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

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

  1. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Gonna start a denim store Tokyo staffed by leaner, hairier gay men, and call it Otters (2)
     


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  3. modalsaliency

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    Honestly, this is dangerous territory. The whole raw denim scene is beyond self-parody at this point.

    If you post stuff like that, somebody will write a business plan around it.
     


  4. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    There's actually a pretty fine line in terms of how slim you want the sleeves to be. I think this has something to do with how they're shaped. I could be misinterpreting this, but it seems like the inner seam is straight and the outer seam is curved, which means there's going to be more room along the outer seam in the upper arm compared to having two curved seams or two straight seams (I don't even know if you could do two straight seams and still be able to bend your arm).

    I had the sleeves on mine taken in slightly, and while I was initially disappointed that the tailor didn't take them in any more, I'm starting to realize that going much slimmer would restrict my range of motion and probably put an undue amount of stress on the outer seam and surrounding leather.

    Unrelated to this, now that I'm wearing my jacket more, I've noticed how flawlessly the lower front pockets are integrated into the jacket. Most jackets that fit this slim would have an unsightly bulge in the pockets if I had my phone, keys, &c. in them, but somehow this jacket doesn't do that. I'm not sure how it works, but the jacket keeps it shape and contours on both sides, and it's an asymmetrical jacket. Kind of a cool, unanticipated bonus. :thumbs-up:
     


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    Dbear Senior member

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    ^ one thing that isn't mentioned enough are the cuffs. They are seriously cool and well designed. Any future leather jacket i own w/o them are going to feel incomplete to me...
     


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    uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx Senior member

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    Anyone finding their sleeves too slim, time to up your weights at the gym :devil:
     


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    oneeightyseven Almost Special

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    wouldn't that be counteractive and make the sleeves even tighter?
     


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    no, youll rip right thru them. kunk style :slayer:
     


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    Perfect weather in TO to wear my WV... Forgot how awesome it was. Kind of wished I got the all blacked out ribbing though
     
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    Speaking of which, I'm not 100% sure I understand how the cuffs on the VTG jackets work. The description says that they're convertible open cuffs with no zipper. Does that mean that they're basically the regular cuff with the zipper taken away, so there's a single snap closure that still leaves the cuff partway open (as opposed to fully closed, like when the regular cuffs are zipped up all the way)?
     


  11. wzjradam

    wzjradam Senior member

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    Do you think there will be a sample sale anytime soon?
     


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    I know that there are a few others here at Northwestern. I've seen a small asian guy walking around with one of the newer brown bombers (I have an original brown bomber).
     


  13. uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx

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    ...u got me there. I meant the inverse lol

    Sent from my HTC Sensation
     


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    Have yet to see another ToJ on campus myself... :( then again maybe it has to do with being in the "worst dressed city" (according to GQ no less)
     
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    Guy's how long is the turnaround for a TOJ1? Also, based on the fact that I'm a skinny asian 5'10 at 140 lbs ~36-37 chest, you guy's think I should go with a 46 with 48 length and sleeves or just go with a straight up 48?
     


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