Outlier Workwear Pants Sep 15, 2009

Will fall approaching too soon and the nights getting crisper, it’s time to be thinking about what pants you’re going to be wearing during the colder months. Outlier has you covered once again with their Workwear Pants.

From their site:

A pair of pants stripped down to it’s most minimal form and rebuilt for pure function in a 21st century city. Hardwearing, comfortable, tough and honest. The Outlier Workwear cut.

Before we started Outlier we would blowout our jeans every six or eight weeks, they just weren’t made for how we ride our bikes. The Outlier Workwear pants are our attempt to make something better than jeans, an anti-jean if you will. We don’t use denim, we aren’t too concerned about fashion and we make no attempt at “authenticity.” When Levi-Strauss invented the jean, we don’t think he copied centuries old pants and fabric. Rather he tried to make the best pants he could with the technology of his day, which is exactly what we did.

We didn’t study some long dead miner’s trousers and then carefully distress the garment to match. We didn’t track down some antique loom and use it to make our fabric exactly the way it was back then. You don’t need to wear our pants for six months to break them in just right. There is nothing “authentic” about these pants at all, they’re just a simple and strong garment you can live in day in and day out.

We started with the fabric, we wanted something that was both more durable than denim yet also more comfortable. We found it in the Outlier Doubleweave Canvas, a fabric that can take a serious beating yet feels great against the skin. The outer weave is a tough Cordora® canvas, the inside a soft brushed back. It’s highly water resistant, quick drying and breathes incredibly well so you get none of that clammy constriction of wet denim. The self-cleaning lotus treatment keeps you looking crisp and smelling great. A curved waistband and gusseted crotch ensure full freedom of movement, just throw them on and start your day, let’s go.

  • jeff

    Outlier seems like it produces some high quality stuff, although you certainly pay for what you get, but I gotta call bullshit on blowing out jeans every 6 to 8 weeks. Unless you eat shit hard on pavement on a regular basis there isn’t anything in cycling that would cause denim to disintegrate like that. I have $20 pairs of levi’s that I’ve plowed into all kinds of
    abrasive surfaces that I’ve worn for years.

    I kind of have to question the concept of, “workwear,” that costs $188 anyway. I’m sure they’re miles above a pair of old jeans or some dickies in terms of comfort and waterproofing but unless they’re made of some secret titanium fabric I kind of doubt they would survive real work any better than a $20 pair of real work pants.

    Nothing against Outlier I’m just tired of seeing stuff like this pretend to be something that it isn’t. Too bad they couldn’t bring the high tech threads at a price the people who actually need them could afford.

  • chris

    gussested crotch is a really good idea. also, where are these 20 dollar jeans that last years?

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    My Dickies last me about 2 months before they rip or tear. My Levis usually last about 3. The only denim that has lasted me more than 6 months are the Mishka denim and that went for 9 months. I ride every day on a saddle without rivets and my shit just blows out. It’s inevitable. Outlier’s stuff lasts a long time, is quick-drying / water resistent and doesn’t stink like death after you wear it for a week. It’s fine if you wouldn’t buy it, but comparing Outlier to Dickies is like comparing Phil Wood to Novatech or Formula.

    High-end “workwear” isn’t anything new either.

    “High-Tech” and a low-price won’t happen man. It’s not like they’re marking the shit up 600%. It’s hand made in NYC and about as high-tech as you can get. If this were at Barney’s it’d sell for $400.

  • ben

    $20 Levi’s are at UO and elsewhere. These guys price themselves out of every market except maybe NYC. Looks like great stuff but their prices are a joke.

  • broke jokes

    all you biker fags spend more on vintage shit than any other commuter. maybe if you stopped buying ironic jerseys and rare campy shit you could buy some nice clothes and not look like a wanna-be dirtbag fakenger poser.

    there prices look fine for what ur getting. quit bitching and if you dont wanna spend it stfu and get over it. no one is forcing you to call ur mommies and get paid.

  • lauren

    I buy RUSTLER jeans at K mart. I think they run about $12. The cut is horrible but i’ve never broken through them.
    I’d honestly like to see someone try. I messengered through the winter with thoes.

    I prefer my uniqlo jeans, but go through a pair every 2 months.

    To the comment about vintage, I don’t know anyone who buys “vintage” jeans. shirts of course.