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  1. Acronym.

    3A-5TS + 3A-MK2 + 3A-MZ2TS + 3A-MZ1 I chose to rig the 5TS with only X-PAC mods. The MK2 is spacious as to be expected, I chose the MZ2TS for the other side so that the bag does not become too long, it is much more compact and flat as compared to the MK2, limited in space in spite of it’s size. The MZ1 is like a long accessories holder, for cables, pens, etc.
  2. Acronym.

    Talking about belts, Eliminator Japan have a new collaboration with Bagjack’s cobra belt - its 30cm longer then usual. It comes in both black and silver buckles. When I wear it tightened, the excess belt strap hangs till my knees - acronym aesthetics. I think its not yet available on web, but interested fellows who live in Tokyo can purchase from their Daikanyama shop http://eliminator.blog.houyhnhnm.jp/entry/2018/11/01/132008
  3. Acronym.

    Attached using the auxzip, J59TS-CH with NG9-PS, works perfectly as a convertible flip collar for a collarless shell.
  4. Acronym.

    I purchased four items this FW18 including one during the bag drop. My thoughts. 3A-5TS (BLACK) I had a 3A-1 in Olive xpac from the first drop, a 3A-3TS in black foil that I bought on grailed and a 3A-6TS in laminate which I also bought second hand, and I have to say that the 3A-5TS in the new xpac is the most beautiful of them all. Started using it everyday from day one of receiving it and never looking back. The size is more suitable for everyday use as compared to the 6TS which is huge but also ages very well. P23A-S (RAF) size S I have the P23A-DS black in size M and that is my favorite acronym pants. The P23A-S in one size smaller, surprisingly does not feel any smaller on the waist, the two drawstring cord still essential to keeping it tight. One size down the overall fit is less baggy, but the calf area is much tighter than my size M DS version (I am a runner...) It takes much more effort to put it on. The RAF color did not convince me at first sight, but after wearing it for a day (with the J56-S as the top), I love the contrast it has with my other all-black acronym gear. Stotz is very comfortable to wear as always, more comfortable than DS. J63A-FO size S I took it out of the package to inspect the material and made sure the auxzip is indeed sewn wrongly, before putting it back into the box to send it back to Acronym for repair. I did not try it on. The material is quite paper like to touch, and I am quite a skeptic.. Reminds me of Taichi Murakami's paper jackets. And the additional care instructions and warning (against any sorts of adhesive material) convinced me that it is indeed quite the fragile fabric, but also designed to be aged and transformed over time. I am not exactly sure what I feel about it, but I will send it back to repair and give it a go after the auxzip is fixed. J74-PX (White) size M This piece, out of the box, was amazing from the get go. I sized up to M (most of my other ACR jackets are S), and I did not regret sizing up. It fits perfectly under the J66-GT shell (in size S) that I bought from SS18. It is surely not very warm, good for this fall. But come January, I probably need something climashield or down. That aside, this mid-layer is beautiful, the translucent layer is soft to touch, but also felt strong enough to last for a long time. It is extremely light and comfortable to wear, and I am very very satisfied with this purchase, and the decision to size up.
  5. Acronym.

    Somehow I actually prefer buttons. My P10-S uses buttons while the P10TS-DS uses lock buckles, which is faster. But i always find buttons more sturdy... personal preference. My guess is buttons for Stotz and buckles for DS fabric.
  6. Acronym.

    J48-BR is my favorite hoodie from Acronym in terms of cut and comfort and I wear it to death in the last two years. I think its pattern is similar to the J63A, which is why J63A is one FW18 item that I really am looking forward to. I agree that the shiny patina is not something I am super fond of, but I can accept. I had a light shell jacket from Japanese label Ripvanwinkle that has a similar patina, and it worked well for me. I just hope the Infinium fabric of the J63A can be as tough and water resistant as stotz or CH. I just braved a typhoon (walking ten minutes) with the J59TS-CH and it lasted one minute before I became soaked to the skin. For a non-goretex fabric, it did pretty well.
  7. Acronym.

    I had the J47TS-GT in the cart, but I looked at the J47R-GT that im wearing and decided otherwise... side zip, black zippers, diagonal pocket and the two extra rows of TS could not justify a new jacket. So I copped the P23A-S in raf (black was already sold out in my size). I did like what i saw in the pictures and this will be my first Acronym pants in RAF colorway. At least I got something new for a change
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    do you mind sharing what items are sold out?
  9. Acronym.

    I just received the J68-S white colorway size S from the mail. Posting my first impressions. The cut is very form fitting, more so than all my other acronym soft/hard shells. The Stotz fabric is smooth and silky to touch, very comfortable feeling, very comfortable to wear. The white color is milky as some have mentioned, and i definitely think it will be difficult to keep the color pristine. But i think aging the piece is part of the deal with a color like this. I just hope that the white will not turn yellow over time, which will be worst than having some dirt or use marks. The jacket can be worn in a variety of ways. Sling and acronym collar tapes come in both white and black. I am not too fond of the contrast, so i will likely have it all white. Overall i really love this piece, in terms of the pattern, its my second favorite to last winter’a J56-S which is my favorite ACR to date, in terms of functionality, comfort and looks. I don’t think as a white jacket, its wearability is compromised. It is not as attention grabbing as the volt colorway. I am very happy with the purchase.
  10. Acronym.

    I just received the J59TS-CH in the mail today. Writing my first impressions. The oversized fit is very obvious; I wear all size S acronym both top and pants, and this one is at least one size bigger, the shoulders falling slightly off where size S usually lands. I can confidently say that even if I wear an XS it will still have a slight oversized look. The cinch cord is very important to the versality of the jacket and it enables more different ways of wearing this. Pockets are luxuriously big and utilitarian. I like how an oversized bomber look is sort of an oxymoron and contradition in itself, almost Rick Owens-esque in its design philosophy. It is not a jacket that one will fall for immediately, but given time I think the subtleties of its unique pattern will be appreciated. The CH fabric however (this is my first CH piece) is not for summer... at least wear I live. I am based in Tokyo and it is 26-32 degree celsius now. I will not wear this piece now, not until fall. But in winter, I can see how this piece can work as a softshell which can accommodate thick mid layers. The fabric is rugged and tough, feels more solid than stotz and DS. I do not have time to take nice pics at the moment, will post in a week or two.
  11. Acronym.

    1. Yes it has internal jacketsling loops 2. I think it is really important detail for the aesthetic of the piece, also makes it easy to keep the jacket open and airy in warmer days. As a hardware it is okay.
  12. Acronym.

    I received my J66-GT yesterday. Posting my first impressions. 1. It feels light and breathable, like a real summer goretex jacket. I will much prefer this to the WS fabric. It feels thinner and lighter than my J47R-GT which i purchased during SS17. Strange cause the 3L goretex pro fabric should be the same. I suspect its because of the lack of the pockets on the sleeves and on the upper body, and the hood is not stowable. 2. It is definitely less techy than other GT jackets, less pockets, less features. Probably the most minimalist Shell jacket from acronym i own. For all its missing features, it had an amazing pocket which i loved. Its big, the zipper design holds its shape well (which actually looks nice), and can be accessed both from the top and side. I can fit my iphone7+ in the inner pocket easily, and probably can fit much more than that. 3. Main zippers are ykk, feels less substantial than the raccagini zippers on my J47R-GT. But still great in itself. 4. The focus of the design is on the reverse seams which are everywhere. They came already a little frayed, and the pattern is made to accentuate these lines where the fraying takes place. Its more fashionable than it is functional (if you compare it to the older acronyms) 5. The hood has an amazing design. I like it. But i regret that it could not be stowed. 6. Its a keeper for me. Simply because i love the amazing pockets.
  13. Acronym.

    Sometimes I really wish I could pull off that volt colourway, it is really cool. But just not my personality. I think that the possibility of fraying is what really caught me for that piece - cause it is such an antithesis of the high-technology 3L Goretex fabric.
  14. Acronym.

    I paid 1373.18 Euros inclusive of shipping to Japan. But I know I'm gonna get hit with a massive import tax...
  15. Acronym.

    When I got into the main website at exactly 17:00 berlin time, there was only M size left in the J1A-GTPL, so I assume the S-sizes were all copped at the subnet... pity. I went for the J66-GT instead, though unsure of the huge pockets at first; but the more I look at the pictures I thought the geometry is actually what made the piece interesting - and functional. So I pulled the trigger. Will review when I receive the item