Public is the new private.
Introducing PlayPants - exceptional quality low-rise, drop-crotch double button fly jeans with completely unzippable front pockets.
UPDATE #1: New video "PlayPants | The Story Behind Them"
UPDATE #2: New video "PlayPants | It's Gettin Hot In Here"
Back in 2012 we designed our bestseller Power Jeans that soon reached sort of a cult status. The jeans were loved both by men and women because of their unique unisex shape, a perfect stretch and one very sexy look. Soon these jeans became a staple in celebrities' closets across the Baltics.
In early 2014 Robert Kalinkin, the creator of Power Jeans, found a hole in one of his old pairs of jeans - and realized it was a pretty convenient feature to have. Since then he's done a hell of a lot of researching, prototyping, verifying and double-checking. It took more than a year to make the perfect pair of jeans with that one tiny secret - completely unzippable pockets. That's how PlayPants were born.
And here we are now - all ready and waiting for your love and support on Kickstarter! Let's make PlayPants a reality together!
A magic feature - completely unzippable pockets
Say it like it is! We have installed two hidden zippers in the front pockets. The zippers can be comfortably unzipped with one hand. And don't worry - the zippers are safe and secure, so your most precious possessions are at no risk.
When not in use, the pockets function just as any other pockets would - you can safely store your belongings in them.
Why do you need PlayPants?
- Itchy private parts in public?
- Lonely single night at the Cinema?
- Boring corporate meeting?
- Dull love life?
- Just want an awesome gift?
#PlayPants is the answer.
Want to see what happens to people who don't have PlayPants?
We've made a small investigation.
It's no secret... Sometimes the urge in public is... umm... irresistible....
Don't repeat their mistakes. It's time for PlayPants.
Design, Technology & Production
PlayPants were created by Lithuanian designer Robert Kalinkin, who has been running his namesake label for more than 3 years.
PlayPants are fun. But we take the process of making them very seriously. Every pair of PlayPants is hand-finished by experienced tailors at our in-house atelier.
We have also done a careful textile research and picked the highest quality denim with just the right amount of elastane for ultimate comfort and flexibility. The tailors are using extra-strength double stitching and overlocking methods to make these jeans virtually indestructible.
PlayPants will be produced entirely in Lithuania, member of the EU. This allows us to ensure fair and sustainable production process of the highest quality.
Main features of PlayPants:
Two completely unzippable front pockets;
Grip-safe hidden zippers;
Two regular back pockets;
A small back pocket;
A small front pocket;
Double bullet button fly;
Knee gussets (for flexibility).
Fabric: exceptional quality elastic denim (96% cotton, 4% elastane) from Canada.
Color: natural (navy) or washed-out (lighter blue) denim.
Care: no special requirements. Wash PlayPants the same way you would your regular jeans.
Rewards for Your love & support
What's Your size?
PlayPants are unisex - both men and women love the cut. The version for women is slightly more slim-fit while men's has a lower waist. PlayPants are available in sizes XS, S, M, L and XL.
See detailed sizing charts for men & women below (remember, that you will be asked to choose Your detailed size just after the Kickstarter campaign is done):
We're playing big
Our starting goal is 10,000 GBP and that is the amount of money for us to start the initial production. But we're not stopping there - and we need your help.
- With 20,000 GBP we will be able to offer custom made buttons and rivets with embossed logos for every pair of PlayPants.
- With 40,000 GBP we will develop and produce our own denim with the help of the biggest textile manufacturer in Lithuania.
Planning is important
Meet the team
Agnė Kalinkina - Robert's wife and the most patient person we know. Agnė commands all the hand-finishing touches at the atelier and makes sure every pair of jeans is perfect.
Indrė Viltrakytė - another co-founder of Robert Kalinkin Fashion House and the rational side of it. Her job is to ensure we make everything on time and don't run out of money completely while doing it.
Justinas Jakštonis - Project manager at Robert Kalinkin House, multi-tasking wizard and the head of PlayPants Kickstarter project.
"Tomas&Lukas" Photography - Tomas and Lukas have shot these drop-dead gorgeous PlayPants campaign photos.
"Superior" Advertising - the agency behind the idea of the campaign video and branding of the product.
We had so much fun preparing for this campaign. So many jokes and out-of-this-world ideas circulated the office. We sketched, prototyped, improved and changed things a million times. Every single person we told about PlayPants loved it. But, ultimately, our goal is to bring you the perfect pair of jeans with that one tiny magic secret. Let us know if we succeeded.
Robert Kalinkin Fashion House
Robert Kalinkin is an eponymous Lithuanian fashion designer, whose creative direction is a rigorous, militaristic form of complex cuts and designs, bright and bold details and a thoughtful asymmetry.
PlayPants is a separate project by Robert Kalinkin Fashion House dedicated to making a perfect pair of jeans with one magic detail - completely unzippable pockets.
Play with us: #PlayPants
Show us your imagination! Discover new ways of making the most of PlayPants and share your ideas with us by tagging your post with #playpants on any major social network.
Let's bring out the fun - let's make PlayPants a reality!
If your ordered size of PlayPants is not right for you we'll be happy to exchange it - just send them back to us and we'll ship you another size (EU only). International supporters are subject to a 10 GBP surcharge for exchanges.
Risks and challenges
What we're up to:
- High quality denim: researched, tested for quality and reserved.
- Factories for PlayPants production: researched, double-checked for quality and reserved. PlayPants will be produced entirely in the EU. We have several production options, so even in the case of order overload, PlayPants will be delivered on time.
- Custom-made PlayPants buttons & rivets: designed and will be ordered as soon as the campaign ends.
- Grip-safe PlayPants inside-pocket zippers – found, checked for quality and will be ordered as soon as the campaign ends.
- Leather PlayPants belts – working on the design and production.
- Surprise PlayPants postcards – designed & ordered.
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