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  1. Urban Techwear

    lol dude you're too much. I assumed danii was joking around.
  2. Acronym.

    Two thoughts on the GTPL: 1. Keep in mind the original J1 was actually made in Paclite. Not sure if the original idea was that it was a jacket you'd be pulling on and off a lot (hence interops), but that use-case certainly seems to suite the material. 2. I actually like the drape of the GTPL a little more than the regular GT. Seems a little more... buttery? Edit: hang on, I don't see internal jacketsling loops in those photos—is it only external, or is it just the way the jacket's resting?
  3. Acronym.

    According to Errolson (via instagram), prices have gone up because every aspect of manufacture has gotten more expensive. He has expressed dismay at this, going so far as to acknowledge that prices are indeed insane. I'm not in a position to judge, really—I just don't know enough about the economics of it. For what it's worth, Acronym refuses to move production to China, so that could be a serious factor. Veilance prices are certainly lower, but Veilance isn't quite as complicated as Acronym... and a lot of it is now made in China. People who have been paying attention will also notice that Veilance patterns have become less complicated over time. It's depressing because Acronym's aesthetic lineage is deeply rooted in the counter-cultural... and yet, these days, it's mostly rich Chinese kids wearing it. It's doubly depressing because there really isn't anyone stepping up to fill the void, from a design perspective; I mean, there are certainly lots of knock-offs, brands trying to emulate the aesthetic... but how many are following the design process and taking time to think about problems in the way that Acronym does? Acronym has opened my eyes to a whole way of thinking through the design process—it is, in a very subtle way, didactic. That's good design. I'm just not seeing that from 99% of the technical clothing being produced today.
  4. Acronym.

    How does this work?
  5. Acronym.

    Never mind.
  6. Acronym.

    Honestly, if it was Gore-Tex Pro in that colourway and at that price... I'd cop. But fuck man, paclite? Shit's sticky af.
  7. Acronym.

    Probably a small run honestly. I'll I wanted as a black J1A-GT. Gore-tex Pro. Nothing fancy. No neon, no paclite.
  8. Acronym.

    Probably a small run honestly. I'll I wanted as a black J1A-GT. Gore-tex Pro. Nothing fancy. No neon, no paclite.
  9. Acronym.

    ~1800 eur
  10. Acronym.

    J1A... increase the price... make it in paclite... wtf...?
  11. Bags, backpacks, duffles, messenger, slings, etc.

    Bagjack's really not that expensive. Why would we need another knockoff brand pumping out budget molle bags???
  12. Acronym.

    I guess now is as good a time as any to review sizing advice on Acronym pieces (especially seeing as how the next drop must be soon-ish). How does one make sense of the measurements on the website? For example, what use are those shoulder measurements? How does one size pants? I've heard that one should size for length, but is this always true?
  13. arcteryx veilance

  14. arcteryx veilance

    I was going to say "you'll get along great with Toilettebun," and then I realized you were Toilettebun. Man, small world. I think a lot of the bellyaching around Veilance can be traced back to misconceptions about what Veilance is "about." People put Veilance in the same box as Acronym, but that's really not what they're going for. Acronym is more like mainline Arc'teryx without any of the restraint; if you took away Arc'teryx's emphasis on weight reduction and added a willingness to explore gimmicks, you'd basically have Acronym (this is, of course, a dramatic simplification, but you get me). Veilance, as far as I can tell, is more about reduction and transposition of values. The procedure is something like: 1) take technical fabrics used in mainline; 2) take a relatively ubiquitous form from menswear (field jacket, fishtail parka, car coat...); 3) combine with emphasis on menswear rather than performance. Hence the lack of articulation, the lack of adjusters and self-sealing zips on many pieces... They're still producing new pieces with tricot for god's sake. The emphasis isn't on cutting-edge performance (for that you have to go to Ascent).
  15. Acronym.

    Yeah, the funny thing is that Grailed prices are going to be determined by a number of things—what people were willing to spend last year might not be the same this year (the hype is dying)—it's not just like acronym was undercharging. The olive bags are just sitting on Grailed, going for below retail—same with the jackets. I expect there will be a bit of correction over the next few drops.