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  1. Depends on what you're looking for as far as MOLLE gear. I really like Crye Precision, which has a "Smart Pouch Suite", a collection of multipurpose pouches that's good for everything from fragmentation grenades to chew packets. Plus they come in a variety of colors. https://www.cryeprecision.com/armor-equipment/smart-pouch-suite
  2. Long story short, a lot of celebrities and rappers started wearing Supreme, and along with some high profile collaborations, Supreme turned into a powerhouse when it came to reselling. It seems people are willing to pay insane amounts of money for a hat Tyler The Creator wore. Their products are of decent quality, but nothing to write home about. I guess their sweatshirts are nice. Heavyweight. It's hype- the brand image is en vogue right now. What mainly speaks to me however, is that all of the items that resell for $$$ have the logo plastered all over it, or it's a t-shirt. If you go on their webshop, the nice pieces (in my opinion) for sale are still in stock, weeks after a release. On topic; I'm a little late to the party, but I got my DAF-1s in. DHL sure took their damn sweet time, but that's life. Will keep them on ice till winter. It'll be 95 next week.
  3. Anyone in Germany know if the Lufthansa strikes are still delaying DHL stuff? I know they reached a verdict on it, but I guess there's a backlog. My AF1s are still floating around in the postal ether. USPS says they haven't received them, and DHL "says" they handed them off to USPS. My friend told me: DHL = dauert halt länger. Oy. DHL = dauert halt länger.
  4. Great counterpoints. I guess my example was more on the idea of how price gouging happens and prices tend to deflate substantially after the hype ends. Things will only go so high before people walk away from a deal. In retrospect, and reading @Cairxoxo's comment- "hype does not sustain prices" I agree is incorrect as well- Hype will sustain a certain price, but it will only go so high after a certain period of time. Eventually people will move on to the next hot thing. Maybe I'm thinking too much like a stock analyst but when we see a bump in prices due media spotlight or some other reason (Like a tweet from it's CEO, hi Tesla) it doesn't stay at that price for long. Supreme though, is a strange beast. The company basically spits in the face of it's fanbase yet continues to sell out constantly. Amazing. Unless they do something dumb like go downmarket or start franchising, I don't see the 'preme economy dying any time soon.
  5. This reminds me of a similar situation within the Porsche community, another one of my interests. If anyone is familiar, this was happening with the 911R, a distilled down "pure" and "heritage" 991 (chassis code for the latest model year) that was fairly limited. Allocations were first given out to major players with Porsche, i.e. 918 owners and people with collections that are equivalent to the GDP of a small African nation. Once the cars started trickling in, people were asking insane amounts of money for a car that was 200k out the door from Stuttgart. Anywhere from 750k to 3 million from what I recall. Same goes for the GT3 and GT3RS. What happened? Nobody bought them. A few are now sitting at 600k. Still an outrageous markup, but on par with most limited Porsches. That's the key to this situation or temporary price spike. Not a lot of people can afford a limited edition Porsche. Not a lot of people can afford (or want to buy) an ACR piece. Acronym just happens to be right outside the comfort zone of many people's purchase ranges, in my opinion. Hype may drive up prices, but hype does not sustain prices.
  6. Just a quick question, how long do you think the Paket will take? I'm hearing between a few days and 10 or so. I've been given a 12 digit tracking number, that only works on the dhl.de website. Thanks again.
  7. Found this on Youtube. Posted in 2006, now older than 10 years! It's interesting as a newcomer to see how the brand has evolved.
  8. Thanks everyone. I will relay this information. Hopefully shouldn't be too expensive. Maybe I should just write off a trip to Germany as a business expense- hah
  9. Quick question for those of you experienced in shipping: I've got a friend who is willing to send their AF1s to me from Germany. With that being said, what would be the most cost-efficient / safe way to send them via? I assume it's going to cost some cash, but I'm willing to spend the money to guarantee the safety of it. I would like the whole box. Thanks.
  10. All gone.
  11. Lime Arizona / pits of hell Real Estate I used to resell military surplus, and often times I found myself looking at the load carrying gear and plate carriers, and seeing how uniquely functional they are. When every ounce counts, there's a directive to make things as light and as functional as possible. Making yourself lighter, faster, and staying protected from hostile and environmental hazards. I really enjoyed that aspect of it, giving yourself an edge in any environment. Plus the brutalist future look of Acronym really strikes me. (I guess 90s mecha anime had something to do with that) However, living in Arizona I rarely have a need for anything more than a light windbreaker / shell for random rainy monsoon days, I've refrained from buying anything. I just stick with sneakers for now, and I enjoy looking at the technical aspects of those. There's a lot of fascinating technology that goes into a pair of Ultra Boosts or Flyknit Racers when you dig deep. I'm also a sucker for carbon composites and really light weight strong future shit. If I had to pick a car to sum up my tastes, it'd be a McLaren P1. Animal: Sunfish. They're super cool in real life.
  12. Neat. I wonder if a widespread release is soon for us who don't have access to the SubNet.
  13. Spring soon, so that means it's time to pull out the lightweight stuff. First up is the Flyknit Racer in Black / Anthracite. Note that the Flyknit upper is actually slightly grey. Makes the shoe a little bit more interesting upon closer inspection. The Racers are part of Nike's flagship running lineup. They're extremely lightweight, come in a variety of colors, and are really designed for one thing in mind: Running to win. Much like a pair of Pirelli P Zero tires for your GT3RS, these shoes suffer from longevity issues- The flyknit wears out, and from my experience, the upper is prone to breakage. I did an exchange with Nike for a pair after I blew out the toebox, after about 4 months of constant wear. But, that doesn't mean I don't like them. They're responsive, light, and great for sport or everyday wear. The triple black seems to fit in with techninja styling and the shoe offers the latest and greatest in shoe technology. I almost prefer these to my Ultra Boosts. Second. Nike Sock Dart The Sock Dart comes from a time when Nike was doing a lot of strange things. The Sock Dart is one of those strange things. I personally love the design of the Sock Dart. It comes in a variety of textiles and colorways, but retains a unique shape that is an artifact of the early 2000s. The upper is one of the first uses of a digitally knitted upper, and is sort of the pioneer shoe of the current iteration of Flyknit. The silicone strap is also the other stand out feature. This colorway reminds me of the earth tones I see around Arizona. (The sole is substantially tanner than my photo.) While I like the Sock Dart, it's cumbersome to get on, and the front tongue doesn't play well with my anterior ankle. (As seen in the photo from the bunching of the tongue) Plus I don't really know if other people will get it, or they merely think I can't tie my shoes. I'm considering purchasing the Stone Island Sock Dart collaboration. While I don't really have a need for the apparent waterproofing or the aggressive styling, it would be an interesting addition to the collection, as a reference. I'm really liking what Nike is doing these days with their collaborations and technical shoe designs. It may not be Boost or 3D printed, but they are wearable, comfortable, and have a great future / techwear look to them. I hope we see more ACR or Stone Island collaborations down the line.
  14. While perusing my local Nike store, I found a great sweatshirt / pullover / baselayer / minimart robbery hoodie. Here's a stock photo, because all the lighting in my apartment is trash: Anyway, the piece consists of a 69/31 (???) Cotton Polyester blend. No pockets, but it's light and insulates well. The zipper on the side seems to be more aesthetic, but I suppose it helps with ease of donning. The hood is cool- it covers up to about your nose, depending on how long your neck is. Perfect base layer for colder days, and you don't have to mess with an additional shemagh or gaiter. (Plus instant anonymity, a must for any modern world where cameras are everywhere, ala Psycho-Pass ) At 120 dollars it seems to hold good value- it falls just under the ACG price range. Whether it will hold up, is another question. A little bummed I can't get ACG stuff locally, as I really like to try before I buy. Guess I need to move to a big city.
  15. "This release was widely anticipated by both sneakerheads and techwear enthusiasts alike, resulting in the shoes flying off shelves and selling out immediately upon release with many hailing the shoe the best release of the year. Thankfully, it appears that the collaborations with Nike will continue, with another release slated for the spring of 2017." I wonder what this could be. More Prestos? Outerwear? Flyknit Racers with zippers? I hope they restock the Prestos at some point, really don't want to pay resale despite the prices leveling out.