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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. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Senior member

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    I had a black calf Moto (OG moto, not the more recent model) and I have a black calf 5 zip. The Toj calf didn't have as much "grain" to it as my Margiela, but it was thicker and "stiffer" (was resistant to movement, thick, sturdy kind of leather). I ended up getting rid of it because it was too thick and stiff for me (felt like I was wearing armor when I wanted a jacket I could wear to the bar), but it was by no means bad; just not what I wanted at the time.
     
  2. Distorbiant

    Distorbiant Senior member

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    Damn it was that stiff?

    Couldn't you have just broken it in?
     
  3. HeavenResign

    HeavenResign Senior member

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    The way people tend to talk about toj calf is how a lot a lot of people talk about horsehide from other brands. The dudes in in the leather jacket thread when talking about sandro or attachment or mmm don't mention the super stiff 'armor' like quality of calf like toj owners do if that helps at all.

    I'd be interested in someone whose felt toj calf and toj horsehide and what those differences are
     
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  4. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Senior member

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    @Distorbiant

    Yeah I could have for sure, but I had plenty of outerwear (and still do), so it basically ended up getting rotated out. Just made sense to sell it after a couple months of seeing it hanging in my closet.

    I wore it often for the first month or so I got it, but it didn't "settle" much in that time. Maybe if I did some yoga or stretches or some shit in it, it would have broken in easier (8)
     
  5. Raindrop

    Raindrop Senior member

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    Calf suede ftw.

    The thickness without the overly being overly stiff.
     
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  6. MauriSSio

    MauriSSio Senior member

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    i don't venture far from this thread, so yeah it's extremely weird to see. I showed a couple of friends and coworkers and the general consensus/reply was "wth?people really do that?"
     
  7. HeavenResign

    HeavenResign Senior member

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    Do those people also not find going on fashion forums and taking fit pics to post for the internet equally weird?

    If that's the case you've found a pretty open minded bunch, we can let the not liking floor outfits slide
     
  8. Distorbiant

    Distorbiant Senior member

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    Waaah my social norms are being challenged.
     
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  9. cellardoors

    cellardoors Senior member

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    So.... positioning your clothing in a cool, attractive way (but that gives no sense of fit, matching, etc - eg what clothes are really about) is "challenging social norms"?? LOL!
     
  10. Distorbiant

    Distorbiant Senior member

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    I thought clothes were really about protecting you from the elements and fulfilling social and moral expectations of society.

    Now, thanks to Styleforum member cellardoors, I know their true purpose: fit and matching.

    My social norms have been truly been challenged.
     
  11. cellardoors

    cellardoors Senior member

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    Seriously, what's with you and trotting out some tired "social norms" concern trolling? You want a moral superiority over a fucking grid photo?
     
  12. BeraQueezy

    BeraQueezy Senior member

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    Clearly tensions run high for anything posted in this thread.

    Hopefully jackets are received soon to quell your testosterone..
     
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  13. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    wore my anaconda toj today and fuck it's still the coolest thing i own and represents the coolest shopping experience i've ever had

    this whole saga is so goddamn depressing
     
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  14. reallypeacedoff

    reallypeacedoff Senior member

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    There's another change coming, I can see it. Charly is probably thinking 'fuck, not him AGAIN.'
     
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  15. Death24xASecond

    Death24xASecond Senior member

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    Sooo...2 more weeks left in this month.
     
  16. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    The TOJ calf is in my opinion not the same and not the same quality. For example, I felt the brown and black calf were (as other have described) very stiff, heavy, and obviously not as soft as the lamb. However, the Olive Italian calf is exceptionally nice. It is very thick, heavy, and yet very soft and supple to the touch. It's probably the best leather I have ever encountered on a jacket.

    In comparison to other jackets: The brown and black are (again as others have said) less grainy and do feel more rigid than other jackets I have encountered. The TOJ jackets are probably heavier, but not by a huge margin.
     
  17. ninopwns

    ninopwns Senior member

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    I just want an update from Drew. Next week is the last week of the month and I don't think he is even close to getting most of the orders produced and shipped.
     
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  18. RetroFuture

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  19. MauriSSio

    MauriSSio Senior member

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    get ready for MEGAWEEK! JACKETGEDDON or bust! The world will be watching!
     
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  20. cellardoors

    cellardoors Senior member

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    Pix?
     

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