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  1. junkie_dolphin

    Urban Techwear

    So, setting aside the really obviously derivative stuff (Enfin Leve, Guerilla Group, Orbit Gear...) what are some really great (like, actually great) non-ACR brands?
  2. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    If you don't like it, let me know.............
  3. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    I've owned both. The Mionn is way slimmer—in my case I find it more flattering. The J58 has this permanently tightened elastic thing at the hem, and if you don't fill it out (if your hips are narrower than average) it tends to mushroom out in this awkward way. That being said, the J58 is made with Climashield, which is way more breathable than the regular Coreloft that Veilance tends to use (mainline Arc sometimes uses "Coreloft Continuous," which is more like the stuff used in the J58). As far as warmth goes, I couldn't tell you which is warmer (though everyone says the J58 is insanely warm, and I've found the Mionn prohibitively warm for conditions above 7 degrees celsius). Finally, I'd point out that the J58 uses windstopper, which is not technically waterproof, but is going to deal with rain and snow much more effectively than the light windbreaker material used in the Mionn, so I'd say the J58 might do better as a standalone jacket...
  4. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    I've paid, but haven't heard anything yet.
  5. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    Now I'm confused af. Has anyone actually seen the J61-AH? Can't find pics, though it looks like Errolson is folding one in the Roborace video...
  6. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    NO PICS!?!?
  7. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    Has anyone had the chance to check out the Adam Harvey exhibit at the German Spy Museum? Apparently Acronym did a one-off anti-drone jacket collab (a pick of the tag was posted on this thread a while ago—the "J61-AH"), and it's on display there...
  8. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    You got me, I'm a idiot and didn't look closely at the bag for that final pic. Errolson told me (via insta, I think, though maybe twitter?) that the 3A-WB2 had come with the sets, but he didn't mention anything earlier than that. the 3A-WB1 is in Fujiwara's book Personal Effects. I have more archival pics around somewhere... My records say it was released as part of FW04/05.
  9. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    Le Double Post
  10. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    You could be right. Definitely it was sold on its own as well... (https://www.grailed.com/listings/557318-acronym-3a-wb2)
  11. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    Just olive.
  12. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    If someone can point me to a similar belt (or someone who can make one for me—it can't be that hard) I'd be appreciative. it's hard to find a nice, simple belt—especially one that won't set off a metal detector. On a different note, I grabbed what might have been the MP2TS. Can't wait to get a cancelation email.
  13. junkie_dolphin

    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    WTB: 3A-WB2
  14. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    That belt was originally included in SET 3. I've actually wanted one for aaaaages, and I'm really not happy that I missed this because I was (literally) sleeping. I guess I'll have to cop from a reseller... On another note, anyone know how well an MP2TS fits into either of the 3A-1 mezzanine pockets?
  15. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    Yeah, my take is that even though Gore-Tex might have better up-front abrasion resistance relative to Stotz, there are just fewer things that can go wrong with Stotz—plus, it's much easier to patch, and it fades much more gracefully than laminates. After a while Gore will also develop a bit of a stink that's hard to get out, which I've found is less the case with cotton.
  16. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    Someone on here was asking about the differences in foil between generations of the x-pac 3As. Not sure if this is applicable to all, but in 2016 the black foil was referred to as "FOIL F2 BLACK" and was listed as "87% PA, 13% PES." By contrast, in 2017 it's simply "FOIL BLACK" and "70% PA, 30% PES."
  17. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    Question about some of Acronym’s more “open” pockets: Both the J28 and the J56 have these ziperless pockets on the chest, positioned behind zippered or flapped pockets (in the case of the J28 these are like the 3a-1’s mezzanine pockets, I’m assuming). Do these pockets are fill with water in rain? Are there drain holes like with the 3a-1?
  18. junkie_dolphin

    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    WTB, in any colour: J1A-GTPL, size medium J47A-WS, size medium J1B-S, size medium J1TS-S, size medium J56-S, size medium Obviously I can pay, but I'm also happy to supplement/trade whatever Veilance stuff you're after—just let me know.
  19. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    Last time I asked this the question kind of got buried, but does anyone use any 3a modular with a 3a-1? I’ve seen a handful of things, but never heard people talk about it.
  20. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    Think it’s the infamous J1A-FO he’s been flexing lately.
  21. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym FAQ

    Curious why some jackets are listed fabric/origin first, while others list it last. For example, the J1A-GT is one jacket, the GT-J1 is a different jacket altogether. Also, here's some facts about the first four 3As: - 3a-1 - no intro needed - original came packaged in Acronym's first ever product, the "Kit 1" - was designed to interface with the early J1, then called the "Type: 2371 Full Mental Jacket" - in Kit 1 it was simply called "3rd Arm"—hence "3A" - packaged in Kit 1 with hip belt (which is what those buckles on the lower back of the bag are for) - 3a-2 - small bag, essentially the larger outer pocket of the 3A-1 but with its own strap - lots of little dividers, both inside and outside the main pocket - visible in one of Acronym's earliest product videos: https://vimeo.com/37657451 - 3a-3 - original version of this had zipper pockets on the front, no webbing - visible in one of Acronym's earliest product videos (see: 3A-2) - 3a-3ts - later version with webbing added for modulars - 3a-4 - arm-band sleeve thing - possibly only produced once? - visible in one of Acronym's earliest product videos (see: 3A-2)
  22. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    When I bought my 3a-1, I knew I wanted the bag for a number of reasons (some of which were aesthetic, but many were practical)—but I had no idea what that waterproof zip on the side of the bag was for. I thought it was a pocket, but I wasn't sure—so I was looking at the pocket number on the product page, and I couldn't figure out where the "last" pocket was. Turns out, the side zip just leads to the main compartment, and I had missed the two "mezzanine pockets" (I didn't understand what those were, and the product pics didn't really do a good job of explaining). I had to come here and ask around. People were kind enough to explain, even though this is literally the oldest product Acronym makes. Should I have lurked more? I have literally never seen a photo or video of anyone using that zip. Ever. Acronym's website does not always do a good job of explaining features. Acronym deletes old product listings, so it's hard to accumulate knowledge of older product just from browsing. You can do lots of research on a product and not learn everything about it. Escape zips are honestly not that important in the grand scheme of things. Anyways, I was directing my post at a tendency that I see around here—it wasn't really meant for you specifically (I said as much, and I didn't neg rep you or anything).
  23. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    Just wanted to say this—and it’s not directed at you specifically, it’s more like a thing I’ve been seeing around the internet since I was really young: Forum search engines always suck. Always. And I’ve always found it to be the most bullshit thing to tell someone (especially someone new)—that they should “use the search engine.” The search engine sucks dude. Sufu’s search engine really sucks (at leases last time I used it)—clunky, buggy, slow. And in the end, how exactly would the guy above have searched for the answer to his question? It’s not like he knew he was searching for something called “escape zip.” Instead of bitching about how noobs should go back and read literally hundreds of pages of text (much of which is discussion of dead links—not the most interesting thing to do), maybe the complainers should put together a quick FAQ/intro to techwear, so they can point to something helpful (and really, does it actually take that much more time to type “escape zip” than it does to type “read the thread, use the search engine?”).
  24. junkie_dolphin

    Urban Techwear

    The runweight’s been in stock pretty consistently, the ramie is a summer piece, the slim dungarees, future works, strong dungarees, 60/30s, the new OG Leans and OG Classics... all there. Ultrafines too, obviously. You can see the experiments making their way into the main selection. The hard/co stuff most recently, which I think will mostly replace the double fine; and there’s the shell they tested last year. It’s not like they’re not working over there—it’s just that the experiments often only make it to beta. You’ll get a lot more data from user feedback than you’ll ever get from ~15 people in New York wearing your protos for a few months, so I don’t see it as a bad approach. I don’t tend to buy the exp stuff, but I guess I’m not a superfan.
  25. junkie_dolphin

    Urban Techwear

    lol you’re salty dude. Their t-shirts and pants are usually pretty well-stocked these days—it used to be more of an issue.