Founded in NYC in 2009 by Ricky Hendry and Marc Daniels, ISAORA was one of a handful of makers that helped to established the then nascent techwear market (clothing with high-performance fabrics and technical details that can be worn on the runway and the finish line). As techwear has since found its way into the mainstream, ISAORA has evolved into a leading consumer-direct label, pulling their line from Barneys and other retailers in order to sell exclusively via their own website without a middleman markup. Read more
Ibex is one of the Big Three in merino wool hiking and outdoor gear (Smartwool and Icebreaker being the other two). The difference is that Vermont-based Ibex produces shorts, pants and shirts in the US and Canada out of wool that’s ethically sourced from New Zealand and Australia. Read more
Welcome to the eighth installment of Sliding Scale, a series in which we bring you a single product for every budget. This month we’re rounding up Swim Trunks. Not too slim and not too loose; not too short and not not too long, these 10 responsibly-made pairs are just right. Note: all of the trunks in this list have a lining of some sort. We’ll be doing an unlined / board short round up a little later in the season.
I’m sure Outlier’s no stranger to regular readers of this site. Founded in 2008 by Abe Burmeister and Tyler Clemens, the Brooklyn-based company makes pants, shorts and shirts that serve dual duty – stretchy and durable enough for active wear like cycling, but traditional-looking enough to wear in conservative office environments. Read more
Welcome to the seventh installment of Sliding Scale, a series in which we bring you a single product for every budget. This month we’re rounding up Canvas Sneakers. Simple, light, and breathable, the canvas sneaker is a warm weather staple, and these are our nine favorite responsibly-made pairs.