BEHIND THE DESIGN
A CLASSIC TAILORED SILHOUETTE RE-IMAGINED AS ACTIVEWEAR
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "activewear"? Most of us would unequivocally think about "leggings".
While leggings are great and acceptable on most occasions, there are plenty of times when we want to throw on a pair of tailored pants or jeans in our favourite cut.
Although tailored pants and denim look great, they just aren't as comfortable or forgiving as our favourite activewear. We decided it was about time for us to activewear-ise the relaxed straight pant silhouette.
STRETCHY ACTIVEWEAR FABRIC THAT'S RECYCLED
We used a 240g interlock weft knit blend that has undergone a peached or brushed finish on both sides. The fabric stretches in both directions, crosswise and lengthwise giving the pant amazing comfort and flexibility when wearing.
The pant's main fabric is also made from recycled polyester yarn. Post-consumer waste such as bottles and packaging was transformed into yarn that was then knitted into the final fabric.
BUTTERY AND PEACH SOFT SURFACE
Time after time, our customers tell us how much they love the soft brushed fabrics that we use on our other pants and joggers. Peaching is a fabric finishing process that raises the surface fibres of a fabric. The process involves the use of extra-fine brushes and water that carefully rub against the surface of the fabric to produce fine hairs from the woven yarns.
The peached finish creates a soft, comfortable surface feel - something we love wearing all day.
COMFY WAIST THAT DOESN'T DIG IN
A comfortable, non-digging and aesthetically minimal waistband was a priority for these pants. We prototyped several styles including elastic-cased, stable front with elastic back, case attached to elastic etc.
After several rounds of sampling, we found a centrefold no-seam folded waistband to be the most comfortable and practical. It relies purely on the stretch of the base fabric, and thus reduces the risk of discomfort.
We chose a shorter 5cm height for this waistband. This lower profile design aims to make the pant more versatile and less "workout-ish".
INVISIBLE ZIP POCKETS
As with Ninepine tradition, we had to have practical storage. We included two discrete pockets with invisible zips for both peace of mind and discreteness.
We primarily use SBS and YKK zips on our garments, as these are the world's top two makers of high-quality zip mechanisms.
THREE LENGTHS FOR DIFFERENT HEIGHTS AND TASTES
To cater for different heights and pant length preferences, we decided to create these pants in three inseams. While the pants are designed primarily to be worn below the ankle and to the floor, one can opt for a shorter length for an ankle-length vibe or a longer length for a baggy look.