blueTags: #undercover #nike #jordan #blue #acne #waywt #wiwt #wdywt #gpoy #leather
I’ve been wanting one of these since they came out in 2010 and recently found one for a ridiculously low price. This is made with a really heavy calf suede which is really thick and tough. The purple suede is such a nice color and contrasts really well against any black clothing. Its got this nice shimmer thats hard to describe but is a characteristic of good suede. The zips are these really shiny silver YKK zips that stand out in all the purple. I guess patience does pay off.
So this may look familiar to you but if not its, flock2.0 aka internetflexin’s blue rider. This beast is ridiculously heavy and pretty similar to a ToJ calf leather. I’ve been on a hunt for a blue leather rider and ToJ just didn’t have the right blue imo. It was just a coincidence that flock recently upgraded his leather and was looking to sell this piece on ebay but I managed to intercept that terrible idea. I really love how chunky the zips are and the placement as well.
I recently sold my TOJ2.3 dr because it was pretty obvious the shoulders were just a size too big. I’ve been looking for a rider in my exact measurements (whate are the chances lol) for a while and this just fit the bill. I think I’ve said this before but the zip placement for the 4zip MDR is perfect. It really is an upgrade to the previous models with the more controllable collar and the genius behind the sleeve/cuffs is amazing. You don’t realize how uncomfortable the sleeves on other riders are, until you notice the internal cuff in the MDR which you can unbutton so it lies flat and doesn’t bump against your wrists. The lambskin is still the same quality as before but the design is really the next generation. Will try to get some fits for this in the future. Also got another leather coming but don’t want to give too much details on it (only hint is that its blue).
Everyone remembers the first time they saw this leather and I clearly remember gasping and saying out loud “God damn that is a nice blue leather rider” and I assumed it was undercover or some other designer of grail leathers.
However I really couldn’t find it on yjp or other places so I decided to go the source himself, InternetFlexin. I asked him if it was a rare Undercover piece and his reply made me both shocked and envious, “nah man its just an old vintage rider just got really really lucky paid basically nothing for it and it fits perfect. Easily my most worn and treasured piece of clothing.”
I though to myself “what does this motherfucker mean by ‘paid basically nothing’?” Well I asked him and his reply will probably make you jealous too. “I paid like $70 i think i can’t really remember it was a few years ago… I was searching everyday for months “blue leather rider” and comparing measurements with my dream fit. The leather is really really thick tho its taken until recently to soften up but the thing will last forever no doubt. #apocalypsewear ”
This is definitely one of those rare vintage finds that I would classify as a shiny legendary pokemon. Its amazing how humble flexin is with this piece as he doesn’t blog about it much or wave it in our faces like I would. I feel like we are blessed with his presence as he has found a true grail for $70. I wonder how many of you will start checking ebay everyday with the search term “blue leather rider”.
still looking for a leather backpack
(Source: zilin-lee)Tags: #leather #backpack
Finally copped one of my long time grails. I’ve been looking for a DR for a while and almost got an Undercover one and I did buy a UC leather, but the leather on that just wasn’t as substantial as I was looking for. Even though the knit sleeves rider is still on my grail list this will satisfy me in the leather department for a while. If I hadn’t seen this on the market I would have got a quilted DR instead.Tags: #Black #Double Rider #Leather #Menswear #TOJ #Temple of Jawnz #recent purchase
GPOY / WAYWT
(Source: willycheesesteak)Tags: #A2 #GPOY #Jacket #Leather #Outerwear #Personal #TOJ #Temple of Jawnz #WAYWT #Willy Cheesesteak #willy face