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emenel

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  1. The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    WTS: P24A-S, Medium, RAF, FW16/17, 9/10 -- $900 P24A-DS, Large, Black, New -- $1550 Both include shipping in North America, happy to discuss world shipping. WTB or WTT for: P24A-S, Large, Black or RAF.
  2. The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    Double post :/
  3. The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    Also open to selling for the same great deal that I got. $900 shipped in North America.
  4. The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    WTT: P24A-S RAF, M, 9/10 (FW16/17) Trade for similar condition P-24A in size L. Open to RAF or Black, any material. --- I just got these from the always awesome @Xu Jianfeng and they are in amazing shape, unfortunately fit a little smaller than my P24-S so need to size up.
  5. Stone Island Shadow Project

    This piece is amazing. What I've been waiting for.
  6. WAYWT destroyed my cybernetic implants [2046]

    Do not buy those Under Armor shower shoes under any circumstances. Also: They support caged big game sport hunting.
  7. @the-intern if you want to critique their design or choice of buckle, that’s cool. But that’s not where you started, and I still don’t think the parts-cost reductionism is valid. I don’t believe they half-assed it on purpose, so someone put some work into it to some degree. It’s made in California, $15 minimum wage, so even if it only takes 15 minutes to put one together that’s still getting close to $15-20 including parts before all the other costs of getting it into shops are factored in. I don’t begrudge them a profit margin, especially since the margin on some of their other stuff is really slim. If it’s not a good enough design and there’s no market, then they won’t sell. Personally, I liked it at the shop and thought that it seemed well considered and robust. I have another V-Buckle belt, and a bag strap, both of which will open just fine under the load tension of regular daily use. If you tighten your belt so that it really cinches your waist then maybe it would be an issue... hasn’t been for me.
  8. And just to add: Pricing is complicated. Business is complicated. Often products are sold at close to a loss, and others have huge profit margins. It’s all about balancing market opportunity/demand, material costs, quality, production, distribution, labour, marketing, and much more. It’s not as simple as $8 in materials, or which product cost more to make. How much is the material cost of a flyknit trainer? Not much. And they’re made by low-wage workers, but still sell for $200. It’s up to consumers to choose if that’s a value proposition that they like or don’t like. I’d rather buy a $62 belt that’s $8 of material, but made by people earning a living wage and sold by a company with a perspective... Similarly, an acrnm jacket is’t $2k of material or labour... Bringing physical products to market is complicated, expensive, time consuming, and a constant balancing act to stay in business. A $100 belt made by sweat shop workers out of cheap materials with a logo slapped on it is a cash grab. A $62 belt made of good materials by people paid well and with a healthy profit margin to sustain a good company is smart product design.
  9. It’s not a cash grab. Pricing also needs to reflect perceived value. I would assume to most consumers a cool belt feels like it’s worth more than the straps. So the business uses that to offset losses or lower margins elsewhere. This is retail 101. If you don’t like it or see he value don’t buy it, get a cheaper belt. But I don’t see them doing anything wrong here.
  10. Acronym.

    I mean, sure, you probably could. But it’s a lot of work and risk for a very expensive pair of trousers. Personally, if I don’t like the original fit I just look at other options.
  11. Acronym.

    The biggest concern would be the taper. the p24 cut isn't straight, so hemming will create a wider leg opening than the original cut, might have more of a "wide leg" fit overal. The shape of the leg with a roll/stack on the p24 largely comes from the taper.
  12. It’s expensive for sure. But that kind of material reductionism doesn’t hold up. There’s design time, production and process, labor cost, shipping, retail costs, and a profit margin.
  13. DSPTCH recently came out with a new belt using the fidlock v-buckle. Just saw it at the shop yesterday and it's quite nice in person and seems like it would be really practical. https://www.dsptch.com/collections/key/products/v-buckle-belt
  14. Bags, backpacks, duffles, messenger, slings, etc.

    I’m (not so) patiently awaiting the second run. I use my musette bag almost daily, and the custom strap you made for my dsptch bag is one of my favorite pieces.
  15. WAYWT destroyed my cybernetic implants [2046]

    Love that shirt, and all the alk phenix I’ve seen. Where do you get it? I haven’t been able to find a good international option