The Radical Vision Behind One Company’s Unstoppable Pants

by MR Magazine Staff

Outlier started nearly a decade ago making pants to bike to work in. Now they’re making weirder, exaggerated, occasionally dystopian gear, too. What happens when a company that makes pants for the future finds itself living in a darkest-timeline present? “We’re trying to make a whiter merino,” Tyler Clemens says. It’s a warm August afternoon, and Clemens is walking me through the hundreds of fabric swatches lining the Williamsburg studio that’s home to Outlier, the clothing company Clemens founded with Abe Burmeister nearly a decade ago. He grabs a small white rectangle off the wall to show me. Read more at GQ.