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12 hours ago, fasttimes said:

It's good, made me see the light of fully-featured jackets in WS and convinced me to move on a J47A-WS

Update: I got it and it slaps

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1 hour ago, NinjaGuyInToronto said:

As a purchaser and enthusiast it's much more useful and interesting than simply 'it slaps' with a picture of a folded garment in a sandwich bag lol.  I can literally go on grailed for that.

It's on, not in the bag

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WE LIKE THE JACKETS 

EDIT: JONKETS

EDIT: JAWNKETS

EDIT: NEW PODCAST IS UP

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1 hour ago, NinjaGuyInToronto said:

For me personally, I like to post the content that I'd like to see on here.  IMO reviews of expensive items that are pretty much impossible to try on in advance are pretty useful when considering a purchase.  This seems to be the only place to find that kind of info, and I applaud the effort of people like @kkuer99 taking the time to go into detail on what $2K actually gets you.  For anyone new to ACR it might be hard to tell which features are useless gimmicks, and which will make it hard to live without.  As a purchaser and enthusiast it's much more useful and interesting than simply 'it slaps' with a picture of a folded garment in a sandwich bag lol.  I can literally go on grailed for that.  If reading ACR content on a page dedicated to ACR is tiresome you can always sign up for instagram where it's just pictures without having to slog through text.  :wink:  

Spoken like someone who has never worked in a technical field lol.  The exact opposite is true.  Detailed documentation of design is one of the most important aspects of engineering.  Try getting a new component accepted for flight by the FAA, EASA, or the military and you'll see what I mean.  Of course another option is to be the change you want to see.  Nothing is more concise than not posting at all..  

The STEMpire Strikes Back!

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Aren’t the sandwich bag shots just a tldr of the long form stuff? Variation is ok, ya know.

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2 hours ago, NinjaGuyInToronto said:

If reading ACR content on a page dedicated to ACR is tiresome you can always sign up for instagram where it's just pictures without having to slog through text.  :wink:  

holy based

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Ya’ll need to learn how to write shit that doesn’t sound like you’re trying to get into MIT after being passed over for a scholarship. This shit isn’t that important and it’s a lot more fun when you take it less seriously and the ‘reviews’/ ‘feedback’ reflect that.  This is luxury cosplay ffs. It’s fun clothes that sometimes do what it says it will. But always costs too much no matter what because it’s luxury. You can buy non-objectively better ‘performing’ pants/shells for a third or less of the price lol. I used to try and excuse the amount I spent on it too by rationalizing whatever feature blah blah blah. You can see my dumb shit on this very forum some years back (as well as my other dumb shit over the years). It’s expensive clothes that are really fun to wear and fun to look at and geek out over. But this need for quantification just kind of takes the fun away from it imo.
 

At the very least- treat your review less like a fucking term paper and more like a: Hey I ran around in this shit and wore it and this is what I do in my dumb life and this is why I like it/hate it. (Which is impossible after owning the item for two days lol.) Turning everything into a bullet point style word wall is just fucking boring and lifeless. And honestly takes away from the brand imo. Half the fun of ACR is learning little weird nuances and stuff. It’s oddly exciting not knowing exactly what you’re getting yourself into.( That’s probably going to come off as a privileged take. See my comment above about luxury. )

TLDR/Brevity I guess I just don’t like stemlords lol

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make reviews but try to make them concise unless the topic can benefit from some detail. that's why my LA8-DS post was so brief because it's a model that's come out before and it's just a shirt.

J69-HY / iterative but different with a brand new (and imo kinda interesting) material that I don't mind a long form review

J28-WS / one of the most popular acrnm pieces in WS, storm hat's known with the J1E and raindrop; kinda self explanatory

 

(posting a bit about sizing is also v nice to look back at, helped me a lot starting off so don't mind passing the torch to someone picking up a piece you talked about way in the future)

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, brainerd666 said:

TLDR/Brevity I guess I just don’t like stemlords lol

If we all typed like chefs I would say the J28-WS is FUCKING RAW. But then it would be full of low-effort one-liners each trying to outdo the last -- fucking childish.

You know that unsaid rule among cool kids in school about "act like you don't care and you'll seem cool"? What do you think ACR appeals more to, the cool kids or the math geek? Being a fan of William Gibson's Neuromancer that should answer itself, shouldn't it?

I love the detailed reviews here. Keep them coming and never stop. One day I'll get my jacket and I'll make a review here myself. 

13 hours ago, brainerd666 said:

This is luxury cosplay ffs

Thanks for telling us what ACR means to you. Do you think Errolson would approve? I'm not his biggest fan but I'm sure he'd take that as an insult. As would many here who take this seriously as a hobby. 

13 hours ago, brainerd666 said:

treat your review less like a fucking term paper

Some people have to write a lot of papers for their career, some don't (including chefs). Antagonizing them for writing in a way they're comfortable in is selfish and divisive. If you can't read, don't read. Or learn how to speedread, as any grad student would know it's an invaluable tool whether you're in school or not. 

7 hours ago, Inkinsurgent said:

acr  having become expensive enough that people start to review their shit like consumer technology instead of clothes

Clothing and consumer technology are not unrelated. Especially when ACR has a section dedicated to "Fabric Technology" on every piece. New features and pocket arrays touch the same bases as ergonomics for phones which is impossible to gauge without retail stores where you can try them on. 

TL,DR: high function and high prices require detailed reviews, if you don't take it seriously don't force others to do the same.

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On 2/18/2021 at 7:54 PM, IzunaK said:

Do any bigger dudes here have the LA8-AK at all? After all the talk about the DS version, I was wondering what the sizing is like. Found a pretty good deal on the AK version in L, but not sure if I need L/XL @ 220lbs with a 44 inch chest and 5'10".

I’m 6 foot, 200 Lbs w a 48” chest and my XL is too snug.

Really liked LA8-DS, but ACRNM shirts skeer me, they’re always too much like sausage casings for me. 

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ok Q that was good, now leave it there

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1 hour ago, moneytalks said:

ok Q that was good, now leave it there

LOL with the social cues

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Does anyone else wish E would offer pants with wider hems (8.5 in +) again? I feel like pretty much every pant has a taper and it’s kind of unnecessary, for example the p34 would look a lot better without the awkward taper below the knee. Just my 2 cents 

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8 minutes ago, BRICK DOM said:

Does anyone else wish E would offer pants with wider hems (8.5 in +) again? I feel like pretty much every pant has a taper and it’s kind of unnecessary, for example the p34 would look a lot better without the awkward taper below the knee. Just my 2 cents 

I wear my p31a less and less cause I’m not really feeling the taper and how wide the thighs look especially with the pockets flaring out. I grab my p32 way more lately. 

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33 minutes ago, BRICK DOM said:

I feel like pretty much every pant has a taper and it’s kind of unnecessary,

*Literally every Enfin Leve pant and dude who posts on the /techwear sub reddit page.

I tend to gravitate towards my P24As since they are a good middle ground between wideness and taper. I would love for them to do a wider pant. Something along the lines of a M-65 field trouser size.

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54 minutes ago, BRICK DOM said:

Does anyone else wish E would offer pants with wider hems (8.5 in +) again? I feel like pretty much every pant has a taper and it’s kind of unnecessary, for example the p34 would look a lot better without the awkward taper below the knee. Just my 2 cents 

Definitely agree, I imagine its for functional reasons tho as dragging hems could be 'cumbersome,' Personally would love them to bring back something like the P5TS-S lower leg, great slouchy relaxed look. 

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51 minutes ago, Nebulae said:

Definitely agree, I imagine its for functional reasons tho as dragging hems could be 'cumbersome,' Personally would love them to bring back something like the P5TS-S lower leg, great slouchy relaxed look. 

The P9-S has a nice fit that is comparable to the straight leg look that's popular nowadays, similar to Dickies 874. The grosgrain at the hem is a bit wider than more modern pants, so it's easier to cuff if that's the look you're going for. Only thing I'd wish for is a slightly higher rise waist. 

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Why doesn't E just make pants that let us adjust how wide we want the hems to be? Like the Jacket cuff tape adjustment. And no I'm not talking about the ribbon shoelace hem on the p34, I'm not wasting my time with that when velcro holds up much better. 

Arcteryx, Crye, and literally every other combat pant clone has the velcro tape adjustment. 

EDIT: cowboy pants don't need tight hems :)

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Didn’t anyone cop P33-DS?  They’re quite straight, if a bit slouchier than combat pants. 

33’s and 31’s are all I’m wearing nowadays. P24 cut is nice, but DS blows Stotz away in terms of versatility.

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11 hours ago, Cornuto said:

Didn’t anyone cop P33-DS?  They’re quite straight, if a bit slouchier than combat pants. 

33’s and 31’s are all I’m wearing nowadays. P24 cut is nice, but DS blows Stotz away in terms of versatility.

P33 are a fantastic straight leg pant. I especially like that they don't have webbing sewn into hem, makes them sit really nicely on shoes. 

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8 hours ago, Cornuto said:

Didn’t anyone cop P33-DS?  They’re quite straight, if a bit slouchier than combat pants. 

33’s and 31’s are all I’m wearing nowadays. P24 cut is nice, but DS blows Stotz away in terms of versatility.

Had them, great pant (especially with no knee articulation) but they’re still tapered

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1 hour ago, Nebulae said:

Had them, great pant (especially with no knee articulation) but they’re still tapered

Out of curiosity, what made you get rid of the 33s? I've been on the fence about them for a while now.

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55 minutes ago, CCALL said:

Out of curiosity, what made you get rid of the 33s? I've been on the fence about them for a while now.

I just prefer to wear pants with a more regular rise and wider leg, nothing against the pant. One of the better recent pants shapes if you're into it.

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10 hours ago, Cornuto said:

33’s and 31’s are all I’m wearing nowadays. P24 cut is nice, but DS blows Stotz away in terms of versatility.

I'm curious by what you mean by that? I know the patina might turn some people off, but I prefer the hand feel of Stotz over DS. I personally think it's more casual in way. Sometimes the GT and DS combo can feel like you're wearing a wetsuit with all the synthetic fibers.

2 hours ago, kobebean said:

P33 are a fantastic straight leg pant. I especially like that they don't have webbing sewn into hem, makes them sit really nicely on shoes. 

Second this, especially on high top shoes like the AJ1s. Anyone here have fit pics with low top sneakers? There were pics months ago with some Vans Old Skools and it made me wanna get a pair. lol

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