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New Way Shorts 2018

New Way Shorts 2018

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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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 2018 have an 8 inch inseam and four air texturized nylon pockets with milspec polyester flow-through mesh panels.
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Strong, durable and lightweight. Our F. Cloth is a 200gsm 97% Nylon, 3% Elastane canvas woven in Sweden. Boasting a substantial 35% two-way stretch, F. Cloth is significantly freer than many stretch fabrics. It's lightweight and breathable, while the light DWR and air texturized Cordura grade nylon yarns are both strong and soft enough to be a joy to wear every day.
  • New Way Shorts 2018
  • Made with F. Cloth, woven in Sweden
  • 97% Nylon, 3% Elastane
  • Air texturized Cordura grade nylon canvas
  • 200gsm
  • Two-way stretch
  • DWR Treated for quick drying
  • Air texturized nylon pocketing, made in Sweden
  • Milspec flat mesh pocketing, made in USA
  • Four flow-through pockets
  • Paracord Type III MIL-C-5040 internal drawstring
  • Triple barrel knot drawstring ends
  • Custom Italian Mombasa poly slot button
  • Belt loops
  • Functional fly
  • YKK 7" coil zipper, made in Portugal
  • 8" inseam
  • Machine wash warm, hang dry or tumble dry medium
  • Iron low
  • Dry cleanable (do not use trichloroethylene)
  • Made in Portugal with Swedish fabrics
  • Sizing

    Fits true to size.

    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 38
    Top opening 15.25 15.75 16.25 16.75 17.25 17.75 18.25 18.75 19.25 20.25
    Front Rise 9.5 9.75 10 10.25 10.5 10.88 11.25 11.63 12 12.75
    Inseam 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
    Leg opening 9.5 9.75 10 10.25 10.5 10.75 11 11.25 11.5 12
    Body measurement illustration
    Body measurements in inches
    Size 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 38
    Natural waist at narrowest point 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 38
    Flat Black

    Flat Black

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    Outlier - New Way Shorts 2018 (101)
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    Outlier - New Way Shorts 2018 (tailored)

    ↗ 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.

    New Way Shorts 2018 →
    Outlier - New Way Shorts 2018 (swim ready, story)

    ↗ 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.

    New Way Shorts 2018 →
    Outlier - New Way Shorts 2018 (superior performance, story)

    ↗ 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 YKK zippers come from Portugal, the webbing from Pennsylvania, heck even the thread is essential because if you don't get the details right why bother...

    New Way Shorts 2018 →
    Outlier - New Way Shorts 2018 (F.Cloth, story)

    ↗ F. Cloth

    A garment is only as good as the fabric it is made from. We source the F.Cloth from a vertically integrated mill in Sweden. A 200gsm plain weave with a substantive 35% two-way stretch for freedom of movement. Made from a high tenacity, air texturized nylon 6,6 that is stronger, softer and more matte in appearance than your average polyamide. In other words it's a stronger and better looking material that we can use to create lighter and more comfortable garments.

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    Outlier - New Way Shorts 2018 (DWR, story)

    ↗ 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 an eco-calibrated DWR cooked up by our Swedish mill that blends C0 and C6 chemistries, creating a quick drying fabric with a substantive water and dirt repellency that uses as little fluorocarbons as possible.

    New Way Shorts 2018 →
    Outlier - New Way Shorts 2018 (flow through pocketing, story)

    ↗ 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.

    New Way Shorts 2018 →
    Outlier - New Way Shorts 2018 (Drawcord, story)

    ↗ 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 2018 →
    Outlier - New Way Shorts 2018 (Mombasa button, Story)

    ↗ 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.

    New Way Shorts 2018 →
    Outlier - New Way Shorts 2018 (Flat Black, front)
    Flat Black
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    Outlier - New Way Shorts 2018 (Flat Black, back)
    Outlier - New Way Shorts 2018 (401)
    Kirill weighs 172lbs is 6'2" tall and wears size 32 in Blue AF

    Photos by Emiliano Granado