We love the concept of athleisure and its ability to offer style and comfort.
Still, in many settings, particularly related to work, people need something more formal. We bridge that gap with specialized, transitional clothing that is stylish enough to wear to the office, but versatile enough to move to the gym, golf course, or yoga studio.
We are offering the polo in 4 colorways to start:
If people could transition from work to physical activity, it would allow them to live an all-around healthier lifestyle. Our lives are busy, and our health suffers. We provide the start of a solution, tearing down the barriers to spontaneously joining a yoga class or a pickup game. It's an easy yes when your everyday work attire can perform equally well running, sweating, or stretching. Better yet - you aren’t limited to recreational sports; the professional aesthetic allows spontaneous participation in golf, racket sports, and the other activities where business and networking happen.
Others have made imperfect attempts to fill this need. However, the other fabrics out there at best work well in one arena, and wholly fail to perform in others.
As we personally tried, and continue to try, to embrace healthy lifestyles and maintain consistent fitness routines, we find ourselves constantly looking as if we're going to the gym. It was simply the tradeoff we had to make. The comfort and breath-ability of workout gear, particularly the ones that didn't hold smells or trap heat, were and are a non-negotiable in my conscientious life.
Work appropriate options failed to deliver. With traditional work polos, the fabric options felt extremely limiting, and stiff in feel and look.
The end solution became clear to us: combine the benefits of athleisure-wear fabrics with the style necessary for a whole day. The question remaining was how to accomplish this seemingly simple, but actually deviously intricate, task?
We took the problem down to the studs… namely the fabric. The materials we had seen out there would never solve our dilemma.
Hard work paid off when we discovered a cutting-edge technology that melded together two distinct layers of fabric that worked in unison to create a temperature regulating air pocket! Air circulates in this space when the outside environment is lower than the temperature of the body: the upper layer stops the outside cold air from going through the air pocket to prevent the wearer from feeling "cold", simultaneously your temperature from your body keeps the air in the pocket warm, so the user can maintain a neutral temperature regardless of the temperature outside. Still, the heat flows only one direction, so when your body temperature goes up during exercise, for example, the air circulates movement will push the heat to go through the air pocket to the outside, to initiate a cooling response in the fabric. This new knitting technology, combined with a cooling/warming air flow theory called Autonomy Heat Regulation, allowed us to design and construct a garment that minimized interference with the outside environment, wind and temperature and ensured there was no chaffing or itching.
And best of all, it makes a great looking polo.
Allow us to present our solution: the perfect polo for all the different areas of your daily life.
Song credit: Blue Wednesday - Mr. Miyagi
Risks and challenges
We are working with two separate manufacturers - a fabric producer in Taiwan and a manufacturer in China. We have to conduct an orchestra of moving parts in order to get products finished and into our hands by our estimated date.
We are looking at a delivery range of 83 days as the quickest possible delivery time and 136 days at the slowest. This is to our door and does not include transit from us to you.
Our plan is to be as open and transparent about any delays that come up and communicate them directly to you.
To help make this process as fluid as possible, we are retaining a consultancy who produced our samples and will help overseas production. They have helped countless companies with their overseas production and understand the landscape.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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