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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. jabberwock1977

    jabberwock1977 Senior member

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    I found silver zips too bling on my brown goat MDR so I'm selling that. I much prefer the gunmetal on my replacement.
     
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  2. Potsnu

    Potsnu Senior member

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    I sold all my pants because the silver zippers were too bling.

    I've now replaced them wtih copper for longetivity reasons, plus it matches better wtih my jewellery.
     
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  3. samadhi27

    samadhi27 Senior member

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    20-week lead time for orders placed now, whew
     
  4. Potsnu

    Potsnu Senior member

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    I expect even the orders I placed early to take 5-6 months realistically.
     
  5. IronKnochs

    IronKnochs Senior member

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    this.
     
  6. Dbear

    Dbear Senior member

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    On black lamb, it's really your own preference. gunmetal and black existed for a long time before silver/gold were introduced.

    However, I do think that silver looks especially nice on anything colored.
     
  7. phosej

    phosej Senior member

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    Can anyone compare the weight and warmth of the toj1 2011 and the suiting wool ma-1? Temperature wise, would you say that the toj1 is more for spring and the ma-1 more for fall weather?
     
  8. eca462

    eca462 Active Member

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    Anyone received tracking for their bomber recently? I ordered a CWU on the 14th of April (15 weeks ago), trying to guess how long of a wait I have left.
     
  9. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    I'm in the same boat, except I've already ordered the MA-1. I don't think I can work it in so I'm going to see if I can switch to a TOJ0.
     
  10. drakevu

    drakevu Well-Known Member

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    Lambskin or goatskin

    Recommend?
     
  11. Potsnu

    Potsnu Senior member

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    It's going to be subjective. Black lamb is TOJ's best piece of leather.

    I personally like buttery soft lamb, but you do need to be a careful person. If you have a tendency of getting drunk and bumping into things, then goat is probably a better route for you.

    If you're someone who cares about your clothes and takes good care of them, then go with lamb.

    I personally don't like the pebbled texture of goat, but some people like that.
     
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  12. reedobandito

    reedobandito Senior member

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    I have a feeling it'll be about that as well, thank god its pretty easy to forget i placed an order to begin with
     
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  13. IronKnochs

    IronKnochs Senior member

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    I've been able to compare most of the leathers and I prefer black lamb by far

    photos don't capture any of them all that well
     
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  14. rmc

    rmc Well-Known Member

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    Taking my own measurements for a 3-Zip MDR, how long do you guys recommend the sleeve length should be, as in should I measure from edge of shoulder to wrist where watch would be or slightly higher than watch?

    Also, do you guys feel that taking actual body measurements or measuring a fitted jacket is a better way to go?
     
  15. Dbear

    Dbear Senior member

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    ^ I think body measurements are the best way. Doesn't hurt to have both tho.
     
  16. drakevu

    drakevu Well-Known Member

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    I heard lambskin will show its age quickly?
     
  17. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    Yes, and it looks fucking great when it does.
     
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  18. Potsnu

    Potsnu Senior member

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    When you're going with sleeve length and body length, I recommend using both as a guideline.

    Submit your body measurement to Charly of course. See what he recommends based on those measurements.

    I would take look at jackets and hoodies that I like in terms of body length and sleeve length. I then cross reference based on his measurements and see if they make sense for me.

    For example, there are certain styles of jacket where the user would want a bit more stacking. Then add a few inches to the sleeve to create that effect.

    Some people like their jackets a bit more cropped, then subtract a little bit from the recommendation.

    I don't think you should submit clothing measurements, but it's great to use as a reference.
     
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  19. PDinh

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    Make this a 4-zip. :nodding:
     
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  20. Potsnu

    Potsnu Senior member

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    Lol why....3 zip and 4 zip is so subjective.

    I went with 3 since I don't like 4 zippers unless it's on the Double Rider.

    Buying a TOJ for most people is nerve racking as it is, with tons of second guessing. The last thing you want him to do is to second guess his initial choice of 3 zippers versus 4 zippers..
     

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