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  1. skycrawler

    Acronym.

    It's coming...
  2. skycrawler

    Acronym.

    Wore J33-E today. Yes the material is certainly not quite water-resistant as compared to stotz or CH, but the light weight fabric is very enjoyable to wear, .. Tokyo is 21 degrees this evening, and wearing it felt very pleasant in the cooler almost-summer night.
  3. skycrawler

    Acronym.

    received J33-E in black today, hard to take pictures so I am just going to write about first impressions: 1. Fit: I am small for all acronym shells, and this one has a very straight and comfortable fit, not tight, plenty of space for layering. 2. Fabric: It feels very similar to some of my marmot climbing pants, between a CH and a Stotz, it feels closer to a CH. It drapes very nicely, I think some of the pants like the P25 should be made in this fabric. Because of the nice drape, my favored configuration for this jacket is actually to use the one inner button and leave the zips/other bottons undone, similar to this: It really drapes very nicely, and shows a nice silhouette. 3. Color: Cannot go wrong with black, especially Acronym. But when I first received the piece, I imagined what it would be like in the alpha green, and that image is somewhat attractive to me. I reckon that it can also be a very nice color despite how i mentioned disliking it in a previous post. I still don't think I will go through the hassle of swapping it just for the color. Black still suit me more I think. 4. Pockets: One of the highlights for me. The bottom two pockets I will use to put my hands in. The top two, are cavernous, they are huge inside and I think that the center pocket connects to the same compartment as the top left pocket. It is one of those very delightful and functional discovery that you cannot see from the picture of the jacket. Overall a nice piece for cool summer nights and spring/fall. I don't think it is heavy duty enough as a outer-shell for harsh winter, but for milder conditions it should be no problem.
  4. skycrawler

    Acronym.

    I copped the J33-E in black. Not a fan of that alpha green color really. J67 looks great first impression, but not something very new for me. The pattern of the J33 does look beautiful and utilitarian especially if draped unbuttoned, especially with the longer length. Looking forward to the fabric, never tried it before.
  5. skycrawler

    Acronym.

    I received the J36-S black in size S yesterday. The feeling was as positive as when I received the J56-S two winters ago. I think personally I find the stotz material more comfortable to wear than the goretex. It is certainly not waterproof, but it can withstand a light drizzle. I wouldn't stand in anything more than a light rain for more than 5 minutes. The pockets are more comfortable to use than the J56, and I quite like the high collar. In terms of fit, it felt snug but not tight. I don't have the stacking issue in the arms. I can layer the J74-PX or the J63A-FO underneath with ease. It is a keeper for me.
  6. skycrawler

    Acronym.

    Damn I was late and missed the J36-S in the beautiful green. I also would have liked P32-DS but S size is sold out... bummer... So I copped the J36-S in black instead
  7. skycrawler

    Acronym.

    I have both the J63-F0 and J74-PX in white that I've been wearing throughout winter, layering under a thick down. I find the J63 just slightly warmer than the J74. Both are equally stunning pieces personally. I find myself wearing the J63 more often because it is black, ages really well, and looks good when I wear the J65-AK over it. The J74 feels flimsy at first, but is really solid in construction and does not rip or tear at all. The FO fabric on the J63 is also flimsy and thin at first touch, but is really quite lasting.
  8. skycrawler

    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.
  9. skycrawler

    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
  10. skycrawler

    Acronym.

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

    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.