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  1. piece keeper

    Acronym.

    Voronois were some of the most constricting pants I've ever worn, though this was ~5 years ago so YMMV with the current model. Some of that may be the material though, as I had P10-DS which have a lot of stretch. They also only lasted about 6 months in an office environment before the crotch blew out and when trying to get a warranty replacement AV told me they don't cover "normal wear and tear" to which I argued a 6-month lifespan of sitting in an office chair constitutes "normal wear and tear" for $400 pants? After several weeks of back-and-forth and getting a supervisor involved they finally gave me store credit, but man was it a headache. But again, this was 5 years ago so not sure what it'd be like now; but they left such a bad taste in my mouth that I haven't gone with AV too much since then. Though not sure ACR's customer service would be any better (but thankfully I haven't had to deal with that yet!).
  2. piece keeper

    Acronym.

    Yes of course Nike had a huge hand in it. But acrhive pre-dates any Nike collaboration. That's why I said helped and before [...] any clout.
  3. piece keeper

    Acronym.

    @originalprogram has been on ACR since before anyone knew what ACR was. And you know he literally created @acrhive--it's HIS profile. It can be argued that that profile helped put ACR on the map, before ACR had any sort of clout.
  4. piece keeper

    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    WTS (prices include shipping and PP fees in CONUS, PM for INTL) CP4-WS full pack: $800 P10-DS Small, full pack (SS-16): $800 SOLD J34-GTPL Small full pack: $1200 WTT 3A-2 Black XPAC, full pack 3A-12TS WTB (can offer any above trade items) J1B-S Black, Small P17-CH Small P24A-DS XSmall
  5. piece keeper

    Acronym.

    It's silly to say that because a design isn't original means it's not set apart. You gonna tell me the car seats you maybe work on don't set it apart from a Honda Civic's just because they're both car seats? An Acronym BDU is going to be way different than a military standard issue BDU. C'mon now. And yeah when I refer to "others" I generally mean people not on sufu...obviously people here are more in-tune with garments but I'm more referring to the average HB reader. Often innovation is iterative, and rarely a huge jump. I think most designers worth their salt understand this. Plus, the fact that it took 20 years discounts every other J1 in between...and sometimes you have to wait for other industries to innovate as well, e.g. the QuickFree zipper seems like it came out ~2018? And saying "took almost 20 years to finally figure out" is facile--you can say "finally" for anything with the benefit of hindsight.
  6. piece keeper

    Acronym.

    agree with you, but I think some may feel guilty to admit it because ACR is expensive and half to justify their purchase with the different features rather than just its aesthetics. As @Nebulae mentioned I think people that justify ACR by these flashy features are doing a huge disservice to ACR. The pattern-making and articulation is what really sets ACR apart, but these are technical details that are largely "invisible" to the naked eye, and even more so to the consumer that has no idea about garment construction to begin with. That's why you get kids that say it's over-priced. If you look back a few pages to @thatslapz impressions on the J1E, I guarantee most people don't even understand half the words he used, let alone why changes to them make a garment better, worse, or different. The devil is in the details for any hobby--garments are no different. I have a friends that are into fishing, cars, audiophiles, power tools, etc. and I definitely don't understand all the intricacies that separate a beginner level item from the higher-end and therefore can't appreciate them. But I can at least understand that the difference is there. If you understand just one hobby in-depth, I feel like you can understand all of them to some degree because you learn there is so much that can go into an item that the average person has no clue about.
  7. piece keeper

    Acronym.

    I would argue it's more practical now with wireless earbuds. With wired, the wire would get caught on something and the buds would be ripped off the tape quite often for me. Wireless doesn't run that risk, and has no added weight from a wire to pull them off either, given that the magnets in them are not especially strong (intentionally so to protect the electronics in earbuds, before someone says they're so weak that they're useless).
  8. piece keeper

    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    WTS (prices include shipping and PP fees in CONUS, PM for INTL) CP4-WS full pack: $880 > $770 J34-GTPL Small full pack: $1400 > $1200 Nike x Acronym Vapormax Black/Volt, US7: $120 WTT 3A-2 Black XPAC, full pack WTB (can offer any above trade items) J1B-S Black, Small P17-CH Small P24A-DS XSmall
  9. piece keeper

    Acronym.

    J47-GT was always a silent killer and nearly the perfect jacket for me. The only thing I had against it was lack of interops, so this update is perfect.
  10. piece keeper

    Acronym.

    Yes, but you may have to redo it. You need heat to activate the DWR spray on while it's still wet, so now that it's already dry, heat may not be as effective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4N6ZuKTZ_c
  11. piece keeper

    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    Just a few items left: WTS (prices include shipping and PP fees in CONUS, PM for INTL) CP4-WS full pack: $880 > $770 J34-GTPL Small full pack: $1400 > $1200 Nike x Acronym Vapormax Light Bone DS BNIB, US7: $140 Nike x Acronym Vapormax Black/Volt, US7: $120 WTT 3A-2 Black XPAC, full pack WTB (can offer any above trade items) J1B-S Black, Small J28-E Olive, Small P17-CH Small P24A-DS XSmall
  12. piece keeper

    Urban Techwear Community Sales Thread

    WTS Arcteryx Veilance Partition Coat from ~2012, Black, Small - $200 shipped Has stowable hood in collar. Pics SOLD
  13. piece keeper

    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    Price drops! WTS (prices include shipping and PP fees in CONUS, PM for INTL) CP4-WS full pack: $880 > $770 J1B-S Black, Medium full pack: $1250 SOLD S-J30 Small full pack, brand new: $700 > $650 SOLD J34-GTPL Small full pack: $1400 > $1200 J36-GT Small, full pack: $1450 > $1250 SOLD Nemen S7-C Black, Small full pack: $240 > $200 SOLD Nemen J43-K Dust, Small full pack: $850 > $800 SOLD Nike x Acronym Vapormax Light Bone DS BNIB, US7: $140 Nike x Acronym Vapormax Black/Volt, US7: $120 WTT 3A-2 Black XPAC, full pack WTB (can offer any above trade items) J1B-S Black, Small J28-E Olive, Small P17-CH Small P24A-DS XSmall
  14. piece keeper

    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    Some price drops. WTS (prices include shipping and PP fees in CONUS, PM for INTL) CP4-WS full pack: $880 S-J30 Small full pack, brand new: $700 J34-GTPL Small full pack: $1400 J36-GT Small, full pack: $1450 Nemen S7-C Black, Small full pack: $240 Nemen J43-K Dust, Small full pack: $850 WTT S-J1A Raf/Black, Small J1B-S Black, Medium full pack 3A-2 Black XPAC, full pack WTB (can offer any above trade items) J1B-S Black, Small J28-E Olive, Small P17-CH Small P24A-DS XSmall
  15. piece keeper

    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    WTS (prices include shipping and PP fees in CONUS, PM for INTL) CP4-WS full pack: $880 S-J30 Small full pack, brand new: $750 J34-GTPL Small full pack: $1450 J36-GT Small, full pack: $1500 Nemen S7-C Black, Small full pack: $240 Nemen J43-K Dust, Small full pack: $850 WTT S-J1A Raf/Black, Small J1B-S Black, Medium full pack 3A-2 Black XPAC, full pack WTB (can offer any above trade items) J1B-S Black, Small J28-E Olive, Small P17-CH Small P24A-DS XSmall
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