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  1. 116740 APPROVED SHOES

    Actually planning to get the non Gore-Tex version for summer's dry days, so, kinda/sorta. And thank you for reminding me that I need to buy shoe trees.
  2. Acronym.

    ^^ What the chef said about sitting at the bar fully-dressed and whatnot. Been layering synthetics, merino, & Gore-Tex or eVent for a couple of winters, and it easily copes with 40°F indoor/outdoor temperature changes without unzipping and ungaitering.
  3. 116740 APPROVED SHOES

    The Campsuds treatment seems to have killed the pong in my Acruxes. Not what I'd use on a Gore-Tex shell, but these shoes are mostly solid plastic where it matters. They took about 36 hours to dry, indoors over a baseboard heater.
  4. 116740 APPROVED SHOES

    Olright. Becaise someone had asked, backchannel... After roughly four months of daily wear, these have finally developed that uniquely sharp, shrill GORE-Tex shoe smell. Like if Chanel distilled chickadee urine for bottling as scent. Just finished soaking them in Campsuds for a half-hour, followed by 5 or 6 hot freshwater rinses. Hanging to drip dry. Will report olfactory results.
  5. 116740 APPROVED SHOES

    ^ They have removable insoles. Have been popping them out at night, and so far, to my amazement, no stink. Have been wiping the salt off them with paper towels and plain water. A coat of Simoniz, and they'd look new. (They're mostly plastic.)
  6. 116740 APPROVED SHOES

    Hard to say, because I have circulation issues in my feet due to old frostbite issues. My feet are always sweaty blocks of ice under 20°C. But in these things, marching around in heavy rain and through light snowfall and slush puddles, my socks haven't gotten wetter than usual. At all. That's my yardstick.
  7. 116740 APPROVED SHOES

    ^ Oui.
  8. 116740 APPROVED SHOES

    I've been living in these since the snow started flying. Arcteryx Acrux SL GORE-Tex. Very good adhesion on everything but wet polished marble.
  9. Acronym.

    I've got P9-CH in petrol.
  10. Acronym.

    J32 or J47 over Icebreaker merino zipfront hoodie + Icebreaker merino longsleeve shirt + Patagonia longsleeve medium-weight thermal undershirt, with a cashmere neck-gaiter, is my default pit-of-winter upper body dress code. Not quite enough for standing at a bus stop in -10°C in a high wind for half a hour, but it's the tits for pounding winter sidewalks all day, down to about -20°C. Best part is, when I pop into a store or the subway, I don't turn into a ball of sweat. Subsitute Nike Tech Fleece zipfront hoodie (definite Errolson DNA or riffage in the hood & pocket design) over just the undershirt, with a polar fleece neck-gaiter, when it's at or above freezing point.
  11. Acronym.

    "Mommy, look! Ninjas!!" "Now, don't stare, Fabian OH MY GOD!! They've got purses *under* their coats!!"
  12. The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    PM. I can send pictures of the salt cod, if you like.
  13. The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    WTB: P9, black, medium, any cloth. Payment via PayPal, wire, krugerrands, EMT, kegs of navy rum, bales of salt cod.
  14. Acronym.

    I'd be very surprised if we saw it resurface entirely under the house's flag. Strong gut feeling that doing womenswear properly requires disproportionate time & effort for the potential return, for a company of Acronym's size & present market-focus. I'd be far less surprised to see a one-time collab with an established women's haberdashery, fringe or cutting-edge mainstream. (Mother of London, in my dreams.)
  15. Acronym.

    If I had a full-length mirror, I'd prove you wrong.