Hello this is the techwear inspo thread.
Fits, products, palettes, photography and abstract images welcome
You can't really dress the same way as winter techwear. Maybe a shell when it's not that hot otherwise you'll burn up. Many of the big techwear brands Veilance, Outlier have some very nice button downs that are semi water repellent I think, which is what I would recommend. Also many of the stores have Blazers which is perfect since they are very light and and pretty breathable. Hope this helped
Yeah that's why I got the grey one.
Best thing for summer, ever.
Even if you don't need an undershirt, thing's like wearing an AC as a vest.
Combine with linen linen shirt for cooltier summer attire.
>posts in techwear general
>can't even do basic computer shit
moar backpacks please
thinking of getting the urban operator by tactical tailor.
what do you guys think?
Summer tech is actually very simple: light, tough, wicking fabrics, in form factors that balance skin coverage and airflow. Usually, merino in the city and polyester at the beach, for abrasion resistance and dry times. Somehow, tools to schlep your stuff and whatever other functions you need.
Here's a quick city fit I did up that's very similar to my summer uniform.
Yeah, but no, and really no. There are people actually doing things where clothing can really help, and even for most randoms, there's valid reasons to dress in this style that only the most snobbish could dismiss.
It's complicated; I'll post more on it later.
You need to contextualize the garment in a way that makes it look like what you admire is competence and capability as abstract virtues and not militarism per se.
This is easier with older garments, non-camouflage garments, and garments not common in your area. Also much easier with legit OG gear than with tacticool extravagances marketed to civilians.
Almost none of this is techwear.
50% of techwear is made for people who ride their bike constantly around urban environment.
The other half of it is made for tactical gear.
<1% is the nearly useless fashionable bullshit made by Acronym that is extremely overpriced and only looks good on asians.
Your Nike Roshes are not fucking techwear, faggots.
Yes, if you know where to shop.
More backpack for you.
Everything is summer friendly. More often than not, it is better to have fabrics covering your body than it is to have exposed skin.
After extended time in the sun, your skin becomes hot, and so do you. By having an external layer that wicks and breathes, you can actually have a cooling sensation on your skin rather than your sweat trying to fight the heat of direct sunlight.
Look into treatments with sun reflecting and UPF tech like Coldblack by Schoeller or basically anything lightweight (~150g) wool. Wool/poly blends are also good because it retains the wicking factor of the wool and allows it to dry quicker when needed.
Pic related - moisture wicking jacket that has a high UPF rating, etc. Also packable!
Who makes nice trousers? I'd love something water resistant as I basically only wear one pair doing anything and it'd be great to have something lighter and more waterproof than jeans.
Hardumodo; available in the United Kingdom. So far I like Mission Workshop's, it's so sexy but Jesus Christ £170.
Basic tech intro: http://dressed-down.com/blog/2013/5/13/intro-to-techwear-part-1-the-bas
Sufu's tech thread: http://supertalk.superfuture.com/index.php/topic/116740-urban-techwear/
>moving target because I don't like what you said.
Techwear has been almost always classically design by "technical fabrics" which consider function prior to form. Kudos to those that can create form with functional fabrics, but half of the shit is all about form and has absolutely no functional advantages.
No, moving the goalposts means something completely different. I just made up my own phrase then and called it "moving target."
Anyway, fuck off with your stupid reasoning for advocating the posting of retarded inspo in a techwear thread. I don't even know why we have these threads, nobody manages to post anything good or add anything of value.
Some in terms of aesthetics (clean cut, functional with pocekts etc.) functionality (can be used for hiking etc.) and at the same time it can be used for day to day basis while not looking like I just went camping. That help any?
Posted the same in fuccboi general (>>8331715),
but I really just want pants that are:
to expose my Damir Doma Silent Sneakers.
Any hope such pants actually exist?
Yeah, TAD, Mission Workshop, a lot of Arc'tyrex's stuff would help you accomplish that.
Personally, I mix in the outdoors stuff with urban design stuff to compliment each other and still pull off functional designs.
Really depends on how "tacticool" you're wanting to look like.
You have a couple of choices.... none of which are cropped, though. You would have to hem them.
Personal choice would be the Outlier Slim Dungs, because I have them, and they are fucking awesome. Basically look like jeans. http://shop.outlier.cc/shop/retail/slim-dungarees.html
Second choice would be Outlier Climbers.http://shop.outlier.cc/shop/retail/the-climbers.html
Third choice would be Proof NY Nomad Pants. http://proofny.com/collections/bottoms/products/nomad-pants
Fourth choice would be something from swrve like the lightweight slim trousers: http://swrve.myshopify.com/products/lightweight-slim-trousers
All 4 of these are made of some sort of durable nylon material with a DWR treatment applied. The Slim Dungs are made of Cordura-grade fabric, which will take a significant beating.
I have the jacket I originally posted (Stealth LT). For rainy days, I pair it up with a pair of the Slim Dungarees and no fucks given while trodging through the rain.
The jacket is impermeable and the pants deflect most water, but will dry within 10 minutes after no longer being exposed to water.
Next cop will be a pair of Red Wing Iron Rangers to finish off the set. Will sno-seal the shit out of them to waterproof them and literally no fucks given - will go stand out in any weather with the fit.
Fucking saved, bro. Thanks.
Some of the stuff seems a bit too urban/baggy for me, but there are some sick pieces here.
Plus, anyone bold enough to throw a 3XDRY treatment on fucking sweatpants is awesome in my book.
Shit, that's almost scary! I have the slim dungaress and Iron rangers, and I'm planning on coppingthe stealth and ranger hoodie.
How do you restore the water reppeling on your dungarees? I can't seem to get it completely going again?
It's taken me half a year to acquire most of the information I have. I have trolled /fa/ for a long time searching for random nitpick suggestions like:
Then googled all of the fancy terms to understand which each fabric and treatment does.
Most of the sellers explain what half the shit does and why they selected the stuff too.
I also troll the fuck out of Styleforum and Superfuture for new ideas.... but unfortunately, I have done exactly that - Googled most of the stuff. I've become pretty good at it.
Have you tossed them in the dryer for 10 mins or ironed them on medium heat? Either one of those should re-activate Nanosphere.
There is, however, a possibility it has completely gone away. DWR doesn't last forever. You may have to re-treat them.
Also, I'd have to say, so far, my favorite piece is my Aether Highline.
300g Primaloft ONE, a beautiful microfiber ripstop liner, and a really fucking tough exterior shell.
Kept me warm with just office clothes underneath in -20 degree weather this winter. I also caught myself on a razor-sharp end of a corner and it is barely noticeable on the jacket, but would have definitely torn right through my skin had I bumped it with my arm directly.
Only washed them twice so DWR should still be there. Tried both, but the DWR is still sub-par. userd low/ lo-med heat when ironing them. Should I increase/ decrease the heat perhaps?
>mfw trying to do techwear in Florida as a poor person
>mfw trying to be /fa/ in anyway in Florida
I have two of them. They are both top fucking notch quality. In my opinion, Aether is actually better in terms of quality than both Outlier and TAD.
No, but pic related are, even if they don't look as "MNML"
They are waterproof and breathable. http://amphibiox.geox.com/amphibiox2013/en_GB/collection/product/men/mattias
Edgy way of saying "minimal," I guess.
Also, just in case anyone thinks I'm bullshitting, I felt like doing this for shits and giggles. I own most of the stuff I've been talking about.
What are you on about? What actually *is* your definition of techwear? What's your conceptual basis for it?
Where do you get the idea that Acronym is "nearly useless?" Have you handled any Acronym, or, fuck, even scrutinized videos and JPEGs? They're at minimum no less useful than anything by an outdoor brand, and sometimes more.
"Overpriced" is so relative as to be meaningless. "Only looks good on asians" is some Elliot Rodger type shit.
And really, the "made for tactical gear" stuff is the cancer on techwear, the real bullshit angle on it, ineffectual men dressing up like reprehensible but efficacious ones to get a quantum of their experience without any cost, risk, or trauma. The ONLY thing you can say against Acronym is the ways it rubs up against a tacticool aesthetic in some ways.
Congrats; you've gotten me to restart a wall of text post trying to figure out an actual definition of techwear that works with all the ways its used.
Outlier now has the Freeshell in their lighter, ~150 gm/2 Ultralight fabric, too.
Were you the guy who started a shitstorm last year on here by saying you were gonna buy one?
The pic is the Freeshell, lol. It even says it on photo description.
It's possible I was the guy who started a shitstorm over the Highline last year. It's been a killer fucking jacket, though.
Bumping. Looking for a portable solar panel to clip on the outside for a backpack.
Also does pic related qualify as techwear?
You're fucking right it is, man. This one is going to be a day 1 purchase for me.
What do you think it'll be, techfriends?
Yeah, description says it's the OG Freeshell - i.e. it's in their "OG Cloth," which is a rebrand of Schoeller Dryskin, nylon-poly-elastene in a IIRC 225 g/m^2 weight. Their "Ultralight" cloth is also Schoeller, but only nylon and elastene and about 150 g/m^2. Summer weight.
That was the thread.
Uhhh, some of that is me, some of that is not.
It appears that I started that conversation, but there is another person there who has gone into great detail on some things and I doubt I would ever post that much text in a single post.
Everyone always posts cutting edge tech in these threads but, what do you guys think about heritage and outdated tech. Stuff like oiled sweaters and waxed cotton.
>Yeah, but no, and really no. There are people actually doing things where clothing can really help, and even for most randoms, there's valid reasons to dress in this style that only the most snobbish could dismiss.
>It's complicated; I'll post more on it later.
Sorry if this gets spammed I've been getting posting errors.
I should have said oiled wool but, it's a sweater that's usually tightly knit and covered in a oil to deter sea spray.
Barbour is the first brand that comes to mind for waxed jackets.
L.L. Bean does a backpack in waxed cotton that's pretty nice.
Guernsey does oiled sweaters but, the fit looks like shit.
Horween tans some crazy leather.
Recommendations for a budget friendly Goretex hardshell? Does something around $150 and under exist?
I have a black North Face Venture (HyVent 2.5L), and would like something with similar aesthetics or fishtail if possible.
I doubt decent goretex pieces are available for less than 150.
How do the slim dungarees fit VS Outlier Climbers?
Damn thats nice... Way too pricy for something that'll look too 'operator' on most people though. Dont doubt its well made and will prob. outlast me, but i think its too 'aggressive paramilitary'. It you plan on cosplaying as a security guard from mirrors edge though, it could be ideal.
I take it back... after looking at the jacket on the website, it looks like its fit would be terrible for the typical /fa/ person.
Looks like you need to be pretty bulky to pull it off, since all the pockets and padding wouldnt scale properly to a narrow frame.(unless they gave their own models the wrong size for the promotional pictures...)
Does it matter? Most people here are going to be thin, and from the looks of it, you need atleast a 40" core and prob. 45" chest for it to not look ridiculous.
Another great example of the growing avg. size of americans fucking it up for people like us who arnt fat gross fucks. 10 years ago i was a small... Now, thanks to vanity sizing, i'm an XS(even though i'm the same size as when i was 16). I guess this is that thin privilege i am hearing so much about...
Brand whore who enjoys paying $450 for PMC quality jackets, even though the most extreme thing he does is has unprotected sex with men in the public park restroom.
I guess the cum is easier to wipe off the gorEtex, so its a valuable investment to you.
Others of us arnt getting drenched in biohazard waste though, so i think i'll just pocket the other $325.
fucking amazing how I saw some retard in victoria the other day in acronym cape. He looked like he couldnt run 2km or climb a 2m fence, why not go full cosplay-retarrd-ninja-from-future mode then?
>tech threads just turn into jacket and backpack threads
What's the difference between the TAD ranger/ stealth hoodie and their LT counterparts?
Also dumping some stuff to bump the thread
Literally comes jasmin scented from the store
And the land counterpart
anyone have any experience wearing tyvek?
pic related can be found at http://ueg-store.com/
figured. i have my own minimal style that i think i pull off, but nothing actually "techwear"
man, some of these pieces are beautiful. some day
the poor uni student here. thx guys. bed now. finals, etc. arch school better pay off (lol not )
Here is a fit just for you
Depends on what you define as techwear. If it's solely that the clothing has some kind of functionality or purpose, then those NF or any hiking gear is tech. However many people also the add the criteria that the clothing is fa
>12" Thinkpad Tablet
might as well get something like this
It's been out of stock for fuckin' ever
Shirt is SISP in pic
i'm not feeling it.
it sticks out way too much.
Smaller version of the one OP posted (21L vs. 31L)
>Posting on /fa/ and being this ignorant to sizing
Dont worry bitch-tits, as long as walmart tells you you're only a large, you dont have a weight problem... even if your waist is 52", and you wouldnt be able to fit in 3XL sold in a non-insane country.
Nah, id rather just wear properly fitted jackets. Trying to sell something with that shitty a fit for $450 shouldnt be encouraged.
Just so everyone's on the same page, we're all talking about this jacket, >>8335851.
This is what 3 guys of /fa/ are saying looks fine, and i'm just a faggot for not being fat enough, or wearing enough sweaters under.
This is the current state of /fa/...God help us all.
I think i'll continue to wear my XS TAD ranger jacket, with my XS AA hoodie underneath. Apparently i'm some biological anomaly who does NOT need 6" of extra circumference to insulate my softshell. Or more likely, /fa/ is full of fat fucks who really are fooled by the vanity sizing mentioned earlier.
The thing with wearable tech isn't that it's niche, or that it's not available, it's that most of the thinking going into it is straight garbage that has more to do with aping old sci-fi fantasies and turning people into revenue sources than with the way people actually live.
Google Glass is probably the most obvious example - sure, it's cool, and there's tons of situations where a HUD with a camera and network connection are useful - to generalize, in rapidly changing situations requiring constant, immediate reactions to a large set of complex variables. Time-critical. Mission-critical. Piloting. Combat.
Daily life, unlike movies or video games, is not like that for most people. More essential than staying constantly apprised of everything going on is *not* - instead holding steady, active and reflective focus on a single problem with a deadline measured, maybe, in hours, if not more. Or, you know, just relaxing and being human.
The basic Glass approach works directly against that - they want to push information on you for you to interact with as rapidly as possible, because they make money when you do. Do you really want ads and Yelp reviews fed to you as you walk down the street? Or to see every message from every rando who you've given your number to pop up as soon as they send it?
Like, c.f. everything anyone's written since 2007 about disconnection being the new luxury. Or everything anyone's written since ever about presence and mindfulness.
Smart watches are less pernicious, because they're less developed, but they suffer from the same conceptual problem. A good workaround with superior ergonomics I'd like to see? Something adapted from watch zips, pic related. Instead of opening onto a watch, it opens onto a compartment where a full smartphone is secured, and you can access everything when and only when you need to. You could do it inelegantly now with a strapon case.
Come on, it's obvious you don't understand anything and you're the same guy always pouting in these threads. The problem with TAD stuff is that it looks like PMC gear, not that it performs adequately for them and is slightly expensive.
Like the other guy pointed out, the TAD jacket in question isn't Gore-Tex and I don't think TAD even does hardshells.
Bodies are bodies and performance is performance. In terms of personal climate, the factors are the same whether you're biking or shooting your way through a city.
As far as "needing:" people have biked through cities in jeans and fought wars in terrible cotton poplin BDUs. This is all about doing your life better with the help of clothes.
The ideas around cosplay, militarism, etc. are worth addressing, have been by people smarter than you are I although not to death, but whining about cost is completely unproductive, as it usually is. Acting like everyone leads your lifestyle is also completely unproductive, as it always is.
Ignore the people telling you it's not possible to be tech on a budget. Some flavors and the famous statement pieces might not be, but it's all in how useful the garments are to you and how you style them to show or conceal it.
Like this, the distinction is in the totality of design, styling, and context. Hard and fast rules about whether something is or isn't "techwear" miss the point,
which I will get to, but I've got other stuff I need to write. Just dropping in for this because this thread was getting too ridiculous.
Oh, and this guy is def far more in the right. Shells do go over, but Kitanica is just thoroughly ridiculous. I can almost respect their commitment to loading the fuck out of their jackets, but it's just another part of adding bizarre Tacticool details like the buckles across the chest. Aesthetically, they're to LEAF or TAD like YesStyle is to Rick.
I wash it cold on a delicate cycle, hang dry them and iron them on a low/ medium-low synthetic setting afterwards. Not sure what I'm doing wrong here. Also tried sticking them in the drier for ten minutes which had worse results
Not necessarily true. Aesthetics might be harder, but there is plenty cheap and good outdoor/ technical clothing
>missed online release because of work
>lost wallet last night so couldn't cop in-store today
Heavily considering copping these... One question, how high waisted are they? I like my pants around my hips, nice and high, none of this ass crack shit. Have been rocking blackhawk hpfu slicks but they're wearing out and the mesh pockets suck. They did sit well though.
is it acceptable to include reflective tights in a techwear fit?
the clymb has levi commuters on sale. let me know if you're going to create an account and I'l give you my referral code. If you don't want to bother I can just check to see if they have your size from my account. also, I don't know whats up now, but steap and cheap has good deals on hard shells most of the time. higher end arcteryx stuff and less pricy brands like RAB. check it out
Just picked up some of these Nike Track Tights (really more like somewhere between pants and tights) on sale, $42.99 on Zappos