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Vancouver company invents business pants that breathe in hot weather

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Lauren Sundstrom Jun 14, 2016 2:39 am

Vancouver company Dish & DUER says they’ve come up with the answer for looking professional while staying comfortable and cool on a hot day thanks to some inventive pants.

The company is best known for their “performance denim,” but these business pants, they say, are revolutionary. The pants contain subtle venting and are made from a breathable fabric called “Live Lite” – a blend of tencel, spandex, polyester, and cotton – which means you won’t have to compromise your office style because you chose to bike to work.

“Most of what I do is for purely selfish reasons – it’s because I can’t find what I want, so I have to make it up,” Dish & DUER founder and president Gary Lenett tells Daily Hive Vancouver. “This is a continuation of how we started in terms of wanting to create clothing that, through technical fabric and smart design, allows you to go through everything you do in a day.”

Image: Dish & DUER

Image: Dish & DUER

Lenett says he had Vancouverites in mind while designing these pants, but his fashion background contributed largely to his desire to create functional clothes that also look good.

“There’s a lot of clothing that has, say, zip off pants or has zippers and stuff like that, but I wouldn’t wear any of it.”

“Everything currently available on the market is very technical, there’s no fashion element to it,” explains Lenett.

And it seems Lenett isn’t alone in his desire to combine style and function. A Kickstarter campaign launched by Dish & DUER to get these pants off the ground reached its $50,000 goal in less than 24 hours. At the time of publication, the campaign had garnered more than $142,000.

While Lenett has the fashion background, his business partner, Abid Hafeez is well-versed in the technical side.

Besides venting, the pants also have hidden pockets, a seat gusset, and an adjustable hem.


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Lauren Sundstrom
Lauren is a former staff writer at Daily Hive. She's a graduate of BCIT's Broadcast and Online Journalism program.

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