be a bad look, bordering on contrived.
     
  18. teenagelightning

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    edit oh drew beat me to it basically


    I've got a Geller jacket with double zips and it's always a pain to actually thread the zip in there but maybe other double zips are real nice?

    like oh yeah girl lets head out into the cold haha wait can you stop for a minute I'm fiddling with my jacket haha yeah I'm a big toddler I can't seem to zip my jacket and everyone's looking at me haha no it's not my fault it's that it's a really cool zipper where the bottom part unzips haha uh no you're right I can't really think of a time where I'd need to unzip the bottom part but if I did you better believe your boy be the only dude in the club taking off his jacket upside down

    Also while I do think they look really cool on rider jackets it kind of has this "cuffed jeans" effect where any nonchalance is ruined because you clearly took the time to do a little fussy detail on your clothes earlier that morning and yes I realize it's dumb that I'm cool with posting all day on the internet about $800 leather jackets but find it fussy to spend four seconds cuffing jeans or unzipping a zipper or undoing a single surgeon cuff button.
     
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  19. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    teenagelightning is now just fucking with my head
     
  20. hooker4186

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    I have a double zip jacket and pretty much only zip up the bottom half when sitting down on the subway or outside - I might leave it unzipped 3" or so when just walking around just for comfort as it's a bit easier to move around but that's about it.

    I do agree about it being a two hand operation when unzipping which resulted in a few embarrassing moments in changing rooms but once you get the hang of it it doesn't require too much though or effort extra.
     

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