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Northwest last won the day on August 7

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About Northwest

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  • Birthday December 25

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  • biography:
    Information sponge and vintage picker.
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    Photography, film, marketing, and visual evaluation.
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  • denim
    size 36
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    us 9 uk 8.5 eu 43 jp 27
  1. 116740 APPROVED SHOES

    Not recent, but the new Puma Han Kjobenhavn's came out and I really liked the pair my friend picked up so I want digging. These feel very desert punk in a good way; black is subtler? And then I am posting the Puma x UEG's as well because they are a funny precursor to the Off-White hooplah and text on shoes in particular. Images off of Grailed. I preferred the lows, but the highs are for sale.
  2. 116740 APPROVED SHOES

    Adidas NMD TS-1 in Shock Green. Both this and the blacked out Goretex version I posted above are releasing at midnight on the Adidas website as the 5th turns to the sixth, so midnight tomorrow.
  3. 116740 APPROVED SHOES

    Adidas keeps putting out tech-like heaters. Foot version of SISP glitch knits have to be inbound if they can do this sort of thing.
  4. 116740 APPROVED SHOES

    Heavily cosign the combo of boost and primeknit, but a warning that the breathability of the other Goretex NMDs I have is limited. Would be better as a winter shoe than a fall shoe depending on local conditions. Summer is a no go.
  5. Acronym.

    Touche touche. I suppose I was being optimistic. I could only go the acronym route because I had a steady job with no cost of living and I could buy used, which is essentially making decisions with my parent's money as well even if it wasn't literally taking money out of a wallet or using their credit card. Always wondered about the kids I knew on MMORPGs that chose to do that. Just couldn't imagine choosing that knowing the confrontation that would inevitably arrive. Also, to clarify for the thread, the cargo shorts are the SP1TS-S. Someone did a good job showing them on grailed (https://www.grailed.com/listings/959299-acronym-sp1ts-s) but I can edit this post with images later today. Friend is currently holding them because I prefer to do local consignment rather than sending things all over. Means there's the possibility I might see them out in the wild again! Which is my favorite part of selling these pieces to locals.
  6. Acronym.

    ...have you met this community dipshit? It's a lot of younger people learning how to handle their finances while balancing a passion for clothing, which means it ends up leaning clothing rather than cash because no one makes their best decisions at that age. I don't disagree that finances are important and there are other ways to live your life, but you'll see more people make the decision to pursue clothing than real estate on this site. What a fucking surprise.
  7. Acronym.

    Makes me happy to come through on the day of a drop and see things haven't changed as much as I thought. Yeah, prices are worse. Yeah, the resell game is atrocious. Yeah, the styling can sometimes suck shit through a hose but we can all be here and talk patterning, materials, fit, and styling potential. Ended up out of the game on ACR. 3A-6TS and attachments are going with a friend to LA, 3A-3TS is with the first offline sufu homie, E-J28 has a home with the best technical designer I know, DS-KA3 went to a young art dude with a lot of potential opportunities on the horizon, I grew out of my DS-LA3 in the shoulders, P16A-S are with a dancer who like to move in them, and the cargo shorts are the only piece I have grown out of that doesn't have someone eyeing them yet. I am def over being clothes rich cash poor. It was time for that awhile ago but its happening now. If there's anyone for whom those cargo shorts are a grail lemme know. Not a sale so much as a thank you to this community. Daniel sold them to me a long time ago, and always sold stuff in this marketplace for less than it was worth just because he was that dude. I would not have had the kind of access to Acronym that I had without the choice he made to strike a balance between profit and community. Hope that survives these darker days.
  8. what are you watching today?

    https://youtu.be/7yxe2BaVW8E Thoroughly enjoyed this, probably ending up in my top ten for the year. https://youtu.be/wvMja-moAlE Stranger than fiction about fiction. Not for everyone, would be fine on a smaller screen. The most interesting aspect of this story, for me, remains untold.
  9. Acronym.

    Foil has arrived. Get there before the others do. https://acrnm.com/products/3A-1-BLK_NA https://acrnm.com/products/3A-1-SVR_NA https://acrnm.com/products/3A-3TS-BLK_NA https://acrnm.com/products/3A-3TS-SVR_NA https://acrnm.com/products/3A-5TS-BLK_NA https://acrnm.com/products/3A-5TS-SVR_NA https://acrnm.com/products/3A-6TS-FOIL_NA
  10. what are you watching today?

    Ghibli does it again is almost all that needs to be said at this point. When Marnie Was There retains the signature animation style of the legendary company while treading new emotional ground for the studio. Time conflicts lead to seeing the English dub rather than the subbed version (as with Kaguya, often a mistake). So much is lost in translation, and ends up making discussion of emotions in the English script particularly cringe-worthy. However, the English credits song was both beautiful and fit the film. Animation highlights: anything slice of life Ghibli does so well. They make cutting tomatoes (literally slicing life, oh ho ho) so geometrically pleasant its uncanny. Self-referential sketcher (protagonist) and painter (pivotal side character) are fun to watch, because you are watching animators animate the movements used in part to create the film. Characters row boats across the water with perfect form. There's a huge storm at one point and Ghibli has always made nature and its dangers larger than life and all the more exciting for having done so. Movie Mechanics: Focuses on the internal journey of the protagonist, which remains difficult in cinema when you choose not to adopt a visual metaphor (ie. Inside Out). When Marnie Was There adopts one fairly early in, but late enough that it has to rely on movie shorthand that contradicts the films intentions (ie. character speaks aloud negative emotions because we've eliminated facial expressions because of her emotional state, making her voicing these emotions aloud even more unbelievable). Recurring themes: a manifesto of Ghibli itself: when you choose to preserve something you love (be that a person, place, or thing), that choice rewards you. But it is its ability to open conversation with others across the chasm of time that is its greatest power and reward. Besides this, adolescent/artist's journey to accept who you are, where you come from, and the nature of your own personal blessings and curses. Acceptance of that paradox that they are both the road and the barrier to your future.
  11. Did not understand the hype on these until I finally clicked through and realized they weren't two different colorways. Nike's Satue of Liberty ideas have always been interesting. Best one was where the outer paint actually cracked off with use to reveal the orangey/copper color. Edit: These guys! Promotion at the time was sick: had some skateboarder go out and ride the shit out of them. Cheapest pairs on the bay now are a size 12 at $150.00 (current bid) and a size 10 at $200.00 bin.
  12. what are you watching today?

    Please go see this...so disappointing to have one other person with me in the theater today. This is a thorough examination of the evolution of the business/commercialization of hip hop fashion and who profited from that commercialization. The glaring omissions with regard to legendary individual dressers only serve to remind you how easy it is for someone else to profit off of you. Also features excellent discussion of how, when it comes down to it, class is the most insidious force in the world of fashion and psychology of consumption.
  13. films you're looking forward to seeing

    Preview already has scenes that are now stuck in my head. Curious if the whole movie can deliver.
  14. Clothing for The Great Outdoors

    Japan exclusives continue to produce envy.
  15. what are you watching today?

    Been a good week for movies. Plenty of reviews out there. I happily agree that this is a return to what Pixar does best. Succeeded as a comedy (credit for that goes to the writers, as with most American comedy). Rocky is passable. Soundtrack could have gone for deeper cuts but the emotional pull of music anyone with a casual interest in hip hop would know is no surprise considering. No desire to forgive its synthetic "meme" montage nor its use of "hacking" (jfc stop with this shit. It isn't cinematic and it's lazy writing). Cue zero people surprised that I thoroughly enjoyed this.