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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. linkinwayne

    linkinwayne Senior member

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    more like bearserker AMIRITE
     
  2. hoozah

    hoozah Senior member

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    Lazarus
    Demijawnz
    Snowmen
    Stacked like pancakes
    Weekend warriors
    Evil geniuses
    Ninjas in pajamas

    Some of those are from old counter-strike teams haha
     
  3. linkinwayne

    linkinwayne Senior member

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    Unrelated, but I've always wanted to start a denim brand under the name of Genii Jeans
     
  4. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    Drew,

    Is there a big difference in term of quality/product execution from your first item made and the current offerings? Just curious.
     
  5. FrankieGT

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    How do you guys feel about Charly's sleeve length recommendations?

    I have a well fitting nylon jacket, and the sleeves on that measure 27.5" inches. I gave Charly the measurements of a well fitting button-up shirt, and the sleeves were 26.75" inches long. Based on those measurements, Charly recommended a sleeve length of 29.8" inches.

    What I want to know is if anyone else thought the sleeve length Charly recommended them was too long, and if so, did they go with his recommendation anyways or did they ask for a shorter length? Were you happy with the result?
     
  6. shirokon

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    Quick question and sorry if it was already discussed previously but do any of you use leather conditioner for your TOJ pieces? Recommendations welcome if you are using any. Thanks!
     
  7. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    How do you guys feel about Charly's sleeve length recommendations?

    I have a well fitting nylon jacket, and the sleeves on that measure 27.5" inches. I gave Charly the measurements of a well fitting button-up shirt, and the sleeves were 26.75" inches long. Based on those measurements, Charly recommended a sleeve length of 29.8" inches.

    What I want to know is if anyone else thought the sleeve length Charly recommended them was too long, and if so, did they go with his recommendation anyways or did they ask for a shorter length? Were you happy with the result?

    Charly has been 5 out 5 so far. When I get my horse hide, I'm sure he will be 6 out of 6 then.

    If you are not sure why he gave you that measurement, then perhaps you should ask him directly.

    To the dude asking about conditioning the leather, I believe only horse hide needs conditioning once in a while. The calf and lamb don't.
     
  8. zaff

    zaff Well-Known Member

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    Artifix
    Mast
    Karst
    Vergent
    Sapward
    Midnight Veil
    Last Veld
    ...
     
  9. Vashin

    Vashin Senior member

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    I have two different concepts regarding the naming of TOJ that I want to share about. These two ideas behind a future TOJ name is really from my personal perspective but I believe this way of thinking about TOJ can be applied across all current and future members of the TOJ club.

    The first name:

    Temple of Arma (latin for gear, armour, arms etc)

    or

    Temple of Arms

    Basically I envision TOJ as not just a 'brand' for clothing but sort of a 'place' to grab gear when I want to go out and kick-ass in life. I see my TOJ group of clothing as sort of a modern day armoury of jawnz. It is still more than just an armoury, it is also a temple. You sort of have to 'buy-in' to TOJ.

    The second concept or idea is a bit geekier.

    TOJ sometimes reminds me of perks or like enhancement from video games/D&D/whatever. When I'm wearing my moto I feel like I'm bulletproof, wearing spartan armour or some shit like that. Those who have TOJ leathers will know the feeling. It's like a +1 to swag, and it goes along with Drew's hold idea of going 'next level' or just levelling up.

    So I was thinking something along the lines of:

    Experience Point

    or

    Perquisite (which is what perk stands for)

    I'm not happy with any of the names but I thought I'd share what I think the idea of TOJ is to me (I also think of it as sort of futuristic ivy) and see what you guys think. Even though trying to keep name development for TOJ secret so I can get some leather, I think as a collective we can think of a sickt name. (always an opensource concept)
     
  10. linkinwayne

    linkinwayne Senior member

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    After the latest spam thread, I realized the best replacement name would be SMFUL

    It stands for Small Medium and Fucking Utilitarian Large
     
  11. ifeelasleep

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    willy cheesesteak Senior member

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    Drew, Is there a big difference in term of quality/product execution from your first item made and the current offerings? Just curious.
    Not Drew but, yes. I've handled the ToJ0, ToJ1.5, ToJ2.1, ToJ2.2, ToJ2.3, ToJ Oxford, ToJ Peacoat, ToJ Cardholder, ToJ Double Rider New Season F/W 2010, ToJ 2010 Winter Varsity (it's insulated), ToJ 2010 Fishtail Parka, and each product just gets better and better, like Apple; Drew really is the Steve Jobs of internet cluthinz.
     
  13. Arethusa

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    Just going to float a few words that struck me from languages I know a little: 途次 / とじ / toji / to be on your way 綴じ目 / とじめ / tojime / seam 途上 / とじょう / tojou / en route; half-way / on the road; in the street تجارة / tijara / trade, commerce تاجر / tajir / trader, merchant تجاه / tujaha / against / face to face, in the face of All of these offer some good caligraphy possibilities, at least.
     
  14. nahneun

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    iLeather (10) zzzzzz
     
  15. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Dear TOJ Followers,

    I come to you today to officially inform you of my exit from TOJ's business effective this Friday, April 29th (KST).

    The decision was quite mutual, so TOJ and I are parting on good terms.

    My leave will not affect business procedures, so continue directing your inquiries to templeofjawnz@gmail.com and someone will respond to them. I ask that I not be contacted via forum PM's, Facebook, ect. for any TOJ-related questions after my leave.

    I wish TOJ all the best in future endeavors.

    Sincerely,
    Charly


    P.S. - I will be moving back to Philadelphia mid-May, so get at me.
     
  16. skitlets

    skitlets Senior member

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    Best wishes in your future endeavors, Charly!
     
  17. lxh

    lxh Active Member

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    i quite like the temple of arma / arms idea.

    for a more azn approach-
    ō-yoroi means "great armor."[1] For the most part the Ō-Yoroi was a rich man's armor and not used by lower ranking samurai. (via wikipedia)

    intentional misspelling/made up word for the google rankings / search
    tō-yoroi
    (could be read as temple of yoroi but not explicit or apparent)
     
  18. thatoneguy

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  19. Blackmaged

    Blackmaged Senior member

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    well, crap. looks like i need to order my jacket sooner than I had anticipated...
     
  20. CanuckBassist

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    Best of luck, Charly! Thanks for the great fits!
     

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