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Love is a Drug from Bruno Rose Apparel Out Now

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After a series of absolute bangers, Bruno Rose Apparel just won’t stop dropping bombs. Their latest drop, the Love is a Drug long and short sleeve continues that trend.

Photographed by creator Gabe Hales, the new shirts are guaranteed to help with a break-up. Allegedly. Probably not.

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You can check out this new shirt on the Bruno Rose Apparel website, as well as some of their other dope drops like the Don’t Forget to Remember shirts or the Bomb Hills shirts.

Check out their Instagram page here.

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Pulling Off the Sling Bag

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Gone are the days when big bags dominate the fashion space, but nowadays, people increasingly prefer to use small easy to access sling bags. This is as a result of the fact that these slings bags offer a more free movement. The good news is that there are vast varieties of lovely sling bags out there that will make you look ready at any time.

To properly pull off the sling bag the sling must snug tight to the user and allows quick access to essentials and freer movement on the go.

What are Sling Bags?

Sling Bags are bags that have a single shoulder strap by which one end of the strap is attached to the top and the other end is attached to the bottom of the bag. The strap on the sling bag can be adjusted and are used to create a specific angle on the body. Sling bags possess both inner pockets and outer pocket which are the best fit for keeping your phone, wallet, camera, identification cards, and other personal items safe.

All these being said, a good sling bag must possess lots of characteristics including lightweight, padded back panel, long padded and adjustable strap to keep you comfortable, built-in security features to avoid loss of physical belongings, allow easy access to your items, multiple compartments designed to keep your items well organized, and many more.

Other names for a sling bag includes cross body bag, sling backpack, messenger bags, courier bags, and many more.

Backpacks vs. Sling Bags

For a lot of reasons, many may prefer the sling bag to the traditional backpack or the other way round. This section is an attempt to solve this dilemma by exploring the pros of sling bag over the traditional backpack, they include;

  • Easy to use
  • The sling bag is less cumbersome, allows you to get your stuff without taking it off
  • Reduces sweaty mess during long rides and many more.

Also, the sling bag often offers more storage space for personal belongings than the backpack.

Drawstring Bags vs. Sling Bags

The drawstring bag is a backpack with a drawstring at the top used for closing its mouth. It is used for carrying personal belonging like the sling bag. Unlike the Sling bag, the drawstring bag is a popular choice among sportsmen with only a compartment for your physical belongings. Like the sling bag, it can be used to carry toilet kits, small purchases, lunch, dry shoes, gym clothes and many more.

How to Wear a Sling Bags

After going through the tress of picking an outfit for the day, sling bag enthusiasts will need to pick the right sling bags that will go with the style as well as to carry all your belongings comfortably to work, schools, travel and lots more. Dress to impress by taking note of the following 5 ways of how to wear a sling bag.

Sling Bag for Sport

For sports enthusiasts, a comfortable and useful combination will be great when choosing a sling bag for their outfit. The canvas sling bag is a great fit with a sports T-shirt. The fabric materials for the two go great together. However, some sling bags come in all kinds of varieties including the fancy and the sporty edge. Try out any of the two that best fit your sport wears and rock it like a pro.

Perfect for a Business Outfit

You may be tired of rocking the old briefcase to your place of work or business meetings, try out the sling bag which is a perfect alternative and as well fashionable with your business outfit. When choosing a sling bag for business, consider the sling bags with black/brown color and those that are made with natural leather to boost your elegance.

Sling Bags for Casual

For casual wears sling bags are the best fit. You can rock sling bag on casual wears to several occasions including running errands within, grab coffee with friends, and out of the city, sweet dates and many more.

For Vacation

For vacation, sling bags come in handy to carry your money, brochures, wallet, keys, ticket, maps, and other useful physical belongings. It is of interest that classic sling bags are chosen to fit your outfit style and at the same time contains all your items needed for your vacation.

School

Another way to rock the sling bag is to carry all your school supplies, notebooks, textbooks, and many more in a fashionable way. Some of these sling bags come in dark or neutral colors that can best fit your school outfit. And after a stressful day in college, throw it over your shoulder and look awesome as you exit the school premises.

Man Bag Essentials

Today’s modern man needs to hold all essentials needed to deal with the daily grind. This is because it is necessary to avoid messing up one’s look with bulging pockets as a result of stuffing the pocket with everything that should have gone in the man bag. Let’s get started with the following man bag essentials;

  • Stain Remover Pen – For removing stains like coffee stains or any other mishap you have throughout your day.
  • Mini Lint Roller – Help get rid of hairs, strings, or anything that stick to your outfit.
  • Hand Sanitizer – Help sanitize your hand after several handshakes throughout your day.
  • ChapStick – For hydration and smoothing of your lips.
  • Breath Mints – To help prevent bad breath at any time.
  • Facial Wipes –Help keep sweat and oil off your face quickly.
  • Pain Medicine, Hair Spray, Protein Bar and many more.

Unidentified Corporation Releases Swiss Army Knife

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In an unexpected change from typical streetwear fashion brands, Unidentified Corporation has released a 9 function Victorinox Swiss army knife for sale on their website.

The Swiss army knife features a bottle opener, blade, wire stripper, screwdrivers, nail file, key ring, toothpick, and tweezers. Everything you need to wreck a fool if they come incorrect. Or fix a hangnail.

You can grab one from the Unidentified Corporation website for a cool $35.

Go to their website here.
Check out their Instagram here.

Weirdsleep Restocks Fan Favorites

Weirdsleep has restocked a few favorite tees from the past including their dreamcatcher, growth, and brainchild tee.

The made to order shirts, pulled in-house, are being sold for a cool $25 each and come in standard sizes small to extra large.

Buy a shirt or all there here.
Check out the Weirdsleep Instagram page here.

Childish Wont Stop Tagging Me On Instagram

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The kind folks over at Childish won’t stop tagging me in their posts on Instagram. As it turns out, they’ve released a brand new shirt today: the bottle baby tee. Drink up.

When you go to their website don’t click on the DON’T CLICK tab. You’ve been warned.

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For a cool £20 (~$26 for us in the country with the most Super Bowl wins) you can snag this slick shirt. Use code “ohbaby” for 20% off.

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Four44 Drops Twill Noragi

Four44 has dropped a new twill noragi featuring a gnarly warrior on the back and the words strength, harmony, and humility written in kanji. At a cool $45, you can’t go wrong with this excellent layering piece. More pieces are on the way from their fall/winter collection.

Other dope pieces from Four44 include their Hellbound Hoodie and the Freedom Coach Jacket, both can be found at their website below.

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The Best Techwear Style Guide

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For a while now, especially in 2018, techwear has become more of a mainstream outfit and less of a niche with an enormous increase in its fashion following. Although some may not be familiar with this fashion yet, it can be best viewed from the perspective of how Aiden Pearce dresses (the protagonist of the Watch Dogs video game). To pull off this aesthetic look, emphasis should be placed on the clothing material, in particular, your tops, while others such as the bottoms, shoes, accessories as well as the brands must also be put into consideration.

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What is Techwear?

Techwear, also known as technical clothing, is everyday wear that provides comfort and utility and as well as conveying unique and technically advanced fabric. It is a clothing style that is characterized by breathability, smooth movements, comfort, water-resistance, heat insulation, additional accessory storage, and lots more. Although there is more to unpack in this space as far as techwear is concerned, then this can be considered as an insight into what techwear is.

Around techwear fashion is a recently grown culture and aesthetic with numerous brands popping up to capture the style effectively, albeit not cheaply. This development has contributed to the growth of the techwear fashion community leaving its enthusiasts with more interest and passion for the style. It is important to note that it does not necessarily mean the type of tech we all know, but techwear lovers can include tech accessories to complement the outfit. Meaning it focuses on the individual pieces, features, fit, and construction such as labels like Stone Island and Nike ACG.

However, you can easily incorporate techwear fashion into your everyday lifestyle by including the color palette and functional advantages by keeping an eye on critical pieces and building your entire outfit around them. We assume you have a general idea of what to rock with techwear, so we’ll go into some lesser talked about pieces you can fit into your wardrobe.

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Coolest Techwear Pants

Are you confused about the techwear pants to rock for your outing? Well, let’s take a look at the techwear pants that are built from highly engineered fabrics for warmth, stretch, water resistance and varieties of other attributes that ordinary fabrics can’t offer. There are vast varieties of techwear pants by several brands out there, they include;

Heattech Stretch Slim Pant by Uniqlo

This line of clothing by Uniqlo undoubtedly offers one of the best prices as well as quality in the world of techwear fashion. Although the fabric used for Uniqlo’s HEATTECH Stretch Slim Pants may be of low quality when compared with other high techwear brands, it will give an extra warm quality, quick to dry, and stretch for comfort, unlike the traditional fabrics. It is worth the price and does the job.

Snag them here for about $20

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Slim Dungarees by Outlier

In the recent decades, Outlier serves as one the favorite among techwear enthusiasts and denim heads. They offer their lovely Slim Dungarees that feature a conventional five pocket jean pattern coupled with ample thigh room with a sizeable taper below the knee. The Slim Dungarees fabrics are treated with nano product to withstand dirt and resist water and are constructed from a custom, 2-way stretch canvas. They are durable and dry more quickly than the traditional fabrics. This is because the weft is made from poly/nylon and the warp is made of Cordura nylon.

You can pick up a pair for the cheap on eBay

Slim Fit Bi-Stretch Trousers by Levi’s Commuter Series

Another reputable brand in Techwear fashion is Levi’s. Levi’s Commuter Series offers a wide range of great products for techwear fanatics, especially for cyclists. Among the techwear pants they offer are the Slim Fit Bi-Stretch Trousers that are made from 42%/52%/6% polyamide/cotton/elastane-blend. This trouser may seem to look unusual at first glance but looks excellent upon closer inspection. The trouser offers a u-locker holder, mesh lining, gusset, and reflective tape outseam- all of which makes the tech pants deviates from the ordinary. You can incorporate these tech pants into your techwear wardrobe, and it is available at an affordable price.

Pick up a pair on Amazon

Anode Comp Pants (Arc’teryx Veilance)

Regarding technical material, Arc’teryx Veilance is well known for producing some of the most excellent techwear pants that offer pretty solid and lightweight materials. Their Anode Comp Pants are made from two fabrics including cotton/nylon and cotton lining blend. The Anode Comp Pants feature unique slit rear and front pockets, a yoke-less design, webbing belt loops and many more.

Buy the Anode Comp Pants on eBay

Nike-ACG Pants

For techwear pants, Nike-ACG is one of the most trending versions, and they are pretty fashionable. Big thanks to Nike ACG for the contribution to techwear community. Being a subsidiary line of Nike, they produce innovative techwear pants that feature the new blend of 97% poly and 3% elastane and look pretty cool when you add them to your techwear outfits. Their tech pants are suitable for all climates and feature a water-repellent finish that will help keep you warm during the variable weather. To switch up the style, the Nike-ACG-Pants features an elastic bungee and button allows you cinch up the hems.

Buy a pair of discontinued Nike-ACG pants on eBay!

Mission Jeans by Mission Workshop

Mission Workshop is a brand that has contributed to the growth of techwear fashion by producing the mission jeans. Mission jeans are no slouch made by Mission Workshop and are best known for bags. They are fabricated from custom-made fabrics with 10%/35%/55% elastane/polyamide/cotton blend that is durable, breathable and resists water and specks of dirt. They come in two cuts; slim and straight and are not too different from your standard five pocket jeans either. Mission Jeans feature nice detailing like hidden rivets on the rear pockets and tucked bet loops for good measure.

Cop a pair on Amazon

AeroDri 4 Season Wool Trouser

AeroDri 4 Season Wool Trouser is one of many techwear pants produced by Makers & Riders. These techwear pants are relatively cheap, and it’s just a little below a hundred bucks. They are excellent entry level tech pants made up of 51%/46%/3% Polyester/Wool/Spandex blend that is durable, light, resistant to water, and attractive. AeroDri 4 Season Wool Trousers feature slanted front hand pockets, a tapered silhouette, and a hidden zipper back pocket. As far as this techwear pants are concerned, they are machine washable, and breathable in the harshest of conditions. No doubt, the textiles used for this product are highly rated with any of the techwear pants available.

Best Techwear Jackets

Whenever techwear crosses our minds, we think of techwear jackets. As a result, jackets are an essential part of techwear fashion. Techwear jackets are divided into two broad types – softshell and hardshell. Both are used for specific reasons:

  • Softshell jackets offer breathability, comfort, and allows natural movements due to their soft shell. However, they don’t provide the environmental protection that the hardshell jackets provide, but instead, they repel light precipitation such as drizzle or snow and are perfect for winter sports. Softshell jackets can also have a durable waterproof coating (DWR).
  • Hardshell jackets on the other hand help protect its user against harsh weather conditions with a versatile outer layer that users can layer underneath. Hardshells are fully waterproof, windproof, and breathable and very useful during more torrential downpours and snowy conditions.

To start building a techwear wardrobe with techwear jackets, there are several things to put into consideration including cost. The familiar techwear jacket is from Nike-ACG, ACRONYM and more that are cost associated. Some of the best techwear jackets that are good for the money includes

Condor Aegis

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Condor is a military brand, and they produce lots of technical wears like a tactical vest, gun pouches and more. They offer one or two quite cool options for jackets.  Their jackets are super minimal and come in varieties of colors which makes them a tech approved gear. There a two extra taped seam zips on the chest with a spacious hood that gives big self-lord ninja vibes.

Snag a jacket on Amazon

Codered ANk Shell

Codered is another brand that offers nice stuff in their jacket section. One of the best jackets they offer is the ANK Shell that provides an asymmetrical zip, two big off-center pockets at the front, built-in face mask, integrated hand gloves, and many more. It comes in different colors and relatively cheap compared to the Nike-ACG. It’ll help to spice up the desired techwear vibes.

Get one straight from Codered

Nikelab Tech Fleece Hooded Jacket

The Nikelab Tech Fleece Hooded Jacket is one of the most used techwear jackets in the techwear space, and it’s got a lot of features that makes the gear unique. It has a little asymmetrical sleeve, off-center pocket on the chest, and it has a jacket backpack sling, and it’s relatively inexpensive.

You can get one for the low on Amazon

Riot Division M65

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The Riot Division M65 transformer jacket is cheap – a little above $100 and probably one of the warmest in the series of techwear jackets. It’s got few different pockets on the front which can be mixed up to get the techwear looks you have always wanted.

Shot for M65 jackets on Amazon

Elhaus Sheperd

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Elhuas is an Indonesia brand that produced military stuff. The Elhaus Sheperd jacket has a lot of graphical detail going on and a big print on the back as well. It is unique, cheap, it has nice angled pocket, and if you want a little flashy stuff, then the Elhaus Sheperd is one the best options.

Check it out on the Elhause website

Cleanest Techwear Shoes

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Recently, techwear is one of the most alluring styles in street fashion. So, choosing shoes to go along with techwear style can be challenging sometimes. Here is a list of cleanest techwear shoes you can add to your techwear outfits.

ADIDAS SEEULATER

ADIDAS SEEULATER is tech-inclined, and it’s one of the cleanest you can add to your collection. It’s rugged and perfect for outdoors and hiking enthusiasts. It’s desirable and more appealing to more functions, and It is minimal minded.

Nike SF Air Force 1

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This sneakers brings much more rugged and heavy duty styles to the techwear space. When you rock the Nike SF Air Force 1, it gives you a unique and a distinctive look. To avoid a color blocking, you can stick to the traditional black and mix it with a little bit of white.

Cop a pair on Amazon, easy!

NIKE GAITER

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This techwear shoe is a great no lace sneaker boot that places the tech and functional vibe on it users. Some takeaways from the sneaker boot include a wrap-around zipper system that gives security to the ankle area and more. It’s a pretty cool shoe on its own and a must for a true tech fanatic.

Snag a pair here on Amazon

Others include Vapor Max Utility, Presto Utility, NIKE KMTR

Complete the Outfit with a Techwear Backpack

Techwear backpacks are also an essential of techwear style and searching for the ones that suit your outfit can be a hassle. This may be due to cost, durability, aesthetic and lots more. You can complete your outfit with the following backpacks:

  • Jansport’s Right Pack
  • The North Face Recon
  • Fjallraven Kanken
  • Hynes Eagle
  • Timbuk2 Ramble Pack
  • Herschel Little America

Best Techwear Brands

There are vast varieties of techwear brands to look out for in the techwear space. Most of these brands have helped to populate the techwear community with their fashionable tech wears that range from athletic wear to hiking/outdoor-inspired gear. Here are some of the best techwear brands that provide unique offers to techwear enthusiasts.

Nike ACG

Recently, the ACG line of Nike was overhauled. This brand focuses more on the outdoors and hiking lifestyle. The brand offers fantastic techwear pants, shoes, accessories and lots more.

Outlier

Outlier is a Brooklyn-based brand that is well known and has made a name for itself in techwear space. Outlier is popularly known for Slim Dungarees, OG pants and many more. Outlier mostly produces minimal aesthetics.

ACRONYM

Among the techwear brands, ACRONYM is one of the most progressive forces as they offer uncompromising features packed into each piece.

Ten C

Ten C offers technical shells with a military look. Therefore their products are perfect for those whose wardrobe lean towards workwear and vintage stuff. Ten C is known for Silhouettes such as the M65 which are made of knitted nylon/polyester microfiber.

Others are Stone Island and Shadow Project, Arc’Teryx Veilance, Herno Laminar, C.P Company and many more.

Techwear on a Budget

Generally, techwear is expensive to get into. The expensive end of techwear offer engineered garments with high-performance materials. However, the cheaper end of techwear can still offer good quality, but it requires a lot more effort. Uniqlo offers cheaper high-performance gear while other brands such as Maker & Riders, NIKE, Outlier sometimes offer less expensive techwear.

Resurgence & Get Some Sleep Collab Drop Today

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After last years successful collaboration, Resurgence has teamed up with Sleep again to drop their Death Division collection.

The two-piece capsule comes with a pair of high-quality items. Piece one is a tactical belt with an upgraded buckle and material compared to last year’s piece. Number two is the Death Division work jacket with the one-two embroidery and screenprint combo.

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The SLP+RSG tactical belt retails for $50. The Death Division work jacket sits at a healthy $70.

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Check Out Final Fantasy Inspired Covenaunt

Dropped this summer after nearly a year in the lab, Covenaunt is bringing a fusion of aesthetics from two seemingly different mediums: fashion and fantasy.

Inspiration stems from popular media including Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Cowboy Bebop, and Samurai Champloo.

Brian, the creator, says he wants to build an entire media empire including trading cards, figurines, books, and has even made short films.

You can check out the Covenaunt website here.

Peep their Instagram here.

Campus Drops 2nd Collection, Zine

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Campus, a member of the Best Underground Streetwear Brands 2018 club, recently dropped their second collection this summer.

Wanting to extend their brand beyond clothing, they also released a digital zine. The zine was shot on both film and digital cameras and showcases photos taken on the streets of Southern California.

Campus keeps it minimal and modest with designs inspired by 1990’s and early 2000’s street culture.

Check it out on their website

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