Actually, no. A good set of leathers will take quite a bit of abuse/damage before you have to throw them out, and most are repairable. It really depends on the type of accident, but leathers are one of those things I wouldn't expect to replace every crash, unlike the helmet. If you had to replace a set of leathers after every crash, I shudder to think what the weekend track guys would have to do for money... And I've got buddies with jackets with tons of road rash, but are still ready for more. Not true at all. The point is, ToJ jackets look great, but if I wanted a jacket with "protection" first in mind, I'd have to go with a Schott, Vanson, Langlitz, Bates Leathers, etc. However, none of those guys produce jackets that look as good, IMO, as ToJ and since I'm already riding in sneakers and denim, well, it's a risk assessment kind of thing. I like ToJ jackets, but motorcycle gear they are most likely not (I haven't handled one in real life, so I can't make an objective assessment). I think I was the guy who crashed, unless there was someone else. Lowside on smooth concrete at around 35km/hr or something similar. Fucking scooter delivery boys, etc. Twisted on the way down and mostly slid along my upper torso. When I said it was damaged beyond repair, I meant there wasn't anything you could do to it to make it wearable as a fashion/clothing piece again. No amount of buffing or treatment is going to smooth out road rash. I didn't mean that it came apart at the seams or anything like that. I got a chance to see how the stitching (which people underestimate when looking at protective gear) looks afterward, and while it's obviously not reinforced for protection it's solid work. I think the calf thickness Drew uses is also about on par with some of the Schott pieces, but to be honest I vastly prefer synthetics in riding gear and don't have much purpose-built leather experience. This was the 2.3 DR though, so heavy-duty calf. Not the suede stuff in the new minimalists which I think is split and bonded? Drew can correct me; I don't own one. Don't be an idiot. Wear real gear. A ToJ is not real gear. TBH neither is a Schott, which is mostly a retarded marketing gimmick for cruiser bikers who wear denim and bandannas. And I have nothing against that; I still ride in (reinforced) denim most of the time because I am young and male and stupid, but you should be aware of what you're doing without any delusions of ignorance. What the fuck. You dress for the crash, not the ride. What percent of crashes do you think are planned for? Is this going to be a public offering or is it the one-off custom project you mentioned?