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  1. On the topic of J61 sizing, have any of you guys that sized TTS found that it tents out oddly in the middle of the back? Any fix for this besides the drawcord? I'm in between sizes and went with the larger size for the extra length. I found TTS to be slightly too cropped (hits above mid-thigh) but ymmv. Sizing up worked out well, I found it drapes better and makes for more of a flow-y silhouette. I agree with the above poster that the J61 is quite tight in the shoulders, but I also feel this is the case for many of the more recent models (J1A-GT, J43A-GT, J53TS-GT etc.). Overall, the J61 far exceeded expectations and is one of my favorites for the season as well. It packs up very nicely into a WS burrito.
  2. Seems like a typo for LA6B-DS
  3. WTB: - S16-WS Medium - J57TS-SS Medium - J25-WS Medium - GT-J29 Medium - J43-K Dust, Medium - P20-S Black, Small IC on items I've outgrown: - J1TS-S Black, Small - J1TS-S Raf, Small - J1A-GT Small - GT-J22 Small - DS-HD2 Black, Medium
  5. Posting to air a grievance about this seller: I PM'd him several months back with direct interest in purchasing several items of his (at his stated asking price). He replied saying that he would send back photos, and that he would be happy to work out a deal. I sent another few PM's over the course of a few weeks asking for updates, to which he finally replied he would send photos again (which he never ended up doing). After that, he has since ignored all of my subsequent inquiries in the past few months. @henrisan if you sold the items to someone else, or decided to keep them, at least have the courtesy of replying to your other interested buyers to let them know the situation.
  6. Haha I'll bite. I agree with you guys, I probably worded my last post too strongly but you're picking at semantics and missing the point I think it's common sense that any business will aim to achieve a certain margin over cost of sales to stay profitable. Just trying to emphasise that the market and brand position that Acronym has achieved for itself plays a big factor in the higher prices this season. It's not just because of extra grids of tech-sys and whatnot. People tend to forget that Acronym is a luxury brand and pricing does work differently in this market space.
  7. Somebody else has said this before: the price reflects the market position, no more no less. The brand can price its goods higher than before simply due to its market command, especially following the wave of interest it's received lately. This is even before factoring in any real increases in cost (labour, materials, factory overhead, R&D / design work and such). I can see where you're coming from, but there's no use trying to attribute the price hike to some extra rows of webbing (or in the case of the J47R, the Raccagni zip) and so forth. Also, if you're worried about prices now, just wait until you see next season
  8. You shouldn't be so presumptuous, the limited production quantities is not a deliberate business decision to generate hype/exclusivity; Errolson has explicitly said as much several times over the years. Here's an excerpt from an interview from just last April: Regarding subnet, here's another quote:
  9. Nicely said!
  10. Great, well thought-out post and I can definitely appreciate and agree with your perspective on several topics, especially the latter half (some excellent imagery there). You brought up some great examples on some of the trends that have fizzled out in recent years too; fashion is and has always been a cyclical and trend-dictated industry, and I completely agree that it is a fickle/sensitive market. That's why in previous posts, I was advocating the idea that price-inflating or price-gouging our sales posts (for Acronym goods) might have lasting, detrimental effects on the overall market. I just didn't think that the clothing industry should be compared with the luxury auto industry at all; the former is accessible and "affordable" to essentially anybody while the latter is almost strictly catered to the middle-upper class and wealthier - hence, the purchase decisions would be quite dissimilar, hobbyist/collector or not. Isn't it much more relevant to compare Acronym with Supreme, than with a high-end sports car? I suppose we'll just have to wait and see what happens with Acronym; I'm hoping not your worst case scenario. Edit: Deleted some paragraphs for brevity
  11. Just a heads-up: there's been an influx of fakes on several different sales platforms (Grailed, Yahoo Japan Auctions, eBay) lately. J1A-GT: J43-GT: and We've seen the fake J1A-GT several times already, but I suspect with the recent hype, we might start to see lots more imitations (including different models; maybe even trousers and bags soon) being churned out in the near future. Might be a good idea to start a catalogue of what fakes are out there, including any discernible differences (lack of microgrid backer, wrong pull tabs etc.)
  12. This is an interesting example but I think you're over-generalizing and while the scenarios may seem comparable on paper, the ideas you bring up really don't apply here in the same way. You simply can't compare the purchasing power/habits of people looking to buy a high-end vehicle with the purchasing power/habits of people looking to buy luxury clothing. The reality is that both the product and their respective consumer bases are entirely different. Even if we ignore the obvious price discrepancies (i.e. $100K+ vs $1K+), the two markets just operate and are served in very different ways; involving very different customer decision-making. We live in a generation where the public is becoming increasingly fashion-conscious (byproduct of the internet, social media exposure, celebrity impact and so-forth). As a result, people are more willing to spend disposable income on fashion items. Even a student working a minimum-wage job might save up a month's income, or -- god forbid -- take out a credit card loan, to purchase that Acronym jacket or bag that he/she wants. The point is, for somebody who really wants something in the luxury clothing market, they can (and probably will) find a way to make ends meet. Regarding your idea that "Hype may drive up prices, but hype does not sustain prices" - again, the fashion industry is just a different animal. As mentioned in this thread already, just take a look at the resell value of Supreme goods, or even Yeezy's (or other coveted sneakers), over the last few years and you'll see that your comment doesn't hold true.
  13. I'm not complaining about the price spike, I'm just trying to demonstrate that there are lasting effects from posting these kinds of sales listings since it feeds the resell culture that's becoming more pervasive. We've gotten to this point only because people keep posting higher and higher prices. I just figured as a community here, we can try to avoid aggravating this problem since it doesn't help any of us that are actually into the brand for the long run (for the reasons I mentioned in my previous posts). You've been a helpful dude to the community all along, what does the $4.5K post really accomplish? It's potentially more damaging than you might expect, satire or not. I personally have nothing against you selling high, sell it privately or set the price lower and field offers instead?
  14. I would be inclined to agree with you guys, but if you've been monitoring Grailed (or other sales platforms) at all, you'll see that the demand is very much real despite the price barrier you guys are mentioning. Acronym has amassed a cult status as of late, especially given so much social media exposure, and it clearly shows. A J47A-GT sold in a matter of minutes for $2,500 just the other day; each time an absurd sale like this occurs, it sets a new precedent for the market "value" of the item; which only fuels the hype/resell culture even further. The Supreme example might not be perfect but in my opinion it's highly relevant. In spite of any price barrier you guys might think exists, I'm virtually certain that when Acronym restocks 3A bags or any of the hyped goretex jackets (J1A, J28, J36, J47A), they're going to be bought up instantly (and a good portion will go to resellers). The demand is very real, and the reselling / price gauging (like @CARLOOA is inadvertently doing) is just making the situation much worse for all of us that are into Acronym for its intrinsic value rather than the hype. It might be a bubble, but given the short supply, prices are not coming down anytime soon; at least not for the hyped goods. Anyway, the trolls are out in full effect now and it seems there's no stopping them
  15. I know this post was probably made as a joke, but it really is this mindset that's gotten us here in the first place. Sellers keep pushing the envelope with extravagant prices, hoping to one-up the previous highest sales price. With the short supply and growing demand, a hyped item (like a 3A bag) might sell for a ridiculous price and the cycle then repeats and gets worse. It's obvious that this is causing a lot of resellers to flock to the brand, and it's gotten pretty bad already (i.e. the DAF release). For those of us who have been long-term fans/customers, I hope that you guys might reconsider publicly posting these kinds of extreme listings. In the short term, you might potentially benefit from high sales prices, but in the long run it'll cause more harm to everyone than good. For example, as prices are driven higher, more resellers (and hypebeasts) will come to the brand; which will make it a lot more difficult to actually buy the items we want at release. I'm also sure we're due for very significant price hikes given the resale market, so we're going to end up paying substantially more (whether at retail or resale) to continue buying the brand. It's probably too late to make much of an impact, but it'd be nice if those of us here make an effort to not exacerbate the resell/hype culture we're seeing lately with crazy sales listings