A blazer with good looks and functionality

In the words of Outlier - One of the dirtiest secrets of the sport coat is that it once was an incredibly functional garment, a jacket made for action and utility. Over the years it couldn't have strayed farther from its roots, the form has ossified into a conservative and constraining garment. Our goal with the 60/30 Blazer is to liberate the blazer from the chains of tradition and create an incredibly useful jacket that you can take anywhere and do anything in. In another instalment from the Innovation series and spotlighting Outlier Dapperness brings you their 60/30 Blazer. 

Outlier 60/30 Blazer

Outlier 60/30 Blazer

As Outlier worked to create the 60/30 Blazer they wanted to take the sport coat to its functional roots with an updated twist by using innovative fabrics. They focused on movement though multiple dimensions. It had to move well on the body, giving a full range of motion. They looked to create a blazer than can travel with the best of us avoiding wrinkles. 

 

Dapperness and innovation in a Cardigan

DOUBLEFINE MERINO CARDIGAN

A classic shawl collar cardigan, made with natural performance fabric. Going from the outdoors to inside without even breaking a sweat. Looks sharp, feels incredibly soft and stands up to everyday wear in a range of temperatures.

Outlier Cardigan

Outlier Cardigan

Front pockets and a tailored fit finish it off for a classic look. The sweet spot between a sport coat and a hoodie, it's highly versatile and good looking enough to take you just about anywhere.

The Outlier OG CLASSICS

The original Outlier garment, a classic pant optimized for bike-to-work but wearable anywhere. Freedom of movement meets durability, water resistance and breathability. 

Outlier - OG Classics

Outlier - OG Classics

The OG Cloth is made is the most technical fabric Outlier could piece together. A four-way stretch doubleweave from Schoeller textil in Switzerland that combines incredible comfort with maximum performance with an elegant style. The tightly woven Cordura grade outer face is both rugged and water-resistant. Now we have not tested it but Outlier claims the OG's are also “self-cleaning”. With its NanoSphere treatment it repels everything from wine and coffee to grit and beer, making for a fresher pant you can wear longer and wash less. All with the incredible freedom of movement afforded by a four-way stretch construction. 

At Dapperness we have to admire the style and versatility of this stylish garment.

 

The men's fashion and innovation series

At Dapperness we are not just looking to bring you the latest in mens style and fashion. We are also looking to introduce you to designers who are improving and innovating when it comes to style, fashion and clothing. 

In the first of the series we will be introducing you to Outlier. Outlier's philosophy is all about making clothing that is liberating. Clothing that is fashionable and functional at all times.  A company that was started in the Spring of 2008, in Brooklyn, NY by Abe Burmeister and Tyler Clemens.  One of the things that stood out for me was the fact Outlier was started in Tyler's living room and after some time moved into a loft space on the edge of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. That studio is a lot more crowded now, but it remains a space where clothing is torn apart, reconsidered and iterated on in a continual pursuit of an impossible perfection.

The 3-dimensionally suit folded around the human form

Have you ever wanted suit jacket that has a tailored fit, is soft and structured, machine washable and is built to pull sweat away from your body?

Source: Ministry of Supply

Source: Ministry of Supply

Well Ministry of Supply has produced the suit your looking for. Not only does this suit do all of that but it also has premium hardware and is constructed to stretch with the way your body moves, while still retaining its stunning shape. It made with lightweight material that feels as light as air but will also keep you warm during colder months.

Business Casual in the colour purple

What to see how you can mix purple into your business casual look on a Friday? Calliope has developed a strong brand with a highly distinctive identity. Today Calliope's team gather inspiration and ideas from around the world to create the individual Calliope look

Dapperness source Calliope

Dapperness source Calliope


Need some business casual inspiration? Wear purple to project wisdom, trust, release destructive emotions. Don't wear it when you want to evade societal regulations.
 

Dapperness for your work Christmas party

Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall 2015 collection is an American Love Story – fusing iconic styles of the late Sixties and early Seventies with a vibrant game day spirit. Reflecting on the 30-year heritage of his brand, the collection plays with the established codes of American sportswear, luxuriously reimagined with a modern athletic twist.

Dapperness source Tommy Hilfiger

Dapperness source Tommy Hilfiger


Looking for what to wear to this years Christmas party? Wear green when you want to see things from a different perspective, need to feel grounded, calm, generous. Don't wear it when you're confused, feel stagnant, want to be alone.