New Chicago design company Nonetheless Garments is looking to take men seamlessly from the bike to the office. This functional yet stylish commuting menswear line hits the sweet spot of the current outdoor meets urban trend.
Started in 2009, Nonetheless Garments designs pieces that can stand up to the worst of bike commuting weather conditions yet still look good walking around the office all day. All the Nonetheless apparel is made in Chicago out of refused textiles from fashion houses or textile mills and can be fully recycled at the end of its life.
Two staple pieces in the Nonetheless collection are the Trench Shirt and Dispatch Rider Pant. The Trench Shirt ($179) is constructed out of leftover trench coat fabric from a London fashion house. Nonetheless has created their own armpit ventilation system for all their shirts, ensuring you won't sweat on your ride around town. A zip chest pocket and side storage pockets give you room to carry all the essentials on your bike commute.
The Dispatch Rider Pant ($195) is made out of a DWR treated Wool/PET (recycled plastic bottles) suiting fabric with 3% spandex for stretch. A low rise front with a refined dress pant look, these pants are hiding 6 Polartec Power Dry lined pockets, including two zip ventilation storage pockets on both outer thighs.
All Nonetheless apparel can be purchased from the company website with many more innovative pieces in the works.