Silicon Valley can keep its clunky wristwear and creepy glasses; Boston has a bevy of fashion brands churning out their own high-tech wearables. Nerds and fashionistas alike covet Nervous System’s 3-D-printed and photochemically etched jewelry, modeled after the complex patterns found in nature, while lingerie brand Luxxie teamed up with MIT faculty to develop silk undergarments that feel as good as they make you look. Meanwhile in menswear, Ministry of Supply shirts and pants utilize a NASA-developed material to regulate body temperature and send sweat into the fifth dimension.
While many Americans have been threatening to move to Canada after the election, Canadian brands have been crossing the border to set up shop in Boston. ...