This is an ARCHIVE of products from 2009-2020. It is not shoppable; no orders can be placed here.
Please visit WWW.OUTLIER.NYC to see and buy current products.

Experiment 009 - Freecotton Free Ways

Experiment 009 - Freecotton Free Ways

An experiment in form swapping. A four-way stretch fabric we initially developed for shirts used to make a great lightweight short.

Out of stock
Notify me about restock events

Subscribe to Experiment 009 - Freecotton Free Ways Notifications


Additional Information

Story
An experiment in form swapping. A four-way stretch fabric we initially developed for shirts used to make a great lightweight short.
Fabric
Freecotton Logo
Freecotton is one of those fabrics we've been hunting and pushing for since the very first days of Outlier. If we could make four-way stretch woven pants, why not do the same for shirts? But our friends in Switzerland at Schoeller Textil gave us a firm no. They specialized in pant and jacket weights and just didn't have the expertise and equipment to work with the fine cottons needed to make proper shirting fabric.

We didn't give up of course, we kept pushing mills to do it, but the shirting mills didn't have the right looms and the four-way stretch specialists didn't have the fine cotton skills. Finally though a breakthrough came in the form of Schoeller Turkey, a division of Schoeller that combines their fabric design expertise with Turkey's rich history of cotton. It took a few years but we finally were able to design and produce a fantastic four-way stretch woven fabric with a majority cotton content (68%) mixed with a soft nylon for durability and elastane for a beautiful stretch.

We finished it all of with another first, a directional NanoSphere treatment on the outer face of the fabric. This helps keep the fabric clean and dry, making it lightly water, dirt and grit repellant. The inner, skin facing face remains untreated, allowing for a comfortable amount of natural absorbency for optimized comfort.
Details
  • Experiment 009 - Freecotton Free Ways
  • Made with Freecotton fabric, designed in Switzerland, woven in Turkey
  • 68% Cotton, 21% Micro-nylon, 11% Elastane
  • Four-way stretch woven fabric with a majority cotton content
  • 155gsm
  • Core-less internal drawstring with triple barrel knot
  • Custom Italian Mombasa poly slot button
  • Flow-through lightweight stretch power mesh pocketing
  • Integrated waistband for movement
  • Gusseted crotch
  • Fits true to size
  • Comes unwashed, calibrated for shrinkage a half inch in length.
  • Machine wash warm, tumble dry low
  • Made in New York City
  • Sizing

    Fits true to size. Comes unwashed. Calibrated for shrinkage, about half an inch in length.


    Please refer to the table below for exact garment measurements.

    Garment Measurement Illustration
    Garment measurements in inches, measured flat
    Size 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
    Top Opening 14.5 15 15.5 16 16.5 17 17.5 18 18.5
    Inseam 9.75 9.75 9.75 9.75 9.75 9.75 9.75 9.75 9.75
    Leg Opening 9.5 9.75 10 10.25 10.5 10.75 11 11.25 11.5
    Body measurement illustration
    Body measurements in inches
    Size 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
    Natural waist at narrowest point 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
    Colors
    Navy

    Navy