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On 05/06/2018 at 5:17 AM, Toilettebun said:

akes the p10 fit great especially in the DS and CH iteration is that the reinforced knee doesn't make the fabric bunch up around the knee unlike most tapered pants do. The aggresive taper on the p10 l

Bro you're huge! How much does this ninja bench?

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13 hours ago, uboraan said:

Bro you're huge! How much does this ninja bench?

attitude checks out lmao

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Does anyone here besides Xu own the J73-WS? Wondering if I could see some fit pics on different body types and style of wear.

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On 11/4/2018 at 2:42 PM, THREEEYEDSAGE said:

Is there/what’s the difference between the xpac used for the SS18 bags, and the ones in the most recent drop? Currently interested in a 3a-1 but it seems like there are differences I’m unsure about..

If you're talking about the olive 3A-1, it's exactly the same. I believe someone here said it's just a different product shot (color treatment/photo editing).

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4 hours ago, X.bee said:

Does anyone here besides Xu own the J73-WS? Wondering if I could see some fit pics on different body types and style of wear.

I owned it briefly, but ended up returning it. Really beautiful cut, extremely lightweight, but putting anything in the pockets (even a wallet) distorts the profile, esp. in the left-hand mesh pocket.

I might be wrong - one man's opinion - but it felt like a beautiful piece that didn't quite stick the landing on function. For what it's worth, I was still tempted to keep it.

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It's not him.

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36 minutes ago, drgitlin said:

It's not him.

you don't say

 

edit: i really liked acr a lot better before the hype kids made it a cult of personality

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45 minutes ago, Inkinsurgent said:

edit: i really liked acr a lot better before the hype kids made it a cult of personality

Preach.

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12 hours ago, X.bee said:

Does anyone here besides Xu own the J73-WS? Wondering if I could see some fit pics on different body types and style of wear.

 

7 hours ago, lopiteaux said:

I owned it briefly, but ended up returning it. Really beautiful cut, extremely lightweight, but putting anything in the pockets (even a wallet) distorts the profile, esp. in the left-hand mesh pocket.

I might be wrong - one man's opinion - but it felt like a beautiful piece that didn't quite stick the landing on function. For what it's worth, I was still tempted to keep it.

I just picked one up and I love it.  The perfect SS jacket for comfort against light breezes.  It's WS so it's negligible weight to carry around all day, and stuffs down really small into a bag if that's your jam.  Contrary to @lopiteaux, I think the pockets are the hallmark of this piece. 

It's a bit hard to describe, but they are semi-detached from the jacket body (not just detached-entry, but detached pocket).  If you have a 3A-1 or anything else with a MZ pocket, imagine that the chest pockets have upside down MZ pockets, so if you stuck your hand from the bottom under the pocket you'd find dead open space between the pocket and the jacket body.  What this accomplishes is that when you do put something in the pockets it weighs the pocket down independently from the jacket.  Now that doesn't mean it's weightless and unnoticeable--it's still WS so any weight you add to it will be felt--but it significantly reduces the sag on the garment itself compared to if the pockets were "normal" pockets that are directly sewn onto the garment.  I tested this with different items and felt like this helped the jacket retain the profile when you have asymmetric loads--I didn't feel like it distorted the profile at all.

I'll try to take some crappy phone pics later today.

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1 hour ago, piece keeper said:

I just picked one up and I love it.  The perfect SS jacket for comfort against light breezes.  It's WS so it's negligible weight to carry around all day, and stuffs down really small into a bag if that's your jam.  Contrary to @lopiteaux, I think the pockets are the hallmark of this piece. 

It's a bit hard to describe, but they are semi-detached from the jacket body (not just detached-entry, but detached pocket).  If you have a 3A-1 or anything else with a MZ pocket, imagine that the chest pockets have upside down MZ pockets, so if you stuck your hand from the bottom under the pocket you'd find dead open space between the pocket and the jacket body.  What this accomplishes is that when you do put something in the pockets it weighs the pocket down independently from the jacket.  Now that doesn't mean it's weightless and unnoticeable--it's still WS so any weight you add to it will be felt--but it significantly reduces the sag on the garment itself compared to if the pockets were "normal" pockets that are directly sewn onto the garment.  I tested this with different items and felt like this helped the jacket retain the profile when you have asymmetric loads--I didn't feel like it distorted the profile at all.

I'll try to take some crappy phone pics later today.

Wow, I didn't even notice that aspect of the configuration...

Just to clarify, what I meant by "distorts the profile" is that the pockets seemed to me to billow out if anything is put in them, rather than retain a rigid shape. I felt like this might get in the way, and be a bit clumsy, and personally prefer a more rigid structure, with smaller, dedicated pockets rather than a large, central pocket.

Really looking forward to your pics. If I may be so bold, could you take some that showcase the usage of the pockets?

Edited by lopiteaux
Do I get a quadruple word score for using "pockets" four times?

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Thanks for pointing that out @piece keeper I can't believe I didn't think that with other items I have w detached pockets ex: SISP moleskin cargos. Initially I thought it was more for looks but that makes perfect sense. It does help to alleviate the feeling of extra weight. Assuming this is the same for the J63a pockets as well but can't verify as my aux zip is currently getting rearranged....hopefully.

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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?

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1 minute ago, junkie_dolphin said:

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?

The J28's vertical mezzanine pockets have a small opening, roughly 6mm, on the bottom right hand side. So, similar to the 3A-1.

Also worth adding that I've used mine in torrential rains, yet never experienced wetness in either of the mezzanines.

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Love the pics @piece keeper!

The 3rd one kind of illustrates what I meant by "distorts the profile", although admittedly I feel less strong about it. I think the jacket just looks better on you than it did me. Having said that, I'm now tempted to pick one up again...

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Love the all the pics and reviews, would like to know the possibility to wear J73 as a liner.

Since it has no insulation I doubt I can survive the winter wearing J73 under shell.

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28 minutes ago, rogerhuangxj said:

Love the all the pics and reviews, would like to know the possibility to wear J73 as a liner.

Since it has no insulation I doubt I can survive the winter wearing J73 under shell.

J73 is a shell since it lacks insulation. You've answered your own question.

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28 minutes ago, rogerhuangxj said:

Love the all the pics and reviews, would like to know the possibility to wear J73 as a liner.

Since it has no insulation I doubt I can survive the winter wearing J73 under shell.

It's incredibly thin, so won't really add much in terms of warmth.

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1 hour ago, CARLOOA said:

J73 is a shell since it lacks insulation. You've answered your own question.

Give him a break bro. This brand ain't exactly known to attract college graduates.

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15 minutes ago, chunglove said:

Give him a break bro. This brand ain't exactly known to attract college graduates.

How’s that shitcoin startup coming along there cookiepuss?

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5 hours ago, junkie_dolphin said:

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?

the small top mezzanine pocket on the j28 have no drain holes so technically it can build up water if you stand out in the rain for a long period of time. As for the larger pocket underneath, I usually put my phone in the mz pocket for easier access but in the rain i will stuff it inside the flap pockets. Can't confirm right now if the larger mz pocket has a drain hole or not.

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Has anyone noticed the pants have different sizing from earlier seasons e.g. pre-2016?

I own an older P17-S and it is a sz L.  In the waist measurement, it is actually the same as a 2018 P23A-DS sz M.  I do not think the difference is because of the materials... 

For the P17/P23 styles (extreme large waist), I suppose it wouldn't matter much, but I believe the same "difference" exist in other pants like P10/P24.  

Can Anyone verify?  It is especially useful to know when we order "over internet" as sometimes we just order by the same size of an older item, thinking it would fit the same...

(Non-ACR references: Nike ACG line in recent years, the pants have gone a size larger than before.  Similarly Supreme gears)

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11 minutes ago, deathrazr said:

the small top mezzanine pocket on the j28 have no drain holes so technically it can build up water if you stand out in the rain for a long period of time. As for the larger pocket underneath, I usually put my phone in the mz pocket for easier access but in the rain i will stuff it inside the flap pockets. Can't confirm right now if the larger mz pocket has a drain hole or not.

 

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Added photo of drain holes on larger mezzanine.

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