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20 hours ago, fasttimes said:

twg/twc/dwr is a garbage fire of the worst dressed people on the internet and if you're lucky enough to have not stumbled across it yet then do everything in your power to keep it that way

I 100% agree, but did you saw sufu techwear waywt? if you approached anyone showed them these pictures and said that these people paid 2000+ for their outfits they would be laughing their asses off. Sure, those reddit morons are just imitating "REAL" ACR vibe with that even lefe shit, but lets be real, theres no winner here

On 4/24/2020 at 11:58 PM, DROVES said:

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On 4/16/2020 at 5:54 AM, brainerd666 said:

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On 2/1/2020 at 11:36 PM, uboraan said:

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^need to return to this kind of culture/level

 

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6 minutes ago, daniel said:

^need to return to this kind of culture/level

Yes, this it THE SHIT. This is ACRONYM we all fell in love with.

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5 minutes ago, fasttimes said:

Bring back Motorola RAZRs

u don't have the internet?

 

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That new RAZR is to an old RAZR what a Mark II Qualis is to a Mark II

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13 minutes ago, fasttimes said:

That new RAZR is to an old RAZR what a Mark II Qualis is to a Mark II

Just like

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I bet proudherb hangs at #acrnm-dojo in Techwear Clothing discord. Very herby some people there sometimes

Edited by JoseRizal

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^ was on his or her IG story at one point

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3 hours ago, Toast-Artillery said:

Ok, what's the context of that E gif?

Acrnm brand image 2020.

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the problem (inasmuch you consider there to be one) is that pre-hype acr integrated into other styles whereas these days people seem to consider head to toe acr a style in itself.

long for the days of people rocking acr, stussy and visvim in one fit.

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41 minutes ago, Inkinsurgent said:

 whereas these days people seem to consider head to toe acr a style in itself.

concur this, I sometimes really doubt myself still wearing acr, after seeing a lot of squirtle like fit pics with whole acr. feeling stupid when I wear the same brand as them. 

style isn't the brands you wear, nor should it be. It should be the attitude or vision or whatever you want to identify with that makes you an individual. 

Edited by dreamboatjustsoul

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I find the words of Tom Ford relevant here too: “Never, ever, ever wear anything you are uncomfortable in. Because that is what you’ll project: ‘I look like a fool.’ Even if you don’t – you’ll be tentative and not your best.”

I'll wear an old pair of P15's and a £5 white or black tee from the supermarket with some fiip-flops and still walk tall, and "if you wanna know why I walk with a limp, I'm your grandmother's retired pimp"!

 

- Thanks for Robert S for those words too ;)

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The previous several pages has been a fun read but ultimately, seems like someone was profoundly unhappy with their quarantine time.

I'm sure you already know that I think the head to toe Acronym is cheesy, but some people are just enthusiasts. It's the clout-chase-y ones that it's definitely a bad look for. Like, just tag #techwearlooks and the ten other techwear hashtags if you want that sweet dopamine rush of external validation.

To me only, and I do mean only@originalprogram and @thatslapz can do the Acronym product shot fitpics without making me groan.

Edit: forgot @VivaceKinetics and that other guy with the insta 24fps.

Edited by CARLOOA

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1 hour ago, CARLOOA said:

The previous several pages has been a fun read but ultimately, seems like someone was profoundly unhappy with their quarantine time.

I'm sure you already know that I think the head to toe Acronym is cheesy, but some people are just enthusiasts. It's the clout-chase-y ones that it's definitely a bad look for. Like, just tag #techwearlooks and the ten other techwear hashtags if you want that sweet dopamine rush of external validation.

To me only, and I do mean only@originalprogram and @thatslapz can do the Acronym product shot fitpics without making me groan.

I don’t know how can u be so snobbish when u make such a subjective comment. Show me ur fit. 

a man becomes a critic when he cannot be an artist smt 

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On 5/15/2020 at 3:23 PM, AvantSol said:

(Back to actual acrnm convo)

I had the same thing happen after wearing it in the rain. Haven't had a chance to iron it out. Let me if you or @ogre have a chance to iron it out.

acrnm needs to using fabrics that are easier to maintain. Not everything needs to be bleeding edge or edgy.  like give us some shiz we can just wash and not worry abbot insane wrinkles or delam smh.

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1 hour ago, dreamboatjustsoul said:

I don’t know how can u be so snobbish when u make such a subjective comment. Show me ur fit. 

a man becomes a critic when he cannot be an artist smt 

Look at waywt. Lol I been making fun of this you clown. 

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exactly what I was saying, apparently u are funnier material to make fun of.

ur cat was even cringing to be in the same frame of your shitty fit pic. 

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8 minutes ago, dreamboatjustsoul said:

exactly what I was saying, apparently u are funnier material to make fun of.

ur cat was even cringing to be in the same frame of your shitty fit pic. 

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3 hours ago, CARLOOA said:

The previous several pages has been a fun read but ultimately, seems like someone was profoundly unhappy with their quarantine time.

I'm sure you already know that I think the head to toe Acronym is cheesy, but some people are just enthusiasts. It's the clout-chase-y ones that it's definitely a bad look for. Like, just tag #techwearlooks and the ten other techwear hashtags if you want that sweet dopamine rush of external validation.

To me only, and I do mean only@originalprogram and @thatslapz can do the Acronym product shot fitpics without making me groan.

lmao at this

so people rocking ACR head to toe is fine, unless their chasing clout... -- but you also like how originalprogram styles ACR

Meanwhile, originalprogram posts fits on ACRHIVE looking for that clout, that sweet "sweet dopamine rush of external validation" 

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@originalprogram has been on ACR since before anyone knew what ACR was.  And you know he literally created @acrhive--it's HIS profile.  It can be argued that that profile helped put ACR on the map, before ACR had any sort of clout.

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40 minutes ago, solo1 said:

lmao at this

so people rocking ACR head to toe is fine, unless their chasing clout... -- but you also like how originalprogram styles ACR

Meanwhile, originalprogram posts fits on ACRHIVE looking for that clout, that sweet "sweet dopamine rush of external validation" 

I swear y’all cannot read. I’m fine with the enthusiasts rocking head to toe acronym but my initial reaction to it is oh this some scxrlxrd cosplay for likes.

so:

If rocking head to toe acronym AND enthusiast, THEN Carlo thinks it’s fine.

If rocking head to toe acronym AND clout-chasey,  THEN Carlo thinks it’s cheesy. (I think if you look super serious, it looks clout-chasey).

If rocking head to toe acronym AND one of the ones that I mentioned, THEN Carlo likes it.

If rocking head to toe acronym AND not one of the mentioned above, THEN Carlo groans.

I can both think it’s fine and groan ;)—it’s the gut initial reaction though, especially if it looks super serious. 

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3 hours ago, piece keeper said:

@originalprogram has been on ACR since before anyone knew what ACR was.  And you know he literally created @acrhive--it's HIS profile.  It can be argued that that profile helped put ACR on the map, before ACR had any sort of clout.

I’m pretty sure that was Nike

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Yes of course Nike had a huge hand in it. But acrhive pre-dates any Nike collaboration.  That's why I said helped and before [...] any clout.

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@AvantSol eh stotz still requires more maintenance than just throwing it in the wash since it will turn to be shiz if you dont take care of it via instructions. would be cool to have jackets in sateen cotton or nyco or anything that will virtually look the same as it does brand new after you wash it the first few times.  not talking about breaking it in / patina, but fabric choices are limited when it comes to easy care. only materials i can see jackets in where i could wear without as much care would be pertex or encapsulated nylon.  wouldnt want a jacket made of ds or ch

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I don't know what to tell you then. If I'm paying any amount for a high end piece, I follow the care tags regardless. But I understand the sentiment of wanting something that's "set it and forget it". 

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I recently bought a pretty used FW03 E-J1A. Its been redyed and an additional ring of fabric sewed onto the cuffs from what I can only imagine was extensive fraying. 

 

The good: Pretty cool look at old school acronym and seeing the direct comparison between old vs new. Epic cotton being this old might as well just be regular cotton (although its very soft and nice to the touch). Internal + external jacket sling attachment points, and the sling itself is RAF.

 

The bad: Water resistance is a minimum. It's got pretty decent wind resistance but again that could just be due to the weight of the fabric/nature of it being a jacket in general, although water resistance is a a minor concern (to me personally) based on where I live and the climate here. Its also pretty obvious to see why all Acronym jackets after a certain point (2008+ ish or something??) use Cobrax snaps rather than velcro. The velcro still grabs perfectly fine, but in terms of ease of use and on/off capability, snaps are far superior. Phone sleeve inside the chest flap pocket is comically small (who even had a phone in 2003 anyway?). The jacket being this old, there is no velcro on the right side of the neck area for ACRNM logo tape, seeing as that wasn't a thing then. No acronym branding on the RAF lanyard attached to the waist cinch that hangs down. In fact, the only thing that tells you its Acronym aside from the obvious jacket design is a small tab on the chest pocket, akin to the "Levis" tab on a traditional Levi trucker jacket. 

 

With all that said, none of the 'bad' is in my opinion a bad at all. It's a 16-17 year old jacket so expectations must be adjusted. Yes it misses features like the logo tape, gravity pockets, etc, but honestly the only real 'gimmick' that matters on Acronym jackets is the jacket sling, and even that is debatable as I don't use mine and don't have it attached. Almost complete lack of branding is actually a positive in my experience, as garment design speaks louder than 'branding' ever will in my eyes, and is infinitely more noticeable. What everyone seems to miss (and what Nebulae of Huibenshop pointed out long ago) is the main design points of Acronym jackets are in the pattern cutting and pocket design. Having now experienced a J1A chest pocket/mezzanine situation, it is without a doubt the most useful iteration of a pocket on a pocket in a pocket I have come across. As others have said in this thread long ago, it is the details that aren't noticeable to the eye compared to the in your face external jacket slings and forcelock that gave rise to the prominence of Acronym we see today. 

 

Yes, stotz and goretex etc are high maintenance, but that's because they are purpose-created fabrics. If you don't want to take care of your goretex jacket properly by actually washing it more than once per month (assuming daily wear) then you run the risk of delam, and even if you take the upmost care and it occurs, sometimes it do be like that. Sacrifices must be made somewhere for a garment to perform (or at least be designed to perform) in extreme conditions. Dryskin is prone to pilling, wool fabrics are prone to pilling, the list goes on. Its just an expected potential outcome when having a garment made out of it. 

 

PS: Pls no talk about price, the cost is the cost. Nothing cost the same as it used to (even adjusted for inflation).

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