Couldn't find a techwear thread in the catalog so I thought I'd just make one.
I really need an ID on this bag.
I was away for a week and a bit, there was a really good techwear thread before I left. :(
Bag is okay, but doesn't seem "tech" enough for me?
Bag is an Acronym 3A-5TS
I'm really new to techwear, but I want to have a few fits to work with. Does this look decent?
hat - looks like the panavision logo? lose the shit logo.
what's up with the socks? boots aren't the greatest either.
jacket looks okay (mountain hard wear looks like?)... white zipper kinda sticks out.
Show me the bag?
literally google summer techwear
The techwear aesthetic is very narrow, so details are important. Look at each of your pieces individually and ask: is it functional? Does it compromise the functionality of other pieces I wear (jeans+hardshell, softshell+military boots, ...)? Just wearing black and pulling up a neck gaiter doesn't cut it. Decide on the flavor you want to go for: athletic, military, gothninja or smartass-casual are options. That will guide your piece selection and the features you want to optimize for.
Military style is rugged and utilitarian. It is optimized for equipment carry and staying out in rough conditions. Boots, cargos and molle backpacks will fit well.
Athletic will maximize your mobility, so running shoes, a softshell and leggings will fit in, maybe also a softshell beany.
Ninja style uses layering and unusual cuts to obscure your silhouette. This is more about stylistic exploration than being actually useful n the wild.
What I call smartass-casual is a slick, minimalistic style which lets you blend into crowds of people, kind of a basics-only fit using tech pieces. Arcteryx lifestyle and Veilance do stuff like that.
meme fit desu senpai. all black techwear is overplayed
are thinner north face jackets an acceptable cheap starter jacket ?
there are tons of good cheap shells. Nike, North Face, etc. In fact if you are going cheap for just a waterproof/windproof outer shell you might not want to go too light. Your best luck is with a simple plastic material, it won't be light like goretex. Really good jackets though.
I have a Nike S1 FDN (Nylon outside, Polyester inside) and it has served me very well for years. I have an AT Beta LT as well, but I could probably get by with just the Nike.
I want to get a light hardshell like the Arcteryx ones but the hoods repulse me
Is there any jacket with an aesthetic hood ?
>500€ seems a bit expensive for what doesn't even seem to be 100% waterproof
Meanwhile Mammut has this for 250€
Copped an waiting for these to arrive tomorrow. Will post my impressions.
On a side note, does anyone know where to purchase a acrnm kr-sm1? lost mine and really want to replace it
I want shoes, but I haven't found any trainers I'd like and all the boots I see are either super-tacticool or clunky "heritage" style.
Has anyone any experience with Panama Jacks? I hadn't heard of it but their collection looks nice, made in Spain.
Here u go looser
Nike Lupinek- I own the White and Black CW, and it looks like a fucking moon boot but god damn are they cool
It's a swoosh (you've offended me because I live in what is literally Nikeville USA (Portland, OR))
And that's just branding. It's fairly secure. It's a 300 dollar shoe. Goretex and real leather. The works.
Looks a lot better on feet mate
Here's what I wear the rest of the time, don't have the shoes or the backpack yet though.
The DWR on the insulated jacket has surprised me, I thought I'd need another layer but it's pretty waterproof on its own and it's Primaloft so it's warm when wet, but if I needed one I'd get this, it's the best shell I've ever put on, it's slim and sleek and doesn't feel like plastic.
Right or left? Left is all leather, right has cordura on the side
Gore-tex Gel lytes and ripstop-joggers. Hypebeast techwear is already here.
Now this is techwear
>merino mouth guard
>solar powered arm flashlight
>tfw no antarctic base to operate on
Looking for cargo pants and some boots but from London and a lot of recommended brands are US only. Anyone from London/uk know of any good places that won't rek my poorfag bank account. Don't mind mixing a military vibe in if that helps
Anybody have any nike aeroloft stuff? How is it?
I have their gen 1 packable jacket. Zippers were weak on them and I broke one.
I bought their gen 2 jacket, which was no longer packable and had a different fabric on the sleeves and sides.
Both I found were great base layers for the cold.
Gen 1 pictured (gril version, same as guys just not cut in the waist like the gril)
Gen 2 pictured.
You can find both Gen 1 and Gen 2 on eBay and if you're lucky as places like TJ Maxx and Marshall's. The vests show up all the time too.
Gen 3 aeroloft vest is now the flash stuff; it's not quite so multicolored in person unless it's got direct light on it. Not a huge fan.
There was a limited Gen 2 run of this stuff branded Gyakusou I saw at Mercer 21. I'm guessing that shows up on ebay too from time to time. I'm pretty sure it was just extra colorways and nothing different than that.
I copped a pair of Proof NY Nomad pants that popped up in my size. They are fantastic in every way.
Does anyone know what happened to Proof NY? Did they go out of business?
are there any decent alternatives to the J1A-LP it is easily my most desired piece of clothing but I'll never afford one
>tfw will never have a J1A-LP
i dont know bro, but apart from getting salesjewed into buying shit: any problems with going to athletic shoe store, getting them to fit you up, and instead of buying them, go back on internet and buy cheaper/similar?
Half the places I search don't even have that jacket. Does it sell out mad quick or am I just not looking hard enough? Honestly, I just went through the acronym authorized dealers which seemed kinda jank anyway, some of the sites are 404'd or just dont have working links.
You won't find it in authorized dealers, because for the most part the only stuff they have left in stock is the unwanted shit.
Either gotta buy second hand or straight from Acronym right now.
Anyone have anything from the Burton x Alpha Industries x Undefeated collection?
I like the bomber
my fit today while waiting for gf in changing room lol
how does your girl dress
>tfw no qt techwaifu to shop for acronym shit with
It really depends on your idea of "techwear"
There's shit like pic related, which is a fusion of real life fabric tech with aggressive styling that looks like it's out of Ghost in The Shell. A lot of people refer to this as techninja, among other terms. It's a very small subset of techwear that not everyone can pull off.
Then you've got the sort of business professional tech with Arc'Teryx Veilance, Isaora, and a few other brands, which looks good, but also can hold up to weather and is "techwear".
Saying techwear is like saying streetwear. Sure there's a stereotype that pops in your head, but that stereotype is not all of the different "branches"/
Hope that answers your question.
Dig around on sufu and such to see some honestly nice techwear. The so called god of techwear is Appleseed- his stuff looks nothing like the idea of techwear, but it is.
I will never understand this "Appleseed is the god of techwear" meme.
Honestly 40% of his fits are super expensive but also super average. The rest are decent with a few great ones. I've seen much better on relative nobodies.
Thanks for the quality response! I'm a bit of an outdoorsman, so I can see the interest in the use of more interesting and modern fabrics in everyday wear, but I guess my question was more geared toward "techninja". Could you give me some examples of outfits that might be "tech" but also have a place in a normal setting?
Sure, Outlier is a pretty good example- their pants and shirts are built for comfort and performance.
Looks like a standard oxford, no? It's actually a 50/50 Nyco shirt with a nano-tex coating. Same goes for their pants, they have a bit of elastic and are much more comfortable if you need to jump around or run laps (Mainly for comfort).
Like I said, it depends on the subset of tech you prescribe to. (And no one can really agree on what the fuck is techwear and what isn't- some guys think cotton is the devil, others are more concerned about aesthetic, etc.)
So, fabric is important, and it all depends on the end person- you. What you want out of your clothing and what you need to accomplish your task or whatever the hell you're doing.
Does anyone know where I could purchase a light windbreaker/anorak like this? I want it to have that front pocket thing, be in a beige-brown color and be a pullover.
I know milsurp is the obvious answer, but I wouldn't know what to search for or where to start looking.
Anything DnB, dub techno, detroit techno, plunderphonics stuff, rhythmic noise, experimental stuff.
Jacket from White Mountaineering's older BLK line. Pretty much unavailable now, but some BLK pieces pop up on rakuten, yahoo.jp and the like so look around. Pic related is more of some of the older BLK stuff, I much prefer the styling to the ones out now. I'd feel like a stealth fighter if I could find one of the jackets.
I think this is super mediocre
Look, I think Appleseed has a few excellent outfits, but I really don't understand why he is referred to as the "God of techwear" every single time someone mentions his name,
It's so consistent that it seems like self-shilling (though I really doubt that)
I like how it's all pretty similar. Almost a bit fascinating, I'm trying to find a correlation between clothing style and taste in music. How come our brains are wired to like certain types of clothes, and then the same type of music?
The Intelligent Armor ones seem kinda cheap eg. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7LflW8bDfQ
The Browncoat ones seem really nice though. If you get one I'd appreciate pics in /techwear/.
Found this on eBay, 1" belt with a cobra buckle
also available on his website
please show some fits
anyone here familiar with the quality of maharishi esp their pants? im thinking of buying one
p much perfect down to the ankles then it all goes to shit,maybe try pinrolling and wearing black sports/hiking socks so you've still got a taper but no weird visual break like you have now or wearing hightops or boots perhaps
What do you guys think about the brand endless ammo? I'm thinking of buying some trousers from them.
Is there any way these could be worked in? Maybe in black??
also the general warnings for beginners: techwear is neither cheap nor easy to pull off, and the look is often more impressive on pictures than in real life. Get used to noisy gore-tex
or even worse like you wandered off the paintball course
you think you look cool posing in front of some cement wall or graffiti but in real life walking around you look embarrassing
your friends and gf if you have one feel embarrassed going out with u and wish u could just wear normal clothes, which is possible to look good by the way
techwear is fucking retarded
I'm gonna ask in this techwear thread but I feel like I won't get an answer until the next one but I might as well try.
Are there any waterproof sneakers that actually look good? I can't really wear boots with all of my fits and I like flyknits and stuff...but well they aren't really tech are they? School me.
Not the anon you replied to but do you think those shoes would keep me dry while walking around in light rain all day? Visiting taipei soon and it's supposed to be shitty weather the whole time. I was looking at Danner or palladium boots but I like those nikes.
Danner boots are great I've got a pair of Tachyons and I plan on getting another pair of Danners in a heavier model. As for the Nikes... they are more photogenic and that is probably where the advantages end
So I'm looking into getting a new pair of athletic shoes, but I want them to look a little tech-y and also be shoes I can wear casually.
These are my first choice right now, the Free OG '14 Woven.
My other choice was the Gel-Kayano GTX in navy blue. Anyone else got some interesting looking athletic techwear shoes?
If you've ever tried SFB's how would you say the Tachyons compare in the sizing? I have wide feet and Nike's fit a tad bit narrow and I'm wondering if I should go size down + wide or just use my regular size wide. General opinion seems to be that Nike's fit a bit small.
Are you fucking serious? What the fuck is wrong with you?
Most of these jackets look like shit because they're not 100% black, all GT jackets have navy parts on them and they look ugly in a daylight (i had Raptor jkt).
Thats Herno Laminar, Herno collab with Acronym.
Nike SFB (DWR), Adidas had some GT sneakers, i don't remember actually
Not actually a sneaker, but comfy, solid and waterproof
I own a pair of gray atoms and they're great. Really comfortable when broken in, looks decent, decent to run in too. The only thing is you should wear a no show sock which can be difficult to find in other then cotton.
I bought these about a month ago and think they're pretty sweet. Not sure if you'll be able to find your size though.
those are an abomination
Adidas Originals were commonly used on the 'terraces' during football matches (and still are with football fans), with jeans that would go over the ankles. I guess the gore-tex feature would be suitable for those situations among generally being outside.
The other examples are probably doing it for shits and giggles.
I liked the look of the adidas regardless of the fact that they were waterproof. But I don't mind the lows because I live in florida and feel like an idiot wearing high top anything with shorts
Sorry you couldn't get into them I guess. I definitely could, I always liked the navy/black contrast. Or maybe I couldn't, considering the most 'techwear' thing I own is a pair of commuter cargos because this shit is all so expensive.