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About this project

The world doesn’t need another shirt. It does need a better shirt. The RS01 is that shirt.

The RS01 was engineered from the ground up to meet your work and active life. It is a shirt built for the transitions. During the day it passes for well-cut office wear. En route, it lights up like a STOP sign. The RS01 was ruthlessly developed through endless prototyping, creative destruction, and fastidious attention to minutiae to wring out the perfect fit, material, and closures for your modern life. The result is an office-formal shirt that works as well in the crouch on your bike as it does at your desk, a shirt with minimal, clean details and an extra-sharp silhouette. It is also a shirt which lights up via 3M retroreflective when on the street. The RS01 is passive*, minimal design at it best. 

*shouts when needed.

 

 

Retroreflective  

While we love smart tech solutions, nothing beats the straightforward simplicity of passive design. No USB cables, battery recharging and malfunctioning electronics - wear the RS01 and be seen. 

We worked with a specialty technical fabric mill to make a custom fabric which has retroreflective woven into the material. Other reflective garments often have reflectivity printed on top, wearing out quickly, cracking, peeling and losing its luster. In the RS01 fabric, the reflectivity is durable and bright. The reflective element is invisibly nestled into the Shepherd's Check pattern. It stays hidden during the day, and pops out on the street. 

Pedestrian Visibility at Night
Pedestrian Visibility at Night

Active Cut

We did backflips to develop our own pattern made specifically to stretch and twist. We reduced pattern pieces. We rethought sleeve construction. We tried, failed, and refined. The current construction is sleek and novel. It fits like a modern dress shirt and behaves like a second skin. 

Bonded Edges

Keep it tight and flat. We removed pattern pieces, and sharpened the silhouette by bonding instead of sewing key elements of the RS01. The cuffs, collar, and wind block are all super-flush (the anti-Puffy shirt). This innovative construction will keep you looking, literally, sharp. 

Wind Block 

Desperate cyclists stuff newspapers down their shirts to block wind on chilly descents. No more. The RS01 integrates wind blocking panels directly into the shirt construction. We added sueded microfiber panels over the ribs to block just enough wind to keep out the chill. The back, armpits, and sleeves uncovered so you can dump heat as you warm up from the inside. 

Rear Pocket

The cel phone hasn't yet been installed into your brain pan. Until then, easy access is the next best option. We installed a rear pocket into the seam with a snap-closure, so you can snag your cel in an instant. Keep your digital device easily at hand, balanced AND out of harm's way. (Yes, we designed the pocket to fit your 6" phablet) 

Low-Profile Snaps  

Everything about the RS01 is "High Speed, Low Drag". We edited, questioned, tested, and reduced every. little. detail. These snaps are flush to the body, tough as nails, hold well, and fasten quickly and easily.

Drop Tail

Most active transit options involve some degree of crouching, the cut of your garments should fit that posture. Keep your crack covered with a little extra. We've got your back.

 

 

 

The RS01 is tailored for a sharp, active fit with a modern silhouette. 

Check your measurements and use the guide below to select your size. You don't need to answer when pledging - we'll ask for your size right before we begin shipping.

 

 

 

You can trust that when you back our project, you will receive your rewards. Together we have launched 4 other successful Kickstarter projects - all delivered. The fabric mill is waiting for our green light to begin producing our custom integrated reflective fabric. Our factory is waiting for the fabric to begin producing our shirt. 

DOMESTIC  

Shipping is included with your pledge level within the United States.

INTERNATIONAL

Please note that international backers may have to pay import duties or fees from your local delivery. 

 

Risks and challenges

We've done this before - designed, manufactured and shipped our own product and our team has developed literally hundreds of products for other clients.

While there are always the possibility of unforeseen delays, we know communication with our backers is key to a successful project for everyone.

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    RS01 Pocket Square

    A pocket square constructed from the same integrated reflective fabric as our RS01 Shirt

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    First Backer RS01 Shirt

    The best deal on our RS01 shirt. Thanks for getting us going.

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    RS01 Shirt

    You'll receive one RS01 Integrated Reflective shirt in your choice of size.

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    RS01 Shirt + Pocket Square

    The complete package. One RS01 shirt in your choice of size and our matching reflective pocket square.

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    Two RS01 Shirts

    Two times the reflectivity. Pick up two of our RS01 shirts, each in your choice of size.

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    Two RS01 Shirts + One Pocket Square

    Four times the reflectivity. Pick up two of our RS01 shirts, each in your choice of size, and two pocket squares.

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