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  1. arcteryx veilance

    Is the isogon supposed to be returning this spring? @branespload ?
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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?
  9. Techwear sale-steals

    Haven has FW17 on sale https://shop.havenshop.ca/collections/arcteryx-veilance
  10. arcteryx veilance

    ...I was just about to post this... fine... have my posrep
  11. arcteryx veilance

    Go for a size up in the mionn. It is pretty restrictive otherwise
  12. Urban Techwear

    Yeah, Leaf is not particularly difficult to get your hands on. That is, in Canada at least. I'll warn you: the alpha jacket is really quite short (not that it is a bad thing, just different). The alpha has been my go-to shell this fall.
  13. arcteryx veilance

    I do imagine that full gore-tex pants, over a material like Windstopper, would be overkill in all but a proper monsoon and would be less comfortable than Windstopper, with its ability to stretch. Also, it is a bit of a cult thing lol. gotta stay dry
  14. arcteryx veilance

    How is the articulation on the Sequent? Is it restrictive?
  15. arcteryx veilance

    I'm really looking forward to those dyadic pants, the pattern looks very dynamic. c-knit pants are interesting to me, if there were pants in any full 3L gore-tex, I would hope they were in c-knit. None the less, I am skeptical. Hopefully, the pattern isn't too restrictive.