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Technical Outerwear

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by hendrix, May 23, 2012.

  1. EvanM

    EvanM Well-Known Member

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    I really love mine for early spring/late fall.
    IMO if you wear it on its own, it's really suitable for weather between 5°C (~40°F) layered, and 15°C (~60°F) unlayered.

    It's also cut fairly slim, so you can layer it underneath a hard shell for winter if needed.
     
  2. ferrari909

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    I see, I've been looking for something that can withstand a typical Midwest winter and the Veilance Insulator sounds too light. I'll still probably get one though
     
  3. Mon Dieu

    Mon Dieu Senior member

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    Highly recommend the ARC'TERYX VEILANCE Node IS Jacket..............
     
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  4. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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    You know, I bought my A.V. Insulated Field Jacket to prevent me from wanting/needing to buy more jackets. Now I just want Veilance outerwear for all occasions. Well, except the blazers, I still can't swallow the notion of wearing synthetic materials in a blazer cut.


    I wonder, what are people's very general opinions of Acronym vs Veilance. Seems like Acronym uses similar materials but goes for much less minimalism and much more of a fashion-forward look.
     
  5. SmileForum

    SmileForum Senior member

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    I like both brands. Acronym puts on a very good presentation each season of their garments functionality, but nothing they've made so far has been aesthetically pleasing to me compared to Veilance.
     
  6. SuEd

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    Veilance is designed towards casual formal while Acronym is designed towards functional streetwear. The only materials they really share is GoreTex Pro/Windstopper; after that Veilance tends to use Merino wool and various nylon blends while Acronym uses Cotton (etaproof, epic, giza), Schoeller blends and Cashmere. Both brands are very cool in their own ways.
     
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  7. ipractice

    ipractice Senior member

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    Acronym also limits it's stock and doesn't go on sale so it has a premium collectors allure to it. Definitely a lot more hype around it, sometimes less value than it's asking price but it seems to be working for them.
     
  8. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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    Oh man. You guys should all pick up one of these. I'm snapping them up in every color.

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    The Arc'teryx Skyline shirt. It's so soft. So stretchy. So breathable. So sunproof. Fits trim but not restrictively so. And it doesn't really show sweat.

    FWIW, stains have been easy to get out.
     
  9. SmileForum

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    A bit disappointed in Acronym A/W 14/15.
     
  10. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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    Pretty disappointed in Arc'teryx Veilance A/W '14 too. Same shit, different color. I have it on (somewhat) good authority that all the guys on the Veilance team recently left Arc'teryx and also, that items will be produced in China. Goodbye inspiration.

    Anyone have anything wonderful to check out?
     
  11. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    Somebody in the W+H thread said that there new designer is from Arc'.
    I wonder where the rest of them went.
     
  12. Grove

    Grove Senior member

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    I was also told that in the future some of Veilances production will be moving to China, Bangladesh etc. Not that I have a problem with that quality wise as the mainline and LEAF stuff manufactured overseas is of the same quality the stuff that comes out of Canada but it irks knowing those pieces cost bugger all to manufacture but are priced as Made in Canada pieces.
     
  13. Nil

    Nil Senior member

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    I know Westcomb was founded by former Arc'teryx designers. Not sure about any recent departures though.
     
  14. Royal42

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    So I guess the $1400 Acronym jackets will now be closer to 3K?

    Jesus...
     
  15. SmileForum

    SmileForum Senior member

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    Arc'teryx, not Acronym. He just meant, a long with Acronym, this seasons offerings from Arc'teryx aren't that great either.


    I don't have a problem with them making things overseas either, quality wise. I just don't want want to see price jumps...
     
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  16. dbradm

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    Went for it and picked up a Veilance monitor coat from Gravity Pope. My ideal jacket is one that is completely unadorned and minimal where there is almost no detail - so I very much appreciate the hidden pockets. I am getting used to the feeling of goretex as I am mostly used to wear more natural and softer materials, however, it has been raining lately so it is much appreciated. The only problem is the zipper entrance - The zipper has no cover and there is no additional stitching or tab to grab onto the male end of the zipper - I aesthetically/ conceptually appreciate this, however, the zipper is often difficult to engage. Anyone else have problems with Veilance zippers?
     
  17. BostonHedonist

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    No problems with any Arc'teryx zippers so far. But if you have an issue, Arc may well fix it for you.



    Just discovered something intriguing. Anyone have any experience with Ministry of Supply? Lab-grown dress clothes born from a hacker who went on kickstarter. I'm particularly interested in the Aviator Chinos. Water shedding, semi stretchy, seam sealed and features hidden crotch vents.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. jimanchower

    jimanchower Senior member

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    Huckberry had/has the Aviator chinos on sale, but I haven't tried them.
     
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  19. Grove

    Grove Senior member

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    I mentioned this a while back but now it's released. Haglöfs 19FOURTEEN

    It looks like a few pieces didn't make it to production or maybe they will be released at a later date but I think they have some really nice stuff. I like the fishtail and Lima a lot.
    Packs and footwear also look decent and pricing seems fair.


    [​IMG]
     
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