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Outlier Pivot Dress Shirt for Cycling and OG Khaki Pants

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Outlier has made several articles of clothing designed for use on and off the bike. Check out their newest dress shirt, redesigned for what we do best; ride.

From Outlier: This is quite simply a better men’s dress shirt. We started out with a basic task, how could we make a shirt that moved better on a cyclists body, but we wound up with something a bit more subtle. A buttondown shirt cut to fit the body better and open up a range of motion constrained by traditional shirt construction. An experiment in form, the Outlier Pivot Sleeve Shirt.

The basic challenge was straightforward, when you lean forward on a bike a buttondown shirt stresses. It pulls uncomfortably taut across the shoulders. The sleeves pull up exposing your wrists to the cold, and the tails pull out of your pants, leaving you either untucked or with a blooming blouse of a shirt. Our solution is the patent-pending Pivot Sleeve, a completely reconstructed buttondown that retains the traditional look and feel of a dress shirt while working equally well both on and off the a bicycle.

Check out more Images, Info and Pricing for the Pivot dress shirt, as well as, the new OG khaki pants below…


From the front it looks like a well cut dress shirt. Like a good stage show, the magic takes place in back unseen by most. The underside of the pivot sleeve flows seamlessly into the back of the garment, creating an extra side panel. By removing the rear arm seam you can move your arm forward without restriction. It opens up a whole range of arm motion, move your arms forward or up and your shirt stays in place, cuff at the wrist, no cutting at the shoulders, your shirt tucked in properly. The extra side panel created by the pivot sleeve gives the shirt a strong form, the extra fluff found in most modern dress shirts is gone, this is how a shirt should fit.


To manufacture the shirts we left the friendly confines of Manhattan’s garment district and headed across the river to the Gambert Shirt Corp, in Newark, New Jersey. This family owned company has been making nothing but dress shirts for over 75 years and they are true masters of the craft. Single needle tailoring throughout, 16 stitches per inch, cross and lock stitched buttons and an all over fine finish.

We like the finished product so much it’s easy to forget that this is was conceived as an Outlier Experimental release. But we are still experimenting, this is the beta version and there is more to come. This release is priced at $120 a shirt, and available in white, light blue and a light lavender. Sizing at Outlier.com.



For many men putting on a pair of khakis is as much a part of the morning as breakfast. Take a daily operation, and subtly improve it. It’s always been how we work at Outlier, and since we weren’t quite ready to improve your breakfast, we came up with a better Khaki instead. A cleaner wearing pant, they move freer, breathe better, and handle moisture with ease. Whether you cycle to work everyday, or fly around the world on the regular, a straight up better pant to get the job done. The Outlier Khaki OGs.


In typical Outlier fashion when we decided to do a khaki, we dove into hands-on research. We hustled together a selection of technical cottons and started whipping up samples to test ride. There were loads of promising leads, but nothing quite delivered to the level we needed. In the end we wound up doing a full 180 and returned to our core 4Season fabric. From the handfeel to the way it moved, it proved the best option so far (of course we’re always are looking for better.) So we commissioned a special flat tan khaki color and iteration one of the Outlier Khaki was born. With less yellow than most khakis, these pants look better with a wider range of skin tones and can match up with nearly any item in your wardrobe, perfect for a better core garment to build your day around.

Available now for $180 a pair. Sizing and other info at Outlier.com

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