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  1. arcteryx veilance

    Had a guy from Arc'teryx check through the list of SS19 products, and there wasn't anything that isn't AR, IS, all the labels and product names we know. Looking at these photos, that ain't running gear, either. (Does look like Shakedry, but a coat like that isn't for running.) So, some updates to the line, a bit of an expansion, and surprise, I was told again that a women's range should be coming soon, is what I'd expect. (Of course, may well be proven wrong if there is more from Melagence. I'm tempted to blame it on some misunderstanding, though.
  2. arcteryx veilance

    Well, now it would really be high time for a business suit marathon...
  3. arcteryx veilance

    If you're in Europe: The FO in Parndorf also has them. (Not sure of price anymore.) Black Field Jacket recently went down to 600 Euro; Monitor Down are there; quite a lot of merino wool T's...
  4. arcteryx veilance

    Hahahaha
  5. arcteryx veilance

    That rolling duffle looks like (the?) one they showed at outdoors/sports fairs, as a kind of travel equipment for adventurers/climbers. So, yeah, +1 on how it should also be in mainline
  6. arcteryx veilance

    +1. Heard that recently, too
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    Re. shoes: Even Icebug, which have one of the best sticky rubber compounds in their sole, can slip on the polished marble in some city / subway tiles... Glad to see another pair of Unico
  8. arcteryx veilance

    Man. FO store in the Designer Outlet in Parndorf got in quite a bit. Galvanic, Indisce 3/4, Voronoi AR, Anode Comp. Nomin V1... Even put some of the jackets into the shop window - and store manager told me they do get quite many people inside from that (aside from those of us who know to go there). Some are factory seconds only, but still...
  9. arcteryx veilance

    I have a (also? mainly? ... it's been a while... video) review of Spec Shirt and Stealth pants online. The Operand shirt is similar in material, but quite a bit less unique. Zippered cuffs? Similar (and why I mention) with the Stealth pants: One of the earliest Windstopper pants, quite an ordinary look, and then the "cargo" pockets over the front of the upper legs. Already a very Veilance design in angularity, but also a rather useful design. (This F/W Field Pants are quite close to the material and looks, though. Would love to have them, but I'd need a sponsor :-p )
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    Sorry, hadn't been here in a while. Blog posts to write, videos to cut I've worn them in typhoons in Hong Kong and now Osaka, made sure I splashed through the water, never had any issues. Pic isn't even completely OT, they are combined there with the summer Voronoi pants
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    Re. shoes: Recommendations you might not get easily, but I've come to really like (and not just - full disclosure - because I have a kind of relationship with those brands: got shoes from them to test thoroughly): Icebug and Naglev. Icebug are Swedish, best known for their obstacle course racing and similar outdoorsy shoes, but they also make (imo) great sneakers. NOW4 look great to me, with a bit of an asymmetric cut to the laces, white sole on black leather upper (in the model I have) - and the sole is a proprietary rubber of theirs which has great grip, plus they come with "Bugweb" which adds extra studs for walking on ice..... Naglev is an Italian startup, their Unico shoe is light hiking-inspired (so, a bit stronger, heavier), with a light sole similar to a Salomon Speedcross and a black Kevlar upper, among other features. Will review both soon.
  12. arcteryx veilance

    Re. China and pricing: Head of a factory in China that does high-end stuff is an acquaintance; they market themselves by their skill and are able to produce to the standards of a Veilance. Cheap production has been moving away from China for a while now, actually. Also, if you wanted to know what's going on, you should look towards the corporation that owns Arcteryx (and Suunto, Wilson, Precor, iirc... lots of sports brands). Digitally connected devices (i.e. Suunto sports watches) and Arc/Veilance are/were supposed to be major foci for them. Suunto hasn't been working out so well recently, but Arc/Veilance seems to be. And that being a publicly traded corporation, it's easy to find some info, very hard to get other, but very clear that they are looking to maximize shareholder value. So, if people are willing to buy at the prices they ask, there ya go.
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    Finally got to handle a few more pieces in Japan. 11 days there, 9+ days wearing the Field OS. Only time I didn't wear it was when I was on a trail, not in a city. Liked it before (well, or I wouldn't have bought it), love it now. Passport in upper left pocket, notebook in upper right, smartphone (and JR Pass) lower left, camera lower right - all set. Maybe I should go for one of my video reviews of it, but they are so few and far between for fashion/Veilance, given how little I can afford of it...
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    Interesting. Arc' outlet in Parndorf, Austria, still has Component shirts in neptune(?) and black, *one* Field Jacket, Doeln in neptune (blue), and got in two Monitor down coats. Some shorts, too... Maybe still a Mionn pullover. (Not much in all, and that very mixed.)
  15. arcteryx veilance

    Why do you think these are fakes? (Not that it weren't odd, with the description apparently auto-translated)... btw, saw some "Veilance" pieces on second-hand luxury fashion website Vestiaire. Were mainly mainline pieces (and particularly funny since the offers included some women's jackets)