Endless

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    us 9 uk 8.5 eu 43 jp 27
  1. Any intel on the gray hoodie and its pricing? Probably looking to cop grey hoodie and p10 in small (cause people ask for ridiculous prices for older smalls for whatever reasons) Also, modulars maybe? Jackets looking pretty uninteresting this season compared to my Grails from previous collections. Also when I'm at it, WTS second kidney. PM if interested
  2. How's the sizing for the P23TS? I'm a size 29 denim, 180cm tall so figured I'd need smalls. Then I came upon this horrendous styling by END...
  3. Removed partly because of bad post made late at night and beacuse I stand corrected. The point I was trying to make was not that ACR is trying to play us for money. But that exclusivity, which has become a factor of the ACR brand, automatically leads to hype and reselling which results in pieces becoming harder to acquire.
  4. Another big part of Supreme's rise to becoming the brand in the street wear community was the retail pricing of the pieces. When you see rappers wearing SLP and Raf sweaters and denim retailing for $500-$1000 a piece that stuff is already inaccessible for most people. Supreme however is not designer clothing and prices at retail are affordable for the demographic who originally made out the base of the street wear community, skaters and such. After this Supreme just played the hype/pricing game, not pricing nor producing in relation to demand but they instead kept building their hype making people compete by queuing outside of their stores due to availability being much lower than the demand. They then profited tremendously from street wear style becoming trendy, with people previously not a part of the community wanting to buy into the aesthetic and the brand without queuing outside of stores being willing to pay higher prices than retail resulting in a bidding war and the intense growth of the resale market. It's all about creating artificial value in pieces where you think a $50 tee is actually worth 5 times as much due to it's "rarity" , it's just the same business model exploited by Adidas with the Yeezy boosts, and NMDs and IMO somewhat by Acronym lately. Making something intentionally hard to acquire in order to raise it's value in the minds of consumers. Other then that Supreme's design team has also mastered the art of "referencing" to art and pop culture by stealing concepts from artists and applying them on their own pieces. Their entire logo is blatantly ripped from Barbara Kruger's (who's and amazing artist btw) art which they've admitted to but then as of late Supreme have tried to sue other artists to "protect their brand" having Kruger call them out as "uncool jokers" in an hilarious email to complex. Oh, and here's a picture I found online from one of Kruger's exhibitions, I've only been to one but I'd really recommend you guys to go if you get the chance.
  5. Didn't know that but its explains a lot.
  6. I don't disagree with you, but maybe what I feel is an inconsistency in what Errolson does as an individual and the brand direction as a whole. To me the Acronym of 2017 isn't the tattered renegade character in a cyberpunk dystopia it used to be but a member a the special forces unit deployed by the authorities. (If that makes sense) How Errolson is choosing to style for himself fits very well with the image that you describe but if you were to mix all of the three colorways and apply them to a bag you'd get the 3A-5TSR. A bag that would look completely outdated next to the last couple of 3A drops. This is probably the best analogy I can make, but I'm already paraphrasing my second post a bit much.
  7. I don't think so either, but we can't forget that these are a Nikelab collaboration and release. Maybe it was just Nike playing it safe with the first two models and restricting what the ACR team was allowed to do but they were both MASSIVE successes on the sneaker market as a whole. The LF1s were even deemed sneaker of the year by the Highsnobiety staff IIRC and for the prestos, you know you have a commercial success when this is a thing. I agree with this in some ways, maybe I should rephrase my use of aesthetic. I think the DAF1s cater perfectly to the big ACR profiles on instagram, people like @1000deaths. These guys tend to style ACR in a certain way, mixing up pieces from older and newer seasons, using custom attachments on bags and adding some DIY details. I've seen Errolson do this too, which I find quite strange TBH. Whenever I've had the chance to speak with someone withing the fashion industry they're never interested in talking about what they've done, but of what they're going to do. Most of them are already thinking a season, if not two, ahead. And I'm not talking about big fashions houses now, but smaller, independent brands. The Acronym I'm interested in is the one you find in the lookbooks. I think we've seen a change in direction since SS15 (first Nemen collab IIRC) where ACR has gone towards a "cleaner" styling that's more focused and streamlined compared to older collections. They've also been filling a lot of the gaps in the "ACR Wardrobe" with pieces like an insulator jacket, a climashield coat, baselayers, cropped pants etc. I feel like the brand itself is evolving and moving away from the aesthetic shared by long time fans and collectors which is why the DAF1s makes no sense to me. But who knows, maybe this was a final nod to anyone who owns an LJ-2. Or maybe I'm mistaken completely.
  8. Can we discuss the DAF1 and how it fits into the Acronym's series of shoes and brand aesthetic as a whole? The LFs were ACRs first footwear collaboration with Nikelabs. The shoe they created was a crazy, Frankensteinesque, remix of a Nike classic. Adding zippers for 'tactical'/functional usability much in line with the ACR design philosophy. Different materials were used and shifted between each colorway. The contrasting material/color at the heelcap was also a great addition that really set this model apart from other AF1s and balanced out the zipper attentionwise. CWs were clever, a monochromatic black w/ black contrasting and white sole for ACR fans preferring monochromatic outfits in black. The white with orange contrasting was the killer CW IMO. White is always a classic and makes for the best contrast and really shows and draws attention to the heelcap. The final CW felt rather experimental but was fun and as crazy as the model itself. Mixing black white and grey and combining red and silver with unexpected contrasts in cyan and purple. Nevertheless a great CW that works well with black pants and white tops. Then came the prestos. Compared to the LFs these are far from as radical. Once again a functional detail was added in the pull tab for the double zippers that snaps down. Other details were the patches on the sides of the toebox. Again playing with material/color contrast. Now the presto is already a functional and especially comfortable model so maybe there wasn't as much room to add stuff. IMO CWs were't as good as last time though. Bamboo is the most versatile combined with ACR but looks best with olive tees or tops. The olive CW works in the same type of outfits, this is the killer CW though, showing of the shapes of the shoe more clearly due to to the white sole. The neon volt/lava CW was this models multi. The neons were far from as creative as the LF1 multi though. And looks like a generic Nike model IMO. None of the CWs are great for a monochomatic, all black, outfit though. The first two work with ACRs line of RAF green pieces but that's pretty much it. Now comes the DAF1s. If the LFs were crazy these are insane. There's a AF1 under there somewhere, but it's mainly the toebox, sole and swoosh that's recognizable to be honest. Now I could discuss the shape of this shoe for hours but let's just say I didn't like it at first but have grown accustomed to it. By far the weakest of the three IMO but the most unique one for sure. I can't say anything about the functionality since I haven't tried it out but once again they added straps and zippers to a laced shoe which seems to be ACR design norm by now. The CWs are what disappoints me with this. Starting out with the white sole & swoosh this seems to be the followup to olive. I hope they come with black laces, cause the olive really bothers me here. My main issue with this CW though is the white part of the toebox. It really doesn't flatter the shape of the shoe at all and it clashes with the swosh, ruining its directional effect. This CW takes me back to the LJ-2, a style I feel ACR left a long time ago now. The black CW I assume comes with black laces as an alternative. The golden/brass colored zipper feels like a really odd choice though. It looks nothing like what they've used in the past and clashes somewhat with the blue/icy sole. This CW would be the monochromatic version, but I'm not sure this would blend in well with all-black / RAF ACR fits nearly as well as previous models. Now the red contrast CW is this models experimental and in the fitpic from SS17 and on feet it actually looks quite good compared to what I expected. The zipper is black and doesn't draw attention from the buckle, which is after all the part making this shoe unique at first glance. The translucent sole features a warmer tone that will work better than the blue one with olive / RAF colored tops. The red however is a contrast color I wouldn't have expected ACR to use. Bright reds with black easily look gaudy, and always reminds me of Balmains SS15. I don't think it works at all here and it feels like an uncreative choice IMO. A reflective silver coating as a nod to the silvery 3A bags or a pattern of some kind would've made this CW amazing but as it is I find it somewhat repulsive tbh. Sorry for the long text but as a design student I have education in things like color and shape theory and I get really analytical whenever it comes to aesthetics. I just don't understand who this is for. The shape feels to experimental and alien to attract the general public like the last two models did but none of the colorways doesn't fit into existing ACR wardrobes, at least from what I can tell. What are you guys' opinions? Will you be buying these? And would you still be if they weren't ACR branded?
  9. Some of the stuff is amazing for this. Love my P10 and SS-J25 combo. The perfect softshell jacket and pants made to allow for karate kicks both will protect you from the seasons and with a neck gaiter you'll look like a proper criminal urban explorer. The SS-J25 hood is also one of the best ones I've seen, the cut is amazing.
  10. Speaking of Belts, 4Dimension included this belt (cc-1) in their first 2017 drop. It features a Cobra buckle and MOLLE webbing + option to attach a separate bag from the same drop directly to the belt. Aesthetically and functionwise it seems in line with the ACR/techninj style. Unfortunately it's sold out atm but the success they've had with some of their new products (mostly the modulars) make me think they'll be reissuing them down the line. http://www.4dimensionapparel.com/product/cc-1
  11. Alyx Rollercoaster belt or any other belt with a Cobra buckle would be the obvious choice (there are tons on ebay). I'd recommend a wider belt though, the one I got (2.5cm/1") for my p10s feels a bit thin and in hindsight I would really prefer something more sturdy. I guess this comes down to what model you plan using it with but just measure and the belt loops and you should be fine. I think the ones Errolson wear are from Bagjack but someone please correct me if I'm wrong on this.
  12. To be honest I think he did a lazy job on this one. It's just the presto uppers with the Hurarache cage & sole. Response was mostly negative when he tried promoting it in the FB group. I really like some of the colorways though, especially the grays. Would be awesome to see ACR releasing pieces in a slate gray/concrete colorway. Kind of like the J43-K from the Nemen collab. I'm definitely down for some P10-DS in a lighter gray, would be a great match for a white shirt or w/e. EDIT: Realized it sounds like I'm shit-talking the guy without adding anything constructive. Presentation was good and all, just wishing he did something a bit more interesting. I'm sure he could come up with some amazing concepts if he did a more thorough study of Acronym's design language/vision and applied it to Nike silhouette not yet touched by Errolson and the ACR team.
  13. Could someone please take a picture of how the jacketsling-eque strap in the LA7-DS is supposed to be tied? Got mine with it untied and all my attempts keeps undoing themselves XD
  14. Living in Sweden (it get's pretty cold here) I've been super happy with my Nike SFBs this fall. Picked them up about a month ago and they've received a lot of wear since but I will probably swap them out for something warmer once we get a real layer of snow. Super comfy, good looking, affordable, stays dry and can take a beating. Can do nothing but recommend them. My pair are the ones called "Nike Special Field", so not the 8" version but a bit shorter. They're not thick at all though, insulation comes from your socks and heat trapped in the shoes, but also from the thick, sneaker-style, sole.
  15. 11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi x Salomon collab. Not quite as good as the instapump furies they did with 24Kilates but still got that 11 Future/tech/street vibe going. Not sure about the functionality here but iirc Salomon are branded as "performance/activity" shoes so hopefully they'll be mad comfy to wear on the move. They come in black and white too but the greens are by far the best colorway IMO. Got that postapocalyptic distressing that will look great with ACR RAF colored items. Kind of pricy though so I still haven't decided on preordering yet. Preorder Edit: More pictures here