With the bold promise of never making you sweat, Dish&Duer launched their new line of performance pants that look like dress pants but feel like sweat pants. Following up his popular line of performance denim, founder Gary Lenett, who has worked with the likes of Levi’s, Nike, Wrangler and Guess, now wants to connect with a wider athleisure audience.
The key to the no sweat factor of these performance pants is in the fabric–both a woven and a knit, Nature2X fabric is made from a blend of Tencel, polyester, cotton, and Spandex. Tencel absorbs moisture away from you skin to keep you feeling dry on the inside. It is also naturally antibacterial so cuts down on the stink factor.
Polyester adds durability and quick drying times, cotton is the most comfortable to wear next to skin, and spandex gives the pants some stretch while keeping them from sagging over time.
Add to that a variety of comfortable fits and office-worthy style, and you can see why their Kickstarter campaign is already close to 400% funded with weeks still to go. These can be your work pants, sweat pants, running pants, dress pants, and bike commuting pants–basically your all in one pant.
The performance pants come in 5 different styles–3 for men (a slim and relaxed 5 Pocket Pant, Jogger) and 2 for women (Jogger and 5 Pocket Skinny). The pants feature five pockets (obviously), an invisible seat gusset, leather trim detail and come in a variety of colors for both men and women.
For an $88-$98 pledge over on Kickstarter, you can pre-order your Dish&Duer performance pants. Expected delivery is in February. I haven’t yet tried them but at least they look to be a huge step up from the current leggings athleisure trend.