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  1. The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    FS: Two pairs of P13-S Size M: One black, typical ETA fading, one Raf Green (has small holes by right pocket, and a fade spot that I haven't tried to take out yet). I have the bags, at least one spec sheet, somewhere. 400 or best raisin-able offer for 'em both, I just don't fit in them anymore and I never really fit in them that well in the first place. Will send pics to those who are interested in.

    I kinda liked the pants, but the NIKE and ACG reflecto screenprint kills them.
  3. Acronym.

    So what do you do about the inevitable pilling, the interior "fuzz" coming off in wear areas? I used to like outlier a lot for getting into work, but the longevity of them is about a year and change before they start looking like they need to be tossed.
  4. Urban Techwear

    Man, I got some pants at Uniqlo the other day for 20 bucks that are basically the same exact thing as those. https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/men-dry-cropped-jogger-pants-188215.html?dwvar_188215_color=COL09#start=9&cgid=men-activewear-bottoms Sure they're not Scholler or Dryskin, but they're fine for riding a bike into work.

    I checked out the stuff at Mercer and while there's improvements, I still didn't really feel like I wanted to buy anything. IMO the hooded sweatshirt was the best thing there. The pants had nice covered seams, got rid of those awful chair ruining back pocket zippers, but the branding + contrast vent color on the black pants were a no go. They are also really heavy, and not in a good "this will last for ever" way. 250 was too rich for my blood for the compromises. The shoes were ok, but I'd rather get something more utilitarian than a string shoe. T-shirts were whatever to crap. Poncho was whatever.
  6. Acronym.

    Uh, getting the original prices of the clothes is literally a google search away. Do people really just sit on grailed all day and think "hmm, this seems worth it?"

    I would bet you all the money in the universe that if the poncho had a little ACRNM velcro tab on it, and made with Goretex instead of mystery DWR, people on this very forum would be paying over a grand for it within seconds of release. Shit, people will probably do that anyways.
  8. Acronym.

    I'm going to go off on a tangent here from resellers and try to tackle one of the biggest issues I feel like exists in the "techwear community"/"brand ambassadors"/etc. All feelings personal and feel free to debate me on any of this. It's also a bit stream of consciousness so sorry for rambling. Let's push back to another fashion subculture like the old 60s Mod community. The brand of the day was definitely was someone like Fred Perry, but there were many more options in style (with suits or casual) and aspects that would have someone be into. Mod niche was able to continue on through a music scene, the scooters, and to a lesser extent, doing amphetamines at your local dance hall. As dumb as it sounds, it at least had something defining other than clothing. You also had to work harder than throwing $3k usd at Acronym to be "the shit." Getting a little philosophical here but, what's another united tie/outlet of Techwear other than buying stuff/talking about buying stuff? There's no binding music style (Uhh, Burial is cool for the Acronym ads?)/art movement (I guess maybe glitch? Lifting stuff from TDR in the 90s? Brutalist concrete design from the late 60s/early 70s? Cyberpunk anime (which is very very dorky to most))/source of creativity (minus a very few people getting into learning how to sew or use cobra buckles)/activity (wearing 800 dollar action man pants to post on computer doesn't count)/political movement (Yeah, no, we don't need to go there). I'm not saying that there needs to be a total encompassing ethos, but I feel without something else, the concept of just being an instagram beast who posts the latest drop with some dslr shots becomes extremely shallow for what the look is trying to portray (badass ninja mans in future gears, which is definitely the effect that Acronym is advertising with their videos of punchy-kicky, promo shots of Errolson staring at samurai armor, etc). People aren't as hard repelled by off-beat designers Yohji/CDG mainline/what have you, where the design in of itself is the ultimate goal. I repeatedly say "they're just clothes" to try to steer it into more of a thought that it's the design in of itself that should just be appreciated, rather than becoming the aforementioned badass ninja man.
  9. Acronym.

    Beserker barrage? Up armored?! C'mon man, it's just a brand of clothing.
  10. Acronym.

    The 25DS and the J1TS are kind of cute, but not worth blowing that amount of cash on them versus the older seasons. Everything else is a pretty hard pass. Maybe I'm just getting old?
  11. Acronym.

    He sure is invested in his product for trying to charge 1350 for one of the more bland acronym coats that's missing the jacket sling. He's also not really that funny, but w/e.
  12. Acronym.

    If you want to stay dry in the rain for extended periods of time, I suggest a PVC rain suit, but they usually don't have an iPhone pocket.
  13. Acronym.

    I feel bad for those who need to continually consume a brand as a part of their personal image, no matter how well thought out it is, or how cool the clothes are.
  14. 116740 APPROVED SHOES

    Brings too many memories of the Nike Shox for me.
  15. Acronym.

    I look forward to your reselling on ebay + grailed