When tech meets style, it tends to conjure images of fabric and circuit boards forced together in a somewhat unnatural partnership; a coupling of two completely different objects that someone thought would go well together. Think mp3 players in ski jackets or pedometers in running shoes. Outlier takes a different approach, utilising space-age fabrics to create functional but fashion conscious garments.
It all started when Abe Burmeister wanted a tough, durable suit-like trouser that he could wear whilst riding his bicycle to work. He was finding that the ride was tearing the crotches of everything he owned to shreds and whatever he bought wouldn’t last more than a few weeks. When he realised that nothing in the market existed that targeted his problem, he found his niche. Today Outlier make a range of clothing from sweat resistant shirts to the most versatile shorts ever conceived.
Perfect for the summer months, the Three Way Shorts are assembled in New York City but made from a fabric produced by Schoeller Textiles in Switzerland. The ‘4Season’ fabric dries quickly, stays clean and allows free movement whilst remaining seriously durable. The company wanted a product that would look good in the city, survive mountain treks but also allow you to go for a refreshing dip and have provided the shorts in Black, Slate Gray, Navy, Day Blue and Seapunk Green.
The inseam is 8.5 inches but Outlier like to try and please everyone, so check out the Longs that fall around knee like surfing shorts or the Trunks which only have a 5 inch inseam.
If you’re after basic staples that are going to last, I’m not sure you’ll find a bunch more committed.
Available now over on the Outlier website.
Looking good isn’t important, it’s everything.