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  1. 116740 APPROVED SHOES

    It's kinda weird to design a boot that looks this rugged and not being able to handle the conditions it looks like it's designed for.
  2. 116740 APPROVED SHOES

    Adidas X White Mountaineering. Really interested by these, although I am a bit skeptical of of the ability of primeknit to properly insulate / protect against cold, snow & rain. Anyone has handled these?
  3. Acronym.

    Got an iPhone X last Friday and can happily report that it still fits into the cell phone pocket on ACR pants. However, because it is taller than the previous "regular" iPhones, the top of the phone does come pretty close to the top and as a result, it pushes open the outer fabric at the top, making the opening and therefore the pocket more noticeable. Wish the pocket was a half inch deeper, but otherwise happy that it still fits.
  4. arcteryx veilance

    2 of my good friends (both IP lawyers) worked in LVMH legal department so we talked about this quite a bit. Essentially, the common thinking is the best way to combat counterfeiting is to focus effort on the selling channels (ie. eBay, Taobao, etc) rather than on the the counterfeiters themselves. As long as China continues to turn a blind eye to massive IP fraud and counterfeiting, you have to assume that fakes will be produced one way or another so it's a lot more effective trying to prevent these fakes being imported / sold. So LVMH has an army of (mostly intern) lawyers combing the web and taking down listing of fakes, getting fakes sellers banned, etc. It's time consuming and not terribly efficient, but it's the best that can be done in today's environment. It's not like no one knows the trade offs of producing in China; you'll get thing done much more efficiently and cheaply, but at the serious risk of losing your IP / manufacturing expertise, trade secrets, etc. Now that Arc'Teryx has moved a lot of production to China, it's unfortunately inevitable that fakes are starting to appear.
  5. arcteryx veilance

    I picked one up as well from the factory store earlier this summer and the SA told me the same thing (ie. the were samples of something that never got made). To be honest, I'm not sure why they pulled the plug, it has become one of my favorite shirt and is really awesome
  6. Techwear sale-steals

    It's very good for the price point. That being said, isaora outerwear is 50-70% cheaper than say veilance or ACR so obviously the quality won't be anywhere close. Honestly, I think Isaora make sense for someone on a budget or getting into tech wear, but personally, the difference in quality is too big to what I am used to so I'd rather save and buy pieces I love
  7. Acronym.

    I really like seeing E cancelling bot orders and it looks like taking steps to prevent re sellers from making a quick buck. I'll admit that there wasn't really anything I really wanted this drop, not to mention that I find the price hike to be a little hard to swallow, but I think small steps like these goes a long way of maintaining brand loyalty. It's also clear that prices are still below what the market will pay so it's hard to me to really get angry at E for being successful.
  8. Urban Techwear

    I really like this Civilized blazer, been thinking about buying it for work so get it first and tell me how it is
  9. Urban Techwear

    I've actually decided to "upgrade" my underwear over the last year so I have embarked on a quest to find the best one. Here's my thoughts: Zimmerli: quite frankly a step above everything, price included. not sure that you can justify paying $80+ for a pair of boxer though, regardless of how awesome they are Icebreaker merino: as mentioned above, they are awesome. also fairly easy to grab on sale. I hate branding on the elastic band so that annoys me. Sunspel: 100% cotton is what feels the most comfortable to me (all down to preference of course). the drawback of 100% cotton is that the trunks tend to stretch a fair bit, creating an unflattering, granpa look due to the band at the bottom not stretching as much and the trunk "bunching". Of course not an issue with their stretch cotton, but offerings are limited Rapha (essential & merino): really awesome and probably the best designed. on the pricey side and perhaps a little longer than I normally prefer though Paul Smith: Got some as a gift and wasn't expecting much, but I've come to really appreciate them. 100% cotton with a stretch and very comfy.
  10. arcteryx veilance

    Completely agree. I have a few finance bros who own veilance jackets and they don't really know much about the brand, other than what the Barney's SA told them. I think for all of these guys, they were looking for a clean, warm jacket that could be used to the office (ie. something that wasn't Moncler or Canada Goose) and veilance appealed to them.
  11. The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    WTS Brand new, only tried on P24-S size Large $520 shipped to North America. Can ship locally for Canadian to avoid tax / duties.
  12. arcteryx veilance

    They are from FW17 (coming season), salesperson confirmed and the fabric has a much heavier weight than the SS17 Align. Maybe I could learn to love the back, don't know that I need the temptation though
  13. arcteryx veilance

    I saw some Align pants from FW18 in store last week and they have this great black / grey melange color (not sure it it the one in the pic though as it is pretty dark). Anyway, probably the coolest fabric I have seen from Veilance. Shame that I really can't get over the lack of visible back pocket on the Align otherwise, I would have copped 100%.
  14. Urban Techwear

    Is Isaora wholeselling again? I thought they went direct-to-consumer a couple years ago (and there's no retailers list on their website).
  15. arcteryx veilance

    No, the Cargo LT are slightly wider and longer than the Apparat even though they look to be more of less the same from Veilance stock pics. The fabric is the same.