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  1. CARLOOA

    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    Size on the 63a?
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    Acronym.

    Look horrible. Lack of confidence is visible. Honestly though, and this goes for a lot of people, if you can’t tell if it fits AND IT’S IN YOUR HANDS, should you be copping this stuff? Also, if you’re on the fence and simply trying to get someone to tell you, “yeah, keep ‘em.” Sorry, we all need some psychological push sometimes.
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    Acronym.

    It’s clout harvesting. Just kidding, it’s the FW drop that a retailer gave to someone that they shouldn’t have.
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    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    WTS P10A-E, black, medium, 9.5/10 no perceptible wear with everything, $1150 CONUS shipped.
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    Acronym FAQ

    DON'T WANNA LOCK—SO PLEASE DON'T ADD UNRELATED STUFF OR RANDOM COMMENTARY TO THIS THREAD. ACRNM INFO IS FINE! RE: THE FAQ, PLEASE RESPOND WITH ACRONYM SPECIFIC CHANGES PM CORRECTIONS/ADDITIONS TO SECTIONS. I WILL REVISE AS NEEDED. DISCLAIMER: ERLSN doesn’t really verify a lot of this so it’s largely speculation as to internal Acronym labeling etc. Where do I buy these sick garmz? See vendor thread, BST thread, eBay, Facebook BST, and Grailed. When is stuff released? SS20XX~Middle of March–Beginning of April, FW20XX–20XX+1 Middle of September–Beginning of October. Do other sites carry 3A stuff? Not since SS16. Only ACRNM.COM, drops intermittently in addition to around the time of general line releases. Why is the retail price/resale so high? Health-goth and athleisure is so last year—WGSN said techwear is in, duh. Supply and demand—that and the importers have to pay duties. Can I get my duties down? Look for Voyager's post in page ~355–360. If you have particular questions, you can ask me. What do current names mean? XXX-X Current Naming Convention for Garments: 1. First X: (CP) CaPe/cloak? [unverified] (H) Hat (J) Jacket (KA) Kurz/short Arm (LA) Lang/long Arm (P) Pant (NG) Neck Gaiter (S) Shirt/Sweater (SP) Short Pant (SM) SheMagh 2. Second X: number design indicator 3. Third X: (A) Advanced [unverified] usually indicates additional features (B) Beta; alternative version? A/B? [unverified] version reflects pared down variant—these variants also do not suggest release precedence : P24A preceded the P24 (H) Heavyweight [unverified] reflects a heavier fall winter iteration of a summer release (R) Raccagni/Reverse Seam/Revised [unverified]—could conceivably indicate revised but the jacket may have a generation indicator also. (TS) TecSys 4. Fourth X: Fabric/origin designator [seems to be focused on the main fabric rather than the insulation in some cases] (AK) Cashllama; Alti-Knits (BR) Cotton; BRugnoli (C) Cotton; various OEM textile manufacturers [unverified] (CH) Works Industrial Twill Confoederatio Helvetica (Swiss Confederation); Schoeller (DS) Dryskin; Schoeller [sometimes high density nylon jersey; unknown OEM textile manufacture; some pants come with Heavyweight designations; unverified] (E) Epic amphibious cotton; Nextec (FO) Gore-Tex Infinium [Film-Out]; W.L. Gore (GT) Gore-Tex; W.L. Gore; Pro 3L and 2.5L variants; W.L. Gore (GTPL) Gore-Tex with Paclite Technology; W.L. Gore (GTV) Gore-Tex Volt [unverified] 2.5L; W.L. Gore (K) Nemen experimental 3L; Komatsu [unverified] (KM) Alti-Knits Merino [unverified] (KR) Cashmere/KashmiR; unknown textile OEM (L) Leather backed with a Komatsu membrane; unknown leather OEM (LP) Loro Piana Storm System; Loro Piana (MP) MultiPrene; unknown OEM textile manufacturer (PB) Gore-Tex Film-out with ShakeDry experimental 2L; PutzBrunn [unverified, W.L. Gore had some positions there]; W.L. Gore (PS) Polartec PowerStretch, Polartec (PX) Polartec Alpha; Polartec [maybe refers to PerteX face fabric? Unverified] (S) Cotton; EtaProof Stotz (SS)WB-400 Schoeller SoftShell (WS) WindStopper; W.L. Gore Can you tell me about the comparable fabrics? Pant Fabrics (CH) schoeller microtwill is cotton and aramid blend, mild fire-resistance [don’t know if it’s legitimate FR like some combat pants; you’re welcome to test for the culture] some iterations treated with coldblack UV/heat protection (DS) schoeller dryskin is nylon; HD jersey is nylon as well (S) stotz etaproof is long staple cotton; be aware there are different weights between the pants and jackets and also among the different seasons/iterations. Fabric Qualities: Weather Protection: (S)>(CH)>(DS) Breathability: (DS)>(CH>(S Fabric weight is (CH)>(S)>(DS) Colorfastness: (DS)>(CH)>(S). Abrasion resistance: (CH)/(S)>(DS). Stretch: (DS) [4 way]>(CH) [2 way minimal]>(S) [none]. Jacket Fabrics (FO) ePTFE air permeable membrane/face fabric, nylon backer. (GT) Gore Tex Pro: fully nylon construction, 3L microgrid backer, air permeable ePTFE membrane, nylon face fabric. Gore Tex/ Gore Tex Volt: 2.5L fully nylon construction, printed backer, air permeable ePTFE membrane, nylon face fabric. (WS) 2.5L fully nylon construction, air/water permeable ePTFE membrane, printed backer, nylon face fabric. (S) stotz etaproof is long staple cotton. Fabric Qualities Weather protection: (GT)/(FO)>(WS)>(S). Breathability: (S)>(WS)>(FO)>(GT). Colorfastness: (GT)/(WS)/ (FO) >(S). Abrasion resistance: (GT)>(WS)>(S)>(FO) What do all these weird features do? (AUX ZIP) liner integration. (CABLETAPE) cable management feature on the arms of some early softshells (ESCAPEZIP) YKK proprietary zip that allows for quick doffing with a pull at the collar termination of the zipper. (INTEROPS) right back side water resistant zip for interfacing with 3a bags usually terminated at the hem with press buttons (SOUND) cable routing for headphones. (TEC SYS) standard molle attachment webbing for external attachment. (FORCE LOCK) Velcro backed magnetic strip for holding IEMs on collar (JACKETSLING) sling for wearable carrying jacket without holding it, consists of a slider, pull, and elastic. Newer models feature backside carry rather than the interior carry. (SPEEDLOCK) shockcord hem that allows one handed tightening, webbing pull. (GRAVITY POCKET) two way 5mm zipped pockets on the interior forearm arm that feature a in-sleeve press pocket that allow for item deployment with a swift downward motion. How do I wash this stuff? Use technical fabric wash. It's water based and doesn't leave residue that affect the fabric characteristics. Generally: For jackets: single wash cold, double rinse. For (S)/(CH): single wash gentle cycle, no spin. Don’t reapply DWR, proprietary coatings. For (DS): single wash cold, double rinse. Don’t reapply DWR, proprietary coatings. For (GT)/(WS): Everything is DWR'd, this is a coating on the face fabric that allows the water to bead out. With abrasion this comes off, to reactivate wash, reapply, and depending on what DWR, tumble dry or iron. I use Grangers. A word on waterproofing Waterproof is a marketing term. Water resistance is generally the operative language in determining a fabric's resistance to water ingress. Those 10K ratings on weather gear measure the resistance of a small piece of fabric against a certain height of static water. Like, come on, if you're under ~32 feet of water you've got different issues. As such, it's meaningless in most situations. Windstopper and Stotz are shower proof; I think Stotz takes something like ~700mm of water under static pressure before appreciable ingress. While I'm saying that Acronym gear is sufficient for most applications, you have to understand its limitations. Acronym will be no more weather resistant than other outdoor and will likely be worse than purpose designed inclement weather gear. To wit, the zips are sometimes the YKK aquaseal but they're not like a drybag—there will be ingress if you're open ocean yachting.
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    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    WTS (all 9.5/10, no damage, conus shipping included) P31-DS medium, bag and sheet 1050 P10A-E medium, bag and sheet 1150 CP4-WS, bag and sheet 800
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    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    Bump and price drop.
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    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    WTS J61-GT, medium, 9/10, w/ bag and sheet, $1900 USD gifted PP to CONUS CP4-WS, 9.9/10, w/ bag and sheet, $1000 USD gifted PP to CONUS
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    Acronym.

    Also the 32 like the 16/23a hold items better than standard cargo with the items higher up on the leg relative to the hip. Since the hip is the effective axis of movement shit farther away from your pockets is moving faster so the 16/23a/32 feel better fully laden than shit in the pockets of 1/3/5/7/10a/24/30/30a. Just an observation. The 32 also has a more forgiving waist so you don't have to wear it like CdG/Yohji trousers close to your belly button.
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    Acronym.

    I get that sometimes fear of missing out causes wrong behavior but I think this is even a stretch for most, most everyone knows about whether they're fitting the items or not for the super/ultra wide stuff. I am also still salty because I remember all those P23A-DS medium purchases by those guys who are <5'8" 140lbs because smalls sold out instantly. The profile items are the hardest to fit and I can understand.
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    Acronym.

    Want to get a pulse on the community: Is it bad form to buy a size you don't wear as a trade chip for a garment of correct size? I'm of the opinion that it is—but I'm salty at these clowns that bought L or M P30A-DS trying now to trade for a S or XS now.
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    Acronym.

    Hey guys! I notice that the customs information has been pretty widely disseminated. I also haven’t seen much mention of the small donations to unicef that I’ve requested. I don’t give a fuck about y’all scumbag reselling all the rare shit to the “community”—just be slightly less shitty and spare some cash for charity.
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    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    WTS J61-GT, medium, 9/10 condition, includes bag and sheet, $2400 F&F/ $2490 invoiced. CONUS shipping included.
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    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    WTT/WTB P16A-S (L, 8/10 condition, full packaging), CP4-WS (10/10, full packaging), SISP Convert (48/M, 9/10 condition, green) FOR P30A-DS in medium. Wild trade because I'm thirsty. More reasonable trade: J61-GT (M, 9/10, full packaging) FOR J43A-GT in medium similar condition.
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    Urban Techwear Community Sales Thread

    WTS ton of Veilance Indisce Pants, 33, black, 9/10 condition, made in canada, $175 USD w/ CONUS shipping Voronoi Nyco, 33, peat 7/10 condition (fading and general wear but no holes/tears), made in canada $75 USD w/ CONUS shipping Voronoi Nyco, 33, black 7/10 condition (fading and general wear but no holes/tears), made in canada $75 USD w/ CONUS shipping Voronoi Terratex, 33, black 8/10 condition (general wear, not really perceptible but I've worn them pretty often), made in canada $175 USD w/ CONUS shipping Mionn IS Jacket, medium, black, 9/10 condition, made in canada, includes garment bag, $300 USD w/ CONUS shipping Everything for $650 USD w/ CONUS shipping ($150 off of summed price). PM for pictures or questions.
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    WAYWT destroyed my cybernetic implants [2046]

    I miss these p15s sometimes.
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    Acronym.

    There was some stuff that happened this season that is either: 1) best guerrilla marketing ever OR 2) total screwup on website admin. I'm leaning toward total screwup on admin.
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    Acronym.

    I This is precisely the reason people won’t share the information with some people. Because they can’t keep it to themselves. Like, this isn’t gonna be the place to chase internet points. Logically, what’s the endgame here? You gonna bot the drop and increase hype and visibility? You want to ingratiate yourself with random resellers or newbies? This is a silly place to publicize the information if you want to purchase at retail. Talk about it on Discord or WeChat, Kakao, or GroupMe.
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    Acronym.

    Depends!
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    Acronym.

    I know we're in the midst of SS but it's been awhile for my favorite Acronym recent release. The J61-GT. I live in the Pacific Northwest and have had this basically since release FW1718. Wear: Looks new. Took it to Iceland. Random hikes in the Pacific Northwest when it was raining. Walk to work when it's really shitty out. Worn quite a bit, no liner damage, no face fabric damage. Used really only during the colder months with and without insulators. Fit: 1. For fit, I'm 180lbs 5' 9" 42" chest, 32" waist. It's an A-frame parka so "fit" isn't really fit. It's quite oversized compared to most Acronym coats and the full length is exaggerated for someone of my height. The hood does make it ring wraith-y. The shoulders fit well even with broad shoulders. The midsection and hood cinches do well to manage the fabric. I've accommodated the J58-WS and the J74-PX under this without much restriction. No real rise with hands above the shoulders, no fabric pull or restriction with moving across the body either. Features: 1. Coverage: The biggest feature is the length and coverage. When we talk about function with #techwear, it seems it's more an excuse to purchase space-ninja gear. We can kid ourselves all we want, there's no reason beyond futuristic aesthetics and fun to have >10 pockets. The J61 is a rain coat. It performs excessively well for it's use-case. It's full length with the ability to basically close the jacket to top of the hood. Combined with the hood cinch, the jacket is really capable in all precipitation conditions. Further, while the main zip is a normal ykk nickel plated one and not an aquaguard or other water-resistant zipper, the main closure has a large area of fabric overlap. As such, I haven't had significant any water ingress. I literally stood under a waterfall in Iceland without water getting in. 2. Storage/ETC: 4 pockets and InterOps. Two at the front midsection and two toward the back, like the J46. These pockets are closed with auto-locking water resistant zippers. I adore the back pocket location to shelter my hands while the front ones are mainly for storage. Finally, the interops zipper along with the length make it usable with more bags without the jacket pulling excessively. This is a typical problem for Acronym jackets and seems rectified with the expansion zip included in the J76. Honestly, I think InterOps works best with camera gear. Other Comments: 1. Zipper: I would love a polymer zipper on this, this is my biggest gripe. I understand the full face zip is intended here but a little more discreet would be nice as well. 2. I hate manipulating the top button with gloves. I think a fidlock at this position would be magical for the times I want to wear this like a little red riding hood cape. I also would like a mid position press stud instead of button at the top and one at the bottom. 3. Hitch tabs would make sense here. I feel like a small addition like hitch tabs could assist with just a little more "function" and variety as well. 4. Internal forcelock. Basically, I've grown accustomed to the magnets. I understand they can't be external as to kinda ruin the look but I'd like them near my neck. They could easily go on the fabric that shields your face from the zipper teeth.
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    Acronym.

    Y’all will be fine. It’s water resistant to like 70-80cm hydrostatic head. “Waterproof” starts at 100cm. Basically there.
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    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    WTS: (+3% if invoiced) Acronym J46FO medium, 9/10 sheet + bag, $1450 shipped conus.
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    Urban Techwear Community Sales Thread

    WTS: (+3% if invoiced) VEILANCE Mionn IS 3/4, black, medium, condition 9/10, $200 shipped conus. VEILANCE Indisce, black, 33, condition 9/10, $175 shipped conus. Acronym J46FO medium, 9/10 sheet + bag, $1450 shipped conus.
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    Acronym.

    I'm so proud of y'all.
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    Acronym.

    If it's shipped from CN US would get a great pass from stuff under threshold which, last I checked, was $2500 for something like 10 bucks in duties. Since it's shipped from CZ we're getting the euro rates and threshold. The "trade war" that the US is currently embroiled in, could change that. So yeah, future remains to be seen.