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.
It seems like there are more “stylish” activewear brands today than ever before. But how many of these companies that claim to make clothes that “perform as good as they look” really deliver? To answer this question, we’ve partnered with ultramarathoner Jason Brozek. Read more
Welcome to the sixth installment of Sliding Scale, a series in which we bring you a single product for every budget. This month we’re rounding up Denim Western Shirts. Thrown over a tee for an easy summer look, or casually dressed up with a soft-shouldered blazer and tie, a good denim western is as versatile as it gets, and a great addition to any warm weather wardrobe. Here are our nine responsibly-made favorites.
Victor Athletics wants to save the American garment industry. And they just might do it. Founded by the creators of the artisan jean label Noble Denim, Victor is as much a clothing company as it is a vessel for change. The brand is driven by two goals: to make American-made goods more affordable, and to help domestic manufacturers recover from decades of outsourcing-induced decline. To achieve these ends, Victor is offering a range of vintage-inspired, organic cotton basics, all of which are made in the USA out of American materials, and sold directly to the consumer without a middleman mark-up. And, they’re reinvesting 5% of their after-tax profits back into their factories, so that the factories can recoup, rebuild, restaff, and, ultimately, thrive once again.