Techwear insider – What is Techwear

We go Again,

I’ve been wanting to do a techwear blog for a very long time to writ this article and how I’m going to format it. some thing are easier to do than others, and because I’m so conscious about how I perceive tech wear and its infancy I see it evolving every season.

8 times a year there’s an advancement in the clothes manufactured for purpose. Which makes techwear more and more common, so it is not just a small sector of people that understand what it is or where to buy items you have the most common shops and fashion designers making tech items.

as Alyx becomes more and more popular due to their collaborations with Dior and nike the visibility of industrial grade items

What is techwear?

Techwear is an ethos, there are different styles that reside under the techwear banner some more popular than others & incredibly popular in England. Alyx ACW Acronym Gore-Tex & ACG  are very commonplace in the eyes of those who know how they’re dressing.

rugged industrial styles, complex Japanese style jackets zips hidden pockets and creative packaging systems that Erollson Hughs and minimalist style with a somewhat Brutalist/Modern approach to how the clothes are cut and fit.

There are many Techwear enthusiasts that start off with a love for anime and grow to want to dress like their favourite character, people grow up become engineers and have a higher need for utility. This bleeds into the clothes and what they buy.

It used to be just cross country enthusiasts and AT lovers but now Techwear fuses the want for aesthetic and need for great engineering, the best of industrial design as I would have put it.

I understand it as a great branch of menswear but it’s becoming much, much more mainstream with certain items having less functions and more of an aesthetic placement.


Editors Note

I can tell the growth from what we know it as today I s going to be huge and I can’t wait to add my own two cents in.

It’s amazing how much this culture has grown. I can’t wait for it to take over menswear.

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AirMax 270 ISPA review – The right direction for the 270’s future

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The air max 270 ISPA have been the best thing to happen to the 270 since it’s inception. Turning this sneaker around into a desirable unit. I first spoke about the 270 Utility and how it was my favourite 270 that was released, it seems someone on the team definitely read my blog because the ISPA are a step in the right direction to making the 270 not just desirable by some but coveted by the techwear aficionados and maybe even sneaker collectors. MAYBE

This being the second ISPA now that techwear enthusiasts coveting first being the Nike Reacts.

I didn’t write about those simply because I can’t write about every show and if I did that would be 8 hours a day I don’t want to give, but I liked it.

It’s great to see ISPA doing especially well with tempering Nike trainers to techwear lovers (maybe they can do something about the FoG) and I’m here for it. 2 for 2

The Venoms especially seem something out of a sci-fi film, I love the well finished look that’s coming back en-vogue. Looks like the shell is coated with some epoxy lacquer (which is where I assume the sheen is from) maybe which I’m here for, I’m also here for the colour contrasting of the Prestos that I hope they will bring to this ISPA but it seems it will only come out in 2 colour-ways. Which is okay I’m just saying

Overall I like the design. I would cop and it’s moving the 270 in the right direction always from sport and more into the utility category. Well done Nike. Well done.

The whole industrial design motif is where I live and love design being able to make multi terrain units that look like they’d last in the city or on a good hike (obviously these won’t) addressing the chunkier stylings even just superficially is the direction I see much of menswear heading and not just in the comfort of things but the aesthetic of masculinity

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