Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by impolyt_one, Jan 7, 2011.
Why not just send them an email and ask? How hard is it? But yes they are available.
I don't have real-life pictures, but a couple friends of mine have owned them and I've seen and felt them in person. The upper is solid, I wear buttero and guidi and mmm sidezips and I'm particularly surprised at the quality for the price you pay. (You should wait for the sale, since they go as low as $100). It's not like alden leather, but it looks nice and have a nice color to it. The leather sole is decent but will probably need to be replaced in a year if you wear it fairly regularly. The elastic is fine.
For sub-$200, it's a steal and I've been recommending them to all my more budget-conscious friends.
The brown works well with the TOJ brown lambskin leather.
Not awkward, it just doesn't "drape"--it feels almost shell-like. You have to beat it up/break it in. My main leather jacket experience has been with a thinner leather so this was kind of unexpected.
To be honest, mine did feet a tad disappointing when i got it, and thought there might have been an issue with sizing or something. But then I kept wearing it and reading up on people's experiences in this thread and it slowly became totally excellent.
But yeah, "boxy" DR's are totally fine. It's a versatile style fit-wise
^ I believe it's a consequence of being folded, bagged up and shipped across the world. Once it comes out of the bag and sees some light, some air, some natural oils from your hands...the butteryness comes out, it loosens up a bit, etc etc.
I have a hard time seeing how this thing could possibly be boxy fitting - this thing looks on the tighter side actually, and pretty much fits perfectly.
You should try calf.
Placed my order for the tan bball.
Aw yeah time for my first TOJ
I'm not sure what you're talking about lamb being "shell-like" my lamb dr is buttery soft and drapes very well, I almost feel like it's too lightweight but that's probably because my first jacket was horsehide. I think you just need to give it more wear and beat it up a bit more, and it'll soften up even more
Oh no it's great now, but at the time it felt stiff when compared to what i was imagining. My first jacket was really lightweight lamb. It's probably just the point of reference you're coming from.
It's not so much stiff as it just sort of falls straight down with no shape or "life" when it's brand new. It's beautiful, high quality, but lacking personality. I think we are just too used to processed leathers.
Got my peacoat today. Was a little worried about the dark grey/black combo looking meh, but I think it works
Are the rest of the samples going to come out anytime soon?
P.S Measurements for the VTG DR sample.
^ more pics! profile shots wouldn't do the peacoat justice
I agree, that might be the worst angle I've seen of the pea to date, as it captures all the flat planes and doesn't show any of the figuring from that angle. I can tell it'd look pretty nice from the front and back view though and everything looks pretty solid, that side-on view just gets kinda strange if you don't have the collar popped or anything. I never give grey enough credit because I don't wear grey and I tend to commit to black or navy, but I think the grey with the black leather combo is great. I still love the TOJ peacoat very much.
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