Jump to content



Recommended Posts

On 10/30/2017 at 11:23 PM, GFNS said:

No J64TS-S today but who would’ve thought the fits would be more or less identical.


lookin like zion davy jones came to fix the hvac got damn 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 11/3/2017 at 6:34 PM, Voyager said:

A Review of the J56-S (RAF)
Just got this in a few days ago and I'd like to share my initial thoughts on it. I specify that this is a review of the RAF J56 because there's a few small details that are unique to that version, and I am of the opinion that the RAF J56-S is not only the final form of J56, but the best jacket that Acronym has released in the past two seasons.
I bought J56-GT when it was released. I liked it. Didn't love it. I liked the design, but I always thought that GT Pro was too stiff a fabric for a jacket like the J56. The J56 design-wise is simply a modern take on the M65. Even the numerical name is like taking the 65 and twisting it around. I may be reading too much into the numerical significance of Acronym's naming of the 56, but my point is that it's a reworked 60's Vietnam-era military garment and GT (at least the GT that Acronym uses) isn't the proper fabric for a jacket like that. Ventile, a classic military fabric that seems more appropriate.

RAF tapes - The RAF J56 is the first jacket to employ RAF green forcelock and logo tapes. It's a minor touch, but a nice one since you can use these RAF tapes with all of your other jackets.


The chest pockets - This right here is the jacket’s identifying feature. They are conspicuous and give this jacket as a distinct “Acronym jacket” look. Voluminous, symmetrical and ergonomic top waterproof zip-access pockets. Even though they're detached from the jacket, they're easy to unzip and zip with one hand due to the way they are sewn to the jacket. These are the same style pockets as the cargo pockets on the P24A and the 3A-MZ3. They can hold quite a bit and still not interfere with the lines of the jacket. In fact, the jacket looks better when the chest pockets aren't deflated and have something in them. In addition to the top access, you can access behind the entire detached pocket from the side in the style of a hand-warmer pocket. I find this to be the singular flaw of the jacket. Those side-pockets are awkwardly accessible and you look awkward when you have your hands in them. That part of the chest pockets is mostly unusable, unfortunately. 

The bottom two front pockets - waterproof zip access as well and have average volume. Suitable for easily accessible items and suitable for hands (I personally prefer to pocket my hands in my pants pockets when wearing this jacket, but the bottom pockets are certainly an option as well). Overall the jacket has an abundance of storage space that, when filled, doesn't negatively affect the look of the jacket.

Gravity pockets, interops, detachable hood, internal or external jacketsling - We are all familiar with these Acronym staples so I won't get into them in the review. They are all accounted for and certainly add to its appeal, but they are not a unique facet of this jacket. The liner-compatible zip, which appears to be the new standard for Acronym, is present as well.

Cinches - As with J56-GT, there are SpeedLock cinches at the bottom of the jacket, however the J56-S adds an additional cinch inside the back of the jacket at the midsection. I don't think they mentioned anything about this in the pictures or description, so it came as a pleasant surprise.


This may seem a minor addition, but it significantly increases the versatility of the jacket. When cinches are loose and wide open, the jacket is suitable for a liner or warm layering. When midsection is cinched and bottom is as well, the jacket turns into a more fitted and sharp looking field jacket.


Closure - I'm sure that there were some people initially turned off by the fact that this jacket utilizes snaps & buttons as its closure. As referenced in its official description, this is a "contemporary nod to tradition" and I personally appreciate that Acronym approached the snap/button closure in a unique and functional way. The snaps attach by folding the right side out towards the inside of the left side of the jacket, creating a windproof closure. The big buttons close the front. All but one button in between the top of the chest pockets are hidden behind a flap. A nice detail - the fabric that lines the interior of the flap is a soft touch, felt-like fabric. On the RAF version, this fabric is a contrasting black color. I personally don't mind all the snaps and buttons, but I can see how someone would find the whole process annoying. 

As with most Acronym garments, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. You really must wear the jacket a while to really understand how nice it really is. I really can’t recommend this jacket enough. Grab one if you can.

Fit block similar to J28-K?  Looks like body fits and sleeves lank.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got an iPhone X last Friday and can happily report that it still fits into the cell phone pocket on ACR pants. However, because it is taller than the previous "regular" iPhones, the top of the phone does come pretty close to the top and as a result, it pushes open the outer fabric at the top, making the opening and therefore the pocket more noticeable. Wish the pocket was a half inch deeper, but otherwise happy that it still fits. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i don't want to ruffle any feathers because technically they are not made by acronym, but does anyone have any recommendations of platforms/places besides grailed or ebay i may have more luck selling my shoe surgeon python acronym prestos? im also making a post for them in the sales thread here, hopefully i won't get downvoted too badly..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 11/10/2017 at 1:53 AM, nodre said:

i don't want to ruffle any feathers because technically they are not made by acronym, but does anyone have any recommendations of platforms/places besides grailed or ebay i may have more luck selling my shoe surgeon python acronym prestos? im also making a post for them in the sales thread here, hopefully i won't get downvoted too badly..

lol just cosign it man.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just wanted to share an experience I had with Acronym. I ordered a jacket form AW16, and found out 2 weeks ago, having had the jacket for a year, that it was missing the logo neck patches. Emailed Acronym and within a day I received a reply stating that they would post me out a new set of patches. Posted out said patches to Shanghai within two weeks. I'm really impressed with Acronyms customer service. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...