TOJ - updates on the debacle, complaints, news about other ventures, whatever.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by impolyt_one, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    holy shit you guys, the baseball jacket is such hot sex you wouldn't believe. nevar taking it off
     


  2. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Also, I do hope you told this guy to begin his vision quest for 'TOJ' :devil: Someday he may find his way here.
     


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    I tried to tell him about TOJ, but he was too busy enjoying the smell of the leather :embar:
     
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  4. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Looking back on the various pieces on toj-gallery.com (I guess there's probably over 2 or 3,000 pics in there by now? willy confirm?) it is kind of weird to see which pieces went off well, and which ones did not. The number of pics in the gallery isn't exactly the best indicator, since there are people who will order pieces and just never post a fit pic, but in general the proportions in the gallery are kinda similar to the sales figures. I think overall, about 80% of the unsung hero TOJ pieces were maligned, and 20% were deservedly unpopular. That 80% includes ones like the QDR (about half of the ones ordered were posted in fit pics) and the backpack (which nobody styled well, it should've been worn floppy and undulated) as well as some of the coats (namely fishtail) etc. It changes per year, but definitely a weird emphasis on the varsity that is half understandable, but on the other side of the very see-through fence, the other stuff is the works.
     


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    impolyt_one Senior member

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    In that case, he will probably be there waiting to touch and smell you again next Friday night. :devil:
     


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    Biggen Senior member

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    Wouldn't surprise me, but think I will go somewhere else next weekend. Need to find a place where the women enjoy the smell of leather :slayer:
     


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    Would like to add the anniversary Harringtons were top notch. (any interesting stories on who made those)?
     


  8. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Bomber guy made the Anniversary Harringtons and MA-1's. Kinda over the top considering his skill level vs the pieces, but that never hurts. The arm office construction on the MA-1's is nice. It's specific to TOJ.
     


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    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    How many baseball jackets actually sold? There are literally a handful of photos in the gallery, and it seriously might be nicer than my double rider. Or, I don't know. As nice. Something. At least I can have a jocks and greasers showdown with myself. Both the quilt and band collar riders seem like they have so much promise; people seem to order the bcdr and then ry to tone it down as much as possible. Seriously, if I bought one, I'd go all-out Akira all over the place; that jacket is fucking metal.

    Also, the moto galleries are disappointing. Come on, TOJ buyers. Stop being anonymous and help out the wafflers!
     


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    Brb, going to express this to the superawkward thread on sf.

    But thank you for posting that fit pic. I finally tried on a moto and it looked awesome. I always thought it'd just make my head look bigger than it already is, but it all worked out.
     


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    Alright. Some results from soaking my lamb mDR.

    First of all, never owned a leather jacket before TOJ, but I was under the impression that water and leather didn't mix well--let alone what would happen if you actually dunked a leather jacket into a tub of hot water. Well, that's exactly what I did. The first picture is pre-soak, second is post-soak. Both taken in the same room, but the same lighting with the same camera.

    + Filled bath tub with hot water
    + Threw the jacket in there for about 7 minutes, tried to submerge it, but it basically floats
    + Water turned light black
    + Your hands get mildly stained if you play with it too much
    + Hung to dry outside until it stopped dripping (a few hours)
    + Took about 3 days until it was fully dried
    + Still soft, very soft...just not like the hot buttery softness out of the tote
    + Very minor shrinkage. Maybe around 2-3% total.
    + Shoulders maybe lost 0.5" at most, same with chest. This is at most.
    + Length and sleeves measured to be about the same, can't say for 100% sure. 0.5" is very easy to mis-measure.
    + Jacket feels a little, ever so tighter overall--intended.
    + Basically, the shine sorta went away.
    + Would do it again. But I do miss the feel of a brand new buttery soft TOJ lamb...
    + Again, very impressed with leather quality. But the caveat is that I'm a leather noob :eek:

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  12. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    your jacket is back from 'otters bootcamp' :eek:
     


  13. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    FWIW, I will probably soak the next TOJ leather (looking to be a whisky calf Moto) I get, but I know what I am doing as well. :eek: The CWU-45 I didn't soak, and I preferred it that way. Wearing it for a month did age it naturally anyway.
     


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    Drew: What happens if one was to wear a calf leather in the rain? Would there be water spot marks upon drying? After seeing Dbear's pictures, I'm tempted to wear my DR 2010 in the rain on purpose and start dancing like Usher.


    In regards to the baseball jacket, I think a lot of people were waiting for the rebirth of the varsity jacket. I wasn't going to get one until I saw pictures of a user with his beige bball jacket. I feel like the baseball jacket is the older brother of the varsity.
     


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    impolyt_one Senior member

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    not with the calf I use. It's very thick, has a slight waxiness to it - water on the outside will do nothing.
     


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