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We want you to try on and test our clothes freely without stress or worry! All items purchased on our site, unless clearly labeled otherwise, can be returned for any reason for up to 45 days after purchase. Initiate a return or exchange.


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    Our Philosophy

    We want to build the future of clothing.

    Clothing should be liberating. What you put on in the morning should never restrict what you do with your day. We make garments that evolve around the boundaries of fashion using a function driven design process and high quality technical fabrics.

    The world does not need more design; it needs less. As designers we must wake up to this challenge every day if we wish to truly create objects worth creating. Honesty, experimentation, and a commitment to learning from history are our best tools.

    One well considered object can take the place of many cheaply made ones. We think the traditional fashion system is flawed and that it is possible to create higher quality garments at better prices by rethinking traditional cycles of development, production and distribution.

    Profit should never be the reason a company exists. Businesses need money the same way humans need water. It is essential to function, but the less we need to think about it the better off we are. A healthy organization creates value that extends far beyond money and into all points of its operation; from suppliers to employees and from customers into communities.

    Outlier began with one particularly elusive value: an intense feeling of exhilaration and liberation that comes from riding in the city. With Outlier we want to take that feeling and bring it everywhere we travel.

    Our garments are built to perform better every day. Our first product was a pair of pants designed around bike commuting. An item designed to extend the freedom of a cyclist into the broadest range of possibilities. We still make a version of those OG Pants but we rapidly evolved into something more dynamic, a company that makes innovative and good looking clothing to improve the way you move through this world.

    With any luck we'll soon evolve even further, but regardless of where we end up we never could have done it without the support of an incredible network of customers, suppliers, and friends. More than anything our goal is to build Outlier into a company worthy of your respect. One step at a time we move into the future.

    -Abe Burmeister & Tyler Clemens


    Anii wearing Outlier's original garment, the OG Pants. (c.2008)

    Outlier was born in the Spring of 2008, in Brooklyn, NY, when a barista named Jenni Bryant realized two of her regular customers needed to meet. Abe Burmeister had been experimenting with making a better pair of pants for his bike commute while Tyler Clemens had been doing the same thing with shirts. They quickly realized they were trying to solve nearly identical problems and in June of 2008 Outlier was incorporated.

    The name itself dates back to 2007 and Abe's earlier attempts to turn his pants into reality. The black swan logo came naturally as it is symbolic of an outlier. Abe's pants were a bit further along than Tyler's shirts so they became Outlier's original garment, the OG Pants (pictured left). Between the two of them they shared just a years worth of experience in the clothing world; Abe had been an animator and graphic designer while Tyler had worked in media and a record store before a brief stint working with a shirtmaker. What they did have was New York City's Garment District, where they learned to make clothes the hard way.

    In November of 2008, in the midst of a global economic catastrophe, Abe and Tyler publicly launched the OG Pants on their website and Outlier was in business. The first sale came from Australia, and Outlier has been online based ever since, shipping worldwide from Brooklyn. They continued experimenting, iterating, and refining; developing more products built around the idea of using world class technical fabrics to bring menswear (and womenswear!) traditions into the 21st century.

    Outlier grew rapidly through 2009 and Tyler soon was able to quit his day job. By the end of the year they had their first full time employee, and by 2010 Abe was able to drop his remaining freelance gigs and join full time as well. In June Outlier moved their offices out of Tyler's living room and 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.

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    We are looking for a serious garment production person to join the team. The ideal candidate must love being in factories, have a strong understanding of how production processes impact garment development, and a commitment to building long term working relationships. Perfectionism and a deep ingrained commitment to quality over quantity are essential. Must be willing to travel and work with all scale factories from tiny garment district closets to the world's most advanced and organized operations.

    Tech Design
    We are looking for a technical designer that works with development, production teams and factories in communicating and managing all technical details of construction, fabric, trims and overall quality of finished garments. This person is the critical link between design and production where they are readying the garment to be taken to a production level.
    A deep understanding of garment construction, pattern knowledge, grading and production capabilities is needed to excel at this role. The job involves figuring out all the details of a garment from working with factories to solve new methods of construction to figuring out points of measure, washing instructions, label placements and packing instructions. This job helps facilitate the garment development process by scheduling and coordinating fittings, sampling with sample rooms and factories and managing pattern handovers and BOM deadlines. The end result is concise documentation, technical detailing and a sew by made to the highest quality standards that will all be used as a guide for production.

    We are looking for a passionate and hyper-organized fabric person to join our team. The ideal candidate must have a deep love of premium functional textiles. The job involves hunting for materials across the world and working extensively with mills to refine and develop the next generation. Must deeply understand both the fabric level and the underlying fiber and chemical layers. Also involves being extremely detail oriented and happy to deal with the day to day nuts and bolts of fabric testing, planning, and ordering. Zen like desire to let the materials speak freely is a huge plus.

    All positions are full time and on-site in NYC only unless otherwise noted.

    Please email with your resume and details of your qualifications if you are interested. Applicants for design positions must submit digital portfolios as well.


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