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In 2019, more fashion brands are embracing technical wear

The emergence of athleisure in the fashion scene did one good thing: it became acceptable to wear your sports gear out. The trend also brought more attention to fashionable techwear pieces as layering alternatives — something that brands like Moncler and Stone Island are quick to catch on.

It isn’t difficult for a man to look good in technical wear with the wide selection of contemporary designs in the market. By picking the right layers and rocking it with a bit of confidence, you can work these fashionable techwear into your streetwear look. Here’s a list of brands along with their latest items to shop that’s perfect for your style.


Stone Island Shadow Project
Digital camouflage hooded ripstop jacket
Digital camouflage hooded ripstop jacket (Photo credit: Matchesfashion.com)

Stone Island Shadow Project is the more experimental line of Italian performance brand Stone Island. They are known for their impeccable construction and usage of in-house materials in their technical jackets. This hooded jacket is made in their new digital camouflage pattern specially designed for the Shadow Project range. It is not only lightweight but also water and dirt-repellent, making it a good investment piece to own. Layer the jacket with a turtleneck top paired with a pair of easy fit technical pants.

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Nike x Gyakusou
Transform jacket
Transform jacket (Photo credit: Endclothing.com)

The creation of the Nike x Undercover Gyakusou line is refined through the passion of Undercover’s founder, Jun Takahashi. He addresses the design needs personally as a runner and designer through his runs around Tokyo Yoyogi park. His observations resulted in the development of lightweight fabrication, smartly placed pockets and its wind and water-resistant functions to battle unpredictable weather conditions. The obvious placement of the brand’s logo is also a stamp of style that most fashionable running enthusiasts would sport.

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Moncler x Fragment
reversible silver duffle bag
7 Moncler Fragment Hiroshi Fujiwara reversible silver duffle bag (Photo credit: Ssense.com)

Part of the coveted Moncler Genius collection, we reckon that this Moncler x Fragment bagpack is a collector’s piece. The reflective silver toned backpack comes with padded shoulder straps, sealed with black contrasting grosgrain trims all around. The key feature of this bag is that it is reversible. When turned inside out, it turns into a sleek black duffle bag that showcases zipped pockets on the sides with twin carry handles.

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Diagonal tie track pants
Diagonal tie track pants (Photo credit: Farfetch.com)

Besides denim jeans, track pants are also slowly gaining popularity as a men’s staple piece. This a-cold-wall* diagonal tie track pants features a puffed balloon silhouette, asymmetrical ruched details, equipped with multi pockets on the sides and back. Its adjustable drawstring allows you to change the fit and form of the pants as you wish. On casual days out, we suggest you style yourself in a graphic tee or slogan t-shirt with this track pants and designer sneakers for an effortless yet stylish look.

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1017 Alyx 9sm
High-top python-effect hiking boot trainers
High-top python-effect hiking boot trainers (Photo credit: Matchesfashion.com)

1017 Alyx 9sm designer Matthew M. Williams takes inspiration from street and subversive culture, combining style with tailoring and innovative materials. One of his latest creations is this pair of high-top hiking boot trainers which could easily be styled with most casual street looks. These kicks are well-crafted with python-effect panels, metallic suede, completed with sturdy Vibram soles for maximum grip on the foot. You can also strap on the portable arctic performance soles when trekking in icy conditions.

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Josiah Chua
Fashion Director
Josiah is the Fashion Director in charge of styling shoots and writing the fashion pages. On his days off, he locks himself at home designing and sewing up a collection in preparation for his label's runway debut.