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How does technical outerwear fit into your style sense?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by dshack, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. dshack

    dshack Senior member

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    Do you keep the gore-tex and capilene confined to outdoors pursuits, or do you find yourself working your techy pieces into your outfits?
     


  2. migo

    migo Senior member

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    I have a marmot shell that I wear when I ski and when its raining/snowing
     


  3. Rye GB

    Rye GB Angry Englishman

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    I like the twist to an outfit a technical jacket can make. I have some items from Patagonia and Arcteryx that look decent with skinny jeans. I only have Black pieces though, yellow, red and blue is too much of a challenge!.
    I'd like to check out Acronym but I don't know if there is a So Cal stockist. Whilst at the shows in Vegas I had a chance to check out the Fall Stone Island gear, really great stuff, the fabrics and colors are amazing. I'm sure you won't get much change from 1k when they retail.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I wear tech fabrics only reluctantly if it's avoidable. I guess it's possible that something techy could look decent if the cut were good and all that, but it's unlikely. When I do have to wear my North Face jacket or something, I put it with slightly looser, more standard/mallish looking clothes because it looks totally wrong and weird to me with my nicer stuff that fits better. When I do the mall thing, I just look like a decently dressed average joe guy.
     


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    erbs Senior member

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    My Barbour definitely gets more wear than my North Face, but the NF can look all right in casual situations: looser jeans, t-shirt, and sneakers for the NF, slimmer jeans/khakis, button down, and aldens for the Barbour.
     


  6. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Badly but I never wear that stuff.
     


  7. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    I bought my NF for skiing but I find myself defaulting to it when it gets too cold and wet outside. Doesn't look great but it works.
     


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    stickonatree Senior member

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    i live in seattle. everyone pretty much wears techie stuff in the rain/cold (aka 10 months of the year).
     


  9. HomerJ

    HomerJ Senior member

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    Technical wear is normal wear here in Colorado. I've been trying to shift away from fleece/rip stop nylon to wool/leather.
     


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    Schnurretiger Senior member

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    My Barbour definitely gets more wear

    It looks and feels better than any of the technical jackets out there! I basically dumped all of my rain and windproof jackets, after I finally bought my Beaufort.
     


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    phooi Senior member

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    I guess I'm not as particular as most here. I'm fairly practical and enjoy my pieces from Patagonia although I am now more particular about their fit. Nothing beats the cold like a down vest or jacket.
     


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    it really doesnt, but Ive been thinking of adding something like a patagonia fleece vest or helly hansen pile retro jacket to add some fabric/texture variation.
     


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    I go with a high-tech/lo-tech contrast. Patagonia shell jacket in a toned down colour, with brightly coloured knitwear, dark denim and crepe soled moccasins of some description.
     


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    Superb0bo Senior member

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    ^^ sounds good too me, pretty much how id do it myself. pics?
     


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    I haven't worn my technical jacket in a long time... about 2 years since I last went snowboarding. However, I think I could incorporate it fairly easily into my wardrobe. It's a washed out dusty yellow and grey color, and the branding isn't really obvious since it's limited to little burton zipper pulls. I might try to find it and see how it works as a layer now.
     


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