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post #1051 of 1315
My blazed cotton pivot just snagged on a door strike plate and the sleeve ripped. FML.

Is it just me, or are their shirting fabrics rather fragile? I've had a couple other shirts develop runs just through a wear or two.
post #1052 of 1315
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Originally Posted by brooks23 View Post

I remember Abe saying at some point the Nanosphere was spec'd to last 25-30 wash cycles although that may be conservative.

Yea me too, he recommends nikwax also. 

post #1053 of 1315

found it in reddit's AMA:

 

Quote, Abe:

Yeah it definitely fades with wear and can be restored with 5-10 minutes in the drier of with an iron. But it won't last forever. Schoeller specs 30 wash cycles as the life span for their stuff and while it will last a bit longer than that it definitely won't work as good as new.

With our shirting (which uses Nano Tex) we spec it to 50 wash cycles which we've found to be the sweet spot. Specing it for more starts to affect the handfeel of the fabric.

 

I don't think I've washed them more than 10 times. I usually wear them for a month or 2 without washing. Will try the drier this week and report back.

post #1054 of 1315

Reporting back, I put them in the washing machine and then drier.  Good as new: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_o_k07Esac

post #1055 of 1315

Good to hear. Aye that reddit Abe AMA is always a good read. One question that wasn't brought up, and I'd like to take Outlier to task over, is the launderability of their garments. The recent snafu with the Merino/co shirts gave the issue some visibility but the S120 Twill Tack Pivot (100% merino shirt) and Ripstop Merino Heavy shirt (80% merino) are also 'dry clean only'. Indeed all but one of Outlier's outerwear garments (over 30 in number now) are not machine washable. It's not such a big deal for the winter clothes but in contrast a competitor (Veilance) designs almost all their garments as machine washable, including many of the wool jackets!

 

One reason to care is that dry cleaning is bad for the environment. More distressing to me though is cost of clothing maintenance. It's a hassle getting stuff dry cleaned and, to be honest, worrying about spring/summer sweat while wearing a Supermarine shirt or Anorak is not a comfortable feeling. This is a design consideration I'd like to see Abe, Tyler and co address at some point

post #1056 of 1315
Just an FYI update regarding my torn cuff Ultrasuede pullover for any interested...

Outlier refunded my purchase and let me keep the shirt as well. Wow. Always great customer service with them, but never had this occur or anything like it. I don't expect and would never expect it to happen again so...

They maybe don't want me sharing, but then again, it is a good publicity thing as well. Just don't expect the same fortune! Ha
post #1057 of 1315
They feel bad for you because you unfortunately bought one of there ultrasuede products that is made of polyester and polyurethane.
post #1058 of 1315
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Originally Posted by einstine View Post

They feel bad for you because you unfortunately bought one of there ultrasuede products that is made of polyester and polyurethane.

I guess I am failing to see why it matters to you how I spend my disposable income. Also, I fail to see why you are always confrontational and attempt to put down others. I seem to recall you slamming somebody for grammar, but in your response you had something like three sentence fragments bound together in a nonsensical, illiterate way without punctuation whatsoever. To each their own I suppose.

 

For what it's worth, despite the issue I experienced, I actually like the polyester microfiber-based Ultrasuede. Light, soft, thin, and it also can clean smudges from my glasses or phone. But hey, I must be an idiot for having personal preferences that don't align with yours, right?

post #1059 of 1315
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Originally Posted by rxryan View Post
 

I guess I am failing to see why it matters to you how I spend my disposable income. Also, I fail to see why you are always confrontational and attempt to put down others. I seem to recall you slamming somebody for grammar, but in your response you had something like three sentence fragments bound together in a nonsensical, illiterate way without punctuation whatsoever. To each their own I suppose.

 

For what it's worth, despite the issue I experienced, I actually like the polyester microfiber-based Ultrasuede. Light, soft, thin, and it also can clean smudges from my glasses or phone. But hey, I must be an idiot for having personal preferences that don't align with yours, right?

First off it was joke don't take it to heart, nor do I care if you pay more for a patch of synthetic suede then real suede costs. I honestly never corrected anybody for grammar issues on here, must be someone else's post you saw while lurking though sf. As you said, I fail to see ...well yea that sums it up. 

post #1060 of 1315
New model of pants up. The pics don't make them look that great - I appreciate the added gusseting but they look really unstructured and cheap - but could just be the pics. I understand having a middle point between dungarees and Nyco's but once I'm committed to buying, I'll generally eat the difference and get the best option rather than compromise*.

It sucks they aren't restocking 60/30s at the moment. Just got a job offer after several months of unemployment but there are almost no sizes or colors left (and you have to navigate to the product page on your own as they don't list the model now). Same thing with the shirts.

* I feel the opposite about shirts though. Pants last forever but I expect shirts to get stained, fade etc. so I've only ever considered their cheapest options.
Edited by false - 2/4/14 at 2:09pm
post #1061 of 1315

New Pants (Futureworks)

 

Also Outlier apparently made a subreddit for themselves: http://www.reddit.com/r/outlier

post #1062 of 1315

New pants look like loose pantyhose. ;)

post #1063 of 1315
I don't quite get the new pants. What niche are they supposed to occupy that the OGs or Dungarees don't already fill?

(although I totally would order them - just that the way the waistband is sized, the legs will end up being like 1.5-2" wider than all the other pants I have from 'em)
Edited by Exdeath - 2/4/14 at 6:55pm
post #1064 of 1315

F. Cloth 

 

Definitely ain't Schoeller right? Anyone knows the proprietary name of the fabric? 

post #1065 of 1315

seems like they are some type of Cordura nylon hybrid. This would be a great question over at reddit - Outlier has it's own subreddit now.

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