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@meccaNIZM I agree with the majority of your assessment.

They do feel very front heavy, and I think they would’ve benefited more from wearing directly on the nose bridge as opposed to the pads. That would’ve meant a little redesign I think, but to go with such a heavy forward leaning frame and such light temples- the nose pads just don’t feel that great to me. It feels like they’re balancing as opposed to resting on the bridge of my nose. That’s probably partially due to the dimensions of my skull overall to a degree I’m sure, but more so the design. Even having traditional temples would help with this. I grew up wearing eyeglasses from a very young age and have owned quite a few pairs of higher end shades if that gives any clarity.  

 On a completely other note- the styling is just a bit too exaggerated for my taste in the all black frames I purchased. It’s nerd-core on steroids. I’m sure some can and will pull it off but it just doesn’t suit my facial structure. I have a strong/heavy brow, dark/sunken eyes, dark/coarse hair and they just add too much weight overall. I’ve worn strong blocky frames before, but these just feel too much with the frame weight and the lenses size.   

The clip ons feel well made, but a bit fiddly and I can see it being a bit easy to scratch the frames with repeated use simply by handling the frames while donning and doffing. They actually almost slipped off the frames while I was putting them back in the protective plastic wrap. And yes- there is a noticeable gap while wearing if a strongish light source hits them at an angle.  

I can say with a good amount of surety that this is my least favorite ACR item that I’ve had the opportunity to handle up close. Nothing feels very Acronym about it to me. There’s no hidden awesomeness, no new take on an old norm, no subtle functionality, no tiny detail that is commonly overlooked, no build quality that feels like it’s been considered and tested. I’ve owned other ACR pieces that didn’t work for my personal aesthetics, but I’ve ALWAYS appreciated the overall design and form/function.  

These are literally just another pair of expensive sunglasses. 

YMMV?

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On 5/10/2019 at 11:23 AM, Yardsale said:

Those that got the j1a 2.2 in a XS, what’s your height and weight? I feel like I could fit except I’m too tall.

I am 5'7" and 130 lbs and it fits pretty snug. The length is just right but can't really do much layering underneath it

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14 hours ago, brainerd666 said:

@meccaNIZM I agree with the majority of your assessment.

They do feel very front heavy, and I think they would’ve benefited more from wearing directly on the nose bridge as opposed to the pads. That would’ve meant a little redesign I think, but to go with such a heavy forward leaning frame and such light temples- the nose pads just don’t feel that great to me. It feels like they’re balancing as opposed to resting on the bridge of my nose. That’s probably partially due to the dimensions of my skull overall to a degree I’m sure, but more so the design. Even having traditional temples would help with this. I grew up wearing eyeglasses from a very young age and have owned quite a few pairs of higher end shades if that gives any clarity.  

 On a completely other note- the styling is just a bit too exaggerated for my taste in the all black frames I purchased. It’s nerd-core on steroids. I’m sure some can and will pull it off but it just doesn’t suit my facial structure. I have a strong/heavy brow, dark/sunken eyes, dark/coarse hair and they just add too much weight overall. I’ve worn strong blocky frames before, but these just feel too much with the frame weight and the lenses size.   

The clip ons feel well made, but a bit fiddly and I can see it being a bit easy to scratch the frames with repeated use simply by handling the frames while donning and doffing. They actually almost slipped off the frames while I was putting them back in the protective plastic wrap. And yes- there is a noticeable gap while wearing if a strongish light source hits them at an angle.  

I can say with a good amount of surety that this is my least favorite ACR item that I’ve had the opportunity to handle up close. Nothing feels very Acronym about it to me. There’s no hidden awesomeness, no new take on an old norm, no subtle functionality, no tiny detail that is commonly overlooked, no build quality that feels like it’s been considered and tested. I’ve owned other ACR pieces that didn’t work for my personal aesthetics, but I’ve ALWAYS appreciated the overall design and form/function.  

These are literally just another pair of expensive sunglasses. 

YMMV?

I feel the same way. These eyeglasses are too heavy and with the slippery nose pads, they will continually slide down your face; if it's warm and you are sweating, it will be worse.

I wear eyeglasses so I was thinking that I would replace the lenses of the Acronym glasses with corrective ones. I have done this with frames from Ray-Ban, Hugo Boss and TAG. That doesn't appear to be possible with these. Build quality is only fair compared to other companies.

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On 5/6/2019 at 5:46 AM, lopiteaux said:

The glasses aren't terrible, but I'm not swayed either.

I like the naked look of the C, and the clipped look of the A. They do however look like you need to stand absolutely still in the back of the club with your head titled upward in order for them to stay in place.

The standout piece is clearly the plush little case... drizzle me timbers...

 

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They are definitely for posing not for Wearing and using!

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On 5/6/2019 at 12:17 PM, brainerd666 said:

That’s what I’m gonna find out when mine show up. If not I’ll most likely either pass them along at cost or send back. I’ve been putting off getting a pair of frames for awhile and was right on the edge of ordering some mykitas when these popped up. The cost is similar as well as the materials. Not sure about build quality but I’d be highly surprised if the ACR specs aren’t in the same league. 

I am pretty sure you can't swap out the installed lenses for prescription ones. The existing lenses seem to be completely sealed in.

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yeah really hard to justify purchasing shades at that price without being able to try on. pants/jackets are one thing and easier to get right but shades are more of a nuanced fit.

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13 hours ago, tomatocookie said:

I am 5'7" and 130 lbs and it fits pretty snug. The length is just right but can't really do much layering underneath it

Thank you for your response. I'm taller than you and I'm worried the sleeves are going to be too short for me. In the product photos the sleeves look good on the girl but she's likely way shorter than me.

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3 hours ago, mikon_nikon said:

does anyone own both the J56-S & J56-GT and able / willing to compare the fit between the two?

its the same breh

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18 hours ago, roofus said:

I am pretty sure you can't swap out the installed lenses for prescription ones. The existing lenses seem to be completely sealed in.

nah if it's made by made in the light, they won't be. any optician will be able to expand the frame with heat to pop the lenses out to put scripts in for you

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On 5/14/2019 at 10:25 AM, Yardsale said:

Thank you for your response. I'm taller than you and I'm worried the sleeves are going to be too short for me. In the product photos the sleeves look good on the girl but she's likely way shorter than me.

yeah you'd probably be better off getting a small

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13 hours ago, moneytalks said:

nah if it's made by made in the light, they won't be. any optician will be able to expand the frame with heat to pop the lenses out to put scripts in for you

Unlike you, I have a pair! You are wrong! Sure you can heat the frames up and pull out the lenses but try and put new lenses back in  . . . not a chance! I will take them to my optometrist next month when I get my eyes checked and report back but I know what he will say. . . . .

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I hope the P20 eventually makes a comeback in DS or CH.

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2 hours ago, jeddyhsu said:

I hope the P20 eventually makes a comeback in DS or CH.

P24A in CH is the dream 

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On 5/10/2019 at 2:39 AM, dreamboatjustsoul said:

Is there anyone who wears large p10ds or p10tsds could show me some fit pics pls? Dm will be fine. Much appreciate that. 

I have a P10S (18SS model) in large I can upload for you. I love these pants.

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1 hour ago, ArmandGLA said:

I have a P10S (18SS model) in large I can upload for you. I love these pants.

thanks mate, I was just looking for large p10 out of dryskin. but if you have a p10s pic to show, I would like to see as well.

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@dreamboatjustsoul P10-S size Large paired with Large J74-PX both colorways and the J58-WS

I am a true waist (34) and it fits great but a tad bit long (I’m 5-9 190lbs)

Excuse the shitty lighting and quality !

 

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@ArmandGLA thank you for the pics, but it is better if you could just post a link or send me dm, making the page tidy and concise. 

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I thought I’d chime in with a quick review of the F1-T-B. 

I’ve been wearing these daily since I got them and so far, I love them. I went with the B variation because for me, they were the most appealing. 

I do agree with the earlier reviews that they are heavy, but it doesn’t really bother me. I adjusted the side arms and nose pads to my liking, which helps keep the glasses in place. 

The build quality is very good. In comparison, I own a range of sunglasses from Ray Ban, Adidas (Made in Austria), Neighborhood, VISVIM, and Louis Vuitton. I feel like these are more on par with VISVIM in terms of build quality. 

I’ve worn mine in the sun and the spill of light through the clip-on lenses did not bother me. In the rain, I took the clip-ons off and used just the yellow tinted lenses. I felt like I was able to see far better wearing these during a typical rainy Vancouver afternoon/evening. It was a pleasant surprise to say the least  

Maybe I’m not as critical as the others here who commented on their sunglasses but I feel like these are a great pair of regular clip on sunglasses, albeit slightly overpriced. The only thing that really annoys me is that I need to clean off finger prints twice as often as my other sunglasses. Ok one other gripe I had was that the cleaning cloth they threw in felt badly cut. It was like someone took a dull pair of scissors and unevenly cut out a square.

I can’t see too many folks buying and keeping these unless they are die hard Acronym fans. For me, I’m very happy I grabbed a pair. Cheers!!! 

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Was at the Darkside Initiative warehouse sale yesterday. While waiting in line I was talking to a guy wearing an ACR jacket. Great to hear another person’s perspective on how the brand, availability, hype and prices have changed. I was joking how our Goretex was doing in the rain. If you’re on this board, great talking to you. @thatslapz he said he knows you!

Later on a couple got into line both wearing ACR jackets. When I left the sale I spotted another guy wearing a J1TS-S. (It didn’t look like it was holding up well in the rain.) Great to see people supporting the brand and our local brick and mortar. Anyways, didn’t think I’d see so many pieces in one spot. 

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How often does the 3a-1 usually get a new iteration? The last one came out like October last year, how likely is it that we will see a new iteration/restock this year?

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4 hours ago, dixonschneider said:

How often does the 3a-1 usually get a new iteration? The last one came out like October last year, how likely is it that we will see a new iteration/restock this year?

It depends. There have been years without a release, and years where there have been multiple releases (last year being an example of the latter, where they released the foil iteration in January, and the XPAC in October).

I personally see a restock this year as being unlikely, given that there are still plenty of other 3A's sitting on the shelves, but this is just speculation.

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I’ve owned my 3ts laminate for close to 3 years, worn it almost daily, it’s still in excellent condition, works with almost the entirety of my wardrobe and I’m super happy with it overall. Buuuuuut I still have a constant itch for that damn green x-pac 3ts...

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12 minutes ago, brainerd666 said:

I’ve owned my 3ts laminate for close to 3 years, worn it almost daily, it’s still in excellent condition, works with almost the entirety of my wardrobe and I’m super happy with it overall. Buuuuuut I still have a constant itch for that damn green x-pac 3ts...

I know that feel... I'm extremely content with my laminate, and it's my daily, with the foil being an occasional (can you say, "fragile"?)... I passed my black X-PAC 3A-1 on after a couple of months, but have been itching for the green. It's really, really grown on me. I'd love to see what it looks like after a couple of years, as the fabric was very impressive.

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3 hours ago, lopiteaux said:

I know that feel... I'm extremely content with my laminate, and it's my daily, with the foil being an occasional (can you say, "fragile"?)... I passed my black X-PAC 3A-1 on after a couple of months, but have been itching for the green. It's really, really grown on me. I'd love to see what it looks like after a couple of years, as the fabric was very impressive.

I am sending back my ACR specs tomorrow, might have to just go ahead and flip that over into a 3ts... hmmmm...

 Can anybody comment on the finish on the green X-PAC, and or PM some pics in different light?

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Not as deep a green in product shots, actually much better in person imho. I wouldn't mind having an olive 3a-1 again. I'll PM you some shots.

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