It's been four years, almost to the day, since we first released our original garment, the OG Pants. It's been a wild journey since, and we've learned a hell of a lot. What started as a single bike-to-work pant we sold online has evolved into a full fledged clothing line making better menswear out of the best technical fabrics in the world.
We started with a deliberate and incredibly focused design challenge - to make pants that you could ride through the city, from bike to boardroom in any weather while still looking great. From the get go we suspected they were a whole lot more versatile than that. Sure enough, the emails started coming in immediately. People were using them to do everything from capoeira to construction and wearing them to weddings. The New York Times said that they had "yet to find a better pair of pants for hiking" (personally we recommend the snag resistant Slim Dungarees
) and we even heard rumors of intelligence agents using them for shadowy "gray man operations". In short, we knew we had something special on our hands.
We've iterated on that first OG Pant many times, but we've always been working off the same base pattern. After four years in business we've learned a whole lot more about pants than we did when we made that first pair, and we decided we were ready to rebuild the OG Pants from the ground up. We kept our 4Season fabric because frankly, it's still amazing, but just about everything else has changed.
The key part of any pant is the waistband, the entire pant hangs off that one piece, and without it your pants are just a pile of fabric around your ankles. For the New OGs we took aspects of the waistband from nearly all our pants to create a totally new fit. By combining the three piece construction of the 60/30 Chinos with the split back of the Climbers, we created a band that both fits better and moves better. Using the Supplex fabric from our Dungarees, we created a waistband and pockets that are both durable and comfortable. Finally we added the tab front closure and dyed to match Corozo buttons found on the Ultralights to make sure these pants look great with or without a belt.
Of course we stayed well aware that you don't want to change a good thing too much. The pockets are still deep so your belongings stay inside. The cut is tweaked but still a medium lean that looks great in nearly any situation. The biggest change is the new domed back, a visually subtle difference that ensures the pants stay nestled snuggly in the small of your back as you move for a more comfortable and secure fit. Then of course there is the fabric…
Pick up a pair of New OGs with an OG Blazer