The anorak thread earlier today got deleted.
I still need to know, w2c a good anorak at an affordable price??
patagonia is the best u can get. honestly just find a model you like on the website and paste it in google. you'll find a bunch of military suppliers selling it for alot cheaper than retail
honestly they seem like a good idea if you know you're on the move and will not be taking it off
but if you're going to work i can see it being a pain in the ass that you can't just unzip and whip your dick out you gotta take the whole thing off you knoe fuck it
just copped an axs folk technology wideneck anorak in black
If you think $80 is expensive I would advise you to get out and go to /mfa/ because they will teach you how to be cheap, not an insult, just /fa/ isnt really for poor people except for inspo
I mean I guess not, a lot of it is lightweight and comfortable enough and I wear similar shit in LA. But this thread is about anoraks, which are parkas, which you probably don't fucking want to be wearing in socal at any price.
it's just that it's called techwear because it's made to be functional, not fashionable. It costs money to make good clothing that keeps you warm and dry and doesn't break when you're doing weird shit out in the woods (and if it's not functional like that it's just really fancy high fashion that is at an even higher price point). You might want to look into "hardshell" jackets that are lightweight. No one will think you look weird but you're going to have to be willing to shell out some extra cash for anything that's more rainproof than a hoody.
>/fa/ isnt really for poor people
not really, for most aesthetics, it's mostly about the fit, you can get $20 jeans tailored and look good, especially since you can't see details of the material as easily from pictures
unfortunately technical clothing has higher material costs and lower volumes sold, so it tends to be more expensive
the other thing is, it costs $ to experiment / take risks and make mistakes clothing-wise. if you view clothing in terms of utility, dressing like your dad is very cost-effective.
>it's made to be functional, not fashionable.
i think this is bullshit. techwear is clothing that's designed to look functional, first and foremost. the functional aesthetic is what differentiates it from regular clothing. naturally techwear ends up being functional, but functionality is not the primary goal, or we would buy hiking / outdoors gear w/o regard for looks and post on /out/ instead.
acronym et al have carried over the functional aesthetic to their marketing and entire brand image, to advance the aesthetic of form following function. but the way it looks is still paramount. it's more a case of contriving a function to justify a form.
that's not a bad thing -- fashion is about the aesthetic. seen another way: streetwear's function is to polarize onlookers, while techwear feigns disregard for them.
I'm thinking of the same thing OP. Except I don't even know what I'm looking for exactly. Any suggestions for raincoats that would look good with cuffed grey jeans and Doc Martens 1461s?
I'd like something a little on the longer side.