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post #826 of 984
What's the cheapest place to carry acronym? Union and bodega seems to be the only us retailers and they don't seem to stock small in all items

Is ordering direct or from one of the stores in Europe the cheapest?
post #827 of 984
Some euro stores will knock off vat which is your best bet. Direct I'm pretty sure you will have to pay import taxes as they mark it's true value. Acronym and cheap just don't really go together tho.
post #828 of 984
I need to get one of the jackets with gravity pockets
Are there other brands with that or no?
post #829 of 984
Japan sometimes has cheaper Acronym - but in general it is a long hunt to find a deal on any of it.
post #830 of 984

Here's a random little story for you all.

 

I work in the electronics department of a large retail store in California. Earlier tonight, this dude comes in to buy USB drives and I notice he's wearing really nice Stone Island jacket and I compliment him on it. It was a dark blue ripstop fabric with a really spectacular sheen to it.

 

Where I live, I have never seen people wear Stone Island. So I'm curious and ask him some questions and we get to talking about clothes etc.

 

He tells me that he's a photographer who used to live in Germany, and he met the Errolson Hugh, the co-founder of Acronym there.

 

Things I learned from our discussion:

 

 

- Acronym is based in Germany

- Errolson Hugh is dating a Russian model

- said Russian model owns a $30,000 handbag (OMG)

- Acroynm designs Stone Island's Shadow Project line

- That ninja-lookin' asian dude that models all of Acronym's gear is Errolson himself.

 

Sorry if this was a bore but I am completely new to the technical brands and I thought I'd share this little anecdote.

 

 

Here's a video of Acronym and Errolson in action (FW'14)

http://vimeo.com/60772746

post #831 of 984
^^^^
Did you recognize the jacket as Stone Island or he identified the brand (thereby introducing you to the scene)? I guess techwear is even more rare in California since you guys barely have a winter that justifies any of the outerwear.

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Originally Posted by m4gdelen4 View Post


- Errolson Hugh is dating a Russian model
http://instagram.com/p/gQMKMNLCMq/
post #832 of 984
^His stuff wouldn't fit in my wardrobe but damn he makes everything looks so cool
post #833 of 984
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post
 

Are you guys talking about this one?

 

http://www.isaora.com/collections/bomber-jackets/products/bomber-jacket

 

Somebody in here said they picked it up (ColdSnap I think) but then returned it due to the sizing. I remember from the picture it looked like a good fit though. All the stuff I have from them (only 3 pieces) I basically sized down 1 and they all work well.

 

I ended up pulling the trigger and got it in yesterday. Went by the sizing chart rather than what I usually order and it fits great. Really happy with it at the price, as others have said about other pieces, I wouldn't have paid full price for it, but on sale it fits the bill. Seems really well put together and living up to its softshell billing so far.

post #834 of 984
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Originally Posted by Suyi View Post

^^^^
Did you recognize the jacket as Stone Island or he identified the brand (thereby introducing you to the scene)? I guess techwear is even more rare in California since you guys barely have a winter that justifies any of the outerwear.
http://instagram.com/p/gQMKMNLCMq/

 

I recognized it as Stone Island due to the button-on patch on his arm but failed to make the distinction that it was Shadow Project because of the black-on-black coloring of the patch.

 

I had only seen pictures of Stone Island in my Facebook feed and while perusing END. Quickly dismissed them when I saw a horrible pair of runners that they had put out. A real life encounter and some interesting articles I've read about them and Ten C has changed my mind though.

 

What is Shadow Project's concept anyways? What sets it apart from the main line? Also, what is different from Veilance and the rest of the Arc'teryx stuff?

 

Thanks for enlightening me :)

post #835 of 984
EDIT: double post sorry
post #836 of 984
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Originally Posted by brooks23 View Post

I ended up pulling the trigger and got it in yesterday. Went by the sizing chart rather than what I usually order and it fits great. Really happy with it at the price, as others have said about other pieces, I wouldn't have paid full price for it, but on sale it fits the bill. Seems really well put together and living up to its softshell billing so far.

I just noticed their sizing guide says that it fits one size bigger than normal. Did they recently add that? I wore mine around NYC this past weekend when it was 50 degrees and got several compliments.
post #837 of 984
Originally Posted by m4gdelen4 View Post
 

 

I recognized it as Stone Island due to the button-on patch on his arm but failed to make the distinction that it was Shadow Project because of the black-on-black coloring of the patch.

 

I had only seen pictures of Stone Island in my Facebook feed and while perusing END. Quickly dismissed them when I saw a horrible pair of runners that they had put out. A real life encounter and some interesting articles I've read about them and Ten C has changed my mind though.

 

What is Shadow Project's concept anyways? What sets it apart from the main line? Also, what is different from Veilance and the rest of the Arc'teryx stuff?

 

Thanks for enlightening me :)

 

Errolson discussed Shadow Project's current concepts with Nomad. Conroy discussed what makes Veilance different from Arc'teryx mainline with 032c.

post #838 of 984

Anyone have an outlier merino t they're about to retire in large, ill buy it.Just wanna see how it fits and all that jazz

 

Wanna make the plunge and get a few but $40 shipping off their website makes me lightheaded.

post #839 of 984

Ok you guys are killing me, I have been eying the Isa bomber as well and after the one dude bought and returned I was turned off. You say 'softshell' is it really that?  By the material do you think it is water and wind proof?  I can't really tell by the pics on the Isa site.  Does it have any technical merit or is it just a simple spring jacket?

post #840 of 984
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Originally Posted by BlackOUT View Post

Ok you guys are killing me, I have been eying the Isa bomber as well and after the one dude bought and returned I was turned off. You say 'softshell' is it really that?  By the material do you think it is water and wind proof?  I can't really tell by the pics on the Isa site.  Does it have any technical merit or is it just a simple spring jacket?

I think softshell describes it accurately. It's water resistant, not water proof, so don't expect to stay 100% dry in a downpour.
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