The fashion was first noticed with the Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey, who revolved the stated weight-shedding, and moved towards a healthier lifestyle.
It was one of the certainly visible instances. From there, it unrolled into fashion. Invariance to the enthusiasm for radical diets and alternative workspaces, fashion in Silicon Valley is visibly low key. Time spent on sartorial decisions is the time that could be better spent working. Form escort function. “You have to look at the weather to comprehend the dress code here,” says Chueh. “Sometimes it can be really cold in the early morning and hot in the afternoon and you have to decide how you want to look, so it’s all about layers: a T-shirt and a hoodie, you have to take care about. If you see the other side, there are no real seasons. So, unlike in, say, Boston, your wardrobe is pretty much the same all year round.”
“I dress contradictory when I am in Silicon Valley as opposed to Hollywood,” says Acharia-Bath. “As in, no one wears heels here, so, if you do, it becomes, like, a thing which you don’t want to be”
The backpack uniform, flat shoe- jeans technically unisex, but with a masculine, grey-marl slant, clutch up a mirror to a very male world. “Silicon Valley is still an industry so dominated by men, especially at the top level,” says Lane Fox. Which should be somewhere enough to give us pause as this culture grows in influence, setting the agenda in ever more arenas. Anarchic mindset can be thrilling and progressive in startup culture and becomes something more dangerous as the big beasts of tech control and shape every strand of our lives, from the news we read on Facebook to the private thoughts that are open secrets thanks to Google’s search history. Silicon Valley’s radical attitude to nutrition has the power to act as a gateway drug to uttermost versions of biohacking.