Your old, baggy gym shorts just got re-invented. We've created a refined and functional short to take you all over.
The magic in OLIVERS was hatched by a team of athletic, innovative clothing designers in California.
None of us could find a short that was good-looking and performed at the highest level. The options out there just didn’t cut it - skimpy running shorts, baggy basketball shorts, overly technical hiking shorts. Forget the bright neon accents and cargo pockets.
Why can’t one pair of shorts take you on your run, into the ocean and around the city? You should look sharp in them the whole time. No compromises.
1. Keep design at the forefront of every decision.
2. Source only the highest quality components.
3. A continued focus on perfecting fit.
4. Promote health, wellness, and adventure.
This project came to life because we all agreed there wasn’t an athletic brand out there making products we wanted to wear. Dave took a leap of faith and left his job to scratch the entrepreneurial itch.
We weren’t interested in wasting time. We called upon the best technical pattern maker we knew - she's been doing work for the likes of Arc’teryx, Giro and Mission Workshop for over 30 years.
We prototyped the fit and took the shorts to a local factory that specializes in manufacturing technical garments. Having them down the street allowed us to iterate on the product multiple times in a short period. They've shared similar stories from when they were helping another Bay Area company grow - The North Face.
Where Your Money Is Going
We've spent over $5,000 of our own money in product development to get OLIVERS to this point.
However, as a new retail business, there are minimum order quantities that must be placed when sourcing both fabric and components (it's not easy being a small fish in a big pond).
If we hit our fundraising goal, your money will go directly into the production and manufacturing of the shorts and will allow OLIVERS to move forward making great products for our customers.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The team has done its best to mitigate the risks and challenges for this project.
We have a working prototype and can proudly state that the shorts are outstanding. We went through a 6 month development process and have all been sweating in them (yep, it's a little gross but we want you guys to get the best shorts possible).
Having worked with our manufacturer for 5 years we can vouch for their quality and reliability. We've got a production schedule and are confident in our suppliers and vendors for both the inputs and manufacturing.
That said, there are inherent risks of delay in the process. We will communicate with both our backers and our manufacturer throughout the campaign to ensure the fulfillment timeline stays true.
If we surpass our goal, we will send you a short form to get all this info from you as soon as the campaign finishes (September 12th).
You’ll have a week to get us your choices after the campaign ends. That way we can know exactly what to make for you guys.
Easy. We will ship your stuff with the good ole USPS. They get things to you quickly and efficiently. They do so better than anyone else we have found to be honest for a fraction of the price.
No sweat. We have 5 years experience shipping products internationally. It’s a flat rate of USD$30 to ship the shorts and we will make sure they land right where you want them.
We provided a size chart above for you. Our easy rule is order the following size that corresponds to your waist size. If you’re in between sizes (like a 30.5) please size down if you like a smaller leg and up if you like a bigger one. The waistband is nice and stretchy so you’ll be good to go either way. Here’s the parameters:
Extra Large (38-40)
Of course you can. That’s the beauty of Kickstarter. You can do whatever you want really. Well not anything but we encourage general rainmaking. Go ahead we won’t stop you and we may even send you something special for doing so.
We are going to have a great website you can visit at www.oliversapparel.com. We will be pre-selling them on our website before we get our stock in and will do our best to keep up with production as you guys order them!
Of course you can. We like making people happy. If we didn’t what sort of business would we be? As soon as we ship the initial orders you will be the next in line to be taken care of. These shorts are good and stretchy though so if you buy true to your waist size you should be fine.
We will ship your rewards the week of December 2nd.
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Thanks guys. The support is appreciated. We'll send you some OLIVERS stickers, plus we'll give you a high five and a hug next time we see you on the street. You'll also be kept up-to-date on the latest at OLIVERS.Estimated delivery:Add $3 USD to ship outside the US
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21 backers Limited (54 left of 75)
You'll get a limited edition keychain, made with our friends at DSPTCH using the OLIVERS signature MIL-SPEC paracord. A rugged, functional accessory.Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
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1661 backers Limited (339 left of 2000)
You'll get your choice of 1 pair of OLIVERS shorts from the original collection. 29% off retail price ($68).Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
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877 backers Limited (123 left of 1000)
You'll get your choice of 2 pairs of OLIVERS shorts from the original collection. 35% off retail price ($136).Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
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545 backers Limited (205 left of 750)
You'll get all 3 pairs of OLIVERS shorts from the original collection. 42% off retail price ($204).Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
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142 backers Limited (108 left of 250)
3 pairs of OLIVERS Shorts (42% off retail price), limited edition keychain plus: A limited edition OLIVERS duffel bag, made with ultra durable 1000d Cordura and the OLIVERS signature MIL-SPEC paracord by our friends at Topo Designs in Colorado.Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
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