New Way Shorts

New Way Shorts

A singular short for the furthest possible use. Tailored for daily wear, engineered for superior performance and swim ready so you can jump in anytime.
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New Way Shorts - Fit
We’re always looking for a better way at Outlier and when it comes to shorts we’ve been building off of a core idea for years now - that the perfect pair of shorts are tailored like a dress pant to look great, built using the best performance fabrics, and can double as a swim trunk with water-ready details.
New Way Shorts
New Way Shorts - Fit
New Way Shorts
New Way Shorts - Fit
Tailored for Daily Wear
More than anything, we like to make clothes that people can wear every day and almost everywhere. That means they need to look great and get all the details right. A proper tailored waistband complete with belt loops and a working fly is the heart of a short, literally the whole garment hangs off it. That doesn't mean the other details are any less considered, we obsess over every last stitch, but it all starts with a classic tailored construction.
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Swim Ready for Summer Freedom
What good is a pair of shorts in the heat if you aren't ready to jump in the nearest body of water? We built the New Ways to not just work in the water, but to thrive. All four pockets feature flow-through Japanese power mesh pockets for easy swimming. The milspec paracord drawstring at the waist holds them on snug. And most importantly, the Swedish woven F.Cloth body cloth is water resistant and quick drying so there is no need to change clothes after a beautiful swim.
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Engineered for Superior Performance
At Outlier we're deep materialists at heart, we love finding the best stuff out there and we can't build products with anything less. From the air-texturized high-tenacity nylon 6,6 yarns in the two-way stretch body fabric to the lighter weight low denier cousins used in the pocketing, through to the Mil-C-5040 Type III paracord used as drawstrings and the custom designed, Italian made, Mombasa poly slot button. The mesh in the flow through pockets is American made and milspec too. The YKK zippers come from Portugal, the webbing from Pennsylvania, heck even the thread is essential, we spec only European made T-40 poly core, because if you don't get the details right why bother...
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Eco calibrated DWR
The only thing worse than a soggy bathing suit at dinner is destroying the planet via global warming. Ok we're exaggerating a bit here, but we have taken a baby step toward improving both by using a Zelan R3 fluorocarbon-free F0 DWR, creating a quick drying fabric with a substantive water and dirt repellency.
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Flow through pockets
This one's a no brainer, a great swim short can't get full of water. We use Japanese made nylon power mesh on all four pockets. It's durable, breathable, dense enough to keep important things in, open enough to let water just flow through. Plus it stretches for comfort and allowing for a little extra carryability. The front pockets are full mesh for breathability and flow, the back ones are half mesh for stability and comfort.
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Milspec Paracord Drawstring
American made, milspec, Mil-C-5040 Type III paracord, this is same the stuff paratroopers use when jumping out of airplanes. The core is made from seven strands of three ply nylon, with a 32 strand sheath around it and has a minimum breaking strength of 550 lbs. This stuff is utter and complete overkill for holding up a pair of shorts, but it is pretty damn useful in emergency situations, so a drawstring is as good a thing as any to carry around just in case.
New Way Shorts - Macro Button
Mombasa slot buttons
Unlike traditional buttons, slot buttons are attached using webbing and bar tacks, making them dramatically more secure than regular stitched buttons. Polyester makes the strongest, most stable and washable buttons, but to find polyester buttons that look good we only trust one source, the Gritti family in Italy. These buttons are custom etched for us using their Mombasa texturing process and given a gentle matte finish to create a better looking yet more secure button.
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