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  1. arcteryx veilance

    Has anyone takes a look at the Monitor SL? How is it? it it just the monitor we all know and love made with the same fabric as the isogon?
  2. arcteryx veilance

    @scamster I usually get a 34 with Veilance and got a 34 for my Sequent. I still had to sinch one button on both sides to have the pants sit nice and stable on my hips. I have yet to find a position where they are at all restrictive
  3. arcteryx veilance

    The sequent is quite a different cut when compared to the apparat. The Sequent is much wider through the waist and thighs and is much less restrictive overall.
  4. arcteryx veilance

    I'm not sure. I am a fairly large guy, 6'1", 90kg, athletic build. My tts is a 34 and with Voronois I have no real issue with the thighs being too tight and I usually have trouble finding pants that aren't restrictive through the thigh and backside.
  5. arcteryx veilance

    Has anyone got a pair of Dyadic pants yet? What do you think of them? I want to like them, but I can't shake that they are more or less a pair of very expensive sweatpants.
  6. arcteryx veilance

    Never really tried, I usually use the Grangers performance wash for those
  7. arcteryx veilance

    100% recommend, great stuff, I wash my jackets and Windstopper pants in 2in1 at least once every 2 weeks to keep them sufficiently water repellent
  8. arcteryx veilance

    Is the isogon supposed to be returning this spring? @branespload ?
  9. arcteryx veilance

    I mean, yeah, it does fade over time. Took a few months and about 10 or 12 washes for me to notice any real change.
  10. arcteryx veilance

    @johngalt They still had all the classic greys/blacks in various different shirts when I was there. That was on boxing day though, and a very busy sale
  11. arcteryx veilance

    There were a few on Boxing Day at the North Vancouver factory store, picked one up. I had forgotten just how nice they are.
  12. Urban Techwear

    @Nebulae Thank you for throwing the book at me, I'm a bit out of touch with my posthuman theory. I haven't read The Supermodern Wardrobe but will now. Yes, I did neglect to mention these other design ques you are right, and you are totally right that the other details in Acronym's work are just as much a feature of "proper" techwear as weatherproofing. It is a similar 'clothing-as-augmentation' idea. Veilance is only involved because of Leslie's reference to Hugh's responsibility for it. Honestly, thank you, we need more discussion with actual evidence behind it.
  13. Urban Techwear

    @Cornuto you have a point, but the Japanese Repro scene is slightly more political than that. Uncle Bill (William Gibson) wrote multiple novels which describe what Repro is about (namely Pattern Recognition and Zero History). The point Repro culture is trying to make is that what was American workwear in the first half of the 20th century is, despite technological advancements, of higher quality than what most people wear today. That's the point of the black Buzz Rickson's MA-1: that it is every bit as functional as the ones the USAF used in WWII.
  14. Urban Techwear

    I know I'm a little late to the party here, must have missed this discussion last night. @CARLOOA I agree that most of the points Leslie discussed were at the very least undeveloped, and I agree with @branespload that the idea she touched on were ones that need a wider discussion. There was one major oversight that I think is harder to ignore: the proposition of clothing (techwear) as physical augmentation. While Leslie does touch on this when she references E's quote on how "everyone is already a cyborg" it is used as a justification for Acronym's cyberpunk aesthetic rather than the proposition that clothing can act as a sort of knights armour protecting him from whatever unfavourable situation he may find himself in, which is the actual functional core of Acronym and Arcteryx Veilance (although ACR brands itself like it is also augmenting the wearer for a slightly more violent situation than AV). Its that idea of 'if phones can augment our memory and contact lenses can augment our vision, why can't our clothing augment the way we interact with the current weather conditions?' (not actually quoting anyone in particular). The misunderstanding of this concept where techwear is thought of as an aesthetic movement is the root of this issue. The image of cyberpunk's pension for augmentation that ACR's clothing exemplifies is combined with a multicultural image of the streets of 2019 Los Angeles (from Blade Runner rather than next year) and Neuromancer's Chia city, Akira's Neo Tokyo, etc. have created an oriental image that smaller companies that don't understand (or don't care about) the proposition of augmentation have built off of because it references the same fiction that ACR does and that seems to satisfy those who also fail to understand this pension for augmentation. So yeah, brokebois are ruining techwear XD
  15. arcteryx veilance

    Whats with these inconsistent drops? The Sequent pants dropped a while ago, now what looks to me like 60% of a season on Haven. Still nothing on veilance.arcteryx.com I wonder why?