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>What is Urban Techwear
We wear clothes to be comfortable, to cover up our shame, and more importantly for our protection. Technical clothing, focuses on incorporating functionality using textiles and construction techniques to protect the user from their environment, to allow flexibility, and add comfort. Built to be presentable, and last through the treatment of ones daily commute whatever it may be we believe that technical clothing should be part in everyone's wardrobe.


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3rd Arm best arm <3

What are essentials in your everyday wardrobe?


Besides Decathlon's softshells, what else is affordable? Everything related to techwear seems stupidly expensive


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This is a pretty good guide to get started: Look at athletic stores like Nike and Adidas, they're affordable and house basic functionality. And brands such as Uniqlo and Muji aslo have a great line of functional clothing that I particalularly like for being a clean slate, goes with a lot of things.


Get ideas from the expensive soykaf, buy the materials and make the thing yourself.
No reason to buy that stuff, it's overpriced and it looks cool in the pictures but it's hardly like that on the mirror IRL.
A /DIY techwear/ on /mu/ would be interesting, the first one to start a project like that should be the OP.

>Look at athletic stores like Nike and Adidas
Iwakura forbid.


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Getting into Athletic brands is great place to start, however building a wardrobe out of just these kinds of brands is definitely not recommended.

I do agree with a /diy/ thread, personally I don't get into that much myself I know there's a community for it.


Personally I believe it's not too much of an investment if you are going to have a shell to wear year after year. I like to keep a smaller wardrobe though so it makes sense that way. Also value is relative so won't fault anyone for not wanting to drop so much on a piece of clothing.


Always build the basics, I would like to think of getting into functional clothing is rebirth for your wardrobe. For example, T-shirts, pants, underwear, should be replaced with something that hold functionality.


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Triple Aught Design are one of my personal favorite brands.

Own a few of their pants, jacket, etc. One thing I've learnt as far as technical clothing goes is that merino wool is king. You can keep it wearing it for days on end without stank and if it starts to feel grimy you can let it air out for a day or two or even hand wash it under cold water if you're feel so inclined.


>Merino wool
It's the go to material for many things like T-shirts, hoodies, and sweaters.Really a fan of the stuff and would always recommend people with the money to get their bases in merino.


And underwear. Oh my god cycle two pairs alternating days and it's like you're always wearing a fresh pair. And it dries so quickly!

You have no idea how fucking amazing that is when you spend a week rolling around in the fucking mud sleeping in ditches and every item of clothing you have is fucking grimy.


Would like to know where Women can get their techwear? Acronym doesn't sell these anymore and I can't seem to find any.


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this popped up on my tumblr feed lately, otherwise i know nothing about them.

some of the stuff looks mega $$$ though.



Also has cool stuff but mostly basics+prints.


It is mega $$$.

You are better off getting workware and sportsware and mixing it up.



Neither brand offers much other than aesthetics, so I have to agree with >>84 on this one.

Brands like nike and uniqlo have been making more and more tech-focused apparel that is lowkey, so there has never been a better time to become the futuristic greyman you have always wanted to be.


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Here's a DIY fit from someone that I know from the techwear community.


This thread has been great; thanks for all the contributions.


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Wish these were available without the branding / a different silhouette. I really like the buckle and lacing (tightening?) of them.


>purchasing brand-name synthetic clothing from a clothing manufacturer with a cyberpunk theme
Don't drink the Kool-Kaf.
>buy a high-end Navi and a Psyche chip, isolate yourself in your room for weeks, upload your consciousness to the Wired, never experience weather again
or alternately
>go to the forest, shoot an animal, skin it, there ya go now you have really high-quality clothing and also enough food for weeks
that's more like it


>>528 cont
or hell, even just
>buy regular clothes for regular people at your local Value Village
>more specifically, bear suits


nike is cyberpunk themed? OwO


the clothes are cyberpunk themed, shlemiel



I sew a lot, including clothes, largely for personal use, or simple projects for folks I know.

The idea of making more 'tech' style garments has long been intriguing to me, but I lament the fact that it seems the bulk of online discussion of this material is attacking it from the perspective of the wealthy consumer, not for the aspiring seamstress.

Maybe I've just not been looking in the right places, or maybe I should change around and make the right place.

Some musings:

It seems that for the most part, 'techware' consists of a few elements.

-basic construction
-added usefulness

the last we often don't mention, but its fairly clear, especially from the images in this thread, that part of this is that folks are wanting a cyberpunk looking outfit thats not strictly cosplay, but well put together, comfortable, and useful, while also being very strongly /cyb/.

Second, the materials are clearly important, lots of athletic clothes use fairly specialized synthetic fabrics that are light, high stretch, absorptive, et cetera. This sort of fabric can be difficult for novices to sew with, just because of the challenge associated with measuring, sewing, and sizing a stretchy fabric, versus other more conventional and simple materials.
Obtaining these as a mere human must be possible, but I've yet to do a good hunt beyond my local fabric store, which while full of nice weaves and knits, is lacking in some areas.

I am not personally very familiar with what differentiates fancy techware stuff from normal clothes, frankly it seems the basics of assembling clothes are fairly well established, and I am not sure there is much room for improvement in how to sew a seam shut, unless you're going to weave a garment as a single peice. Improvements in thread choice, sure, but that is hardly new.
(I have never deconstructed or looked carefully at the assembly of a fancy 'techware' garment, so this may be taken with a grain of salt as its based on speculation almost totally. Also, if there are differences, it may just be a part of the fact that high end clothes are often somewhat not like general consumer garments, and differences on a 400 euro coat may be more due to the fact that its 400 euro than that its ''techware'').
Also as far as ease of movement, most sensible clothes aren't really restrictive, and probably the clothing worn by most people for comfort is, basically as good as it gets. My shirt sleeve can rotate 360 degrees easily, but my arm cannot, so really it doesnt matter. This might be more of an issue with bags, thick coats et cetera, but generally, it probably is not a problem in most clothes (formal wear is obviously often an exception, but I think we all know we're not discussing high heels and tight skirts).

Added usefulness is a generic sort of thing I threw in to try to cover lots of things, pockets, storage space, infrared patterns faraday cages and whatever else you want to use in your stuff.

This seems like an interesting thing to explore, and I personally will be making some clothes soon, just because I need them. I'd like to explore ''techware'' ideas, if possible.

Am curious what lain thinks of my characterizations, of if she has any advice, direction, or other aid.


For those who want to find others passionate about functional clothing, join the discord:


holy cow, that's a beautiful shoe. I also wish it didn't have the branding, but it's not too overbearing to me.


It's a high-heel shoe, it's probably uncomfortable to walk in.


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I've got these shoes and can confirm they're incredbly comfortable. Walked around in them for like 6 hours the day I bought them with no comfort issues at all.

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