A playful multifunctional cargo pant with a unique twist: detachable/movable pockets! Cutting-edge style ideal for work or a night out!
A playful multifunctional cargo pant with a unique twist: detachable/movable pockets! Cutting-edge style ideal for work or a night out! Read more
About this project
- a "new power"; authentic and unconventional menswear
- a style expressing a new form of masculinity, presenting itself as a modern-day classic
- brawny, brave and sturdy
Harttman Origin: Meaning "brave man," derived from German, with equal elements of braveness, hardiness, and masculinity.
My inspiration is to create a NEW Revolution, not entirely Industrial by nature, but rather a Design Revolution. I chose a company name that sounds masculine and reminded me of a character Marlon Brando played in "On the Waterfront," filmed in Hoboken, across from New York City. Hoboken's official language used to be German, so this is a connection to the past in terms of fashion and history.
HOW IT BEGAN?
To me, cargo pants have become a great alternative to a pair of jeans and are synonymous with "masculinity," "hard work," and "the Industrial Revolution." I couldn't find a pair of cargo pants which fit well, looked stylish, and most importantly, was affordable. This is when I designed Convertigo, a cargo that could be used for more than one season by simply accessorizing with different styles and colors of detachable/movable/versatile pouch pockets.
CONVERTIGO is the revolutionized version of the time-honored cargo pants with a unique twist of removable and detachable pouch pockets.
1. Design Revolution
I want to take designs that have worked in the past and reinvent them, but only to improve those classic designs. My Convertigo takes the time-honored cargo to another level where the pieces are interchangeable, functional, and fun! One pair of multifunctional Convertigoes can replace two pairs of conventional pants in your wardrobe while also making a statement about your dedication to new fashion.
There are multiple pouch pockets so you can carry almost everything you need without the hassle of extra bags. Our pouch pockets leave your hands free, so you can continue to muli-task.
3. Understated Cool
Convertigo pairs as easily with a dress shirt or a tank top, whether it's in the office or at the club. Convertigoes provide a level of understated cool, adding some amps to your wardrobe in a subtle but confident way. A pair of Convertigoes can dial-up the style without announcing its arrival.
The unique, detachable pouch pockets can be easily zipped onto the Convertigo, or, attached by belt to the waist as a belt pack. You create your own combinations, depending on your needs and style. Convertigoes will easily become the most versatile piece of clothing in your personal wardrobe.
5. Cost Effective
High-end, name brand cargo pants can easily cost you from hundreds of dollars to a thousand dollars a pair. Sometimes the cost is driven by restriction of total pieces produced, and other times it's simply because of label recognition. Rarely is the cost due to the pant's versatility or detailed construction.
Convertigoes unique design and construction allows for multiple looks within the same pair of pants, with your first pair costing $90 right here on Kickstarter. Keep in mind, with it's versatility of looks, our Convertigo replaces two pairs of pants in your wardrobe. With that in mind, it's like paying just $45 per pair. When successfully funded here on Kickstarter and production begins, we anticipate selling Convertigoes for a retail price of $125.
More about CONVERTIGO
Pouch Pocket Style
Pouch Pocket Size Measurements
Convertigoes are just an introduction to my design journey. I have a plan to create more cool designs for you but moving forward will be more difficult without your belief in my products and financial support.
- Your donation will finance the tools necessary to make my dream of creating a Design Revolution a reality.
- Your donation will provide you with cutting-edge fashion, in an "understated cool" kind-of-way.
- Your donation will support a young designer who is eager to launch this versatile cargo and create new, revolutionary fashion products.
This dream can become a reality with your generous support and my hard work.
Thank you so much for your support and believing in Convertigo from Harttman.
I'm ready to roll, are you?
Risks and challenges
Any time you deal with foreign sourcing there is a potential for lengthy shipment delays or delayed customs clearance. My experience over the last decade of fashion in NYC with importers has given me a basic understanding of how to navigate these procedures. While nearly 90% of apparel consumed in the United States is sourced overseas, going forward we will need an advisor with global sourcing experience to help navigate the production costs and potential delays in delivery.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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