At Journeyman, we take a utilitarian view toward our clothing. We're not interested in trends, we're interested in helping you look, feel and perform better. Our mission is to provide you with simple, stylish clothing options that meet the following criteria:
- Good fit - Scientifically the first thing women notice about a man's clothes.
- Stretch, free movement - Nothing is worse than feeling restricted by your clothes.
- Easily-maintained, wrinkle-free - You don't have time for dry-cleaning.
- Timeless style - They won't "go out of style" so you'll look good...forever.
- Interchangeable - Goes with anything, so you can make quick decisions and pack light.
- Durable - Because life can get a little rough from time to time.
With this in mind, we have created a pair of pants to bridge the gap between work and play - without you looking like you're wearing yoga pants or sweatpants to the office. With a coat & tie or a t-shirt, in the boardroom or on the trail - no matter where you're headed, these pants will keep you looking sharp and feeling confident. They're designed for men who work hard and play harder, who are on the go and can't always bring a change of clothes.
We invite you to join the journey.
The idea for this brand began to form many years ago. It took me a long time, however, to realize that I could actually be the person to provide a solution to the problem I saw. As an active guy, I got tired of packing a change of clothes in my car. On Fridays I'd go from the office, to a quick 9 holes at the local muni golf course...then a cruise on the lake, Mexican food and margaritas...and I'd end up downtown Austin on 6th Street in board shorts and flips flops. At the time I was just out of college and this approach was less frowned upon (or at least girls didn't seem to mind too much), but as the years went by the novelty of the guy who didn't give a shit about his appearance began to wear off. Girls began to flock to sharper dressed stiffs, and just "L-I-V-I-N" wasn't enough anymore. There had to be a solution where I could look like I cared, but feel as comfortable as possible. These days there are a number of options out there for guys, but many of them focus too much on the active spectrum. Unlike girls, however, we don't want to look like we just came from yoga all day:
I never thought I'd be saying this, but I have spent the last 2 years of my life working in my spare time with pattern makers, seamstresses, and fabric manufacturers to create stylish clothing options with performance materials that will keep you looking and feeling good in any situation. There it is...I'm a clothing designer now. Much like Batman, this is a burden I must bear, because most men like myself will not wear Lululemon and can't get away with wearing Nike golf pants to the office.
My goal is to create a brand that men can stand behind...a brand for men by men. The first things you'll notice about these clothes are really the only things that should matter to you...they Fit Great, Feel Comfortable, and Look Good (without looking like you're trying too hard). Pants are just the beginning, please join me on this journey!
THE AMBASSADOR T-SHIRT
Risks and challenges
I have a fabric and clothing manufacturer already lined up and I've tested out multiple prototypes myself, wearing them basically everywhere I go. After I'm funded, I will contact every contributor to get their pant size and preferred color, the final details of the labels and buttons will be selected and I'll be ready to place a bulk order for all of the pants and deliver them to your door just in time for the colder months!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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