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post #376 of 969
Bumping this up. Need footwear recs
post #377 of 969
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Bumping this up. Need footwear recs

How do you mean? Tech footwear that looks more urban (for lack of a better word)? Legit hike/run options that are weatherproof?

Not sure what you're after but curious...
post #378 of 969
Yes, gore tex lines etc. boots that will stand up to water.
post #379 of 969
Danner.
post #380 of 969
Danner works, but is pretty classic old-school hiking boot.

Some of the Salomon trail runners and light hikers have a more "futuristic" look that I like, and they also tend to come in more subtle colorways--like all black. They use Gore which is OK for footwear.

OutDry is the shit for gloves/footwear. It's amazingly better than Gore. Montrail uses OutDry.

Generally, aesthetics take a back seat when it comes to outdoor footwear, mostly b/c everything looks more or less the same and fuck it, I'm on a trail and it's muddy so performance and fit are what I want. And once you go down that road, most boots are pretty good-to-excellent so it's just a matter of what fits and you like more than the next in terms of looks.
post #381 of 969
Hrmm, my brother recommended the solomon gore shoes as well.. I just don't know about wearing rainbows as footwear. I find the diemme boots are nice and supportive.

Will definitely check out 'OutDry' where is it stocked?
post #382 of 969
+1 for Montrail. A pair lasted me over two years in Guatemala and were my go-to choice during my Peace Corps service.
post #383 of 969

Hey, I always like to have a baseline for discussion, and somewhere to point newcomers toward.  Since that didn't exist for Techwear, I created it.  Part 1 of 6, the Basics, just launched today.  http://dressed-down....-part-1-the-bas

 

Let me know what you guys think.  I'll be updating and editing if people have good suggestions.

post #384 of 969

Part 2: Beginner's Buying Guide just went up.  https://dresseddown.squarespace.com/blog/2013/5/13/intro-to-techwear-pt-2-beginners-buying-guide

 

Part 2 is definitely not meant to be digested all at once unless you get really caught up.  As I said before, I'm very happy to add or remove things if you guys have good suggestions.

 

A more comprehensive full brand list based on genre of style  will go up tomorrow.

post #385 of 969
Thread Starter 
Those are actually pretty good. I was expecting some awful blogger advertising his tumblr or something. While you're still advertising your blog, it's useful information and is indeed a good starting point.
post #386 of 969

I appreciate the positive review.  Self-promotion is self-promotion no matter what the intention.

 

Part 3, a brand list by style, is up now: https://dresseddown.squarespace.com/blog/2013/5/15/intro-to-techwear-pt-3-brand-list

post #387 of 969

Part 4, the Glossary.  https://dresseddown.squarespace.com/blog/2013/5/15/intro-to-techwear-part-4-the-glossary

 

Construction, science, synthetics, natural fibers, insulation, treatments, and several care guides.

post #388 of 969

Part 5, Inspiration.  https://dresseddown.squarespace.com/blog/2013/5/16/intro-to-techwear-pt-5-inspiration

 

Blogs, styling, cultural touchstones, designer philosophy, and how new and conceptual tech is advancing clothing. 

 

The end.


Edited by DressedDown - 5/17/13 at 10:57am
post #389 of 969
Thread Starter 
That's pretty fucking comprehensive.

I would like to edit a link into the OP but I can no longer edit it.

Fok? Another Mod?

Cheers
post #390 of 969
Giving this thread a bump, ain't nobody wearing tech shit during summer?

Also looking for sisp stealth jacket in s/xs if anybody if willing to unload.
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