Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by hendrix, May 23, 2012.
Also Aether apparel which afaik is kind of a highly technical line with a more regular styling
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also, Acronym terminology
Related note, here is an interesting article from Outside on the membrane battles. I think I may have first come across it on sufu, but just occasionally lurk and don't post there at all.
Own Veilance, WM, and a Nanamica mac. Oh, and a Westcomb for taking out the garbage .
Can't justify an acronym, although I do have a messenger.
sipang find me a sick m65 style parka
Cool article. Another fabric I've heard of is Ventile - which I don't think is the same as eVent.
Then there are the Osti fabrics that i've been internet researching. Raso Gommato was a rubber-coated underlining. Of course, waterproof but not breathable. Also the rubber would peel away after a few wears. Ma.strum have a more practical arrangement of this which is a cotton velveteen backed by a tricot, and is waterproof.
The "carbon coated" fabrics are only water resistant, I believe. Glass fabrics, parachute ripstop...man it'd be quite easy to build a nerded out collection
Cool thread idea. Wish there were more tech ninjas on SF.
Just started browsing the SUFU thread, so I dunno whether these were posted there already -
On a side note, having never handled any of these brands before, is it possible to actually be a techie during the summer (outside of the occasional shower/rain storm)? I get that they all have pants that work, but what about the tops? Most of the discussion I see online all seems to focus on these large complex and/or cool looking jackets that I imagine would be unwearable with the sun out (I know this thread IS about the outerwear, but if you don't mind the digression). I have seen shirts and so on from most of these brands' collections but it seems like the whole aesthetic is lost when it comes to that. Or do the shirts have nice details with pockets/seams/fabric/modularity etc.?
The only other thing I have seen is basically stuff like the Nike x Gyakusou stuff or Umbro x Aitor Throup stuff where you essentially look like you are about to engage in some form of sport.
Some of the lightweight jackets - parachute nylon - etc are basically just sporty harringtons and can be worn in that way.
Then there's the technical blazers e.g isaora:
- I've often seen this type of thing elaborated with zips, reversible, etc etc.
TBH i think the tees an polos etc for most of the brands is a bit of a cash cow - although merino baselayer stuff is nice because it feels more breathable than cotton
i actually like to wear more technical stuff (even if its lanvin/balenciaga) in the summer rather than winter.
as far as shirts go, ive only got a SISP shirt with thumb holes !! but the inner parts of the arm are made out of a stretch material...
im looking into veilance and isa ora for button ups too.
as far as fashion-tech goes (not sure if this goes here)
Tim Coppens, Balenciaga, and Lanvin are all awesome.
the details on these are pretty cool. ssense shoudlve styled them with sneakers imo but w.e
oh yeah...subscribed (for sipang)
Re: tops, I just picked up some nanamica loopwheeled long sleeve t's (these). They're conservative in styling, but the material is cotton + coolmax, so should be good for spring and summer nights, and doesn't give off that shiny, running-top vibe.
Veilance has some nice looking tops, but I haven't picked any up yet.
Mountain Hardware makes some really nice stuff, it's not really 'fashion-y' but frankly my goretex coat looks cool as fuck. It's also really affordable.
Also don't nonnative, visvim, WM, etc fall in here?
How about RLBL? Or is that technical in name only?
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Some of that stuff looks pretty cool but techwear to me is "stuff you can wear to look fly while backpacking through ______ corner of the world." RLBL is much more sporty, I think, and not really designed with function in mind as far as I know.
They're there. I prefer Aether, but to each their own.
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