is there any techwear that won't make me look like I'm going to blow up a church?
See "Casual Techwear"...
I'm probably going to bump the techwear threads with this link 100 times before I can finally afford to cop anything decent.
Here's William Gibson.
(I guess it helps that he has the habitus of an intelligent, confident older man.)
Why do i have to repeat this every fucking thread
One piece of techwear IS NOT GOING TO MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A NINJA COSPLAYER. Their model pics are their runways so obviously it's going to look obnoxious when you're having a whole fit of soley ACR. If you really want to play it safe just buy clothes from Outlier
there really shouldnt be a topic/post about this every single time, do people put no thought into how a piece would look amongst their current wardrobe?
i respectfully dont agree with this
you only pull off some of the more dramatic techwear pieces if you commit to the look
trying to wear veilance with a pair of khakis and a charcoal baselayer and new balances just looks like dadcore crap
you can get technical performance wearing a full hiking outfit from a northface catalogue, but it wont look fashionable. neither will mix and matching jeans and mall brand shit with 1 or 2 tech pieces.
for me, techwear is a style with established aesthetic tropes. if you're just throwing a shell over your casual mall brand outfit, its not techwear imo
Are you serious? What's the private sale?
I've been eyeing an Align shell from there for weeks; it's a goal techwear jacket for me but I'm in college and can't afford it at the $500 it's at, an extra 40% off could've done it for me...
yep. got a black align shell. the private sale code was TCPRIVATEFW15. it doesn't work anymore though.
Unbelievable. XS is about to be sold out as usual and that's by far the cheapest I've ever seen it go for. Probably a sign that I need to quit bothering with this stuff lol.
i'm just waiting for the tracking number as thecorner ships from italy to the united states before giving tracking. i just sold a veilance composite jacket for ~$500 that i picked up a year ago for around $300, so i've really lucked out recently with buying tech wear.
This is what ACRNM looks like mixed with non-techwear items.
Got a jacket for sale if you want to blow up some places
Does anybody know a good alternative for the North Face Etip gloves? I read some bad reviews about the touch function failing after a couple of weeks, the little grip triangles falling off pretty quickly and you'll still have cold hands with temperatures around 0 celcius.
honestly my plan was to get a black pair of the uniqlo gloves and cut the index finger and thumb tip off. i can confirm the marmot version of the conductive tip gloves suck and don't work. I don't know if under armor offers something similar, but I think having the two fingers cut off is the most functional without looking too edgy.
I like their pants/merino shirts/socks. Everything else feels lacking.
Would totally cop the Ultrahigh backpack/duffle if it weren't for the shitty rolltop.
i can confirm that those cheap $14.90/$9.90 uniqlo knitted heattech gloves work on touch screens. they even come with a little tag that says you can use it with touch screens.
Welp, enjoy. If I don't want to freeze this winter, looks like I'm going to have to settle for something from TNF, Patagonia or something with Gore-tex from Arc'teryx mainline if I'm lucky.
By not wearing strictly avant-garde high techwear like Acronym?
Techwear is about having technical fabrics that function in your environment
Wearing a rain jacket and boots cause it's raining is practical but an easy example of this style
Making it more 'stylish', possibly by wearing a bunch of black, is up to you the wearer
This is good>>10632073
and ignore the ill-fitting pants in the pic
Check CIVILIZED or Black Rabbit.
First one is japanese brand, that makes some technical garments varying from stuff that kinda resembles drkshdw to "normie looking" clothes.
Second one has that acrnm vibe to it, but looks more military-based, and not so Deus-ex-cosplay tier.
Here's black rabbit fit from their website.
I have these, found them in clearance at REI. Never cared about the touch function, I just wear these when driving, but never had any issues. I can leave them on the car seat, put them on cold, and they warm right up no problem.
Where should I look for a techwear jacket that's not 1 trillion fucking euros? pic unrelated
Yung Sherm pulls it off well, has anyone ID'd the jacket
I work in the fashion industry (I design, tailor, and sew),
and I have a functionalist techwear project I'm working on
(innovative tailoring, innovative textiles, dynamically knitted
fabrics (loose / tight where it's supposed to be so) taped seams,
welded non-woven textiles, so on).
This entire thread makes me cringe.
Why have we come to accept that if something is functional,
it has to follow a certain aesthetic / visual language that all
fucking brands use? It's the same fucking arbitrary design decision
that dictates that all smartphones must look like bars of fucking soap.
Why?! Why does anyone who want to wear functional clothes has
to look like they're going to war?
Why does it have to SCREAM "dystopia"?
It's common sense that the military is the main leading force in
technological advancements in nearly every field, but how is it
that of all industries, it's FASHION that cannot prescind from the
aesthetics of technical clothing that it inherits from the military?
The fashion industry thinks that they are the most forward-thinking
industry, but ironically, it's the most tech illiterate one of them all.
And this is proven by the simple fact that every time it has something
to do with "tech", it turns out whack, tacky, and fucking autistic,
which just further intensifies the technophobia that is all too fucking popular
among the common folk.
>oh, all you want is to stay dry? sure thing, senpai, which look is it going to be then? The mountain climber, or the school shooter?
>you want pants you can run in? not a problem. take these, I'm sure you like looking like a space-age runner who was left behind.
Okay so I'm torn between three jackets and don't know which to choose: Patagonia Torrentshell, The North Face Venture and The North Face Resolve. What I've read, they seem really similar and I would like to hear opinions.
>I work in the fashion industry
>The fashion industry thinks that they are the most forward-thinking
>sufu, hypebeast thinks that acronym are the most forward-thinking
lmao gl getting out of debt fag
Is there a pair of boots that could be used for both techwear and menswear? I search for a pair of functional boots that also could be used on a formal ocasion if needed.
Are brown boots techwear?
That is Linda tricky. Most of the time techwear is funktion over form and menswear vice versa. Bexley Enfields are really great for menswear fits but couldn't picture them working on a techwear fit. I've seen really great techwear fits with combat boots, like the Bundeswehr Pilotenstiefel. If I were you I would cop both, since the Enfields only cost 139€ and the Pilotenstiefel 29,95€
How's the quality on Uniqlo ultra down jacket? Read some very contradictive reviews.
Cole Haan waterproof boots don't look too bad.
I don't understand why waterproof zippers like the YKK aquaseal and the RiRi aquazip isn't more frequently used when they are objectively more superior than the normal YKK aquaguard coil zippers. I mean, the technology have been there for several years now.
Question, What would be an appropriate piece of head warming gear besides a beanie that would work with tech wear? i have this look but dress warm because i work overnight in a warehouse and it gets fucking cold because its not insulated.
tech wear is supposed to be comfort , function and a bit of fashion right?
help me out
The problem with the online techwear community is that there is a large portion of insecure older dudes who have to try and rationalize the "functionality" of the garments and cannot admit that it's possible to appreciate clothing for its aesthetic qualities. A pair of stretch Levi's and a vinyl poncho will get you 90% of the functionality of top end techwear clothing. I roll my eyes everytime I read some rant by a 30 year old office worker geek about how "ninjas" are ruining techwear.
>problem with techwear community
>le aesthetics > "functionality"
You do understand both are important in good techwear right? Just techwear itself, more than any other type of fashion, is founded on the prinicpal that functional clothes don't have to look like stretch levis and a rain poncho.
>my point that while 11 is an okay clothing line, its not techwear.
Your point was — and I'm quoting you literally — that anything "cotton blend" is automatically disqualified from "techwear".
Quit statement-hopping; It's right there for everyone to see.
If you spew stupid shit, you'll get called out for it.
Just received my sneaky tech camp from fairends.
Pretty nice, made with a ripstop material produced by cordura. Wish it was more waterproofed, but I wasn't expecting a super technical hat from fairends to begin with.
what is the thing that covers up the bottom of his face
is it part of the jacket? a scarf?
god i feel retarded
Could you lay off the Enter key ffs senpai
im a germophobe and ive been looking for a way to cover my mouth/nose without looking like an autist/murdered
i dont really want to have to do the surgical mask meme
>The mountain climber, or the school shooter?
You perform some function that isn't just some variant of climbing mountains or tactical school espionage?
Then what are you complaining about?
I got you senpai
I'm looking for the same thing. I have Outlier Climbers. I wear them almost every day but they're a bit light for winter, and I would like something with more durability.
so what are other brands just as desirable as Acronym? I can think of SISP and Arc'teryx Veilance
The rest being other brands like Junya or Undercover making a piece with weather conditioned fabrics
youre over-exaggerating typing in paragraphs and youre under-exaggerating typing in breaks
and why do bring up typography when your syntax is equivalent someone apathetic teen?
>Why have we come to accept that if something is functional,
it has to follow a certain aesthetic / visual language that all
fucking brands use? It's the same fucking arbitrary design decision
that dictates that all smartphones must look like bars of fucking soap.
Any of you wax your own gear? Most of my stuff is made with waterproof materials but I've got a few pieces that aren't.
Would like to ensure a bit of protection for all the shitty weather days this time of year
this one's not tech but still p cool
I love them. The pockets are fantastic, and combined with the stretch fabric it makes it very comfortable and functional.
In terms of fit it's a bit looser than I would like, but still slim by normie standards. I'm 5'10" and 150 lbs. It's still the best fit that can be achieved without tailoring, probably because of the fabric. The butt doesn't flare out after a while like with raw denim.
The only other Outlier stuff I own is the 4 season OGs, which are terrible. The vertical pockets flare out and makes the hips look awful. It's supposed to resemble office pants for old people, but the light airy fabric does not work in that cut. The climbers, however, have none of these problems and are awesome. I would highly recommend them.
I go bouldering in these with stuff in my pockets, so that's as good as it gets in terms of function.
In the future I'll probably try the ladies slim dungarees, because it's closest to the fit I want without tailoring.
The tricky part is that the fabric means that it's pretty consistent in terms of the way it drapes (ie no mad stacks) and it's also different in the way it looks and feels, which is not always desirable depending on what look you're going for. It's not something that can be seen easily in pictures; you really have to be wearing it. What's certain is it will have a completely opposite aesthetic to waxed denim even if they're trying to do similar things functionally. So while they're beyond reproach functionally, you might be disappointed if you want them to fit some aesthetic niche. I'm still experimenting with this myself so I can't really say more.
if it wasn't obvious these were both me (sage)
I hate that you can't usually try these clothes on locally. there's a smaller customer base and they seem to be mostly upper middle class software engineers slash coffee slobs who are less picky about fit anyway, which is weird because they're buying from pretentious cyclists with a penchant for photography and whose models I swear have their clothes pinned in every shot.
I want a technical Hot Topic for edgy school shooters, but they'd never.be enough demand...
I have some of the old Outlier nyco slims. Great fit, and the waterproofing is effective. p comfy. range of movement is not as good as I expected... but not terrible. pockets are slim, big enough, and comfy.
I find that the main character of Watch Dogs: "Aiden Pearce" Is very tech-wear. He fits the look and nails the usage, in the modern semi-cyberpunk version of Chicago he lives in.
The "Alone" or the "Cyberpunk" outfit in particular are the most techwear.
This threads make me regret uninstalling this game. At least the Alone minigame was actually fun.
I guess we're talking about the same boots? http://www.bundeswehr-und-mehr.de/Bundeswehr---mehr-Stiefel---Schuhe-Sportschuhe-ORIGINAL-BUNDESWEHR-PILOTENSTIEFEL-BW-FLIEGERSTIEFEL-STIEFEL---ALLE-GR%C3%96ssEN--/a1014615428_u8407_z31b8103a-6094-4111-bdb9-e3d19be9223d/
For all the poorboi Deus Exes out there.
>I want a technical Hot Topic for edgy school shooters, but they'd never.be enough demand...
never say never mane. i get the feeling that "techwear" only has so much time before it becomes mainstream in ways we didn't think would happen
Well to a certain point. Like I don't like really Puffy jackets but what I've seen, doesn't seem like the uniqlo ultra light is "puffy" at all. Only thing I'm worried is the quality and performance on cold weathers.
saw this on tumblr. still all black but the silhouette looked slightly different than the norm
That SISP parka has such a sweet hood.
also, guys, only i've noticed that a major part of tactical stuff can be used as simple civil clothing with minimalistic techwear style, proof/break internals and lower, much lower coast?
taking this >>10632148 pic:
jacket change to some 5.11 tactical or NAU, or under armour.
bloody overpriced acrnm bag to a timbuk2 messenger. nothing changed, but the coast.
am i wrong?
the coast is lower, but is it the same coast?
i dont think so
this is also a coast
have similar coast function
but visually different, and different function too
I have had non e-tip gloves for 10+ years, use them mostly as glove liners for skiing. Never had the grip fall-off. Using the e-tip gloves right now, the materials haven't changed, it holds up till now and probably will in the future.
Any way to blend techwear with vaporwave a e s t h e t i c?
If so, post inspo
I didn't have anything specific in mind. I guess the MA-1 is a good place to start though. I'm also looking at the Helo Bomber Utility jacket and the N3B parkas.
i can get this on them black friday sales yo or should i wait for the new nike acg stuff soon
Not sure if the black one is 100% coming back, but the ACG preview store in NYC has a white version on show as well as the black ones.
>there's a smaller customer base and they seem to be mostly upper middle class software engineers slash coffee slobs who are less picky about fit anyway, which is weird because they're buying from pretentious cyclists with a penchant for photography and whose models I swear have their clothes pinned in every shot.
You can spot the straps here.
>hurrr a hoodie makes some look like assassin's creed!! things look like things#!
you post this shit in every thread you autistic little cocksucker
its funny af how insecure you are
wow acronym/erolson look fucking shit when not set in a heavily staged product shot
that looks fine to me... conversely I don't like the way the clothes fit the founder when he's modeling on the website, he seems to have really wide hips like a Porsche.
for some reason when someone on sufu posts a fit with acronym it never seems to have that problem.
Yeah no shit you could recreate that at h&m. Thats the whole point of fast fashion, is to sacrafice the quality of life of those workers involved in the process so that faggots like you can buy sub 20$ pieces.
And yet it lacks the details and quality.
Details being more important. You can't recreate 100% an acronym fit with h&m UNLESS you know how to modify your clothes and sew and such.
That's how Gothninja started actually. It was people modifying clothes and making their own fits.
i dont know how messenger bags are a part of techwear. you can't run with them, climb with them or have anywhere near the utility a backpack or even a fanny pack delivers
looks stupid to me. better as laptop bags for pudgy office workers in $250 sears suits
Agreed, and i'm an ACR fanboy. The only reasoning for it I can make is that it fits with the whole 'modular' idea in ACR jackets (they slide in from the side/back to remain hidden) and have sort of a 'on the go' thing where you can just swing it forward whenever you want. I asked around if messengers are good for your posture and i basically got feedback saying "no" from everyone.
they should just do a backpack with modular pockets at the front that you can customise with webbing. then you can have quick access to small items in the front and the utility of a backpack AND can actually be active while wearing it
The 3A-1/3A3TS makes sense for Interlops.
1. You don't have to take your bag off before putting on/taking off your jacket.
2. Straps won't wear down the DWR on the shoulders of the Gore-tex.
The bigger bags are cool, but they're not that different from regular Bagjack bags.
Wow I really disagree.
You're confusing dumb shoulderbags marketd to officefags as messenger bags with actual messenger bags. Messenger bags have a stabilizer strap that holds them secure so you can move freely with them.
Compared to backpacks, they're less good for you back but offer faster access and usually a little better ventilation.
There was already an Acronym backpack and it was basically Bagjack's backpack.
Nike Lunarfresh... good luck finding them, fall 2014 collection, love em tho, ultra comfort.
black parka or hoodie
black bandana or gaiter
black jogger/track pants
done. get your techwear uniform and then go outside and wreck havok my son
no need to stay inside posting on these forums
I LIKE THIS ONE TOO
Thinking of copping a Tilak Loke since the euro is weak and its an old ACR design.
I just discovered /fa/ and my fucking world is changing.
I guess there is more to life than "gas the kikes, race war now" and dank frog maymays.
Ordered the olive one. Was gonna check out the new ACG but I'm not a fan of standard Gore-tex. Too clammy.
I've never seen the word 'habitus' used in this context, did you mean 'gravitas' or are you using habitus in some extended sense? Genuinely curious and not trying to dress you down (so to speak).
It's reviving actually.
source: I have been here since 2009 (not as old as 2008) but I'm an oldfag.
Worst era was 2011-2013.
Vintage ACRNM x John Mayer core
why ? Because of muh classy garnments ?
nevermind, website says 650.
theres also a 'dont come to school tomorrow' version
packable down jackets which are actually the shite
i believe they make jackets that have electronic components that heat up during the winter
that's pretty /fa/
>le enlightened higher being meme
It is so easy to criticize something but if you offer nothing in return for your meaningless "revelations", what is the point?
There is always an acceptance and continuation of trends especially in the context of what you're talking abt.
>why does techwear often times look militaristic?
Because it is a silhouette and aesthetic that has proved itself time and again throughout history. There is much more research that has gone into this than you probably think, its not just a situation of "we'll keep it the same because that's how its always been done".
If you want innovation and practicality(which Techwear will always be rooted in) you will have to compromise.
Innovation is good, but to disregard what has been done in the past just for the sake of innovation is pointless. That seems to be what you are trying to do. It's fun to live in a conceptual world where that works, but in reality close the the body/slim fitting clothing is what you want in harsh conditions and its what you want when you are moving a lot.
I actually feel that many techwear brands have pushed this combination of functionality and innovation to its logical extremes. Look at any mountaineering company, their cuts are utilitarian, made to do what they will be bought for. The modern trend of "techwear" has brought innovation to that, and removed it slightly from the "outdoors" setting and placed it in a much more urbanized environment. Again I really feel there is only so much they can do in terms of coming up with a brand new look when you are confined to such already strict "rules" in the aesthetic. Because techwear revolves so much around functionality you have entire silhouettes and fits of garments that go completely out the window because when it comes down to it, they are not functional.
So I guess what I'm trying to say is, stop being such a pretentious fag about it, someone(who is much more adept) has thought about it way more than you have
REALLY disappointed that the new ACG 2-in-1 jacket releasing tomorrow doesn't come in black with the white text.
Damn I really digg this backpocket
has anyone been able to buy an acg 2in1 jacket yet? the nike uk site has all sizes in stock but all the overseas retailers sell out immediately. it's like they only had 1 of each item in stock