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The Affair: Unhackable fashion?


Edward Snowden's revelations about the extent of NSA spying may have put the cat among the pigeons yet it has not, as yet, changed much: nations such are planning increases on surveillance and the retention of metadata to purportedly combat terrorism. Clothing label The Affair has harnessed this new paranoia to create a line of "unhackable" fashion, inspired by both Snowden and, possibly obviously, George Orwell's 1984.

"The 1984 Collection" by the London-based label is suitably austere yet fashionable: waxed cotton shirts, chinos and jackets in muted navy, maroon and black. All look suitable for serious young apparatchiks. But the "stealth fashion" appellation comes not from the utilitarian clothes but the UnPocket "stealth technology" insert you can buy for £18 (US$30) that fits into pockets on the items.

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