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  1. eidolarr

    Acronym.

    this thread is so sick lately
  2. eidolarr

    Acronym.

    good post, we are on the same page, except I think we would learn a lot more from disclosures than you do, particularly for so small a company. everything else i agree 100% though, even if he's not price gouging to maximize his personal take, the way he describes his motivations seems like a specious attempt to justify said price hikes to the crowd you described. I don't get why he can't just say, "look I care about the plight of the proletariat and seizing the means of production, BUT I'm really passionate about my super high end niche art fashion and I'm going to price it appropriately". who the fuck is out there expecting him to affect social change with techwear??
  3. eidolarr

    Acronym.

    I'm not sure what brainerd's specific point was, but to this specifically... i mean yeah, kinda. The discussion was about how much profit they're making and how much E is walking away with that, as well as how they are doing financially. If Acronym were public, at whatever size, we would have insight into those numbers.
  4. eidolarr

    Acronym.

    as said previously it's unfair to look at stock given the current global situation. Fashion is hurting everywhere. That said, given how fast the J1A-GTKP sold out under the same circumstances, your point is still compelling. Two thoughts: imho you are still underestimating the prestige factor that a previous poster mentioned. In men's fashion -- even streetwear -- legacy is incredibly important, and E has been doing high-fashion techwear for a long time now. He's a businessman and he's not stupid, i'm sure he knows he could make bank through diluting the brand with lower prices and higher supply, but that's not what its value is for him. Thanks to Acronym he's the techwear guy, look how well it's working: he's doing collabs with nike, video games, movies, traveling the world, hot cybergoth girlfriend. For this reason I doubt he's concerned overmuch with his margins, and I doubt he "got greedy". he probably just noticed shit was selling out instantly to resellers when someone tweeted him, and told them to jack up prices 30%. "lazy" i don't think works, Acronym has always been about radical experimentation alongside steady iteration. When you look back you can say "see how exciting it used to be?" but that's because you're looking at two decades of history, and you're likely only seeing the winners. In the last few years i've really liked J40L, J43A, J47TS, J46U, P30A, P23A. and he's still doing crazy shit like CP4-WS, J82, whatever that rider jacket was, etc. I don't agree at all that the core innovation DNA of the designs has deteriorated. I agree that he should stop being so fucking disingenuous about the reasons behind the price increases -- I actually find that visvim gif really charming -- but if he wants to raise prices that's fine with me, i'd rather have shit sit in stock at a 50% markup than sell out instantly and be on grailed minutes later for a 100-200% markup. If you don't want to pay the prices i get it, and as said perhaps it's forcing people to confront the fact that their purchases can't be justified in a value-per-dollar way. (I believe needing justification at all is also quite male-fashion specific, FWIW.) All that said, i've honestly only been following the brand since ~2013 so I'd love to hear what the longtime fans have to say.
  5. eidolarr

    Acronym.

    Look I don't give a fuck about cars either way, but no amount of explaining or shit talking will match flipflop's roast. this forum makes me laugh out loud like twice a year and that was one of them. know when to walk away, man.
  6. eidolarr

    Acronym.

    How do you delete other people's posts?
  7. eidolarr

    Acronym.

    Knits just dropped on Hotoveli, in case you missed your size
  8. eidolarr

    Acronym.

    J1A-GTKP showed up today. Awesome to see Acronym in navy and yellow, and i've even come around on the text, but size M is too big for me =/ if anyone with bomb feedback wants it at retail + customs before I list to grailed, or wants to trade their S (long shot I know), hit me up I notice that the knits are no longer listed on acrnm.com which is interesting because a few vendors seem to be erroneously selling them early. maybe preparing to release tomorrow? also -- you can apparently pay UPS customs fees online now, but they held it because they wanted my SSN due to the product being made in china. always something holding up acronym deliveries
  9. eidolarr

    Acronym.

    FYI "penultimate" means "second to last" -- what a useless word, right? -- which is probably not what you meant here Interesting. never having played the game, I'm just looking at it for what it is, and I love the color palette.
  10. eidolarr

    Acronym.

    also let that be a lesson -- I guess "tomorrow" doesn't mean "next business day" for acronym
  11. eidolarr

    Acronym.

    I'm surprised at the lack of excitement! is it just that it's not the conventional black/raf/white acronym colors? To me, acronym in navy and yellow colorblocking looks dope. I especially like the shoulder, gives me J1A-GTPL vibes. The only thing i'm meh on is the text all over the place. I've never played death stranding... is that also from the game?
  12. eidolarr

    Acronym.

    Both times I tried to buy a J43A-GT the sellers attempted to scam me. at this point i'm not sure it was ever a real release
  13. eidolarr

    Acronym.

    I regret having slept on the J40L, haven't seen a leather jacket that interesting since. Seeing the Acronym details like the detached entry pockets done up in leather is super cool.
  14. eidolarr

    Acronym.

    Which specific iteration of the J47 did you own? I'm trying to nail this down because I'm kinda between sizes on the J1A.
  15. eidolarr

    Acronym.

    Little observations on the new P10-DS vs P10TS-DS. I noticed three differences: The P10-DS has a larger phone pocket (as I believe all the pants do these days) The P10-DS has a button rather than a snap The grosgrain(?) on the P10-DS is stitched down in the middle, unlike the P10TS-DS. For my big squat glutes, the P10TS's always flip up annoyingly, so this is a big improvement. It's possible that originally it was stitched down and the thread came loose, but I don't remember it being like that. Totally different note, can anyone gimme some info on the J47TS-GT? The product pics make it look like it fits slim for Acronym, slimmer than the J1A. Is that right? Also, is the AuxZip the new, longer size or the old smaller size?
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