It's still 38 posts out? We have this when it dies, I guess.
Oh God. I'm not saying this to pick on you, but if anything has ever illustrated why "is x techwear" is a nonuseful question, why thinking of "techwear" as a coherent category is nonuseful, it's this.
What's really going on with all of this is that older clothing codes are collapsing, and new ones finally influenced again by function, changed material conditions beyond moving the sweatshops, and the changed texture of everyday life and society are starting to develop.
Of fucking course a hack designer doing a collaboration with the world's second largest clothing retailer is going to be getting in on that.
Does it have much to do with the kind of stuff we normally talk about in techwear threads? I don't think really think so. Literally the only context I can read the guy in the lookbook as existing in is that he's just left his office in East Midtown on a winter evening and gone to a boxing gym, because he thinks he's tough like that. The kind of challenge he perceives is almost exactly an opposite number to the kind our protagonists usually do.
And if you want to look at the bare garments stripped of any context... it's one of those "what do you think about..." / "I don't." things. Some of them may have nonzero utility, but I can't imagine a single person who knows about anything else wanting them except maybe because they say "WANG" in big letters, either out of super basic brand affection, because they're Bart Simpson, or because they're a gay guy trying to get laid by grown up gay Bart with his basic brand affection.
I'm just getting into techwear for the ND & MN winter. It's extremely practical for walking the ~1 mile to Uni and for my stints in the oil field. I'm going to dump all the pleb stuff I've copped or plan on copping initially to get me started.
I would enjoy inspiration for hats if possible.
>the jacket I'm saving for
Eddie Bauer has nice stuff, but I would never pay full price. Copped similar in grey for $40. Fully waterproof. Remember they always give 10% student discount on top of sale prices.
Basic cold layering when a neck gaiter is too much.
I've found an 80% cotton / 20% cashmere blend to be better than a pure blend of either. Warm, yet thin for layering. Nice if you can't afford baby alpaca.
A&F is obviously awful but they occasionally show remnants of when they used to make quality outdoor equipment. The market is pushing them away from branding every product, too. They have their blends down. ~$40 on their regular sales.
43% nylon / 32% acrylic / 25% wool
Ervell sources the nicest Italian and Swiss blends for outwear.
77% wool, 12% polyurethane, 11% nylon
[This is sold out.]
I really like the cuts.
95% cotton, 5% polyurethane imported from Italy
Probably going to cop an Ervell parka, haven't fallen in love with anything from Acronym.
50% cotton, 20% nylon, 30% polyurethane, imported from Italy
I know denim isn't usually associated with techwear, but I like it too much, so this is my solution. The wax coated is super against the constant wind here.
[FYI model is 5'10 prince of manlet status like myself.]
barneys version on someone taller
Planning on getting into the man leggings + shorts aesthetic for rollerblading and jogging to the gym. I usually hate Nike and Under Armor clothing (basicbitch), but it seems they are the best in this case, and I don't want to spend more than a $100 on meggings.
[These are no longer being manufactured as far as I can tell.]
Lately ACR has been growing on me, but if I had to choose between getting a shell from them or Veilance I'd pick a Veilance one just because I can wear it to my work without looking like I'm in costume
Pic related is nice though
I like how Under Armor has a bunch of stuff that is made to follow military requirements, hence the black with black logo.
yeah i'd get this pair in this colour
the fit better be worth 800 bucks
I really like these, especially the ones on the right.
Really digging this company I just discovered online. They use nano sphere, made in USA, and actually reasonably priced for once.
I agree, the main thing for me is you can't see the logos.
What's this type of light grey sweater called?
If anyone knows the name of these sunglasses, you would be my hero. I don't think they're german army. May have to ask the man himself.
Nvm i forgot these had the side blockers. they look too cosplay / steampunk. Still looking for oversized round sunglasses with the double nose bar.
Planning on copping these in the meantime.
They are on sale in L and XL only and most of their vendors have the same or are sold out. That's why I thought that. Pretty certain they are being discontinued.
Sorry if I spammed some of you seasoned guys with basic's but I have an easy time finding inspiration and a hard time figuring out what they are wearing.
I really like this camo aesthetic.
>look, these aren't black
polyurethane is what free bags in supermarkets are made from
Got them on eBay in Medium for $50
I'm not that guy, and I don't necessarily agree with everything he's saying in that post--but dude, this is a fucking fashion board. We talk about fashion here. This is a place for no-life plebs like you and me and him to sit down in front of a screen and type how we feel about fashion. There is no "taking it too seriously" here. Either you talk about it seriously, you post interesting images, or you're a worthless shitposter like yourself.
I like what he had to say because it was a unique angle on a subject we all care about.
In what context would you wear this jacket? Don't you think you'd get dirty looks?
I am all for dressing forward, but this jacket is just a weird piece and not (in my opinion; you can have your own) in a good way.
It looks like the mergence of a softshell, a suit, and a nazi officer uniform. Where does the appeal lie for you?
Are uniqlo's ultra light down jackets any good for techwear (as i am on a budget) ?
cop or not ?
any other suggestions for >100€
it's salomon so you know it's durable as fuck and probably it's in the top 3 shoes in the market.
As far as aesthetics are concerned I'm not sure, but they'd fit into a winter techwear wardrobe for sure.
Browsed some military supply companies and found some good stuff. Not too expensive either.
I own these and love'em. Really depends on how you intend to utilize them when deciding to cop or not. Aesthetically they're not that attractive but as far as functionality they're great. I use them for backpacking in the woods and for that purpose they excel, great tread and stabilization, they also incorporate gore-tex so they are waterproof. They're also very durable but surprisingly lightweight for a hiking boot most because of proprietary outsole and cushioning system salomon uses. Basically for any outdoor pursuits they should be your go to boot.
agreed, the shells are too over the top. not versatile without a full tech ninja fit
anyone tried the lululemon metal vent tee? seamless, has mesh panels and silver thread to reduce bacterial growth.
Uniqlo's down jackets are probably the best investment you could make as far as light, warm jackets go.
Problem is the nylon isn't super amazing quality so it gets that faded beat look fairly fast.
work tomorrow, good night, all. will try to dump more of Supermodern Wardrobe, tomorrow.
their coastal jacket seems like a good cop
really want to buy some Outlier slims but I don't know my inseam and none of my other jeans say what it is
my only option for leg lengths are 32.5in or 36in (which i'd then get hemmed)
I live in the UK so if I had to return them it would be a huge ballache
I've got one, pic related. I like it, but it's very athletic. Almost looks odd to not wear it with shorts. Even the smallest size isn't so small, and you've really got to fill it out (sweet pecs are a must)
Waterproof/breathable (not goretex)
80 grams of Thinsulate.
Any milsurp place/cop outlet. They're Blackhawk Cool Weather Shooting Gloves.
They're sort of middle of the road gloves. Good for fall, but not heavy duty cold resistant. Comfy and breathing though. Water resistant fleece or some shit.