Does it even exist? I'm not really talking about cyber-goth clothing which I've seen before or weird fetish clothing.
My guess would be shit-kicker boots, black or urban camo BDUs, a black t-shirt, and an overcoat of some kind, likely concealing a combat harness. That's my fashion at least and I self-identify as a cyberpunk.
ooh, I almost forgot about camo and black clothing. maybe some japanese tech anything too.
I wear a trenchcoat and cowboy hat over clothes that fit into an office enviroment. That's pretty cyberpunk.
Shells in one pocket, lockpicks and tiny screwdrivers for computers in the other pocket.
Shit, that would mean I've been cyberpunk since 1986.
Cyberpunk fashion can be almost anything. Its too broad of a term. There is all of these sub-categories, like corporate cyberpunk fashion or medical cyberpunk fashion...
Depending on my mood I dress in any number of CP styles... from all black techno warrior to med-tech...
It's all in the eye of the beholder.
Well how 'bout some accessories...
Clunky VR goggles for that retro-cyberpunk look...
any form of computing that is not typical consumer stock and "worn rather than held"?
Wires sticking out of sockets in your head?
And no-one has mentioned... MIRRORSHADES.
see, ive always equated to silver/shininess w/ cyberpunk clothing. plus since i was a kid ive always made jewelry out of electronics (not wired up to do anything .. too lazy) ..
It's about function over form.
Utilitarianism at it's best. Carry nothing you don't NEED.
Matterhorn Combat boots (vibrum soles, Thermo smart insulation, goretex)
Carhartt black double knee's jeans with cell phones in right side pocket, G2 Shure Fire light in left, zippo in the 5th pocket
clean black T
Hoodie/Leather moto jacket/oilskin duster depending on situation.
That's everyday living.
Yaesu FT-50 modded transeiver
Fashion is for posers.
I also have a port on my abdomen that interfaces with an implant around my stomach. Now that's a cyberpunk accessory.
Carolina Engineer boots
AGV V-Flyer Composite Fiber helmet
Johnson Leathers motorcycle jacket w/ armor
Cold Steel Recon with half serrated Tanto blade
iNova Titanium LED flashlight
the following in a Timbuk2 messenger bag:
Swiss Army knife
Leica R4sp/Lens/xtra film
Leica Digilux 1/2-256MB Memory cards
4oz flask with Kentucky Bourbon
yea I have this big black vest which has attachable sleeves for winter. I carry my ipod, my philips mini 2meg camera and some other stuff. I need to get a mini leatherman or some kind of tool and flashlight. I was thinking med kit but I havent found the right one.
The Shure Fire G2 is one of the best flashlights anyone can carry for street gear.
It's smalled. Poly Carbonate (cheap $35) and bright as a motorcycle headlight. You fire it up at night and it's like the cops are searching from their cars.
It also fits in your hand like a roll of quarters.
Waterproof. Only about 1 hour continous use from the high output, but it's got both twist on and rear thumb button push. #1 choice for bouncers everywhere.
Nothing like some guy giving you shit to make you break out the light and give'em a good stun blast right in the eyes. A good shot will leave somebody dazzled for a good 2 minutes, plenty of time to either take'em down or make a break for it.
Not a felony to carry either, unlike Mag Light.
yea I guess cyberpunk clothes are different to different people as long as it works.
anyways, its not what you wear that makes you cyberpunk.
I'm not even sure. I might just be "cyber" and not dress like it as much. But my mind is obsessed with technology and electronic worlds however. I hope thats enough to make me something.
What makes me laugh are the kids that try too hard. Black Trench with 50,000 tools and gadgets on them al all times. ON teh verge of falling over at any given minute.
The need to have a cell phone, side kick, palm pilot and the laptop with them at all times. Allen keys, torx bits, screw drivers and any other assortment of things from the craftman bargin bin that look cool even if that have no idea what a spanner wrench is, they've got one JUST IN CASE!
Any form of gadget, toy or tool they're packing.
I think this kind of thing counts as cyber-wear, as the jacket can recharge your personal electronics and all the pockets connect to each other so you can cable several devices all together running through the lining of the jacket. I wish they made it look a little cooler, but still, pretty rad.
That actually looks VERY cool. The transparentcies are ther ejust to show where gear goes.
It's like the rig I'd love for my motorcycle helmet. The 6 mi radio w/ multiple inputs. Inputs for Cell Phone, MP3 player, etc.
It would be nice of somebody came out with a single headset device (might as well work noise canceling into the headset while you're at it) that you could plug everything into and be done with it. Make it somewhat universal with a interupt feature (so when the phoen rings the music cuts out, etc.
Total hands free.
Plus, nothing like talking on a phone or radio with both ears connected. If you've never tried it, it's wonderful. Voice sound like it's inside your head instead of next to you. The bone induction headsets do that and it's way cool.
I remember Sony and Levis got together and produced big collar jackets with wring for your personal stereo and headphones in the collar (although thinking about it while typing it was some elctronic company and a jeans company).
And out of interest would you consider the "Bluetooth" earpices that everyone (in the UK anyway) seem to be sporting as cyber/tech wear?
wireless earpieces are 100% cyberpunk.
Next step are implants.
i call my mirror shades Cop glasses, or robocopwear
I always throw red and orange in there - because of wire covering, probably.
wrapped in loose polyethlyene micropore fabric, and type II industrial hazmat rubber for footsoles, now you can walk on electricity like it was water, and survive any climate. take that to the clean room.
Hai Im doing some googling for inspiration for my upcoming foray into 'cyberpunk fashion'.
This old post by unsubscribed is the closest I can come to what Im thinking about when I think cyber clothing. But thats jmo.
Most of the fashion sites Ive looked at are more about the fashion statement side - such as Cyberdog and Plastik Wrap.
Reality hasnt caught up with my imagination yet, obviously.
punk to me means going against trend/stereotypes, yet the cyberpunk fashion scene seems to be mostly about fitting a stereotype, clubbing and dressing like a movie character.
Thank you for your timez0rz.
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Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted on this topic at all. One of the things I love most about cyberpunk is fashion. There are definitely things that exist right now that I would consider cyberpunk, and it may not even be 'fashion.' One thing to consider is fabrics themselves since there is so much technology that goes into certain kinds. Kevlar is a good example. There are also organic fabrics that have integrated sea kelps to combat bacteria that causes odor and disease. Obviously clothes that integrate technology or do things for you, where you don't have to really think about what its doing would fall in to this category I believe. Polar fleece's, fabrics that have a one way moisture transfer ability to move it away from your skin, fabrics that can keep you cool when its warm and warm when its cold.
I think I saw those many pocketed, solar paneled Scottvest's listed. Thats probably the most technological item available right now. Then we have to consider the Nike shoe's that talk to your iPod. Oakley's MP3 sunglasses. I just got some vests for Burningman that after soaking in water for a few seconds will help keep you cool in extreme conditions for 24 hours (honestly, the one I soaked didn't even dry out until about a week after being back.) With OLED's becoming more in use we'll be seeing a whole slew of new products taking advantage of that and nanotubes for clear, bendable, washable electronics.
As far as a fashion I think cybergoth/rivethead fashion pretty much came about from cyberpunk idea's so unless we're talking about other subsets of a cyberpunk world thats one of the things that comes to mind the most when a definition is asked for the term. Pretty much anything that is multipurpose, integrates some kind of flair with technology and would look out of place in a conventional place of business would fit.
Also, if you really want to find who is pushing the techno/fashion limits look towards extreme sports or activities.
I'd find more links from other lines but I think I'm finally ready to go home. I might post more later on things I've seen around the web.
Holy crap that 1st helmet was very cool - I'd love to see an artist's rendition of what the display looks like on the inside while you're wearing it.
Bad ass, indeed.
I'd like a pair of sunglasses that does that. Great to have heads-up info that would give you info like time and date, iPod track listings, cell phone interface, and how about a GPS function that would give you little pointing arrows while you walked to get you to your destination? All of your PDA info could be routed to Bluetooth-enabled glasses as well.
Since I'm fantasizing, I'd love face-recognition software that would interface with a tiny camera on the glasses, which would give me the name of the person I was talking to, since I always forget names. That same camera would be a great way to record your daily travels; privacy issues abound with such tech, of course. I'm getting way off track now...
Another link on what will be possible soon.
Oh I *love* that website!
Aren't you the one that originally posted the link to TFOT? Its become my favorite technology website around. They always have the best nuts and bolt articles on just down the road tech. Its almost like having a white box gadget site.
oh yeah... maybe so... well, uhh... i *knew* there was something about that site i really liked! heh!
this isnt a fashion statement. that's hackers. utility. function.
wet suits. jump suits. dermaplast. less is more.
throwing away all your silly clothes in exchange for semiconductor bodies brought to you by Nintendo mind uploading technologies:
Another face. another place.
I agree Cyberpunk is not a true fashion statement but a statement of being one with technology in a rebellious fashion and being able to function seamlessly with it and those around you or only to function with other cyberpunks (once again rebellious/punk). Black tee shirts albeit are very cool but there really is nothing tech/cyber about them. Maybe flexible LCD shirts that blast wild graphics while you listen to your music via MP3 player they sync together but only appeal to you.
The helmet is definitely cyber but maybe more cyborg because you are taking daily items and infusing them with tech to make your life flow with the tech that you have become addicted to. Dream helmet or glasses even better would be to add a peer-to-peer communication in the heads up. If I text the person next to me we don’t even need to speak the tech becomes part of us and to minimize the battery cost(duration) of pumping up the transmission level of your communicator it looks for local users and bounces info through a viral network. Hell, let’s go to the next step “young ladies primer” Neil Stephens writer of Snow Crash and make the helmet or glasses aware of your environment. You are hungry so it prompts you with local restaurants via a GPS lookup. In a sense becoming one with the tech and embracing it for what it does for you. Like Rayn’s comments about fabrics that work for you without direct input from you. How about having current flow through you and truly becoming one with the tech. www.psfk.com/2006/10/the...re_of_c.html
Ok this post could go on forever so I will stop here.
When I think "cyberpunk fashion" I tend to get a slightly different view than most people currently do. Everyone seems to immediately go for PVC and impractically large boots, a la Trinity. I tend to think of a more corporate or at least underworld businessman sort of attire. Think Deckard of Blade Runner or even Lenny Nero from Strange Days. That fits more into my preference and seems to be an almost unrepresented side of cyberpunk culture. I mean come one, where would cyberpunk be without the shady businessman or the corporate influence.
I think a lot of it depends on the area of the genre you're looking for. if you think of Johnny Nemonic, you have the suits in kevlar 3-piece formal attire, punks wearing whatever you can build from spare parts (a la Road warrior), infiltrators in minimalistic wear or film crews (Max Headroom) dressed to blend in. Typically whatever durable goods are getting made right now, aged 20 years, decorated appropriately, seems the best choice.
When I think of 'cyberpunk fashion', I think functional, either for technology or combat (or both), yet chic. Being prepared = an edge.
It would have to be urban camo, spec4-UR if possible
a good belt with lots of pockets
mini mag light
bluetooth (Blueant Mx3) earpiece
playstation portable with remote control (the ultimate hack machine - shows you're serious)
some kind of cell phone
hip top slide (if only I could afford one!!)
Good old Dr Martin boots (roots in the original punk era)
a few jewellers screwdrivers
a general multitool (with insulated handles - makes it look like you really play with electricity!)
a box of pills
a frillneck hat (gray only - the camo ones look bad, but the design of the hat is so cool)
black sunglasses - aren't those mirror shades too much of a mirror of Molly?
Several usb memory sticks - one with 'portable apps' on it.
At least thats how I get around...lol!!!
i'm sewing a kevlar kneepatch onto my trusty jeans right now.
all of these fashions just remind me of a more prepaired updated space raver. how you dress doesnt define you unless you want it to