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  1. 34 points
    Was able to check out several of the pieces in person today; a few of my brief impressions: J47TS (Black): This actually looked better in person than in the photos, IMO. I already have the J47R so I couldn't really justify it, but trying it on I was certainly sorely tempted. The pockets generally are thoughtfully laid out; I think the left chest pocket is superior to the one on the R version. The one thing I didn't like so much was the collar -- it seems noticeably taller on the TS than the R, and looks slightly awkward to me, at least on my frame. Definitely one of the pieces I liked best, though. J47TS (White): This did not look as good in person as in the photos. The material seemed like it would dull / discolor / stain easily; just taking it out of the plastic bag it attracted some bits of dust and fibers floating around and they were highly evident against the white background. All-white is admittedly not my style, but even so, I had been attracted to this piece by the photos before I saw it in person. I'm guessing this is one that others might really enjoy, just wasn't for me. P23A: In the photos, I liked the look of the RAF better; in person I liked the black better (and actually bought a pair). These are definitely cartoony / cosplay-ish, but fun, and more utilitarian than something like the P26 (also a fun pant) given the extra pockets. The seat is kind of ridiculously wide, presumably because Stotz has no give and they're designed to allow you to move freely, but if you have less of a slim frame than I do they'd probably look more "normal". J63A: The FO fabric looked better in person than I imagined from the photos (more kind of future-synthetic, less pleather), and the hand-feel was slightly different than I expected, but I still can't quite dig it. Design-wise I actually really like the cut of this one, but it's also incredibly similar to an old Vexed Generation leather jacket I have with a full-face zip so I wasn't overly tempted. Definitely the nicer of the FO jackets in my mind, though. J46: I have the J46U-WS, and it's probably one of the Acronym jackets I wear most often, but I didn't really like this one too much. The lining made it feel kind of "overstuffed" somehow, which is the same impression I feel like the product photos give; combined with the FO fabric I just wasn't feeling it. J72-AK: This was a standout piece to me, and the other one along with the P23A that I ended up actually purchasing. The fabric is interesting and quite good-looking IMO, and I love the simplicity -- even though it has jacketsling loops attached, and I'm sure the marginal cost of a jacketsling is next to nothing, I kind of liked that they didn't include one with the jacket; the stripped-down cleanness of it (no pockets on an Acronym jacket!) I found strongly appealing. J74: I only saw this in the white, which looked amazing -- this is the one piece I actually regret missing out on this season. The fabric is essentially translucent, which I didn't quite realize from the product photos, and the way it behaves in the light in the real world is really appealing. The cut is also quite nice, and I like the black contrast details on the white jacket.
  2. 30 points
    For those of you who are curious about the new liner jacket. Having owned all the previous Aux Zip liner jackets, IMHO the J74 is the best one yet. The jacket is very comfortable and easy to wear thanks to its lightness and silkiness. Think WS without the bulk but work just as good as one, if not better. The silky look of the jacket also works well with your rigid GT jackets, giving it a more sophisticated look.
  3. 28 points
    For SELL or TRADE... interesting trades preferred, will sell outright if not traded in a week or so. J1ts-S duo medium 9/10: worn outside 5 times. No signs of wear, PM for additional pics, includes paper and plastic, or I’ll knock off $5 and recycle them. Upstanding community members: pending trade resellers: $12,000
  4. 22 points
  5. 21 points
    Hillside Schmidt Dry Bones x Self Edge (feeling all snug & fitted, on a rest day from voluminous fits) Viberg + textures + nicely faded Schmidt keyfob
  6. 21 points
  7. 20 points
    ^ keep the faith! (breathe through the crap: christmas has to come at some time!) tales from the washing line (again) also: the two patches (old competition and new normal) both suffering non-intelligibility... non-drastic puckering, gentle fading and a suspended double chore fit...
  8. 20 points
    Howdy, it's been a while...ye olde corporate university seems to be extracting an undue share of surplus value from me these days...hardly even time for the fun of a medicinal bath...and my fpl team is about as middling this season as the toffees. My 20s haven't really turned the corner yet, but they have become increasingly sweatpant-like in their softness, which gets awkward given the way the suspender buttons poke me in the hips when I'm lounging about: Though I'm a fairly practiced home bread baker, I've always been inconsistent with my pizza dough. So, I've been making a concerted effort in that arena. Meanwhile, an uncle shared some of the bounty from his habanero crop, which I dutifully turned into hot sauce. Cheers!
  9. 19 points
    I have the 47R, 47A-WS, and seen the others in person. I think each are great jackets in their own right and personally I like the 47A-WS the most. All the -GT variants are within the realm of possibility; that is, given GT Pro's rigid structure the depth of pockets, concealment, and features are all "understandable". And if we think on what ACR has done in the past with -WS (J25, J61 come to mind), those too seem feasible creations as they are relatively simple designs that WS has an affinity towards. But now the features of the 47A built on WS seems totally unreasonable and like a major development to me. I think of it like the -GT variants are ducks...like ok ducks are cool and I can wrap my head around ducks. The A-WS is like a platypus...wth is this thing and how does this creature exist? It feels almost mystical, fake, maybe even a joke? WS should not be able to sustain, by sheer weight and thinness, all that the 47A is, but there we have it. To me the 47A-WS seems almost like an embodiment of Errolson's pride and arrogance: let me take one of my most complicated garments and construct it on something that makes it even harder. Like taking the Taj Mahal, which is already a feat with marble, and rebuilding it with toothpicks. Then! it's not even finished. It has features the original 47A didn't have: cinch cord, CF snaps, and packability. And not just any packability like the J25 and J61 had, but it fits perfectly on a 3A. By perfectly I mean that the straps aren't so short that the jacket sits directly behind the 3A when stowed, which would result in a bulge and discomfort. Instead they are calculated so that it sits right under the 3A when mounted, which means there's no interference between your 3A and you so it can still sit flush: Finally, this all clocks in at just 363 grams. That probably doesn't mean a lot to a lot of people, but coming from the UL backpacking world this is utterly insane. You should see the other jackets around this weight in the backpacking world: they're bland, simple shells with a hood and two pockets, and maybe pit zips. As for the others, I think the R is the most luxe and goes really well with a suit. The 47-GT is unassuming with a load of features hiding in plain sight. The A/TS-GT are over-the-top, yes, but afford a lot of function. The A-WS though is just "watch what I can do."
  10. 19 points
    For ppl wondering how white stuffs ages years later. i got three models and material for your ref. one is ss-j4 wb-400 with nanosphere. It’s like 10 years usage with daily biking, causal wear. Oh of course food dirt like oil also split before, but it would be cleaned well, least in my opinion. Another is stotz white sp1ts-s,age would like around 5 years. And this dyskin, this is def not same as recent ds one cause that’s a high cotton blend.This should be around 10 years. gonna get details updated later.
  11. 18 points
    The ng4 and ng9 both hold their shape much better than my old ng3. The addition of aux zip also makes them a lot more practical.
  12. 18 points
    Hello everybody, hotel floor inspired me to take some pics.
  13. 17 points
    Considering the emphasis lately from E regarding paying higher wage/experienced workers, as well as the mast head of detail orientation, cross over use, and tiering- this is a pretty big gaffe. And one that could have easily been spotted both pre and post production. For a piece running this kind of money it’s inexcusable IMO. They should provide free repairs across the board, no ship fees no bullshit.
  14. 17 points
    Sorry to Volvo specially for being a bit rubbish and not loading photos from, eg, Roma. I'm out of disk space on my laptop, so I tend to download travel pix on to our desktop, and of course I've forgotten my Sufu password so I can't access the thread from there. Yes, just a roundabout way of admitting I'm useless. Anyways, yesterday we took off for the coast, Whitstable, which I've probably posted here before. One pic is of the oyster beds - which are a key reason for visiting this little town. On the way home we took a slightly different route, looking for a legendary apple orchard (!) which was unfortunately closed. But on the way I saw this cool church made of corrugated iron. I'm sure I've read about these before, sometimes they were flat-pack churches for communities that had built up suddenly; in a couple of other locations they were assembled hurriedly to replace buildings that had burnt out. Then this morning was the usual dog walk up in Greenwich Park. Tourists are out early; it's nice seeing them here in the autumn, as it must be such a brilliant time to visit. (Even though you can see the haze of pollution, I guess, which we have most days, just like back in China). The classical building is The Queens House, built for Anne of Denmark (did she inspire John Grant?), builts circa 1605, obviously influenced by Palladio, and a very influential building in Georgian architecture.
  15. 15 points
    nice! made me count how many pockets I have travelling with me today... a total of 22 if including pencil compartments and all... filson (6), orslow (6), oshkosh (10), grenson (0 - something to work on there...)
  16. 15 points
    Another wash, liking how they're turning out
  17. 15 points
    A bit slimmer fit than I typically wear. I washed the SOC 737's for the first time (listed as O/W from Yahoo Auctions) and they shrank a bunch. They're kind of a strange fit, quite big in the waist, lower rise than I typically wear and slim through the knee. But I'm glad the shrank. TCB 50's jacket. PBJ tee. Stevenson 737. Viberg.
  18. 15 points
    I got my 16.25 80/20 tuxedo. Usual solid SC work. Two colors of thread, no arctuate, nicely textured denim.
  19. 15 points
    You're confusing "pre-Nike influenced" Acronym with "post-Nike influenced" Acronym; customer service isn't their priority anymore and they couldn't care less about nitpicking the proper HTS classification. Also some tips since you just joined last year (this goes for all you Acronym greenhorns): 1) Whenever it's a seasonal global release, it's always cheaper to buy from select vendors and boutiques. Obviously bags are only sold from acrnm.com but I've posted the list in this thread and it's been reposted before. Before you ask... No, there isn't a single vendor who's the best for all Acronym products (Firmament was king on certain pieces but Bureau has been really good too). Acrnm.com falls around 2nd-4th place if there is no customs charges. It used to be the worst for US when the De Minimis was set at $200, luckily it was raised to $800 two years ago. It's up to you to do your due diligence and figure out what works best. If you can't cop because you can't run page monitors, that's on you. Also, a majority of the sites run Shopify so if you're a sneakerhead, you're already at an advantage. *wink wink nudge nudge* 2) You can't always negotiate with the brokerage office and get 7.1% rate for all of the products. They have common sense so you will need to be aware of which codes you're using. You can keep calling and hopefully get an agent that will let you pass but it's always been luck of the draw in regards to what they won't do. 3) If you REALLY, really don't want to pay for any customs/tariffs/duties at all, just dropship it to a different country and have it reshipped with values marked down severely. This took a ton of my time and money to experiment with what works best so I can't divulge any more than that. Also, don't dropship to Canada. I was misled when a few of you guys paid no fees whatsoever then UPS came and charged me some fees only to find out it's "HST". Adding HST is not 0% to me... but that's a part of doing trial-and-error so I learned my lesson. After all is said and done, I no longer deal with random bullshit charges and I only pay what I know I'm going to pay. Good luck!
  20. 14 points
    So first impressions on the J74-PX in medium. Hard medium on all ACRNM. Again, I'm 5'9", 180lbs. 40" chest measurement, 39R US suit size. Walk ~3/4 mile to work, walk my dog 1.5–2 miles a day. Live in Seattle. Current temperature ranges from 45–60F rainy, though not right now. Fit: Sized perfectly. Less constricting than the 50/51/58 fit. Looser shoulders and looser midsection comparatively. No riding up as the hem isn't as constricting—terminates a little past hips. Sleeve hem also slightly looser. I think the fit is perfect. The hood is ample with the perfect angle to avoid pulling your head down to create nerd neck. I would not size up at all. Finish: Aux zip works. Fabric is more dull than recent SI:SP pertex iterations. Ripstop reinforcement not visible if there is any. Face fabric is so thin that even getting the slight flap in the zipper doesn't prevent zipping. Main zip appear to be vislon polymer zips and pulls. Two-way closure is always finicky but tolerable. Arm and front pocket storage have locking reverse coil vislons. Function: Alpha is good for 45-50 when moving. Let me be clear, if you're looking for straight static warmth, this is not the jacket for you. If you're in like 30F, you will be cold with this as your only midlayer. Weight is great but not as light as an Atom SL, probably best comparable is Dyadic Comp Hoody and it's roughly 100 grams less. Better than both I think. Great insulation; Climashield tends to make me overheat on my morning walk to work and walking my dog; Alpha has not. Face is definitely not windproof entirely but that's probably to facilitate breathability. Recent Acronym with the exception of the J28 have been quite trim even cut for insulators so this loft is preferable to me—low restriction in radial arm movement and through the midsection. The front and back entry front pockets are a revelation as well. My favorite part is the hood though, it makes my 61GT have some structure to it and keeps my bald head warm. Probably an acronym piece that I won't sell. If you know me, I've cycled through quite a bit.
  21. 14 points
    rising sun outdoor vest @bartlebyyphonics's old tender 132D blundstones 510
  22. 14 points
    Lucky I didn't cross the path of the Italian kung fu ninja in the woods today Post ELMC RMC Pras
  23. 14 points
  24. 14 points
    Looks like the End stylist moved to Oki-Ni
  25. 13 points
    AuxZip situation is not a flaw. To activate this interface, hardshells should be worn inside out. Unlock the secret system: ACRONYM OUTEROPSǽ My J28-GT now has 10 internal pockets fwm
  26. 13 points
  27. 13 points
    I only have a 47A-WS for comparison, but the 47TS has one inner pocket inside the chest pocket and TS where the A has another pocket. The description says three pockets, but it's really two with TS for the option of three (or more depending on how you configure). Thanks for the hands on feedback, one of the reasons I enjoy in store drops is reading everyone's thoughts across the collection. I pretty much agree with you on everything you mentioned, just a slightly different opinion on the 47TS in white. For me, it looked better in person than in the photos. I had an impression it was an extremely bright white from the product shots, but I found it to be more muted and matte in person which is my personal preference. I agree that the material does seem to stain relatively easily (dulling/discoloration tbd), but I feel like offering the same jacket in black makes it a non issue. Meaning if someone wanted the jacket for the cut and features, but did not want to worry about the white, they could just buy the black version. I did not expect to buy the J47 when I walked in the store, but after trying it on it was an (almost) easy decision. The all white construction highlights the articulation and features using light rather than the deconstructivist reverse seam allowances on the J69-GT and J66-GT and GTV. I can also see the stitching and other "raised" areas where there is overlapping fabric darkening with age and use (and dirt lol), which should further highlight the patterning. Lastly, the gray seam tape should start to show through and highlight the articulation from the interior. This is not pronounced on black GT Pro shells (and you won't see it on WS because the seams are not taped), but I had started to see the effect on my GT-J22 before I sold it for my J69-GT and I loved it. Of course, this is all speculation at this point, but I intend to find out. I have faith that the folks at Acronym did not choose to make a shell out of a "fragile" fabric like this (or PB/FO and GT-V) without a reason.
  28. 13 points
    Buzz Glad Hand trophy 1605bk whites sun in my eyes
  29. 12 points
    TCB BULL SHIPPER 30s 50s
  30. 12 points
    inis meain cap, Todd Snyder jacket, TCB60’s and Red wing 3140.
  31. 12 points
    £500 and I’ll throw in some fine Scottish shortbread
  32. 12 points
    in case you're wondering how that green no4 denim viv posted ages after a few years, here's mine from today
  33. 12 points
    What he said. This is the last free information I give on this matter—I've written about this exhaustively in my post history and me and @Voyager have compiled this numerous times. I've told you guys you have to contest pre-entry into the US. With regard to post-entry classification it's a refund of customs. The procedure is documenting the correct duty versus the overpaid duty that's why they're charging $90 for the service. HS = international harmonized schedule, HTS = US schedule.
  34. 12 points
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  36. 11 points
    Gone for a full English on a chilly Sunday morning: Univeral Works Tender
  37. 11 points
    My man. This is the stuff that makes sufu sufu. Refreshing to see a first impression that's much more than just "jacket's dope, yo." Hadn't considered how discoloration would add to the jacket, highlighting the details. Now I can imagine it serving as shadows that accentuate the construction. Errolson referring to ACR as "wearable architecture" is more apt every season.
  38. 11 points
    Went into American Classics on Endell Street yesterday as I had some time before my next job and walked away with this Pike Brothers Wabash shirt in an extra large. Haven’t been there in ages so this was a nice surprise: this is closer to its true look and colour
  39. 11 points
    Had J47TS-GT in S in my cart, but then I was like... do I need this? I already have a J1A-GT? and I removed it from my cart. Is this what it is to become an adult?
  40. 11 points
  41. 11 points
    Warehouse WW2 type 1 jacket, MFSC garrison shirt, Tender belt, IH 634, Paraboots...
  42. 10 points
    Iron Heart Iron Heart Pure Blue Japan Visvim
  43. 10 points
    Love how saturated with indigo this tee is. Glad I went with the size 5, 4 would've been too small in the shoulders. Will try to take a fit pic after work today.
  44. 10 points
  45. 10 points
    It’s been a minute... krakatau//guerillagang//lululemonlab//mechanix//gshock//11bybbs
  46. 10 points
    Horse dead or not, just wanted to weigh in here. Veilance is, if anything, less durable than mainline. Veilance actually uses older materials, like Tricot-backed Gore-Tex instead of Gore-Tex Pro, or regular old Coreloft over Coreloft Continuous. On top of that, you're not getting anywhere near the same level of articulation, the face fabrics are often less durable (and in some cases less efficient at shedding water, like with the Monitor Down TW from this most recent season). All of this is, I'm sure, justified by saying that these are pieces made for the city, and not for high-output activities... but it's still pretty lame that you're paying twice as much for something that's actually less versatile than a black Beta AR.
  47. 9 points
    Soloist Work Jacket Acronym P27H-DS 70s Chucks
  48. 9 points
  49. 9 points
    Price drop for drop week! Basically giving these away. Brand new in original acnrm shipping box. Please get these out of my house. Get the piece you missed from the last drop before it's gone.
  50. 9 points