>been thinking of copping pic related for mid layer
>yesterday find one in a store
>try it on
>comfy as fuck and looks great
I hate being poor
Are there any more pics of old people in tech fits? I wanna look dope when I'm an old fart
Unless you are trying to find memechrome techninja fits
Yeah, same here.
No idea what I'm going to wear. I'm thinking black chino joggers, sneakers and edgy t-shirts to get me through until I can crack out the hardshell in winter.
Yeah, there's a huge overlap imo. I hate when people criticise techwear for being unrealistic and wannabe futuristic, meanwhile they wear 50s inspired workwear fits to college and office jobs. I like techwear because it represents and matches our time and culture more than most styles.
>I like techwear because it represents and matches our time and culture more than most styles.
I think that's pretty damn narrow way to look at techwear. Techwear /= monochrome waterproof ninja outifts, I consider plenty of hiking and other /out/ brands to be techwear since they are clothing with focus on functionality and protecting you from weather.
i saw some jacked asian dude with a white singlet with the sides almost totally cut out, super baggy neon shorts and big ass nike high tops (maybe force commanders?), and a mohawk/mullet hybrid dyed bright purple. looked very cyberpunk and cool for summer
Mountain Hardwear is /out/ approved too.
Yeah, I agree with you. My post mainly refers to techninja and I make no excuses about it, I like the aesthetic as much as the functionality. I feel bad for generalist techwear fans us memechrome ninjas have kinda co-opted the term.
Yeah I know I could but I really like the simplicity and the model, I tried few others on at the store but fuck if that wasn't the comfiest.
Might just have to save up or wait for sales.
What's a good site where I can sort of "one-stop shop" techwear stuff? I just don't wanna have to order from a bunch of different sites.
teechwear is about functionality and eventually aesthetics if you are into /fa/shion.
So this might be "cool" but it has nothing to do with techwear because it's not particularely functional.
this image perfectly describes the ignorance and futility that encompasses techwear
>cold as fuck
>wearing only leggings
>wearing fucking flyknit trainers, or at the very least not trainers that are practical for the snow what so ever
>not wearing gloves
i see way too much of this shit. just because youre wearing a slim compact all black silhouette with a single water resistant jacket doesnt mean what youre wearing is at all suitable for techwear
maybe you fuck off whoreson?
we're on /fa/
we're discussing techwear aesthetic
we're not 2045 anti corporational rebels
we're not outdoor hikers
we dont have to stay 100% waterproof and warm and have hidden pockets big enough to fit a dagger, a fedora and a can of tuna in it.
fucking whoreson retards, wow.
*tips goretex fedora*
jesus christ dude are you 12? who types like this
what these fits are is NOT techwear, therefor they cant be part of the fucking aesthetic
you may as well dress in all Yoji and say "MAN LOOK AT THIS WORKWEAR AESTHETIC, IT HAS A DENIM JACKET IN IT"
>get thoroughly BTFO
>resorts to reddit tier memeshitposting
Whose t-shirts do you swear by?
(pic related is Isaora)
there's a reason we discuss inspo/function/aesthetic/whatever
when you get too strict on what defines this stuff you take the fun out of the whole thing
i need to be covered head to toe in gore-tex for my trips to trader joes mang
so far what I've learned from this thread is:
>if you wear like a slav but slim/skinny then you are tech
>if you wear totally inappropriate for the weather then you are tech
>this means you must wear sneakers at all times
>acronym is THE brand, The one and THE only
>Even tho most of tech wear takes military design and paints it black you are not allowed to wear actual mil-spec wear
what you should have learned, is that there are different kinds of tech suitable for different activities. there is no ONE specific style or function that MUST be adhered to. wear what you NEED for the moment anon, mil spec is fine if it suits your mission
what I learned from your post:
you're a retard
you should be ip banned for ten thousand years, castrated and have all your relatives killed
First bad techwear thread in a while.
Most of those pics of girls wearing a pair of nike shoes and leggings have nothing to do with real technical clothing and fashion
What I'm saying is ITT I saw only tryhards that wear acronym hard shells with nike sneakers in snow or similar, you've got a picture
I still hope that there are ppl who by 'tech wear' mean 'I can stand in rain/snow/cold/sandstorm all day every day and don't get horribly sick'
> last thread the only guy who dumps pics (or 90% of them) said hes gonna dump women techwear inspo
Well the point is that ican't see any real techwear in those female's fits
>now pls, gtfo and create your REAL MEN TECHWEAR HIKING GEAR YEEEEEEAH on /k/ or somewhere else.
mfw i'm more tech than all those fuccgirls when wearing my budget-core tech fit composed of a hy-vent jacket, proper fleece hoodie, cargos and runners
the only thing that really annoys me here is when people don't post some kind of fit that represents their argument. this is an image board anon. AN IMAGE BOARD. do i really need to link you to the FAQ? the least you could do is back up what you say with some inspo of your own
not sure, but here's a different angle to help identify
where to cop sometime like the right pants but for guys? simple cheap lightweight jogging material
before people complain: fuck off.
is it techwear proper? dunno. maybe not. just take inspo from it, anyways. the silhouette, the layering, the texture, etc.
wondering what people think about these shoes? i like minimal shoes, so it's kinda hard for me to find shoes that match a techwear aesthetic while avoiding the bulk, esp. for city wear
Why does this style need to justify itself when everyone else can walk around in their workwear/dadcore/preppy/streetwear fits without question? Even though most people here aren't dads, labourers, Ivy League or rappers?
I think we just need to start embracing 'techninja' as a label, even if it sounds ridiculous, so the function police can stop getting butthurt every time we post inspo that's not full goretex.
Also, the assumption that if you're wearing one piece of waterproof clothing, then the whole fit needs to be waterproof is stupid. For a lot of people, a waterproof jacket feels adequate.
Tech (inspired by technical clothing) + ninja (from gothninja, urban aesthetic, heavy use of dark monochrome clothing)
I'd love that fit, except for those shoes.
Fuck those shoes. They ruin the entire fit.
I hate the look, i hate how the orange is just slightly off from her jacket and bag, I hate that weird accent near the toes.
I don't care if they're the best hiking shoes in the world, fuck em.
Got a pair of the non-spiky black ones, wish I could afford the olive pair though.
sample sales bru
logoless/more subtle North Face or Arc'teryx mainline for outerwear
hit up Nike factory stores or sample sales for cheap Frees
everyone's making elastic cuff bottoms nowadays
don't show your t-shirt in your pics
if you're too poor to save up for all that, you've got bigger things to worry about
Holy shit this thread got long fast. For reference, I'm the guy who was answering a bunch of questions with long posts last thread, and I'll get to the leftovers in a sec.
Thanks to Mutt and everyone who posted all the great inspo, too. Probably about to save half the images ITT. Pic is Undercover F/W '09, "Earmuff Maniac."
Leggings could make perfect sense if it's not super cold. If you're active, even just hiking, you need to vent heat, and a Gore-Tex jacket without pit zips isn't going to do a great job of that.
Anyway, this is all immaterial, because if anyone had bothered doing a wee bit of research instead of mouthing off, simple GIS would've brought you this:
>Our final stop that rainy Saturday before returning to Seattle was an impromptu hike to Franklin Falls. As the hike was unplanned, we were completely unprepared for the snow; never before had I wished for snowshoes so profoundly and never before had eight miles been so far.
So, like, it's just a sick fit someone involved felt the need to kvetch about later and so doesn't need you to do it for them.
And guys, can we just stop engaging with the "that's not techwear" shit? It's not worth it. It derails threads and brings the level of thinking down to theirs, which is barely thinking at all. It's the same rubric-based habit of thought as a dull and eager to please wannabe-gunner in high school or a freshman comp class. Think about the rules, not the subject. And when a peer passes over a paper that actually searches out into the world he smothers it in red wax.
Though I will say to this: why are you even thinking about those people? You're not doing large scale sociology or cultural theory, you're not in the industry, you're just a singular person trying to get dressed. What do they have to do with you? I can promise you I don't think about them, or you, when I'm putting on clothes.
*Who thinks about
And, this goes to everyone, if you want to see something different ITT or anywhere, contribute! We probably want to see *your* inspo, and anyway people have even asked for it ITT. Why do you think I always put a ton of effort into techwear threads? It's not just Internet addiction, or the satisfactions of casual research and thinking and words, or the debatably altruistic satisfactions of being helpful. It's because I figured out a long time ago that you have to create the kind of cultural space you want, that you reap just what you sow. In everything.
Lou Reed is techwear, guys!
I think some etymology will actually help clear things up some.
First, the defenders of this stuff as "aesthetic" are so much more deeply right than just being right about liking stuff because of how it looks being valid. The origin of "aesthetic" is in the Greek "αἰσθάνομαι," to perceive, sense, feel. And that's what clothes are about, the experience of wearing them, how it feels (in every way, emotionally, social/ietaly, physically) to wear them.
Second, look at "tech-" itself. It's actually sort of mindblowing - it comes from Proto-Indo-European "teks-", the craft of weaving and fabricating, the same place we get "textile" and "texture." When it got down to Greek, it meant skill and craft more broadly.
So what we end up with in "techwear" is either clothing woven with skill (lol) or clothing having to do with skill, as the style or aesthetic/experience of clothing having to do with skill.
The schism here, I think, is in what relationship people want their clothes to have with skill; more specifically, where they see the skill as being located.
Me, and I think most of the people drawn to these threads? We see the skill as being located in persons, in ourselves, in what we do in the clothes. Techwear is clothing for/that enables/that stays out of the way of the exercise of skill, the experience of having skill: in movement, in living, in doing and accomplishing and play and work. The relationship we want is a harmonization, between our desires and striving and having a body and our garments.
The that's-not-techwear crowd wants to locate the skill in the clothing itself. The relationship they want is an additive one: they want their garments to give them skills they don't have.
You could say they have a better claim on the word (because of the original connection of teks- with weaving), but that's completely disconnected from usage. The only skill commercially available clothes (unless is someone selling exoskeletons yet?) can give you is weather resistance, in the form of shells and insulators, which explains why that supremely boring and not-often-necessary quality is the only damn thing they ever want to talk about.
And besides, fuck it, we were here first, we outnumber them, etc. etc. I don't see the need for it to be that adversarial, or adversarial *at all*, but they're the ones always on the attack and making this out to be a zero sum game over space in a very tiny tent.
Womenswear tech inspo is usually so much better than the standard menswear stuff. Less posey and they usually look like they're enjoying themselves more than the stonefaced men. It sucks there's just so much less of it, which tbh is why the OP image probably got posted, anyway.
>What's a good site where I can sort of "one-stop shop" techwear stuff?
There isn't one, unless someone else knows one. I'll post a list of relevant boutiques later.
ITT Yeezy skills, guys.
Headed to Fuuka.