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3a-2 non foil version would be my five stars 3rd-arm recommandation for newbee, good for a mask pouch with a decent price (same as last this model drop's), and the best is, the stock lasts.:smile:

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3 hours ago, Yan90 said:

Insane. He replaced the original olive straps/webbing with shitty pistachio cw. 

Taobao vibes. 

Didn't notice at first and was considering getting one of the new "black" bags, but now I can't unsee this ...

I wonder how noticeable it actually is - would appreciate if anyone who copped could post some pics.

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18 minutes ago, Xu Jianfeng said:

3a-2 non foil version would be my five stars 3rd-arm recommandation for newbee, good for a mask pouch with a decent price (same as last this model drop's), and the best is, the stock lasts.:smile:

yeah I had the previous all black version but ending up letting it go because it was "too black". The olive detailing is exactly what I wanted so I had to melt my cop freeze for it LOL

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Not long now until we have multi colour pants. Probably p30 with multi colour cargo pocket and swappable cuff sleeves

yikes...

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i think multi is fine. glad they're finally trying new stuff beyond the typical black/raf/olive greens

 

would be stoked to see a multi pant if the colors are distributed in a similar patchwork style as the black j1b-multi (black/white/dust)

 

mismatched zipper teeth and pulls would've been *chefs kiss* on the 3a-1-multi. can't wait to get mines in so i can play around with the pockets

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3A-2 is my elite level epi pen holster. Spending that much on a pouch for an adrenaline shot is just as ludicrous and unnecessary as my body’s over reaction to certain proteins, so it feels weirdly well balanced :ph34r2:

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2 hours ago, mikon_nikon said:

3A-2 is my elite level epi pen holster. Spending that much on a pouch for an adrenaline shot is just as ludicrous and unnecessary as my body’s over reaction to certain proteins, so it feels weirdly well balanced :ph34r2:

Move to the Us and the 3a is a reasonable price compared to an epipen

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14 hours ago, Yan90 said:

Insane. He replaced the original olive straps/webbing with shitty pistachio cw. 

Taobao vibes. 


Agreed it looks different! I asked ACR directly if they are using a new color for the strap (hard to tell if its just the color editing) and this is their reply:

Hi,

 
It should be the same color, however some smaller color differences are unavoidable due to the dyeing process at the respective supplier.
 
Kind regards,
ACRONYM® 

 

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I’m blown away by how closed minded a lot of you guys are for Acronym trying new things. I would have expected everyone here to be the exact opposite given we are fans of a brand that is quite over the top to begin with.

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Well to put it simply, I think clever and functional designs are still well received. For example, everyone was happy with tension zips.

The multi is just playing on the current (already played out) trend of upcycling garments, think needles rebuild, old park, heck even patagonia has its own frankenstein upcycling program. I think people on here see the multi as errolson just trend hopping and catering to what’s hot instead of just doing his own thing like “the good ole days”. I get that it’s a business first and foremost and the man’s gotta make money, but I do find things getting cornier and cornier (with that said if you take a step back maybe it was always corny lol).

I think with acronym’s oversaturation, the veneer of “badassery” has kind of really worn off. This is pretty much just nerd clothing at this point. And that’s fine with me, but I certainly don’t really think of acronym as fashionable for the most part.

 

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33 minutes ago, BRICK DOM said:

I think with acronym’s oversaturation, the veneer of “badassery” has kind of really worn off. This is pretty much just nerd clothing at this point. And that’s fine with me, but I certainly don’t really think of acronym as fashionable for the most part.

 

i think once the snowboard-meets-military streetwear DNA started to lose ground to the martial arts/sci-fi influence the magic started to wane. not that there aren't good later pieces but pre-2016 ACR is where it's at.

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18 hours ago, robbatussin said:

Foil was always just reversed xpac. Durability (or lack of) will be the same. 

No, I don't think this is right. I've owned a silver foil, a black foil, and a green regular (with the current "foil" reverse face) and they are all obviously of different durabilities. The silver foil is incredibly fragile, but even the black is much less rigid than the back-face of the green xpac. The current "foil" seems to be laminated in some way that makes it much tougher (and more rigid).

As for waning magic, man, whatever. I'm too lazy, but I wonder what year the first post about "the magic is gone" was made in? Before 2016, I bet... hasn't it always been like this? Maybe it's you that have changed? It's been five years, after all -- it's natural for your tastes to shift over such a long period of time.

I've said this before but I think "making money" is the wrong take. Prices go up, sure, but the volume is too low for it to be a cash cow. If he wanted to make money, he would create a diffusion line and do more shoes. Acronym is his art/prestige project.

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4 hours ago, Theanix said:

I’m blown away by how closed minded a lot of you guys are for Acronym trying new things. I would have expected everyone here to be the exact opposite given we are fans of a brand that is quite over the top to begin with.

wish E was more open-minded to making good things rather than things for the sake of being new. If one-off ultra-low stock Multi is the direction "New" ACR is heading then E needs to go the other way. Especially at these price points. For instance, J1E was well-liked with "New" things, features, arrays but he only sold it to friends and subnet. Everyone else gets highlighter stretchy boonie hat.

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2 hours ago, eidolarr said:

No, I don't think this is right. I've owned a silver foil, a black foil, and a green regular (with the current "foil" reverse face) and they are all obviously of different durabilities. The silver foil is incredibly fragile, but even the black is much less rigid than the back-face of the green xpac. The current "foil" seems to be laminated in some way that makes it much tougher (and more rigid).

As for waning magic, man, whatever. I'm too lazy, but I wonder what year the first post about "the magic is gone" was made in? Before 2016, I bet... hasn't it always been like this? Maybe it's you that have changed? It's been five years, after all -- it's natural for your tastes to shift over such a long period of time.

I've said this before but I think "making money" is the wrong take. Prices go up, sure, but the volume is too low for it to be a cash cow. If he wanted to make money, he would create a diffusion line and do more shoes. Acronym is his art/prestige project.

Yeah, I get that people always wish for the way things used to be so that’s fair to say. I liked acronym in 2010 and I still like it now.

I mean I don’t think he’s making money hand over fist but as it has been discussed before there are definitely items that sit. As far as I know, almost every multi item sells out within minutes. Back to the pre-nike days I don’t think anyone needed a damn website tracker to try to get things in the first 10 minutes before it all sold out. So he’s definitely catering to hype in some form and that’s honestly how our retail landscape operates today. Look at nike with their snkrs drops and all these raffles lol and all the bot copping. Everyone wants in on something and it’s all so globalized now.

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3 hours ago, Orientalq said:

wish E was more open-minded to making good things rather than things for the sake of being new. If one-off ultra-low stock Multi is the direction "New" ACR is heading then E needs to go the other way. Especially at these price points. For instance, J1E was well-liked with "New" things, features, arrays but he only sold it to friends and subnet. Everyone else gets highlighter stretchy boonie hat.

Why are you here?

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3 minutes ago, Theanix said:

Why are you here?

I'll answer your nonquestion with a nonanswer: Errolson is my dad.

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5 hours ago, Orientalq said:

wish E was more open-minded to making good things rather than things for the sake of being new. If one-off ultra-low stock Multi is the direction "New" ACR is heading then E needs to go the other way. Especially at these price points. For instance, J1E was well-liked with "New" things, features, arrays but he only sold it to friends and subnet. Everyone else gets highlighter stretchy boonie hat.

Huh? Have you not seen the pieces being reconsidered and iteratively improved? I can only assume the J1E business was to gauge whether the features were viable in day-to-day use. In-house testing is good but expanding the testing pool is even better, especially in all the different climates the subnet people are scattered in. Naturally, also to thank the superfans.

The multi stuff is getting old, sure, but a lot of this stuff was probably designed or conceptualized in succession, but produced over the course of the next year (maybe longer), something which isn't uncommon at all in the greater fashion-sphere, so it feels like they're clinging to it but it's all part of a singular vision. I'm almost certain we won't see it persist as part of every drop in the future... but famous last words, right?

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6 hours ago, eidolarr said:

No, I don't think this is right. I've owned a silver foil, a black foil, and a green regular (with the current "foil" reverse face) and they are all obviously of different durabilities. The silver foil is incredibly fragile, but even the black is much less rigid than the back-face of the green xpac. The current "foil" seems to be laminated in some way that makes it much tougher (and more rigid).

It sounds like you are using the term 'durability' to describe the rigidity/pliability of the overall material and not the resilience of the foil/glossy side of the material against de-lamination/peeling (as was frequently highlighted here in the past).

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I see what you mean. I can definitely imagine the glossy xpac delaminating in the sense that the entire laminated face may separate from the inner material, as one piece, starting around the edges. However, the old foil lacks that lamination layer completely; individual shreds of the foil will tear off inevitably, even with light wear. I guess time will tell, but it's hard to imagine anything less robust than the old silver foil.

EDIT I took a picture:

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That's not "delamination" in the gtx pro sense where the layers separate, it's just the outer layer being incredibly fragile. The current foil lineup seems like it would fail more like gtx pro

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Would like to ask is there any third-party Acronym archive database?

Either website or could files will do.

Thanks guys.

I tried to search both online and within sufu but didn't find anything...

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+1. I was looking for last night for some old stuff with no luck. Most image links are dead

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As long as he doesn’t multi the pants, I’m good.

Its all about the pants nowadays. So nice.  
 

 

 

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3A-2 just arrived, the webbing is much darker than the product pictures suggest.

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2 hours ago, Fourmera said:

the webbing is much darker than the product pictures suggest.

koll needs to lay off on the color editing and realize it's a product he's selling, not an art project -- has happened many times before with RAF/alpha green pieces where people get a different color than what the photos show

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6 minutes ago, hooper said:

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Yeah, no. Fuck that. Color accuracy is KEY for product photography. 
 

“14% Grey color pallet reference shot? Nah bro we don’t need that, I fuck with the vibes.”

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