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55 minutes ago, CARLOOA said:

while having clothing made of materials with high pollution risk

This is the big one honestly. I'm willing to "fill in the blanks" and assume Errolson has found a good factory, that pays its employees well and so on (certainly other companies claim to have done that). But harping on about the wastefulness of fashion, and posting these (sometimes incredibly scary and sensationalist) articles about climate change and the dying off of insects and the pollution of the oceans... all while selling garments made of precariously laminated plastics... that I find a little hard to swallow.

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Putting china aside for a moment; ya'll got any of them fit pics / first impressions of the 2.2 for us to drool over? 

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I share a majority of @CARLOOA‘s concerns in this regard. Time to brigade E’s twitter methinks. 

In other news...

WHATS THE WORD ON THEM GRAV POCKETS DAMMIT!?!?

I want them pics and reviews already you dirty cyberpunk wannabe mutherfuckers(said with the greatest love/self effacement)

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12 hours ago, SuE said:

Hold up — I didn't say it's a personal insult; don't put words in my mouth. 

As opposed to perhaps Outlier, who put the info/picture on the product page when they first manufactured in China then followed up on social media with the specifics about the manufacturing company

It doesn't have to be a big PR rollout via Hypebeast or whatever ffs. You're a journalist, you won't pick up the phone if Errolson calls? You're telling me he can't get an interview up witj Fashion Law blog? He can't make an announcement or two on Twitter? He can't explain on his website? That's bare minimum and he fell short

Outlier is a poor comparison. Outlier has always been really communicative with its user base--Acronym is basically the opposite. Plus, Outlier used to pride itself on its production being in the USA and it was one of its selling points, so diseminating the fact that they're changing production is almost required. Acronym, AFAIK, has never touted its country of origin. 

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While made in China can be shitty quality, they can be top-notch quality as well if you do it right.

I remember when I was into in-ear headphones, made in China Westone earbuds are significantly better than made in USA models. 

It's just that every country has good factories and bad factories. Like human, no one is perfect.

And this year's J1A-GT is less expensive than last year's J1A-GTPL.

So I am happy to embrace the change.

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holy shit i hadn't looked at the man's twitter in ages. the climate panic and virtue signalling is off the goddamn charts.

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3 hours ago, Inkinsurgent said:

holy shit i hadn't looked at the man's twitter in ages. the climate panic and virtue signalling is off the goddamn charts.

I believe climate change is a serious problem, and I'm happy it's more prominent now as a point of political discussion. That said, he's often retweeting really misleading stuff—headlines that speak of "tipping points" (a term regular people are likely to read as "point of no return"), "apocalypse," "the end of ____ as we know it..." The climate scientists I've read/listened to are very often critical of this sort of scare-mongering, because it tends to make people feel that there's no hope and nothing to be done.

I think something about current Twitter amplifies latent dramatic emotional elements in people. Have a look at William Gibson's twitter page for example; I've had to mute the poor guy's retweets. Last I checked he's perpetually retweeting anti-Trump spam—the guy uses the "retweet" function the way most people use the "like" function.

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9 hours ago, Inkinsurgent said:

holy shit i hadn't looked at the man's twitter in ages. the climate panic and virtue signalling is off the goddamn charts.

Ah yes, Errolson is quite a character :ph34r2:

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10 hours ago, fasttimes said:

I still dislike the sleeve pocket. I get that it's a defining feature of the J1 but I've always found it cumbersome to use. I would've preferred the stacked detached sleeve pockets from the J16/J1TS on both sides but that's just me dreaming of my ideal ACR jacket.

 

I actually really like the sleeve pocket and was surprised at how easy it was to use lol. I guess we are all different in some way. I wanted to store my airpods and the sleeve pocket so far seems like the best spot for them since the 'lipstick' pocket feels awkward to use. 

Also, sorry if I'm wrong here, isn't there still a side entry mezzanine pocket behind the flak pocket? I don't have it on me, but I remember thinking my phone would fall out if I left it in there. A top entry mezzanine would've been great, I use them constantly to store my phone/metro cards in my J28. 

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2 hours ago, RodG said:

I actually really like the sleeve pocket and was surprised at how easy it was to use lol. I guess we are all different in some way. I wanted to store my airpods and the sleeve pocket so far seems like the best spot for them since the 'lipstick' pocket feels awkward to use. 

In my personal timeline with J1s they've gotten harder to use but there's also size and material to take into account. I've sized down over the years as I've lost weight. My J1A-S was an L and also the artificial leather sleeve was relatively easy to slide up and get to the zipper. My J1TS-S was an M though an S would've fit more true. It was still okay to use but too slow to access for my liking. Now the J1A-GT I have is an S which fits me perfectly with an insulator underneath but the size combined with the GT makes it harder to slide up the sleeve and use more than the bottom 30% of the zipper. Makes a good security pocket now I guess!

2 hours ago, RodG said:

Also, sorry if I'm wrong here, isn't there still a side entry mezzanine pocket behind the flak pocket? I don't have it on me, but I remember thinking my phone would fall out if I left it in there. A top entry mezzanine would've been great, I use them constantly to store my phone/metro cards in my J28. 

Oh shit, I just double checked and yep, mezzanine pocket still there but I missed it. Will edit my initial impressions now. Reminds me of the time I discovered the cable ports on my SS-J16 after months of regularly using it lol

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fucked up on my sizing thinking it would fit close to a J47, bought an L in the J1A-GT when i should've gone for an M...

i mean it still fits but i guess i'll be looking for someone to trade me for a Medium zZzz

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I always like when ppl who fly very often preach about climate change.

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Anyone know where's the material tag of the J1A-GT Gen 2.2? I checked all pockets, no sign of the material tag. I wanna see where its made in.....so weird<_<

 

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5 minutes ago, darkart said:

Anyone know where's the material tag of the J1A-GT Gen 2.2? I checked all pockets, no sign of the material tag. I wanna see where its made in.....so weird<_<

 

it's inside at the very top of the hand pockets. 

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2 hours ago, darkart said:

Anyone know where's the material tag of the J1A-GT Gen 2.2? I checked all pockets, no sign of the material tag. I wanna see where its made in.....so weird<_<

it’s in the right chest pocket. Reach down and you will feel it. It’s usually in the right hand pocket.

2.2 is slightly darker than other gt jackets. It doesn’t have the shades of navy. (Maybe it’s the lighting) wonder if anyone else see that too.

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9 minutes ago, BlueBook said:

it’s in the right chest pocket. Reach down and you will feel it. It’s usually in the right hand pocket.

2.2 is slightly darker than other gt jackets. It doesn’t have the shades of navy. (Maybe it’s the lighting) wonder if anyone else see that too.

Thank You, new area to discover

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Anyone know what weight of etaproof is used for pants this season?  It seems that before weight was heavier.

 

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I can't quite reconcile the price increase + made in China. Here's a snippet of my J1A-GT invoice from July 2016, that's $1,200 USD. The 2.2 is at what, $1,900 and Chinese now? Along with Errolson being such an eco/SJW it rubs me the wrong way.

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13 minutes ago, tomatocookie said:

https://imgur.com/a/53RQ235

here's an album of my J1A-GT, it is size XS. For reference I am 5'7" 130 lbs. A few pics have it lined with a J72-AK in Small

Fits you super good, how tall are you?

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3 minutes ago, Yardsale said:

Fits you super good, how tall are you?

I am 5'7" or 170 cm

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1 hour ago, tomatocookie said:

I am 5'7" or 170 cm

It'd probably fit me perfectly since i'm super skinny but i'm too tall and the sleeves would be too short.

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10 hours ago, BlueBook said:

2.2 is slightly darker than other gt jackets. It doesn’t have the shades of navy. (Maybe it’s the lighting) wonder if anyone else see that too.

Yeah but it's more noticeable in photos, in real life they look pretty much the same to me

 

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Looking for some advice for my j1a, how should I go about purchasing a liner for it? Should I have to constantly look for xs liners or should I just forego this XS one for a size S j1a? Or can S liners fit in this one just fine?

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Guess no one archived the J1A 2.2 on wayback machine. Well, I think I remember reading that the liner zip was extended on the new J1A, possibly to accommodate larger liners. Does your size S J72 not zip into the XS J1?

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1 hour ago, fasttimes said:

Yeah but it's more noticeable in photos, in real life they look pretty much the same to me

 

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It's UV light that affects color. Dope dyeing will reduce degradation but it's still happening.

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2 minutes ago, X.bee said:

Guess no one archived the J1A 2.2 on wayback machine. Well, I think I remember reading that the liner zip was extended on the new J1A, possibly to accommodate larger liners. Does your size S J72 not zip into the XS J1?

the auxzip works just fine I was wondering since my J72-AK kinda sticks out of the bottom and is very snug when zipped up

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