Technical Outerwear

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by hendrix, May 23, 2012.

  1. deadsunrise

    deadsunrise Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    26
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2012
  2. williamcmoran

    williamcmoran Senior member

    Messages:
    321
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    Location:
    New York, NY
  3. Kuznetsov

    Kuznetsov Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2012
  4. irbe

    irbe Senior member

    Messages:
    2,525
    Likes Received:
    115
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Just dropped by Uncle Otis at lunch and touched W+H SS long coat. Label says its Poly and nylon blend which is what Ten-c is made out of. Was not as beefy and dense as Ten-c but curious to see how it would hold up in water / wind. W+H site says its water resistant,

    http://shop.wingsandhorns.com/products/long-coat-black
     
  5. malikadog

    malikadog Senior member

    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Location:
    Honolulu
    So my rain jacket finally fell apart on me yesterday, and I need to get something new for this crazy weather! I live in Hawaii, so breathability is a huge concern. When it rains here, it really rains - it'll be 85 degrees out and sunny but dumping rain and flooding at the same time. I have had difficulty balancing waterproofness and breathability, and I haven't found anything that strikes the right balance.
    Anyone have any suggestions? I'd also like something that looks good and lasts for a while, and I'm not gonna be doing any outdoor sports in it, just some light field work, and a lot of walking/hiking. I'm gonna spend today reading through the thread, but any help in the meantime would be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers
     
  6. Kuznetsov

    Kuznetsov Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2012
    To my mind you will never get the perfect balance between waterproof and breathable. You should maybe try something ventile which will not offer you the same waterproof capabilities as gore or other membranes but is much more breathable. At some point you will need to decide on if waterproof or breathable is more important to you and choose accordingly.
     
  7. habitant

    habitant Senior member

    Messages:
    2,050
    Likes Received:
    763
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    I think veilance just released a goretex version of their isogon..

    (for dude in hawaii)
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2013
  8. Hobbs

    Hobbs Senior member

    Messages:
    444
    Likes Received:
    35
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Location:
    Ireland
  9. crucialkc

    crucialkc Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Get a jacket made out of c change. The Stealth from triple aught design comes to mind. Mission workshop has some c change jackets as well
     
  10. habitant

    habitant Senior member

    Messages:
    2,050
    Likes Received:
    763
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    random fashion thought/technical outerwear. For the most part I like wearing SISP & Veilance in fall winter, but for the summer i prefer nanamica.
     
  11. plato

    plato Senior member

    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Just want to say thanks to the contributors in this thread. I learned a lot about companies and materials by reading here.

    Tried to pick up a Veilance jacket, but it turned out that the boxy fit and orange color aren't for me. (see sig.)

    Might go for a Mission workshop jacket or a pair of trousers from Outlier sometime soon, if the latter ever restocks...
     
  12. CPaul

    CPaul Senior member

    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2011
    Outlier is supposed to restock the new OGs at the end of this month. Crossing my fingers it's not delayed as I'm going on a South America trip on April 19th and would love to take them with me.
     
  13. Mon Dieu

    Mon Dieu Senior member

    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Would you care to share more ? Am deep in both Veilance & Stone Island and looking to add for spring/summer...........
     
  14. habitant

    habitant Senior member

    Messages:
    2,050
    Likes Received:
    763
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    I find with Nanamica, you still get performance stuff without it looking like too technical. Especially the shirts and pants have a more casual look to them, overall a lighter feel than what SISP & Veilance offer even though they offer lighter clothing & colours in the summertime as well.. I'm only speaking from my personal point of view, but I find that all the technical stuff only really looks good in bad weather.

    Like you really need goretex in the summer anyway.
     
  15. Mon Dieu

    Mon Dieu Senior member

    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Tropical rains & Monsoon season withstanding, I see your point and appreciate the view......As I just received another Veliance piece today me thinks it is time to move on........

    Thanks for the input and have fun.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by