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Isn't the age old adage is that fashion is cyclical for 20 years. If were looking at only fit, not style, we had skinny jeans since what 2010s? The Wide Fit train started maybe 5 years ago so it looks like Acronym will be dope again in 2030s with "Profile" fits.

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2 hours ago, bboysparrow said:

Isn't the age old adage is that fashion is cyclical for 20 years. If were looking at only fit, not style, we had skinny jeans since what 2010s? The Wide Fit train started maybe 5 years ago so it looks like Acronym will be dope again in 2030s with "Profile" fits.

Fashion is definitely cyclical, and it could be argued that ACR is a "fashion brand" in the broadest sense, however E's choices are historically characterized by a brilliant combination of timelessness and innovation. However the last 2 or 3 seasons seem to be layered with a heavy application of hot salsa and queso. To me, the line up seems off center. It is still interesting but I am far less compelled to acquire. Older pieces were holy shit there is nothing else on earth like this, must cop now

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Switching topics a bit…

I’m fairly positive but can folks confirm that the insulators with Aux Zip like the J58 secure only at the neck? I had the impression that maybe the sleeves could also somehow be secured with the gravity pocket buttons on certain jackets but I must have dreamt that up…

Related and maybe this has come up in discussion previously but has anyone spoke to E about the design philosophy of the Aux Zip only being on the neck and not also with the front zippers like some other brands with jackets that have removable insulators? I just find it cumbersome sometimes to have to unzip twice.

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46 minutes ago, SafeLM said:

Switching topics a bit…

I’m fairly positive but can folks confirm that the insulators with Aux Zip like the J58 secure only at the neck? I had the impression that maybe the sleeves could also somehow be secured with the gravity pocket buttons on certain jackets but I must have dreamt that up…

Related and maybe this has come up in discussion previously but has anyone spoke to E about the design philosophy of the Aux Zip only being on the neck and not also with the front zippers like some other brands with jackets that have removable insulators? I just find it cumbersome sometimes to have to unzip twice.

Snap button on the cuff of the insulators and be secured with the loop of an outer layer jacket. but as far as I know acr hasnt release an system where insulator and outer jacket is connected at the front opening something like M65 parka and its liner

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I’m a lil surprised at the hate for the J113-SD. It’s kind of charming! The hood is super cool, with the profile shots almost giving Raf alien coat, and the fabric texture on the orange one looks sick — I’m looking at the shot of the back here. Actually that orange is pretty cool period, I’m glad to see E keeping trying new colors. The coat kinda reminds me of a puffer jacket from like the 90s, except it’s not a puffer jacket. I don’t see riot division at all, with the weirdly off-kilter and kinda sickly looking zips. Also the bottom pockets look absolutely jumbo, and if they hang so as to not bulk out when they’re full as well as every other Acronym jacket I’ve ever owned, that will actually be v useful. Also also they hang in a great spot when the sling is used.

The black is less exciting and the jacket sling change is whatever. Overall the jacket’s not for me, certainly not at that price, but I’d take designs like this over goth spikes or huge logos any day. I hear you about it being totally different from when Acronym was putting out bangers every season ten years ago, but like, he already did that? and isn’t that space is a little played out by now? meh I know we gave this specific convo like six times per year so I’ll shut up.

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Unrelated, I was at a techno club in Shibuya the other day and saw a traveler decked out in acronym. I’m sure y’all discussed this before, but im curious about the 2024 version: how many of y’all are into raves? So many acronym features shine brightest in that environment, it’s a match made in heaven. Plus the aesthetic is obviously perfect—I’ve started describing acronym as “the least cost-effective  way to pass the vibe check at basement" to my friends

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2 hours ago, eidolarr said:

Unrelated, I was at a techno club in Shibuya the other day and saw a traveler decked out in acronym. I’m sure y’all discussed this before, but im curious about the 2024 version: how many of y’all are into raves? So many acronym features shine brightest in that environment, it’s a match made in heaven. Plus the aesthetic is obviously perfect—I’ve started describing acronym as “the least cost-effective  way to pass the vibe check at basement" to my friends

something like this 🙂 

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4 hours ago, eidolarr said:

I’m a lil surprised at the hate for the J113-SD. It’s kind of charming! The hood is super cool, with the profile shots almost giving Raf alien coat, and the fabric texture on the orange one looks sick — I’m looking at the shot of the back here. Actually that orange is pretty cool period, I’m glad to see E keeping trying new colors. The coat kinda reminds me of a puffer jacket from like the 90s, except it’s not a puffer jacket. I don’t see riot division at all, with the weirdly off-kilter and kinda sickly looking zips. Also the bottom pockets look absolutely jumbo, and if they hang so as to not bulk out when they’re full as well as every other Acronym jacket I’ve ever owned, that will actually be v useful. Also also they hang in a great spot when the sling is used.

The black is less exciting and the jacket sling change is whatever. Overall the jacket’s not for me, certainly not at that price, but I’d take designs like this over goth spikes or huge logos any day. I hear you about it being totally different from when Acronym was putting out bangers every season ten years ago, but like, he already did that? and isn’t that space is a little played out by now? meh I know we gave this specific convo like six times per year so I’ll shut up.

The amount of whingeing that takes place in this thread dedicated to a brand is predictable for online communities but still extremely annoying. I noticed the discord isn't as bad in that respect. It's okay to not like everything but the tenor here is as if they haven't released anything good in years

Of the recent releases:

J122-GT, J117-HL-EX, P38-SS are absolute 🔥and something I am actively going to try and add to my collection

J104-WS, J113-SD are not for me but I can appreciate the vision

BK3-PS, S36-PR are something I might consider at 50% off or more.

That's really not a bad strike rate given you don't need that many clothes to get by. A few pants, a few jackets is all you need in a techwear wardrobe

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On 1/29/2024 at 3:35 PM, sumant28 said:

The amount of whingeing that takes place in this thread dedicated to a brand is predictable for online communities but still extremely annoying. I noticed the discord isn't as bad in that respect. 

Sufu doesn’t have a discord 

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Just received my J113-SD. I have found myself recently outgrowing size S in ACR jackets, so I got a M this time in spite of the wide cut. But man, this thing is wide, and I had second thoughts of returning it for a S, but I convinced myself to stick to M. At that size, I can even use my Andwander diamond down jacket as mid-layer.

Love the two big dump pockets, but the one that I find hardest to access is the small horizontal pocket on the top left. I layered it with a polartec fleece, and its really comfortable, and Im really beginning to dig the design. The sleeves are a tad long, but I folded it back and it felt okay and workable.

The hood is the highlight, but if I am to wear a mid layer that also has hood, I find it hard to zip it all the way up to eye level, maybe my head's big.

I haven't had a new ACR jacket in a while, and sold quite a few of my older pieces because of size. But I am really liking this.

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8 hours ago, skycrawler said:

Just received my J113-SD. I have found myself recently outgrowing size S in ACR jackets, so I got a M this time in spite of the wide cut. But man, this thing is wide, and I had second thoughts of returning it for a S, but I convinced myself to stick to M. At that size, I can even use my Andwander diamond down jacket as mid-layer.

Love the two big dump pockets, but the one that I find hardest to access is the small horizontal pocket on the top left. I layered it with a polartec fleece, and its really comfortable, and Im really beginning to dig the design. The sleeves are a tad long, but I folded it back and it felt okay and workable.

The hood is the highlight, but if I am to wear a mid layer that also has hood, I find it hard to zip it all the way up to eye level, maybe my head's big.

I haven't had a new ACR jacket in a while, and sold quite a few of my older pieces because of size. But I am really liking this.

curious if the dump pockets can be comfortably used as hand pockets. the fact there are no shots on MS of them being used as such as well as the general placement makes me super skeptical. would love to get your take as well as a pic!

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9 minutes ago, DCT said:

Can anyone help out with the J68 PL wash instructions? My new release version doesnt have a washtag so a pic from the original would be greatly appreciated

It’s in the back side of the left pocket 

 

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2 hours ago, DCT said:

Can anyone help out with the J68 PL wash instructions? My new release version doesnt have a washtag so a pic from the original would be greatly appreciated

Every ACR item has a wash tag. Finding them is half the fun

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Kinda surprised there’s no acronym techno overlap here?? The p30ae is the absolute perfect pair of pants for techno, between the wide range of temps they can accommodate and the amount of pockets for organizing earplugs, super compact bucket hats, Techno Snuff, etc. And jacketsling spares you from having to deal with coat check. Plus the aesthetic ofc.

qq for anyone with a vest with auxzip, it just doesn’t work at all wearing a jacketsling on the outer jacket right? Without the sleeves to pin it up, it’s just gonna hang and drag on the ground?

I dont want to get into it about discord, but I will say, I’m very glad this community somehow survived the redditization of the internet that killed so many forums. This site—hell this thread—was around long before discord was even in alpha. This shit is like a 90s forum, extremely specific culture, vicious beratement of noobs who fail to come correct, it’s great. If you want the discord community vibe, go post in discord 😉

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On 2/2/2024 at 3:02 PM, brainerd666 said:

Every ACR item has a wash tag. Finding them is half the fun

We should have contest with forum members nominating the ACR piece with the best hidden wash tag. 

I would like to nominate the ACR jacket from a few years ago that zipped up the back with a very long zipper lanyard! I will try to find out the specific model number and edit this post when I do.

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1 hour ago, roofus said:

We should have contest with forum members nominating the ACR piece with the best hidden wash tag. 

I would like to nominate the ACR jacket from a few years ago that zipped up the back with a very long zipper lanyard! I will try to find out the specific model number and edit this post when I do.

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On 2/3/2024 at 8:36 AM, eidolarr said:

Kinda surprised there’s no acronym techno overlap here?? The p30ae is the absolute perfect pair of pants for techno, between the wide range of temps they can accommodate and the amount of pockets for organizing earplugs, super compact bucket hats, Techno Snuff, etc. And jacketsling spares you from having to deal with coat check. Plus the aesthetic ofc.

qq for anyone with a vest with auxzip, it just doesn’t work at all wearing a jacketsling on the outer jacket right? Without the sleeves to pin it up, it’s just gonna hang and drag on the ground?

I dont want to get into it about discord, but I will say, I’m very glad this community somehow survived the redditization of the internet that killed so many forums. This site—hell this thread—was around long before discord was even in alpha. This shit is like a 90s forum, extremely specific culture, vicious beratement of noobs who fail to come correct, it’s great. If you want the discord community vibe, go post in discord 😉

I’d say it’s more a matter of us being very steeped in the brand more than the brand not being prevalent. It’s still pretty small scale compared to most other fashion houses/big labels. 
 

All that being said- I know a bunch of peoples that make and spin edm that wear a bunch of ACR stuff on the reg. 

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On 2/6/2024 at 1:00 PM, brainerd666 said:

I’d say it’s more a matter of us being very steeped in the brand more than the brand not being prevalent. It’s still pretty small scale compared to most other fashion houses/big labels. 
 

All that being said- I know a bunch of peoples that make and spin edm that wear a bunch of ACR stuff on the reg. 

Yeah def, I’m more surprised the other way that no one here parties in that way. FWIW acronym is very iykyk in the techno scene, people will ask you where you got those pants constantly because it’s a crowd of ppl who are very into the aesthetic, often using drugs that make them more social lol. On the other hand, the brand is of course prohibitively expensive, so people who are super into the artsy queer underground techno scene are not gonna wanna drop thousands on pants, they’ll just DIY or thrift. Not buying acronym is more acronym than buying acronym, and all that.

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On 2/1/2024 at 5:56 PM, skycrawler said:

Just received my J113-SD. I have found myself recently outgrowing size S in ACR jackets, so I got a M this time in spite of the wide cut. But man, this thing is wide, and I had second thoughts of returning it for a S, but I convinced myself to stick to M. At that size, I can even use my Andwander diamond down jacket as mid-layer.

Love the two big dump pockets, but the one that I find hardest to access is the small horizontal pocket on the top left. I layered it with a polartec fleece, and its really comfortable, and Im really beginning to dig the design. The sleeves are a tad long, but I folded it back and it felt okay and workable.

The hood is the highlight, but if I am to wear a mid layer that also has hood, I find it hard to zip it all the way up to eye level, maybe my head's big.

I haven't had a new ACR jacket in a while, and sold quite a few of my older pieces because of size. But I am really liking this.

Where the pics? Really wanna see the fabric up close, especially if you got orange 

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On 2/7/2024 at 10:48 AM, eidolarr said:

FWIW acronym is very iykyk in the techno scene, people will ask you where you got those pants constantly because it’s a crowd of ppl who are very into the aesthetic, often using drugs that make them more social lol.

I once spent 10 minutes convincing the bouncer that P10-DS are not gym joggers.

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